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Selling a car on Bring A Trailer Selling a car on Bring A Trailer

Are you thinking of selling your collector car on Bring A Trailer (BAT)? If so, you'll need to have a realistic sense of its current true fair market value and LOTS of good quality photographs. Cold start and driving videos are now expected with most listings. Auto Appraisal Network can provide you with a Fair Market Value Appraisal, plus the 100+ photos you'll need for the listing. Call/text 786-853-0711 for more information.

Diane's Cadillac Total Loss Story Diane's Cadillac Total Loss Story

This is Diane's 2015 Cadillac SRX.  Diane's Cadillac was in an accident and was Total Loss. The insurance company offered her $17,471.  Diane hired Auto Appraisal Network to do a Prior-to-loss Fair market Value appraisal. As a result, the insurance company settled with Diane for $20,650.  Read Diane's comments on our Facebook Reviews page. If your vehicle was declared a Total Loss and the insurance company is  delaying, denying or underpaying, contact us today.

Appraisals and Blood Donations during COVID-19 Appraisals and Blood Donations during COVID-19

During this time of COVID-19, not only are we continuing to do Pre-Purchase Inspections, Total Loss, Diminished Value and Insurance Coverage appraisals in South Florida, but we are also donating blood for those in need. My parents lived through the London Blitz of 1940 and 1941. We will get through this! Stay safe and continue to practice social distancing.

Stolen Car, Truck or SUV Stolen Car, Truck or SUV

Has your car, truck or SUV been stolen recently in South Florida? Is your insurance company fully compensating you for what you believe your vehicle is worth? If not, research if your policy contains an 'Appraisal Clause' which gives you the right to have an independent appraisal to determine the vehicle's fair market value at the time of the theft. Don't settle for the insurance company's offer!

Wrecked car appraisal in Florida Wrecked car appraisal in Florida

Has your vehicle been in a wreck in South Florida? If the cost to repair is less than 80% of the vehicle's value, it is repaired and your vehicle had suffered Diminished Value. No matter how professional the repair, it's worth less than an identical vehicle with no accident history. If the repair cost is >80% of the value, it is declared a Total Loss. Either way, with an appraisal, we help you make a Diminished Value or Prior-to-Total Loss Fair Market Value claim with the insurance company to receive more $$$$.

Boat valuation for insurance Boat valuation for insurance

Why your boat needs a professional written appraisal. There are two basic types of boat insurance—“agreed value” and “actual cash value”, also known as "stated value." How depreciation is handled is what sets them apart. An "agreed value" policy covers the boat based on its value when the policy was written. While it may cost more, there is no depreciation for a total loss of the boat (some partial losses may be depreciated). "Actual cash value" policies may cost less, but factor in depreciation. Simply stated, the policy will only pay up to the actual cash value of the boat at the time it is declared a total or partial loss. Eventually, as your boat ages, your insurer will probably insist on an actual cash value policy, unless you provide a Replacement Value Appraisal

Boating Capital of The World Boating Capital of The World

Greater Fort Lauderdale, in South Florida, has been called the Venice of America (more than 300 miles of inland waterways) and the Yachting Capital of the World (more than 40,000 yachts call it home). Plus, the annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is one of the largest events of its kind in the world. And Miami, 29 miles south, is not far behind! Thinking of buying or selling a boat? Protect your investment, get it appraised.

Car appraisal near me Car appraisal near me

Looking for a 'car appraisal near me?' If car appraisal near you means South Florida, you've found us! Whether it's a Pre-purchase inspection, Replacement Value for insurance, Fair Market Value for pre-purchase, pre-sale, bankruptcy, divorce and probate purposes, Total Loss or Diminished Value following an accident, certified appraisers John Layzell and Tom Willhite are here to help.

Financing older and rebuilt title cars in Florida Financing older and rebuilt title cars in Florida

When buying an older car, or one with a rebuilt or 'branded' title, most financing companies will request an independent Fair Market Value appraisal of the vehicle before approving your loan. Recently we've appraised two newer sports coupes with rebuilt titles in South Florida, a 2016 Jaguar F-Type and a 2018 Nissan GTR, and both loans were approved!

Chevy Tahoe: Total Loss or Diminished Value? Chevy Tahoe: Total Loss or Diminished Value?

You take your Chevy Tahoe for a quick oil change and then you get the phone call! Is it totaled? Let's say your Tahoe is worth $28,000. In Florida, if the insurance company believes the cost to repair is close to 80%, or about $22,000, it's declared a Total Loss. But wait, there's more.....

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