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Diminished Value of Oregon

Providing Diminished Value and Total Loss Appraisals Specific to Oregon

To recover your Loss of Resale Value aka “Diminished Value” your vehicle has suffered after an accident, you must submit an independent auto appraisal prepared by an Oregon Certified and Licensed Auto Appraiser explaining why and how your vehicle has lost value. Diminished Value of Oregon provides credible appraisals that are widely accepted by Automotive Insurance Companies.

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Is the Appraiser Certified to Produce Appraisals In Oregon?

Don’t have your appraisal Disqualified by hiring an appraiser not Certified to produce Auto Appraisals In Oregon. It is Oregon state law, ORS 819.482¹, that the appraiser must be Oregon Certified and authorized by ODOT to appraise vehicles. If you have someone who does not hold an Oregon Vehicle Appraiser Certificate produce your diminished value appraisal, it may be denied by the insurance company.  

Beware Generic 50 State Appraisals.

Oregon Laws are different that the other 50 states. From being able to file a property damage claim up to 6 years from the date of loss, to the auto appraiser having to be authorized by ODOT to even appraise vehicles in Oregon. Oregon also has specific laws such as ORS. 20.080 that was enacted in 1943 to prevent insurance companies from taking advantage of consumers.

Is The Appraiser Really Working For You or The Insurance Company?

The majority of auto appraisers advertising online work for the insurance companies, not just consumers. So be aware that they may not always have your best interest at heart. Just like some Body shops. Who’s paying the actual bill for the damage claim? The insurance company. So, are you really the customer? Or, is their real customer the insurance company? We only work for consumers, and have never worked for any of the insurance companies.

Don’t have your appraisal Disqualified due to an appraiser not being Certified to produce Auto Appraisals In Oregon. It is Oregon state law, ORS 819.482¹, that the appraiser must be Oregon Certified. A person commits the offense of acting as a vehicle appraiser without a certificate if the person does not hold a vehicle appraiser certificate issued under ORS 819.480 (Vehicle appraiser certificate) and the person, for consideration, issues an opinion as to the value of a vehicle.

If you have someone who does not hold an Oregon Vehicle Appraiser Certificate produce your diminished value appraisal, it may be denied by the insurance company. Many of the companies that advertise online are from other states and are not licensed to appraise vehicles in Oregon.  Let’s look at some out of state companies.

  • DVCHECK aka Diminished Value Check is located at Charlotte, North Carolina and the “founder” Jim Marshall even says he used to work for Kemper and SAFECO. Although he doesn’t disclose he was still providing appraisals for insurance companies as late as 2020 that we know of. We could not find any record of an Oregon Certification at the time of writing this article. They’re office address is at a Postnet Mailbox in Charlotte NC. 
  • Sun Auto Appraisers is from Plant City, Florida. Their address in Florida shows about 16 vehicles for sale, probably a dealer. Sun Auto Appraisers location So why are they targeting Oregon? A
  • DVASSESS aka Diminishedvalueassessment.com has no contact information, and one appears to back their reports.
  • Portland Auto Appraisers Inc. They claim to be “Portland’s #1 Auto Appraisal Company“. Although, they have no Portland Address and and appear to be part of Houston Auto Appraisers. Hmmmmm….. Not deceptive at all.

What is diminished value? 

Diminished Value is the loss of resale value your vehicle has suffered due to a car accident.

Why?

When compared to another vehicle with no prior damage history, an auto dealer or buyer will normally pay much less. The negative stigma of the prior damage may not only effect the value of your vehicle if you sell it, but could also effect the offer you may receive if the vehicle is totaled in a future collision. 

Traded in a Vehicle lately?

You may have noticed that auto dealers are now asking you to sign a statement saying your trade-in hasn’t suffered any previous damage over $500. How much they allow you for your vehicle is a business decision. If it’s had prior damage, even if it doesn’t show on Carfax® at that time, it may show up in the future, and they could lose thousands because of it. 

Diminished Value in Oregon

Each state has it’s own laws specific to Diminished Value and Total Loss. That’s why we specialize in Diminished Value Appraisals in Oregon, not other states. Diminished Value of Oregon has been helping Oregon consumers for over 10 years to recover their diminished value. Our Auto Appraiser, Ken Nix has been licensed and certified to appraise vehicles in Oregon by ODOT since April 2010. License # V34-075 (see actual license above).

If you have someone who does not hold an Oregon Vehicle Appraiser Certificate produce your diminished value appraisal, it may be denied by the insurance company. Many of the companies that advertise online are from other states and are not licensed to appraise vehicles in Oregon.  Let’s look at some out of state companies.

  • DVCHECK aka Diminished Value Check is located at Charlotte, North Carolina and the “founder” Jim Marshall even says he used to work for Kemper and SAFECO. Although he doesn’t disclose he was still providing appraisals for insurance companies as late as 2020 that we know of. We could not find any record of an Oregon Certification at the time of writing this article. They’re office address is at a Postnet Mailbox in Charlotte NC. 
  • Sun Auto Appraisers is from Plant City, Florida. Their address in Florida shows about 16 vehicles for sale, probably a dealer. Sun Auto Appraisers location So why are they targeting Oregon? A
  • DVASSESS aka Diminishedvalueassessment.com has no contact information, and one appears to back their reports.
  • Portland Auto Appraisers Inc. They claim to be “Portland’s #1 Auto Appraisal Company“. Although, they appear to have no Portland Address and and seems to be connected to Houston Auto Appraisers. Hmmmmm….. Not deceptive at all.

What is diminished value? 

Diminished Value is the loss of resale value your vehicle has suffered due to a car accident.

Why?

When compared to another vehicle with no prior damage history, an auto dealer or buyer will normally pay much less. The negative stigma of the prior damage may not only effect the value of your vehicle if you sell it, but could also effect the offer you may receive if the vehicle is totaled in a future collision. 

Traded in a Vehicle lately?

You may have noticed that auto dealers are now asking you to sign a statement saying your trade-in hasn’t suffered any previous damage over $500. How much they allow you for your vehicle is a business decision. If it’s had prior damage, even if it doesn’t show on Carfax® at that time, it may show up in the future, and they could lose thousands because of it. 

Diminished Value in Oregon

Each state has it’s own laws specific to Diminished Value and Total Loss. That’s why we specialize in Diminished Value Appraisals in Oregon, not other states. Diminished Value of Oregon has been helping Oregon consumers for over 10 years to recover their diminished value. Our Auto Appraiser, Ken Nix has been licensed and certified to appraise vehicles in Oregon by ODOT since April 2010. License # V34-075 (see actual license above).

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