We Specialize in Oregon Total Loss Appraisal Clause Disputes

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When faced with the situation of a loss vehicle, in Oregon many people find themselves searching for a “total loss appraisal near me.” At Leverage Auto Appraisals, we specialize in providing services for auto loss appraisals. We understand how challenging this period can be for our valued customers. Ken, who is an auto appraiser with knowledge of the Oregon total loss threshold utilizes his expertise to ensure you receive the maximum settlement possible.

It’s not uncommon to disagree with insurance evaluations. That’s where our expertise comes into play. As auto appraisers, our commitment is to make sure you’re not being shortchanged. We work closely with our clients to ensure that each auto appraisal accurately reflects the value of their vehicle and advocate for the best possible settlement, from insurance providers.

Total Loss Appraisal

Oregon Total loss auto appraiser Ken Nix, specializing in Total Loss Appraisals for vehicles.

Ken Nix – Oregon Certified Auto Appraiser since 2010
Total Loss Expert Negotiator for Appraisal Clause Disputes

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Total loss appraisals by a certified Oregon Auto Appraiser for Insurance totaled vehicle dispute claims

LEVERAGE AUTO APPRAISALS

Our all-inclusive auto appraisal service provides everything you need to determine the cash value of your vehicle. With us you can have peace of mind and confidence in your claim. Other companies may claim to be the best auto appraisers in the Pacific Northwest, but we don’t work for insurance companies like they do. Haven’t you already dealt with enough misdirection and manipulation from your insurance company?

  1. Is there an auto appraiser near me? I cover all of Oregon, specializing in helping consumers with Oregon total loss insurance claims as an Oregon Certified Auto Appraiser since 2010.
  2. Oregon Total Loss Laws. The big secret your claims rep doesn’t want you to know is if your Oregon Certified Auto Appraiser increases your claim just one cent, yes, ONE PENNY, your insurance company has to reimburse you for the cost of the total loss appraisal.
  3. How can I negotiate with car insurance adjusters for my car’s total loss. YOU DON’T HAVE TO. Under your policy’s appraisal clause, you’re allowed to hire a vehicle appraiser and he can negotiate the claim for you.
  4. How much more can I get? My average increase this year, is $5,768.19 or 44.78 percent of the vehicle’s value. .
  5. When’s the best time to invoke my appraisal clause? The sooner the better. Ken has over a decade of experience working appraisal clause claims. Many insurance companies are known to give claimants a list of things to do if they want a higher value. Most of the times, this is just a ploy to get you to waste time while your vehicle goes down in value, so they can gain an even bigger advantage.

We Can Help! We specialize in Oregon Total loss Insurance claim disputes. If your vehicle has been declared a total loss and your insurance company is not providing a fair offer, and you need help, we can provide… LEVERAGE to get the value you should be receiving. Don’t go it alone, our Oregon Licensed Auto Appraiser, Ken Nix, can help you recover your full value by producing an appraisal under the appraisal clause of your insurance policy and negotiations with your insurance company.

Leverage Auto Appraisals |Total Loss Appraiser
Excellent
4.9
Based on 79 reviews
Travis
Travis
Ken was excellent to work with and really is an expert in his field. He does everything he can to help and got me over $4,000 more than my insurance's initial offer. Highly recommend getting yourself a quality appraiser like Ken.
Anshuman Thakur
Anshuman Thakur
The whole process took more than 75 days but Ken was able to negotiate $13K more from the insurance company. Thanks!
Response from the owner: Thank you for taking the time to write a review Anshuman! It is truly appreciated. I share your frustration with the extended duration of the process, particularly for vehicles like yours, where it appears that the insurance company might be leveraging the payout period to their advantage. Wasn't always like this, and I hope it becomes easier again. We're just dealing with so many new people at the insurance companies and they aren't hiring as many local appraisers as the used to do. Luckily we worked with a local appraiser on this who understood our market, instead of someone from 1,000 miles away. My aim is always to streamline these proceedings, and it would indeed be faster if insurers acknowledged the rightful value of vehicles before it has to go to appraisal clause. Your trust in me handling your claim is greatly appreciated! Thank you for your patience and sticking with me.- Ken
King King
King King
So first of all Ken knew everyone in industry which set me at ease. Insurance tried to rip me off and give me 18150z Ken got me 26000 in little under 3 weeks. Extra 8000 almost. My man. Great job
Jason Scott
Jason Scott
Ken did a great job of explaining to me how and why my truck was worth more then they offered, and he was able to get me $3000 more then they had offered. Although he thought we could have done better I was satisfied with his work and approach. If I ever need these services again I will be giving Ken a call!
Response from the owner: I really think it was worth a little more, but the opposing appraiser had a comp that was close to Newport that I couldn't discredit. Local Oregon truck with no negative history or anything that I could find that was negative about the truck. If it had been in a prior collision, someone did a really good repair job, as usually I can find accident indicators and discredit a low comparable like that. Still a nice increase, but I hate it when I can't get what I really believe the vehicle to be worth. Thank you so much for the kind words and taking the time to write a review. - Ken
chris carpenter
chris carpenter
My son had his car stolen and the insurance company offered around $5k less then what was owed on the loan. Obviously, as a parent I wanted to do everything I could to help my son. After going back n' forth with the insurance company they mentioned I could get an independent appraisal of which I research and found Ken. He went above and beyond educating me that I could request a refund of the remaining service contract we purchased on the car. In following up with the dealer they agreed to credit us back the remaining amount of which we then found out we had GAP insurance. Ken Nix at that point could have easily just charged us for a appraisal anyway but rather declined stating it would just hold up the settlement process and may not benefit my son. Finding people with such high work ethic can be hard to find these days and I have complete confidence Ken would do everything necessary to get a client the highest payout if hired.
Response from the owner: Hi Chris, I deeply appreciate your thoughtful review and am glad to have been able to assist you and your son. It's always rewarding to help people navigate through challenging situations, even when it doesn't directly involve my services. Being able to provide guidance and support, paid or not, is a cornerstone of my professional ethos, especially when I can make the time.Lately, my availability has been more limited due to the influx of out-of-state appraisers who are not familiar with our unique market in the Pacific Northwest, and particularly in Oregon. Our region has its own set of market dynamics, including the absence of sales tax, which significantly impacts vehicle valuations. Additionally, many of these appraisers come from areas where the cost of living is substantially lower and road conditions differ notably, like places where roads are salted. This necessitates more extensive explanations and advocacy on behalf of my clients to ensure they receive fair settlements.I want to emphasize that my motivation for becoming a vehicle appraiser was not driven by financial gain but by a genuine desire to help people secure fair settlements. It's important to me that each client receives the attention and expertise needed to navigate these complex situations effectively.Thank you again for placing your trust in me. Your recognition of the effort and ethics behind my work is truly appreciated. Please remember, I'm here if you or your son need any further assistance in the future. thank you again, Ken
Kirstie Forsey
Kirstie Forsey
I was involved in a not at fault accident in September 2023. My insurance company was giving me the run around and offered me a very low price for my 2018 Toyota 4Runner premium. I contacted Ken Nix to get a professional and more accurate evaluation of my vehicle. I am glad I did. Ken was able to get me 4K more for my vehicle than the insurance company offered me. This allowed me to be able to pay off my vehicle and have money down to get a new one. Ken was down to earth and kind; he worked diligently to get me the best price for my vehicle. I absolutely recommend him to all who are being taken advantage of by their insurance companies. Ken will get you a fair price and fast.
Response from the owner: Thank you for the Kind words Kirstie. I appreciate the trust you put in me choosing me as your auto appraiser. thank you so much! - Ken
Denise Ostlund
Denise Ostlund
I was in an accident in Oregon last November where the other driver was at fault. They have Geico, but I opted to have USAA take care of things since I have been with them for 32 years. My mistake was thinking that USAA would have my back. They gave me a lowball estimate using pot lot vehicles, one with 240k miles (100k more than mine) and the other had several accidents listed. When I disputed this, they basically ignored me by using tactics of not returning calls or acknowledging the comps I had sent to counter their appraisal. I was adamant that I would not let USAA wear me down, and after 2 months of this bull - in my frustration I searched the internet for a solution and I found Ken. Ken certainly knows this side of the insurance "game" and I am appreciative of all the time he spent with me sharing his knowledge and experience battling for fair appraisals. Ken knows his stuff, and I was able to finally settle and got an additional $3000 for my car.
Response from the owner: I've hear this same story from so many of their policyholders, it's scary. Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. I truly appreciate you and thank you for choosing me as your auto appraiser.
Taal Levi
Taal Levi
Ken got us a very fair and rapid increase in the payout from the insurance company. Highly recommended!
Response from the owner: Thank you Taal for choosing me as your auto appraiser for your total loss claim. Here's another example where the CCC ONE took $2,372 off on the value of your Toyota Sienna for condition against another Sienna that had over 20,000 more miles. What kind of math is that??? I see a lot of these from State Farm, unfortunately. It makes me wonder just how much are insurance companies saving when policyholders just accept their lowball offers. Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. It is very much appreciated. - Ken
Trey Harrington
Trey Harrington
The insurance company made me out to be crazy or dishonest after i was very upset that they were offering me 3k on a total loss for a heavly modified wrx. Ken was extremely helpful, nice, and efficient. He did exactly what he said he would do in a very timely manner. Brought my 3700 offer all the way up to 9k. 118% increase. And continues to offered his help should I run into any other problems with the insurance company. I can't thank him enough. I highly recommend Ken and leverage Auto Appraisals.
Response from the owner: Trey, thank you for sharing your experience with both me and Leverage Auto Appraisals. Your review highlights the intricacies and challenges that can arise, especially when dealing with unique or heavily modified vehicles such as your WRX.It truly is remarkable that we managed to more than double the value of the Market Report originally provided by Progressive Insurance. Standard valuations can often fall short in recognizing the true worth of vehicles that have undergone significant modifications, and it's always my mission to ensure that such unique attributes are given their due consideration.I'm genuinely delighted to have been able to assist you in ensuring that you were treated fairly and received an accurate valuation for your cherished vehicle. An increase from $3,700 to $9,000 (a remarkable 118% increase) just makes me happy you reached out to me. Thank you for placing your trust in me and Leverage Auto Appraisals. Always remember, you shouldn't feel crazy, dishonest, or guilty for expecting a fair deal. Your passion for your car and your rightful claim is evident, and I’m pleased I could play a part in making that happen.In my opinion, it was sketchy and improper for the insurance company to attempt a renegotiation of the settlement after a signed agreement was in place. Such practices can further strain the trust between claimants and insurers. I am, however, elated that I was able to hold our ground and maintain the original, and rightful, settlement for your vehicle.Your trust in me and in Leverage Auto Appraisals has not been taken lightly. I want you to know that neither your passion for your car nor your rightful claim went unnoticed. I’m truly honored to have played a role in ensuring you received a fair and just valuation.Should you ever encounter any more hurdles with insurance matters in the future, do not hesitate to reach out. My dedication is to stand by our clients, ensuring they are supported and treated fairly every step of the way. Kind regards,Ken NixLeverage Auto Appraisals
Mike Battista
Mike Battista
I hired Ken to dispute my insurance company's evaluation of my total loss vehicle. I was surprised to see the low offer and disputed their valuation. Ken's years of auto industry experience were tremendous because he knew everything about my vehicle and modification. His efforts netted an additional $8k! My vehicle was a converted Honda Element E-Camper with an aftermarket permanent pop-top like a VW van.
Response from the owner: I want to personally thank you for taking the time to share your experience and leave us a review. It was a pleasure working with you to dispute your insurance company's evaluation of your total loss vehicle.I understand how surprised you were by the initial low offer, and I'm glad I could assist you in disputing their valuation. With my years of experience in the auto industry and extensive knowledge of vehicles and modifications, I was able to provide a thorough appraisal and negotiation strategy tailored to your unique situation.Your converted Honda Element E-Camper with the aftermarket pop-top, required a specialized understanding. By leveraging my expertise and advocating for the true value of your vehicle, we were able to secure an additional $8,000 for you. I'm thrilled that my efforts had such a significant impact on your financial recovery.At LEVERAGE, we take pride in our ability to navigate the appraisal process and fight for fair compensation for our clients. It's rewarding to know that my knowledge and dedication resulted in a positive outcome for you.I sincerely appreciate your trust in me as your auto appraiser, and I'm grateful for the opportunity to assist you. Should you ever require our services in the future or have any further questions, please don't hesitate to reach out.Thank you once again for choosing me as your auto appraiser, and I wish you all the best.
Michael Patrick
Michael Patrick
Mr. Kenny Nix I choose as my independant appraiser after reviewing his background and credentials in the field of appraising vehicles independantly. As I went through this process, I was not sure of all the twists and turns I would be faced with.I have been a law enforcement officer for over 27 years and this was my first experience in having a vehicle I owned that was totalled and challenged the insurance company as to the value of the vehicle. As time went on (3 months), Mr Nix kept me informed of the all information that was needed and how the process was moving forward.Mr. Nix eventually negotiated a deal that increased the offer from $35,000 to $52,000 which is nearly a 50% increase in value ($17,000 more)!Mr. Nix is a firm but fair negotiator that gets the job done! I would highly recommend him as your negotiator to extract the best deal for you possible!Thank you Kenny Nix,Michael Leary
Response from the owner: First and foremost, thank you for taking the time to share your experience with Leverage Auto Appraisals and with me, Ken Nix. I appreciate your kind words and recognition of the efforts I put into every appraisal and negotiation.I genuinely apologize for the length of time it took to finalize the claim on your behalf. A primary factor in the delay was the necessity to reestablish the exact date of loss and the condition of the vehicle at the time of the incident with the opposing appraiser and insurance company. It's crucial to understand that the initial valuation presented was not based on the correct details. Sorting out the facts and ensuring every piece of information was accurate with both the insurance company and their appraiser was paramount, but did unfortunately require additional time.At Leverage Auto Appraisals, I personally oversee every appraisal, negotiation, and audit of opposing appraisals. This hands-on approach is to guarantee that the quality and accuracy of our services meet the high standards I set for myself and for our company. Unlike larger firms, where appraisals and even negotiations may be performed by those less experienced or who might not carry the same dedication to truly proving a vehicle's worth, I ensure that each step in the process adheres to the highest standard. My commitment has always been to prove the value, not merely produce one.Again, I deeply appreciate your patience and understanding throughout the process. The aim was to ensure you received the value you deserved for your vehicle, and I'm grateful we could achieve a favorable outcome for you. Michael, your recommendation means the world to me, and it has been an honor to assist a dedicated law enforcement officer like yourself.Wishing you all the best and please feel free to reach out if you need any further assistance in the future.Warm regards,Kenny NixLeverage Auto Appraisals |Total Loss Appraiser
Tim Collins
Tim Collins
I was tired of arguing with my insurance company about the value of my vehicle that was totaled. I happened to find Ken with Leverage Auto and reached out not knowing if the company was legitimate. Long story short, I hired Ken as my independent appraiser and ended up getting 20% more than the highest offer from my insurance company. Should have simply talked to Ken first!
Response from the owner: Thank you for the nice words Tim. I just try to help people get what they should have been getting from the start. State Farm's valuation was definitely lower than it should have been. Thank you so much for your kind words and positive review, I really appreciate you and your business. If you haven't received your reimbursement from State Farm for your appraisal, please reach out and let me know.
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Why Choose LEVERAGE AUTO APPRAISALS?

Low Volume, High Quality Appraisals Backed By An Expert Negotiator With Over 40 Years Experience.

Oregon Certified Appraiser

When Hiring an Auto Appraiser, make sure they are certified by the Oregon Department of Transportation. Otherwise, the appraisal may not be considered credible. Ken Nix an Oregon certified and licensed auto appraiser. #V34-075

Credible Automotive Experience

Ken Nix has 13+  years experience negotiating total loss claims against insurance companies, with over 40 years of  automotive and expert negotiating experience. He knows the vehicles, which is one of the biggest problems with the industry. So many auto appraisers are ex-body shop estimators or ex-insurance adjusters with no previous experience evaluating or selling vehicles.

Credible Valuations

We follow the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (U.S.P.A.P.) standards for credible appraisals. Some appraisal companies inflate their valuations in an effort to entice you to use them because they have the largest value picked out of the air. Highest doesn’t mean you’ll settle for more, normally it has the opposite effect. Solid credible documented work showing how we arrived at the value, and knowing how to discredit the opposing appraiser’s comparables and appraisal is the key.

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We Don't Work For Insurance Companies

Unlike most auto appraisers, Ken only works for consumers and has never worked for an insurance company. No one’s shoving an envelope full of money across the table. But, there could be appraisers that develop methodologies to produce lower values in hopes of acquiring future business from the insurance companies. Some of these guys work both sides. (FYI, my attorney made me add the “could be” above to keep me from being sued).

Located in Oregon

LEVERAGE Auto Appraisals is actually located in Oregon. Our main office is in Portland, Oregon. Although, we service all of Oregon including Medford, Eugene, Springfield, Coos Bay, Pendleton, Bend, Grants Pass, Gresham, Beaverton, Hillsboro, Salem, and Tigard, Oregon. Be aware many auto appraiser who look like they’re local are from Florida, Texas, North Caroline, etc. and are not authorized to appraise vehicles in Oregon.

100% Reimbursement

As long as we increase the last offer from your insurance company one cent under your appraisal clause, by Oregon law, your insurance company would be required to provide you with 100% reimbursement of the appraial cost. OAR 836-080-0240

Some More Recent Total Loss Appraisal Clause Claim Settlements

1998 Toyota 4Runner Limited

  • Insurance Company: Progressive
  • Settlement Increase: $8,214.82
  • Percentage Increase: 139%
  • Bend, Oregon
Details
  • Total Loss Dispute Appraisal and negotiation.
  • Insurance Offer: $5,935.18
  • Settlement: $14,150.00
  • Client: Shelly S..
  • Final Cost to client for our services after reimbursement from their insurance company: $0.00

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC300 4Matic

  • Insurance Company: State Farm
  • Settlement Increase: $4,815.00
  • Percentage Increase: 16%
  • Vancouver, Oregon
Details
  • Total Loss Dispute Appraisal and negotiation.
  • Insurance Offer: $30,185.00
  • Settlement: $35000.00
  • Client: Phoi L.

2003 Dodge Ram 2500

  • Insurance Company: Progessive
  • Settlement Increase: $13,539
  • Percentage Increase: 90%
  • Creswell, Oregon
Details
  • Total Loss Dispute Appraisal and negotiation.
  • Insurance Offer: $15,111.00
  • Settlement: $28650
  • Client: Braden S.
  • Final Cost to client for our services after reimbursement from their insurance company: $0.00

2005 GMC 3500 SLT

  • Insurance Company: Progressive
  • Settlement Increase: $6297.07
  • Percentage Increase: 37%
  • Portland, Oregon
Details
  • Total Loss Dispute Appraisal and negotiation.
  • Insurance Offer: $17,202.93
  • Settlement: $23,500.00
  • Client: Cody B.
  • Final Cost to client for our services after reimbursement from their insurance company: $0.00

2002 Toyota Sequoia Limited

  • Insurance Company: Geico
  • Settlement Increase: $4,320
  • Percentage Increase: 84%
  • Hillsboro, Oregon
Details
  • Total Loss Dispute Appraisal and negotiation.
  • Insurance Offer: $5,180.00
  • Settlement: $9,500.00
  • Client: Nathaniel M.
  • Final Cost to client for our services after reimbursement from their insurance company: $0.00

2004 Porsche Cayenne Turbo

  • Insurance Company: Progessive
  • Settlement Increase: $7,971
  • Percentage Increase: 77%
  • Portland, Oregon
Details
  • Total Loss Dispute Appraisal and negotiation.
  • Insurance Offer: $10,428.68
  • Settlement: $18,400.00
  • Client: Alexandre B.
  • Final Cost to client for our services after reimbursement from their insurance company: $0.00

2018 Hyundai Elantra

  • Insurance Company: Geico
  • Settlement Increase: $1,714.00
  • Percentage Increase: 12%
  • Portland, Oregon
Details
  • Total Loss Dispute Appraisal and negotiation.
  • Insurance Offer: $14,786.00
  • Settlement: $16,500.00
  • Client: Sadie B.
  • Final Cost to client for our services after reimbursement from their insurance company: $0.00

2014 Jaguar XJ

  • Insurance Company: Allstate
  • Settlement Increase: $4093.00
  • Percentage Increase: 19%
  • Portland, Oregon
Details
  • Total Loss Dispute Appraisal and negotiation.
  • Insurance Offer: $5,180.00
  • Settlement: $9,500.00
  • Client: Kenneth P.
  • Final Cost to client for our services after reimbursement from their insurance company: $0.00

1971 Ford Bronco

  • Insurance Company: USAA
  • Settlement Increase: $8,742.00
  • Percentage Increase: 14%
  • Klamath Falls, Oregon
Details
  • Total Loss Dispute Appraisal and negotiation.
  • Insurance Offer: $63,258
  • Settlement: $72,000.00
  • Client: Thomas H.
  • Final Cost to client for our services after reimbursement from their insurance company: $0.00

2005 Dodge Neon SRT-4

  • Insurance Company: Progressive
  • Settlement Increase: $8,083.00
  • Percentage Increase: 178%
  • Yakima, Washington
Details
  • Total Loss Dispute Appraisal and negotiation.
  • Insurance Offer: $4,543.00
  • Settlement: $12,626.00
  • Client: Alex, C.
  • Final Cost to client for our services (Washington Does Not have a law that demands reimbursement, but his tax reimbursement increase was approximately $711.30, which was more than the cost of the appraisal): $499.00

2007 Toyota Prius

  • Insurance Company: Progressive
  • Settlement Increase: $5,550.00
  • Percentage Increase: 75%
  • Portland, Oregon
Details
  • Total Loss Dispute Appraisal and negotiation.
  • Insurance Offer: $7,449.95
  • Settlement: $13,000.00
  • Client: Grant M.
  • Final Cost to client for our services after reimbursement from their insurance company: $0.00

1999 Honda Civic DX

  • Insurance Company: Progressive
  • Settlement Increase: $3,529.09.00
  • Percentage Increase: 180%
  • Vancouver, WA
Details
  • Total Loss Dispute Appraisal and negotiation.
  • Insurance Offer: $1,970.91
  • Settlement: $5,500
  • Client: Matt S.
  • Final Cost to client for our services after reimbursement from their insurance company: $499 (Washington Does not have a law that demands reimbursement like Oregon does. But, the client also received an additional $310.00 in taxes. So his net increase was $3,340.00)

2012 Toyota Prius V Five

  • Insurance Company: State Farm
  • Settlement Increase: $8,044.33
  • Percentage Increase: 63%
  • Vancouver, Washington
Details
  • Total Loss Dispute Appraisal and negotiation.
  • Insurance Offer: $12,784.00 CCC ONE
  • Settlement: $20,828.33
  • Client: Jeffery H.
  • Final Cost to client for our services (Washington Does Not have a law that guarantees reimbursement, but his tax reimbursement increase was approximately $707.90, which alone was more than the cost of the appraisal): $499.00

1981 Chevrolet C10 Pickup

  • Insurance Company: Progressive
  • Settlement Increase: $7,028.67
  • Percentage Increase: 72%
  • Vancouver, Washington
Details
  • Total Loss Dispute Appraisal and negotiation.
  • Insurance Offer: $9,800.00 Mitchell – JD Powers Valuation
  • Settlement: $16,828.67
  • Client: Jeffery H.
  • Final Cost to client for our services (Washington Does Not have a law that guarantees reimbursement, but his tax reimbursement increase was approximately $618.52, which alone was more than the cost of the appraisal): $499.00

2001 Ford F250 SD

  • Insurance Company: Progressive
  • Settlement Increase: $9,581.69
  • Percentage Increase: 98%
  • Creswell, Oregon
Details
  • Total Loss Dispute Appraisal and negotiation.
  • Insurance Offer: $1,970.91
  • Settlement: $5,500
  • Client: Matt S.
  • Final Cost to client for our services after reimbursement from their insurance company: $499 (Washington Does not have a law that demands reimbursement like Oregon does. But, the client also received an additional $310.00 in taxes. So his net increase was $3,340.00)

Total Loss Appraisal in Oregon

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Unfair Offer From Your Insurance Company?

In many situations, the CCC One or Mitchell / J.D. Power reports supplied by the insurance company may be thousands less than the true retail value of your vehicle. If you’re not satisfied with the amount the insurance company is offering for your total loss you have the right to your appraisal clause to use an independent Oregon Certified auto appraiser to produce an total loss appraisal to dispute the low offer.



LEVERAGE Auto Appraisals

is an Oregon Provider of 

Total Loss Fair Market Value Vehicle Appraisal Reports
Oregon Certified & Licensed Auto Appraiser License # V34-075

Total Loss AppraisalIf your car, truck, RV, motorcycle, or other wheeled vehicle has been totaled, before you accept the insurance company’s total loss offer, you should speak to our Auto Appraiser. Ken’s been a certified licensed appraiser in the state of Oregon since April of 2010.

Insurance companies routinely underpay on totalloss claims. Many insurance companies use valuations such as CCC One and Mitchell to influence policyholders and claimants into taking much less than their vehicle may actually be worth.

If you feel you’ve received a lowball valuation offer for your totaled car, truck, RV or motorcycle from your insurance company, it probably is.  If you have full coverage, you have an appraisal clause and can let the Leverage professionals take care of negotiating with your insurance company for a fair settlement.

Get the money you’re owed. Not thousands less than your vehicle was worth.

We’ve found in most situations, the CCC One or Mitchell / J.D. Power valuation reports supplied by the insurance company may be thousands less than the true market value of your vehicle. If you’re not satisfied with the amount the insurance company is offering for your total loss you have the right to invoke your appraisal clause to use an independent Oregon Certified auto appraiser to produce an total loss appraisal and negotiate the claim with your insurance company to dispute the low offer on your behalf.

My 2001 F450 was stolen from me in June and deemed a total loss by State Farm when it was recovered in July. I found Ken and he went to bat for me right away. After almost two months of State Farm creating delays and trying to cover up communication saying it didn’t happen, Ken and his team were able to get me a little over 80% more than their original offer!

State Farm offered me $3,000 more than the original offer after they knew Ken was involved. That offer was still $7,000 less than Ken was able to get me even after paying my $1,000 deductible.
Levi Buchanan, Roseburg, Oregon


 

READY TO GET STARTED?

It’s Simple. Just follow our proven process below and recover your fair market value and appraisal costs from your insurance company in just 6 easy steps.

1. Gather Documentation

Request a PDF of the Evaluaton from your insurance company. Have it ready when you fill out our questionnaire in the next step. Or, email it to leveragepdx@gmail.com with your name in the subject line.

2. Free Claim Review

Request a Free Total Loss Claim Review in our form below, or call us at 503.420.3001 to find out how much your vehicle is really worth. We won’t waste your time by selling you an appraisal you don’t need.

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3. Order Appraisal

Place Your Order, and our Oregon Licensed and Certified Appraiser, Ken Nix will prepare the report and negotiation strategy.

4. Letter of Representation

We will send a letter of representation to your insurance company to inform them we are representing you as your appraiser under your appraisal clause.

5. Claim Negotiation

The insurance company will hire an independent appraiser and Ken will negotiate with them on your behalf to arrive at a fair settlement.

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6. Settlement

Once we have an signed agreement as to the actual Fair Market Value of your vehicle, your insurance company will award your the settlement and under Oregon Law, will reimburse your appraisal cost under OAR 836-080-0240.

Oregon Auto Appraiser Ken NixWhen it comes to navigating the complex world of total loss claims, one name stands out as the foremost authority in the industry: Ken Nix. With over 30 years of experience in the automotive sector, Ken has established himself as a highly respected figure and an expert in his field. As the Appraisal Director at our company, Ken is responsible for preparing, signing, and negotiating first-party total loss claims. Ken Nix’s impressive background highlights why he is the ultimate choice as a total loss negotiator on your claim.

Automotive Industry Expertise: Ken Nix’s automotive journey spans over three decades, during which he has accumulated a wealth of knowledge and experience. His long-standing tenure in the industry has solidified his reputation as a trusted automotive authority. Notably, Ken is the proud founder of the Volkswagen Owners Club, a global community boasting an impressive membership of over 60,000 individuals. This achievement not only reflects his deep passion for automobiles but also signifies his ability to connect with people on an international scale.

Certified Oregon Auto Appraiser: As a certified Oregon auto appraiser, Ken Nix possesses the necessary credentials to evaluate and assess the value of vehicles accurately. This accreditation adds an extra layer of credibility to his appraisal work, ensuring that all parties involved can rely on his expertise and judgment. Ken’s testimony as an expert witness in numerous automotive value arbitration cases, jury trials, and criminal court cases further solidifies his standing as a trusted and respected professional in the field.

Extensive Industry Experience: Throughout his career, Ken has worked with several major automotive brands, gaining invaluable experience and insights along the way. He has dedicated seven years to Honda, three years each to Toyota, Volkswagen, and Volvo, and over three years to Ford and Chevrolet. During his tenure at Diversiform and Reynolds and Reynolds, Ken had the privilege of collaborating directly with esteemed personnel from national dealerships, including Dealer Principals, General Managers, GSMs, and Fixed-Ops Directors. This experience involved developing and consulting on automotive marketing and customer retention, allowing Ken to cultivate a deep understanding of the industry from multiple perspectives.

Negotiation Skills: Ken Nix’s exceptional negotiation skills are the product of his diverse background as a teacher of automotive product knowledge and sales, coupled with personal training from renowned experts such as Zig Ziglar, Tom Stuker, and Grant Cordone. With over 45 years of professional negotiation experience, Ken possesses a remarkable ability to ensure fair and equitable settlements for all stakeholders involved in each total loss appraisal. His expertise in negotiations has been sought after in countless arbitration cases, jury trials, and criminal court cases, testifying as an expert witness.

Spotting Previous and Bad Repairs: One of Ken Nix’s unique strengths lies in his ability to spot previous and bad repairs on opposing appraiser’s comparables used in their appraisal. This skill stems from his extensive work in the diminished value sector, where he has developed a keen eye for identifying concealed repairs and assessing their impact on a vehicle’s value. By recognizing these issues, Ken brings an additional layer of scrutiny to the negotiation process, ensuring that the total loss appraisal accurately reflects the true value of the vehicle in question.

Conclusion: In the realm of total loss negotiations, Ken Nix stands head and shoulders above the rest. With his profound knowledge, extensive industry experience, and exceptional negotiation skills, Ken is the ideal choice as a total loss negotiator. His reputation for fairness, expertise, and attention to detail garners respect throughout the automotive industry. When working with Ken, stakeholders can rest assured that they are in the hands of a consummate professional who will advocate for a fair and equitable settlement.

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