Selecting an Appraiser - Don't Get Scammed 

When you are searching on-line for an appraiser to help you with your diminished value claim the Bing - Google - Yahoo Ads will be listing several appraisers, however many of them they are not in North Carolina.  So here is something to thing about. If you were selling your house, would you hire an out-of-state appraiser? Of course not! Yet many people searching for an appraiser unknowingly hire an out-of-state/non-resident appraiser; if you chose to do such, good luck to you.

 

GS 58-33-30.  License requirements.

(2) Nonresident.

 

a. An individual may qualify for a license under this Article as a nonresident if he holds a LIKE license in another state or territory of the United States. An individual may qualify for a license as a nonresident motor vehicle damage appraiser or a nonresident adjuster if the applicant's state of residency does not offer such licenses and such applicant meets all other requirements for licensure of a resident. A license issued to a nonresident of this State shall grant the same rights and privileges afforded a resident licensee, except as provided in subsection (i) of this section

LIKE License in US Continental 48 State

A survey was made of 47 Department of Insurance, other than North Carolina the results of states that offer a motor vehicle damage appraisers license or very similar to North Carolina is: South Carolina - Rhode Island - Pennsylvania - Nevada - Massachusetts - Delaware - Connecticut. All other Department of Insurance require the person to be an adjuster / or public adjuster. 

 

Top Bing  - Google - Yahoo Non-Resident North Carolina Appraisers 

Note (This is not a complete list that home state does not have LIKE license)

 

http://www.autoloss.com - - - Oregon does not have LIKE license

https://www.diminishedvalueassessment.com - - - Texas does not have LIKE license. 

https://stlucieappraisal.net - - - Florida does not have LIKE license.

http://www.diminishedvalue-northcarolina.com - - - Georgia does not have LIKE license. 

 

https://www.collisionclaims.com - - - Georgia does not have LIKE license. 

https://wreckcheck.com - - - Georgia does not have LIKE license. 

https://www.autoappraisal.com - - - Virginia does not have LIKE license. 

https://www.mydvac.com - - - Virginia does not have LIKE license. 

GS 58-33-30.  License requirements.

The Commissioner shall not issue or continue any license of an agent, broker, limited representative, adjuster, or motor vehicle damage appraiser except as follows:

 

(h) Resident-Nonresident Licenses. - The Commissioner shall issue a resident or nonresident license to an agent, broker, limited representative, adjuster, or motor vehicle damage appraiser as follows:

(2) Nonresident.

a. An individual may qualify for a license under this Article as a nonresident if he holds a LIKE license in another state or territory of the United States. An individual may qualify for a license as a nonresident motor vehicle damage appraiser or a nonresident adjuster if the applicant's state of residency does not offer such licenses and such applicant meets all other requirements for licensure of a resident. A license issued to a nonresident of this State shall grant the same rights and privileges afforded a resident licensee, except as provided in subsection (i) of this section.

 

(i) Retaliatory Provision. - Whenever, by the laws or regulations of any other state or jurisdiction, any limitation of rights and
privileges, conditions precedent, or any other requirements are imposed upon residents of this State who are nonresident applicants or licensees of such other state or jurisdiction in addition to, or in excess of,those imposed on nonresidents under this Article, the same such requirements shall be imposed upon such residents of such other state or jurisdiction. This subsection does not apply to fees charged to insurance producers.

Disclosure Notice: Any North Carolina General Statute shown is for educational purposes only and should not be taken as legal advice. Danny Wyatt is not an attorney nor claims to be an attorney. Danny Wyatt has vast experience in handling diminished value claims under NCGS 20-279.21(d1) (appraisal clause). Danny is a former member of the North Carolina Department of Insurance External Appraiser and Repair Task Force Board and he is simply sharing information how the diminished value claim process works under NC GS 20-279.21(d1) and GS 58-33-30.  License requirements.