Newcastle WA 98056 us

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Vintage Viewpont llc

  • "BASIC" STATED VALUE APPRAISAL - $149.   This is a 1-2 page writeup, with an overview of your car's information, notes on the interior and exterior, and a section for written comments about the car and its market.  Often I will print out and include 1-5 comparable vehicles that have recently sold or are currently on the market.  In general, my stated value is what I would expect the car to realistically sell for with good presentation and 45-60 days of proper marketing.   Printed pictures are not included but if requested can be added at additional charge (most insurance companies request digital pics these days).

  • "BASIC PLUS" - $225.  Plus what?  More printed supporting data.  You may want to opt for this if you're legally arguing over the value of something in court, such as a divorce or contested estate.  Court settings seem to value printed data more, and opposing lawyers seem to argue less when I provide extra comparables and information.  (Also good if you like more data.)    

  • "DELUXE" PRE-PURCHASE INSPECTION - $299.  This is a 10-12 page worksheet, designed to be a thorough visual inspection which gives you a comprehensive report on the vehicle you are interested in and allows you to make an informed decision about whether a vehicle is worth pursuing.  Also included is up to 25 digital pictures emailed to you.  These pictures usually clarify notes  or comments within the inspection report.  This report is designed as a thorough overview of condition and does not include a stated market value.  If you would like a stated value appraisal as well, one can be added for $100.  NOTE:  This is NOT a mechanical inspection.  While a short test drive is included, if requested, mechanical inspection of brakes and suspension parts, and things like compression tests are not part of my inspection process and should be tasked to a proper mechanical shop if desired.  If that Ebay or online car you're interested in is the Pacific Northwest but you're not, I can be your eyes and help you make the right decision.

  • APPRAISAL OF DAMAGED VEHICLE AFTER YOUR CLAIM IS ADJUSTED AND YOU INVOKE APPRAISAL CLAUSE-$300.  If your insurance claim has been adjusted by your provider and you haven't accepted the offered settlement, your policy likely has a provision for each side hiring an independent appraiser.  I can provide a detailed appraisal of what the car was worth prior to the damage.  I am not currently a licensed insurance adjuster, so I cannot directly negotiate a settlement on your behalf.   However, I can provide a report for you to use for the appraisal clause or provide a report for a licensed adjuster to reference during a negotiation.   

  • TRAVEL FEE*- $2.00 per mile from my home office to your vehicle.  If you are unable to drive or bring the vehicle to me, I am happy to come to travel to the vehicle and inspect it wherever it may be.  My travel fee is one way, i.e. if I travel 15 miles to see your car, there will be a $30.00 travel fee added to the services.

  • CONSULTATION $60.00 per hour-  we can talk about anything auto-related that doesn't involve a written report.  Perhaps you'd like some guidance about a collection you may be inheriting, or want to decide if some old car is worth pursuing.  We can chat via phone or meet for coffee and discuss.  The rate is $50/hour billed in 1/2 hour increments.