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 82 reviews
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
Josh Buchholz
Josh Buchholz
Ken was amazing. He cared and listened, I really enjoyed working with him. He ended up getting me $6,125 more for my vehicle than I was offered by Geico. I learned that if you buy a vehicle with upgrades (lift, rims, tires, exhaust, AMP steps etc etc...) and you do not have receipts then they will not be acknowledged by the insurance company unless you hire and appraiser and fight for them. Another thing I learned, if you personally add upgrades to your vehicle and do not declare the upgrade with your insurance company they may not be covered.Ken was a rock star and is well-known in this field. He was very responsive and talked me through the process. I appreciated that he texted and emailed as well as a chat on the phone! Very trustworthy. I think other appraisers know he knows his stuff, that is why he is so successful. Thank you Ken! I would highly recommend him to assist with a total loss settlement!
Response from the owner: It really sucks that insurance agents don't tell you about caps on aftermarket until after the loss. I get a lot of clients that have lifts, wheels, canopies, camping upfitting, etc. and some lose a lot of money because their agent wasn't transparent with them. I had a client with a Sprinter Van that lost over $250,000 in upfitting because they didn't have the upfitting covered in the policy. They gave him $1,000, which was the aftermarket cap for the $250k upfitting. Someone should be held accountable in my opinion. Guarantee if they made the agents pay out of their own pocket a couple of times, consumers would be a lot better informed. Thank you for taking the time to write such an awesome review. These don't just help me, but it also lets other people know they're not the only ones being screwed over by their insurance company. Thanks again, - Ken
scotty hansen
scotty hansen
I came to Ken after I had a feeling that progressive was undervaluing my claim. He agreed and pushed hard to help get the proper value when it comes to my vehicle. He reviewed their evaluation and explained to me why he would be able to get me more before I paid him. Then afterwards He made sure to stay communicative with me and helped to make sure that he was doing all he could to assure that I was getting a proper value for my vehicle. I’m grateful to Ken and would recommend his appraisal service to anyone who has doubts about the value of their vehicle when it comes to total loss claims.
Response from the owner: Progressive's JD Power / Mitchell valuations seem to just run low in my opinion. I'm really glad I could get that extra $3,800 so you could get closer to the real value of your 2002 GMC Pickup. It's crazy that Progressive was using comparable vehicles with twice the miles your truck had. Thank you again for taking the time to write a review. I really appreciate it. - Ken
Jack Jones
Jack Jones
I’d give Leverage six stars if I could. I appreciate the way they went to bat for me. Ken negotiated almost double what the insurance company originally offered. I highly recommend!
Response from the owner: Thank you, Jack, for the wonderful review. I apologize, as it seems my previous response didn't go through on Google. I want to express my gratitude for your trust in choosing me as your total loss auto appraiser. If only every claim could turn out as successfully as yours did, I'd love it. A 94% increase, amounting to an actual value gain of $7,349 over the market value estimated by Progressive using Mitchell/JD Powers vehicle valuation report. Makes me wonder how many people are settling for half what they should have gotten. Additionally, because your policy is based in Oregon, they were required to reimburse you for the cost of our services. Hope you never need me again, but if you do, please let me know, it was a pleasure working with you. - Ken
Tracey Jeffries
Tracey Jeffries
I worked with Ken and he persevered and got me a fair value. 8,000 more than what the insurance offered initially. I highly recommend them.
Response from the owner: Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. I'm delighted to hear that you were satisfied with the outcome of your case. Securing an additional $8,000 over the initial insurance offer is a significant achievement, and it was my pleasure to work diligently on your behalf to ensure a fair settlement.Your recommendation means a great deal to me. It reinforces my commitment to perseverance and fairness in all my appraisals. In the current market, especially with the challenges we face in Oregon, achieving such results requires a thorough understanding and a determined approach, and I'm glad we could navigate this successfully together.Remember, my door is always open for any further assistance you might need in the future. I'm here to help, whether it's for a new case or simply to offer advice. Kind regards, Ken
Marisa Harris
Marisa Harris
I e-mailed Ken an appraisal from All State. He gave me very detailed answers regarding all of my questions and responded promptly! He seems like a great guy to do business with and I appreciated all of his help!
Response from the owner: Thank you Marisa for taking the time to write a review. If you ever have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me. I'll do my best to answer them. - 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
Shelly Stegall
Shelly Stegall
Hire them already!! I was SEVERELY lowballed by my insurance company after my car was totaled. Luckily I was also informed about Oregons appraisal clause and thought it was worth fighting. I was nervous calling someone based solely on reviews, but after a few minutes of talking to Ken I knew I made the right choice. Less than a week later he negotiated a payout of $14,000, more than twice of the original offer. Highly suggest Leverage Auto Appraisals, it was such a relief feeling like I had the power to successfully fight a large company.
Response from the owner: Shelly, I couldn't help but do a little happy dance when I read your review. It makes me happier than a June bug to know that I was able to assist you in securing a 139% increase over Progressive Insurance's last offer on your Toyota 4Runner. Sorry, although I've lived longer in Oregon than Texas, this made me so happy a little Texas just popped right out of me. LOL Dealing with insurance companies can often be a challenging task, but I make it my priority to fight for your rights and ensure you receive the fair compensation you deserve.Thank you sincerely for sharing your appraisal success story. Your trust in me and your positive review are deeply appreciated. It is customers like you that make my job truly fulfilling. -Ken
Fergy Fergy
Fergy Fergy
I had an appraisal done by leverage Auto, my Appraiser's name was Ken, I've been around seven decades down I've seen and heard a lot of things but I was happy and thrilled with the results I received from Ken. I strongly suggest use this service. For me it was the best. Thanks Ken
Response from the owner: Thank you Tall, Dark and Handsome for the kind words. HA HA. You were a blast to work with. Please feel free to call me anytime just to talk. You're the best client ever. You kept me laughing so much it was just a lot of fun working with you. -Ken
Tyler Michael
Tyler Michael
Response from the owner: Thank you for the five-star review, Tyler. It was indeed a rewarding experience to handle the Total Loss Appraisal for your Dodge Ram Diesel one-ton truck, especially securing a substantial increase of $9,645.33 in your payout. It's astonishing how frequently the CCC ONE valuations fall short by $10,000 to $20,000 for diesel trucks, significantly underestimating their true value. Your recognition means a lot, and I'm delighted we could achieve such a positive outcome for you. Working with you was a pleasure, and I'm here to assist with any future appraisal needs you might have, make sure to submit the copy of the invoice to Geico so they can reimburse you for the fees you paid me. Thank you once again for the five stars and the opportunity to serve you!. - Ken
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
todd marshall
todd marshall
Ken is the man, understands in real time the games the insurance company plays. Thanks Ken, nice work.
Response from the owner: Todd, as the Senior Assistant Attorney General at the Oregon Department of Justice, it is a sincere honor to meet your standards. I am extremely grateful for the invaluable insights and knowledge you have shared with me regarding Oregon law and total loss claims. Honestly, I feel I was just along for the ride, watching a master at work. I really enjoyed working with you. It was so funny that they just kept digging a deeper hole because they didn't know who you were. You're a true unsung hero to consumers throughout Oregon. Keep up the great work. - Ken
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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.

READY FOR A FREE CLAIM REVIEW? Email the PDF of the CCC One, Mitchell / J.D. Powers or other evaluation of your vehicle to: leveragepdx@gmail.com. With the SUBJECT: FREE CLAIM REVIEW with your NAME. Then call us at 503.567.8900 for a free claim review. (Example: FREE CLAIM REVIEW – KEN NIX) If I’m unable to immediately take your call, please leave your information with our live answering service (which will take your call 24/7).  I’ll call you as soon as I’m available. Please allow a little time as I may be negotiating a claim or inspecting a vehicle when you call during the day. If it is later at night, I may call you the next morning. I’ll call you back from my Cell Phone sometimes, ending in 0539. Thank you for considering me as your auto appraiser.

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