Auto Appraisal NM


Jim Dobier, Certified Appraiser

Serving New Mexico, West Texas, Eastern Arizona, & Southern Colorado

President, Auto Appraisal NM, a New Mexico LLC, organized in January 2019.
IACP #9979911227.

Willys Knight

IACP Certified Auto Appraiser, IACP Certification is preferred for Legal and Certified appraisals such as: Personal Property Valuation, Insurance Claims, Total Loss, Diminished Value, Loss of Use, Damage Evaluations/Estimates, Stolen Vehicles, Bank Loans, Pre-Purchase Inspections, Court Ordered Appraisals, Actual Cash Value, GAP, Divorce Appraisals, Estate Appraisals, Probate Appraisals, Investment Appraisals, Manufactures Defects, Consumer Protection Lawsuits, Class Action Lawsuits, Criminal and Civil Lawsuits. Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) compliant.

Market Value Research for AANM appraisals includes investigation of current market activity, sales, trends, comparable value analysis and diminished value due to accident damage. AANM’s appraisal service determines the fair market value for insurance matters, gift requirements, estate and financial matters and for consumers prior to automobile purchase or resale. AANM subscribes to the top-rated national data valuation systems, which document the condition and sales prices of all types of classic, current, and late model automobiles, gathering comparable value information on vehicles based on their history of commercial, lease, rental use, accident damages and repairs.

AANM Clients include Private Individuals, Collectors, Lenders, Attorneys, Insurance Companies, Corporations, and Law Enforcement agencies.

Member of the BMW, Mercedes Benz, Porsche, Jaguar, Alfa Romeo, Santa Fe Vintage car clubs, NM Independent Auto Dealers Assn., SEMA, NADA/JD Power, Black Book, Edmonds, instaVIN, CarFax,
and AutoCheck.

Expertise in wide variety of classic and modern vehicles such as Muscle cars, vintage English cars, 1924-2019 era cars. Current model cars, trucks, and specialty equipment comprise 80%+ of current business.

Current business volume is 7-10 appraisals per month in New Mexico, West Texas, Eastern Arizona, and Southern Colorado.

Education: Black Hills University – Business Administration, Accounting, Economics

Professional Experience: Immediate past 3 years as a nationally Certified Automobile Appraiser (190+ total appraisals), 22 years auto dealership management in sales, service, parts, and general management responsibilities, 3+years of Auto Rental operations management, Auto Dealer Auction Buyer, contract auto dealership manager, Auto Dealer Forensic Auditor, collision repair shop management, ASE mechanic, Commercial trucks and truck equipment 5 years. 706 appointed Expert Witness, State of New Mexico, County of Santa Fe, First Judicial District Court.

What I Can Do for You

An auto appraisal can be used in a variety of situations. Aside from the most obvious purpose—putting a price on your car before you sell it—this service plays an integral role in the insurance industry. An appraisal from a certified professional lends legitimacy to your automobile. Because of that, this type of service is also used in conjunction with legal matters.

Here are a few situations my accurate auto appraisals are used for:

  • Bonded Title Value
  • Diminished Value Claims
  • Divorce Settlement
  • Documentation of Value / Disposition Lender Requirements
  • Estate Planning
  • Estate Settlement
  • Fraudulent Sale
  • Insurance Valuation
  • IRS-Compliant Donations
  • Total Loss Claims


Throughout the years, I have served a wide range of clientele. Get an idea of what I can do for you by taking a look at the vehicles I have previously appraised.