Appraisal Process

  • Inspection and Conference
  • Reseach and Analysis
  • Review of Findings
  • Preparation of Written Report

  • After an initial telephone conference with an appraiser over the phone or email, an appraiser or field inspector from Automobile Appraisal Assocation will call the client to arrance a time to inspect the vehicle at the site where the vehicle is located. Special Note: There are certain circumstances where a physical inspection of the vehicle cannot be conducted. In such situations, an “abstract” appraisal report may be approprate.

    The appraiser will document the vehicle for equipment, upgrades, and interior and exterior cosmetic condition. Multiple pictures are usually taken and chronicled for the report. Research and review is done at our offices where value guides, comparables, and auction results (when applicable) are obtained and reviewed along with any documentation and information on the subject vehicle that has been provided to us. Our object is to collect all relevant information about the unit and obtain all pertinent background information including a history of the vehicle and past service and maintenance records.

    In addition to the overall condition, upgrades and betterment, further considerations include current economic outlook, and availability and demand at the marketplace. A valuation is determined and a complete and concise 8-10 page appraisal report is written. All material, including text, photos, reference and research are assembled and the client is provided with two complete copies.

    Please ask us for a sample appraisal or credentials.

    Certified and trained by the International Automobile Appraisers Association (IAAA ID#1011250009)