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
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4.9
Based on 82 reviews
J Mier
J Mier
Ken was an absolute God send in a tough situation. He spent time explaining all the process and provided details regarding our damaged vehicle.He is an honest, easy to talk to, person!We would absolutely highly recommend Leverage for any appraisal need! Topnotch!!
Response from the owner: Thank you so much for the kind words. They are much appreciated. Happy to help you get another $4,000 out of State Farm for you. Can't believe how the CCC One valuation took off $1,914.00 on your F150 for condition when it shouldn't have. Even then, they low balled you even more. These billion dollar insurance and valuation companies are sneaky sneaky. Most people never catch it because the way their report is formatted most people think it's giving them credit, instead of taking it away. Especially in your report where the took the $1914 off you truck compared to their comparable truck with over 17,000 more miles. I don't understand why the insurance commission allows them to do this. The biggest problem is most people don't even know about the appraisal clause option in their policy. They just try to negotiate best the can, and finally give up. Most people are involved in a total loss only once or twice in their lifetime if they're lucky. Insurance reps do this every day and they know every way possible to gain the advantage. Thank you again for taking the time to write a review. - ken
Jason Connelly
Jason Connelly
Absolutely blown away. My insurance company was trying to rob me on the value of my car. I’m very pleased than they were able to negotiate a settlement from 20k up to almost 24k. Well worth the $500 that I even got reimbursed
Response from the owner: Thank you, Jason, for your kind words. In Oregon, insurance companies are required to reimburse the cost of the appraisal on an appraisal clause dispute if we increase the settlement by just one cent over the last offer accourding to Oregon law OAR 836-080-0240. My flat fee includes negotiation, unlike many companies that charge a low initial fee and then demand exorbitant amounts to negotiate the claim at an hourly rate or as much as 50% of the increase. FYI, if a company charges you $225 for an appraisal, then an additional $300 per hour to negotiate the claim settlement, according to Oregon law, they only owe you $225 reimbursement, even if they charged you $600 more for the negotiation. It's very concerning that many out-of-state appraisers are now targeting Oregon in the last few months, most appear to be working for the insurance companies as many of them are the same opposing appraisers I'm having to fight against. Some even claim to be "insiders" because of their previous work with insurers as adjusters..... Yeah, I bet they're just very ethical and would never be biased against someone paying them a small amount even though they're making $100k a year from the same insurance company. Then I look at the skyrocketing online advertising costs, driven up from $2.52 last August, to $92.09 per click over the last few months due to these new out of state appraisers. My question is what business model makes this logical? I've been very fortunate to have supportive clients like you who post reviews. This helps others understand that I strive to secure fair settlements, not low ball offers. I only do approximately 20-25 appraisals per month, so I'm not looking for the path of least resistance like some of these companies doing 150 appraisals per month. I actually work the claim and audit the opposing appraiser's appraisal and comps. Thank you Jason for helping spread the word! I appreciate you taking your time. Kind regards, Kenps. I apologize for ranting, but it's not fair what's going on lately. People pay their premiums, but are being low balled with comparable vehicles that have no photos, and questionable condition when they have a claim? Some of these valuations I'm seeing have comparables with Branded Titles, structural damage, 3-4 prior accidents, bad repairs, and even thousands in current damage. Things that make you go hmmmmmm..........
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
David Smid
David Smid
I can't thank Ken Nix enough with Leverage Auto Appraisals for his help with my total loss claim. He doubled what my insurance company offered me. He got them to send me over $4,000. Don't fight for yourself, hire a professional. The cost of the appraisal is reimbursed to you by your insurance company in the state of Oregon.
Response from the owner: $4,000 increase is always pretty nice. Thank you so much for the awesome review. I really appreciate it. - ken
Layne Michaud
Layne Michaud
Ken has been great to work with at Leverage Auto Appraisal! Helped me get the settlement I needed when the insurance companies offered a lowball offer. I’d hire him again in a second! Will 100% use him again if needed (but let’s hope I don’t!). I would and will recommend him to anyone else trying to negotiate a fair settlement with their insurance company.
Response from the owner: Thank you for the kind words Layne. I really appreciate your faith in me. Can't believe how sneaky sneaky they acted on this case. But, that's the environment we're living in now. Insurance companies have lost so much money due to natural disasters, inflation and property values over the past few years, they're doing all kinds of weird things trying to pay the least amount possible. Thank you again! - Ken
Adam Springer
Adam Springer
Ken advocated for my client when the insurance company wouldn't play fair. Less than a week after they received his appraisal, the insurance company paid her 50% more than their previous top offer!
Response from the owner: Thank you Adam for taking the time to write a review. I know your time is valuable. Just let me know anytime I can help. I really appreciate your referrals. Kind regards, Ken
Web Silvis
Web Silvis
Ken is a superhero.It has become increasingly difficult to get a fair settlement from insurance companies. It is their job to settle a claim as cheap as possible and it's my understanding that some companies even offer bonuses to your adjuster when the claim is settled for less than it could have been. Don't fall for the biased CCC One valuations!I was offered less than market value for my totaled car, calling it "actual cash value". When I kindly suggested that they were not being fair, they LOWERED the original offer by about $1000.The insurance appointed their own "independent" appraiser that agreed with their low ball value (no surprise.) Ken stepped in and held them accountable. He got me even MORE than I was asking for my car, raising my valuation by nearly 30% and my insurance company paid his fee because Oregon law requires them to if Ken increases the settlement by even 1¢!Be patient with Ken, some cases are harder than others and he is a "one man show". Trust his process and he will get you good results!
Response from the owner: Thanks for the superhero shout-out! Made me smile, especially since those "superhero rules" are more than just decoration in my office—I take 'em seriously!You hit the nail on the head about the insurance game. It's frustrating how they play hardball, lowballing offers and then daring to slash the price further when challenged. It's like they're testing to see if we'll just fold and accept whatever crumbs they throw our way.Your situation was a classic case of the insurance runaround. Stepping in to challenge that was exactly the kind of mission I gear up for. I'm glad I didn’t just meet your expectations. And yep, thanks to Oregon law, State Farm insurance company had to foot the bill for my fees, which is always a satisfying bonus for my clients in the end!I know my one-man operation can test patience sometimes, but I'm all about quality over quantity. Your trust in me paid off, and we showed them what fairness really looks like.Thanks a ton for your support and for sharing your story. It's experiences like yours that fire me up and keep me fighting the good fight. If you or anyone you need help again, I'm just a call or email away. Here’s to standing up to the giants and winning! - 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
Lama Basha
Lama Basha
Ken is awesome! He helped me get $3,500 extra after Geico wanted to offer me way less than what my car is actually worth. I reached out to Ken and he explained the process. He was right about everything. Ken is very experienced and a pleasure to do business with. I recommend everyone to check the settlement amount with Ken before agreeing to receive it.Thanks Mr.Ken Nix for all your help!
Response from the owner: I appreciate the opportunity to serve as your auto appraiser, Lama. Once I reviewed the CCC ONE value, it became evident that it was grossly inaccurate. In particular, the third comparable they used had over 50,000 more miles than your car, which is more than double, yet they deducted $1,423 from your car's value for its condition. This logic is perplexing to me. How could a vehicle with over 50,000 more miles be in better condition and warrant a higher value? I see this consistently with some of these valuations. Thank you again! I appreciate you taking the time to write a review. -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
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I have used Ken 2 times in the last 10 years. For the lowest rate around for this service he brought my claim up over $10,000 both times.On my last claim he found out that progressive has used a salvage titled vehicle as a comparable to my immaculate low mile diesel truck which actually got me paid back for the trucks current value.I recommend Ken on a regular basis to my friends who are unaware of what insurance companies try to do to you. I can tell you from experience he is a true car enthusiast and will go ABOVE AND BEYOND for his customers and he will fight for you. I wouldn’t be driving the truck I have now without his help.Thanks again, Ken!Keep doing what you’re doing! You’re the best. Hope all is well.
Response from the owner: We did knock it out of the park a couple of times didn't we? I really appreciate you and always love to see previous clients or their friends, although I hope you never do need me again. I'd prefer you just have a safe happy life. - 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
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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

Call Now For Help With Your Oregon Total Loss Claim
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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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