Dodge Challenger Diminished Value Claim in Raleigh, North Carolina

The best diminished value appraisal you will find in North Carolina. – Franklin Colletta, Owner

Regarding a 2017 Dodge Challenger SXT Plus with 1,700 miles that was involved in a Front and rear collision that caused $18,030.43 in damage. The vehicle was disabled/towed and had structural damage and no air bag deployment.The claimant made a third-party inherent auto diminished value claim for the vehicle’s loss in value. Once a car is repaired after a collision, it is worth less, often much less depending on the severity of the damage. Regardless of how well the repairer did his job, nobody will pay as much for a previously wrecked car as they would for an identical one that was never in an accident. Presenting a diminished value claim and following it through to a satisfactory conclusion is a daunting task for the average person. Obtaining a comprehensive Diminished Value Report is key.

We learned from these examples from sales managers at Honda dealerships in Wisconsin – That normally frame damage signifies a significant amount of damage and in most circumstance end up going to auction and being that this is a newer car you could take a hit of 25-30% off the book possibly much more. Also, that it would be a hard sell anytime a car like this gets in an accident especially with a bad Autocheck showing frame damage  and also that it could be as drastic as 50% off the book because it would end up in auction and would need to be sold for a lot less than the book due to the damage listed.

The opinions of unbiased experts form the basis for the most comprehensive Auto Diminished Value Appraisal available. We obtain six of them which absolutely puts the diminished value figure prepared by The St. Lucie Appraisal Company in the ballpark. This is what the car owner will experience in the real world.

Dealers providing opinions regarding diminished value were given information specific to this vehicle including year, make, model, mileage, color, options, any other pertinent equipment, date of loss as well as the nature of the repaired damages and the manner in which the vehicle was repaired. Dealer opinions are based on personal knowledge and access to auction results. Dealers were advised that this vehicle was properly repaired.

We contacted several Dodge dealers in North Carolina in order to establish how these repairs and the resultant repair history would impact this vehicle’s Fair Market Value (FMV.) Dealers were provided with an evaluation of the vehicle’s condition both prior and subsequent to repairs.

Description of damage: Disabling collision damages to the Front and Rear with damage to structural components and no air bag deployment. Repair cost $18,030.43. LKQ (used) and/or aftermarket parts were not utilized in the repair/not factored in to the diminished value.

The average of six (6) deductions was 36.25%. This is the percentage of Diminished Value to be taken from the FMV at the time of loss.

We established that the above captioned vehicle had a Fair Market Value (Average Trade-In Value) of approximately $25,000.00 at the time of loss. The Diminished Value was $9,062.50.

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paypal payment buttonThe fee for an Automobile Diminished Value Report is $275.00. You may also make your Credit Card Payment by telephone, call 772-359-4300.

After making your secure payment please email the completed body shop estimate or insurance company damage appraisal to contact@stlucieappraisal.net

Service in Charlotte, Raleigh, Greensboro, Durham, Winston-Salem, Fayetteville, Cary, Wilmington, High Point, Greenville, Asheville, Concord, Gastonia, Jacksonville, Chapel Hill, Rocky Mount, Burlington, Huntersville, Wilson and throughout North Carolina.

Honda Diminished Value Appraisal in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

The best diminished value appraisal you will find in Wisconsin. – Franklin Colletta, Owner

Regarding a 2017 Honda CR-V EX-L AWD Navigation SUV with  14,671 miles that was involved in a Right Side Collision that caused $8,604.18 in damage. The vehicle was  disabled/towed and had structural damage and no air bag deployment.The claimant made a third-party inherent auto diminished value claim for the vehicle’s loss in value. Once a car is repaired after a collision, it is worth less, often much less depending on the severity of the damage. Regardless of how well the repairer did his job, nobody will pay as much for a previously wrecked car as they would for an identical one that was never in an accident. Presenting a diminished value claim and following it through to a satisfactory conclusion is a daunting task for the average person. Obtaining a comprehensive Diminished Value Report is key.

We learned from these examples from sales managers at Honda dealerships in Wisconsin – That anytime there is frame damage you are looking at taking a much greater loss and it would be considered auction car. Also, in the case there is frame damage especially on a newer car the loss would be greater than if it were older because the cars value is higher now than it would be two years from now. Typically frame damaged cars dealers will take on trade but they would be wholesale cars and could take a hit of 25-30% Dealers report that they have seen them as high as half of the cars book value.

The opinions of unbiased experts form the basis for the most comprehensive Auto Diminished Value Appraisal available. We obtain six of them which absolutely puts the diminished value figure prepared by The St. Lucie Appraisal Company in the ballpark. This is what the car owner will experience in the real world.

Dealers providing opinions regarding diminished value were given information specific to this vehicle including year, make, model, mileage, color, options, any other pertinent equipment, date of loss as well as the nature of the repaired damages and the manner in which the vehicle was repaired. Dealer opinions are based on personal knowledge and access to auction results. Dealers were advised that this vehicle was properly repaired.

We contacted several Honda dealers in Wisconsin in order to establish how these repairs and the resultant repair history would impact this vehicle’s Fair Market Value (FMV.) Dealers were provided with an evaluation of the vehicle’s condition both prior and subsequent to repairs.

Description of damage: Disabling collision damages to the Right Side with damage to structural components and no air bag deployment. Repair cost $8,604.18. LKQ (used) and/or aftermarket parts were not utilized in the repair/not factored in to the diminished value.

The average of six (6) deductions was 34.58%. This is the percentage of Diminished Value to be taken from the FMV at the time of loss.

We established that the above captioned vehicle had a Fair Market Value (Average Trade-In Value) of approximately $25,000.00 at the time of loss. The Diminished Value was $8,645.00.

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paypal payment buttonThe fee for an Automobile Diminished Value Report is $275.00. You may also make your Credit Card Payment by telephone, call 772-359-4300.

After making your secure payment please email the completed body shop estimate or insurance company damage appraisal to contact@stlucieappraisal.net

Service in Milwaukee, Madison, Green Bay, Kenosha, Racine, Appleton, Waukesha, Eau Claire, Oshkosh, Janesville and throughout Wisconsin.

Mazda Diminished Value Appraisal in Richmond, Virginia

The best Diminished Value Appraisal you will find in Virginia. – Franklin Colletta, Owner

Regarding a 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata Sport Automatic Convertible with 1,747 miles that was involved in a Front End Collision that caused $1,640.77 in damage. The vehicle was not disabled/towed and had no structural damage and no air bag deployment.The claimant made a third-party inherent auto diminished value claim for the vehicle’s loss in value. Once a car is repaired after a collision, it is worth less, often much less depending on the severity of the damage. Regardless of how well the repairer did his job, nobody will pay as much for a previously wrecked car as they would for an identical one that was never in an accident. Presenting a diminished value claim and following it through to a satisfactory conclusion is a daunting task for the average person. Obtaining a comprehensive Diminished Value Report is key.

We learned from these examples from sales managers at Mazda dealerships in Virginia – A minor accident or something showing $1600 worth of damage may or may not take a 10% hit on trade.  Also, that you may lose 10% at least off the book value due to the fact that the car is so new and also being that the accident is minor in nature and normally the loss would be based on what is on the report and if you had it repaired at reputable shop maybe 10% less.

The opinions of unbiased experts form the basis for the most comprehensive Auto Diminished Value Appraisal available. We obtain six of them which absolutely puts the diminished value figure prepared by The St. Lucie Appraisal Company in the ballpark. This is what the car owner will experience in the real world.

Dealers providing opinions regarding diminished value were given information specific to this vehicle including year, make, model, mileage, color, options, any other pertinent equipment, date of loss as well as the nature of the repaired damages and the manner in which the vehicle was repaired. Dealer opinions are based on personal knowledge and access to auction results. Dealers were advised that this vehicle was properly repaired.

We contacted several Mazda dealers in Virginia in order to establish how these repairs and the resultant repair history would impact this vehicle’s Fair Market Value (FMV.) Dealers were provided with an evaluation of the vehicle’s condition both prior and subsequent to repairs.

Description of damage: Non-disabling collision damages to the Front with no damage to structural components and no air bag deployment. Repair cost $1,640.77. LKQ (used) and/or aftermarket parts were not utilized in the repair/not factored in to the diminished value.

The average of six (6) deductions was 10.42%. This is the percentage of Diminished Value to be taken from the FMV at the time of loss.

We established that the above captioned vehicle had a Fair Market Value (Average Trade-In Value) of approximately $25,000.00 at the time of loss. The Diminished Value was $2,605.00.

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paypal payment buttonThe fee for an Automobile Diminished Value Report is $275.00. You may also make your Credit Card Payment by telephone, call 772-359-4300.

After making your secure payment please email the completed body shop estimate or insurance company damage appraisal to contact@stlucieappraisal.net

Service in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Arlington, Richmond, Newport News, Alexandria, Hampton, Roanoke, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Lynchburg, Centreville, Dale City, Reston, Harrisonburg, McLean, Tuckahoe, Leesburg, Ashburn and throughout Virginia.

Corvette Diminished Value Appraisal in Tulsa, Oklahoma

The best Diminished Value Appraisal you will find in Oklahoma. – Franklin Colletta, Owner
Regarding a 2014 Chevrolet Corvette 3LT Coupe with  27,606 miles that was involved in a Front End Collision that caused $17,551.15 in damage. The vehicle was disabled/towed and had structural damage and no air bag deployment.The claimant made a third-party inherent auto diminished value claim for the vehicle’s loss in value. Once a car is repaired after a collision, it is worth less, often much less depending on the severity of the damage. Regardless of how well the repairer did his job, nobody will pay as much for a previously wrecked car as they would for an identical one that was never in an accident. Presenting a diminished value claim and following it through to a satisfactory conclusion is a daunting task for the average person. Obtaining a comprehensive Diminished Value Report is key.

We learned from these examples from sales managers at Chevrolet dealerships in Oklahoma – Because  this vehicle is a bit older, the loss wont be as great but dealers would still take it to auction and even then you would be looking at taking a 35% hit due to the damage reported. Also that you will lose about 30%+ normally at trade In especially because it’s a sports car and people looking to purchase a car like this will look for one with a clean Carfax. In this case due to there being frame damage a dealer is almost sure to sell this wholesale and also due to the frame damage being on the car it will be considered what they call a auction car and anytime the car has been deemed wholesale it loses a substantial amount of value

The opinions of unbiased experts form the basis for the most comprehensive Auto Diminished Value Appraisal available. We obtain six of them which absolutely puts the diminished value figure prepared by The St. Lucie Appraisal Company in the ballpark. This is what the car owner will experience in the real world.

Dealers providing opinions regarding diminished value were given information specific to this vehicle including year, make, model, mileage, color, options, any other pertinent equipment, date of loss as well as the nature of the repaired damages and the manner in which the vehicle was repaired. Dealer opinions are based on personal knowledge and access to auction results. Dealers were advised that this vehicle was properly repaired.

We contacted several Chevrolet dealers in Oklahoma in order to establish how these repairs and the resultant repair history would impact this vehicle’s Fair Market Value (FMV.) Dealers were provided with an evaluation of the vehicle’s condition both prior and subsequent to repairs.

Description of damage: Disabling collision damages to the Front including damage to structural components and no air bag deployment. Repair cost $17,551.15. LKQ (used) and/or aftermarket parts were not utilized in the repair/not factored in to the diminished value.

The average of six (6) deductions was 32.08%. This is the percentage of Diminished Value to be taken from the FMV at the time of loss.

We established that the above captioned vehicle had a Fair Market Value (Average Trade-In Value) of approximately $40,000.00 at the time of loss. The Diminished Value was $12,832.00.

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After making your secure payment please email the completed body shop estimate or insurance company damage appraisal to contact@stlucieappraisal.net

Service in Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Norman, Broken Arrow, Lawton, Edmond, Moore, Midwest City, Enid, Stillwater, Muskogee, Bartlesville, Owasso, Shawnee and throughout Oklahoma.

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The best Diminished Value Appraisal you will find anywhere. -Franklin Colletta, Owner

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The fee for an Automobile Diminished Value Report is $275.00. You may also make your Credit Card Payment by telephone, call 772-359-4300.

After making your secure payment please email the completed body shop estimate or insurance company damage appraisal to contact@stlucieappraisal.net

Service throughout Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming

HIGHEST STANDARDS LEAD TO THE BEST REPUTATION AMONG INDEPENDENT AUTO APPRAISERS

Independent Automobile Appraisers – it is an industry that has changed but, regrettably, not for the better and definitely not for the benefit of auto owners like you and I. From small-operators to companies that offer nationwide service, many independents court insurance companies as clients rather than private parties. One may concede that it makes perfect fiduciary sense. Once they land a big fish like Allstate, State Farm or Progressive, a steady income is virtually guaranteed. Making the job even more desirable is that these appraisers can produce “computerized” valuation and diminished value reports based on formulas, algorithms, valuation guidebooks such as NADA or, in many cases, simply offer their “expert” opinions. What is most interesting, however, is that those independent appraisal firms that accept assignments from private parties in valuation or diminished value disputes use the same shoddy, invalid methodologies simply because it requires minimal effort. While it takes less than ten minutes to prepare a vehicle valuation report or diminished value appraisal using a formula, an independent appraisal company that does actual research such as obtaining expert opinions from multiple dealers or accessing automobile auction results can spend hours arriving at a quantifiable figure. The St. Lucie Appraisal Company is one such independent auto, truck, RV and motorcycle appraiser that does just that. Has maintaining these high standards lead to our having the best reputation among independent auto appraisers? Do your due diligence when choosing an independent appraiser by investigation their reviews in sites such as ripoffreport.com, sitejabber.com, BBB.org, complaintsboard.com, yelp.com, citysearch.com, topix.com, scambook.com, glassdoor.com, caselaw.findlaw.com, google.com/maps, pissedconsumer.com as well as good old Angie’s List. Why did these sites rate a mention? You’ll find negative, sometimes alarming reviews and complaints about almost every independent automobile appraisal company except one. Us.

Insurance companies are obviously well-aware of formula-based appraisals such as derivatives of Rule 17-C so their adjusters and defense attorneys handle them appropriately by downgrading or rejecting claims altogether. Inadequate methodologies lead to angry consumers who are now faced with uncertainty over what to do next – especially when it comes to making third-party inherent diminished value claims. Your dealer – any dealer for that matter – will inform you that your car has lost thousands when you want to trade it in yet insurance companies routinely get away with settling diminished value claims for a few hundred dollars.

To an independent automobile appraiser, the best validation of our work is repeat business. Friends of clients and former clients themselves now dealing with second accidents call us. Attorneys, collision shops, agents and car dealerships keep sending clients our way which wouldn’t be the case if they were hearing complaints of bad faith or poor customer service. We specialize in resolving total loss valuation disputes and inherent diminished value claims.Read our own in-house comments page where our clients have reviewed our services.

Paul N (Alabama)- Franklin, I wanted to thank you for your documents because today we received the full amount from Alfa Insurance Company from your documentation, $10,125.00 diminished value settlement on the BMW. Thanks again.

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Our company provides Valuation and Diminished Value Appraisals for all types of cars, trucks and tangible personal property including Antique and Custom Cars, Trucks, Heavy Equipment, Motorcycles, Recreational Vehicles, Mobile Homes and more. Please feel free to call 772-359-4300 with questions.

 

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The fee for an Automobile Diminished Value Report is $275.00. You may also make your Credit Card Payment by telephone, call 772-359-4300.

After making your secure payment please email the completed body shop estimate or insurance company damage appraisal to contact@stlucieappraisal.net

Service throughout Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming