Why do we only use AAG Certified Agents?

Because we care about the integrity of the people we work with and the quality of the auto appraisal service that we provide. When we started AAG in 1989, there were very few auto appraisers who weren’t also dealers.  Today there are so many appraisers advertising on the internet that it’s hard to tell everyone apart. Add to that the fact that some of them have chosen business names that are very similar to ours, and the windshield gets pretty foggy.

As we’ve always said, they can copy our name, our brochures and even our inspection reports but they can never be us. We believe in what we’re doing and in the agents we work with. We know all of our agents personally and each one not only brings personal experience but has taken and passed our certification course. That’s why we welcome the opportunity for all pre purchase clients to talk with the inspecting agent before and after prepurchase inspections.  After speaking with the agent, clients then talk with our Master auto appraiser about classic car values that pertain to their inspection report.

Don’t be fooled by look-a-likes.  Call AAG @ 800-848-AUTO (2886) for all your auto appraisal and pre purchase inspection needs.

 

My AAG Story—“Great cars and fantastic people”

Griesemer I originally joined AAG over 20 years ago when I was looking for some part-time work that would provide extra income.  I’ve been involved in the collector car hobby most of my life (as owner, restorer and judge), and being involved in appraising collectible vehicles sounded like interesting and fun work, and so it has been.  Not only have I seen some great cars, but you meet some fantastic people along the way.

Far and away the most fascinating assignment was being involved in the auto appraisal of the Harold and Nancy LeMay collection of over 3,000 vehicles.  I took a week off from my full-time job to fly to Tacoma, Washington to work with a half dozen other agents.  What an amazing collection, and a task that only a company with the reputation and the size of the AAG could handle.

Another interesting assignment took me to a remote corner of Utah to do a pre-purchase inspection of not one, but two 1963 Z-11 Impala’s, plus one of the eleven ’62 prototypes.  It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to examine these rare pieces of drag racing history up close, and I learned a lot about them through my pre-inspection research and the inspection itself.

One recent assignment of note came last year in 2012, when I went to inspect two Shelbys, a 1966 GT350 and a 1967 GT500.  Not only were those two cars great, but the owner, president of a large trucking company, had a 50-60 car collection of Cobras, Shelbys, Boss 429 and Cobra Jet Mustangs, and was a personal friend of Carroll Shelby himself!  You just never know what or who  you’ll encounter on an AAG appraisal!

Submitted by: Owen Griesemer, Maryland Agent

 

Mike Jones joins AAG Group of Certified Agents

Jones CertificationAACA’s National Director, Mike Jones has considered moving into the field for some time. After the class he told us, “I was impressed with the thoroughness, volume and breadth of information included in the class binder. The fact that there were six class members of varying ages and backgrounds-all coming from a diverse geographical locale-  speaks volumes. It is undeniably clear to me that the Auto Appraisal Group is the industry leader and that they far exceed what other agencies are capable of offering.”

The four-day class includes a review of AAG principals and standards, appraisal techniques, photographing and grading automobiles, prepurchase inspections and some ideas about how to successfully build your local agency.

Are you Interested in attending an AAG Certification Class in Fort Lauderdale FL in November 2013?  Submit this agency application to our office and we will be in touch to answer all your questions.