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We have MANY happy customers! Here are what a few of them have to say:


We wanted to thank you so much for all your professional knowledge. You went above and beyond to help us. I hope we are never in this situation again, but if we are ever in an accident you will be the first person we call!
Thank you, 
Curtis and Joanna H

I wanted to write and thank you again for your help in assisting my diminished value claim. Thanks for your advice and your independent appraisal. The insurance company originally offered me $2,200.00. With your report and expert work on this, I received a check today for $6,750.00, all without having to go to court or arbitrationI couldn't be happier with all the help you provided. Money well-spent.

Have a wonderful weekend,


Many thanks for this Chris. He came back with an offer of $2000 - which I accepted.
Very much appreciate your support in this.

Hi Chris,
I just wanted to tell you that I read the report tonight and I was very happy with it.  I think you did an awesome job.  I appreciate your help Best Regards,
Val M.

Once again, thank you for your professional service. I appreciate your help in dealing with a second insurance matter and obtaining a satisfactory outcome.  I will certainly not hesitate to recommend you and your service to my friends, family, and clients.
Pam G

They took off the price of the first check for $280 it came out to $1900 with both checks.....again can't thank you enough if there is any way I can give you positive reviews I'll do it...Thanks again you rock!!!! I'm thoroughly disgusted with how USAA has gone down hill over the years we have been members since the 1980s.....DEFINITELY not like it used to be. I'm glad progressive recommended you and all worked out as well as it did. Thanks again!

Michelle R

Dear Chris,
Thank you for your assistance in helping me obtain a fair value from the insurance company for the total loss of my vehicle.  Your appraisal was done quickly and your negotiation with the insurance company's appraiser got me an additional $2,161.00 which will go a long way in helping me purchase another vehicle.  You are a true professional and I highly recommend you to anyone in need of an appraisal service.  I have already given your information to another person.
Donna B

The insurance company, Geico, offered me $1000 settlement. After Chris gave his expert testimony, the judge awarded me $8900! Thank you, Chris!

Ken L.

I spoke with Jason and everything is settled. They will be sending me a check for $1500. Just want to thank you again for everything you have done. I will be calling the body shop and giving them your information as well.

Adam S.

Chris: Thanks for your excellent work on this one – Plaintiff’s counsel rejected our initial settlement offer, then read your report, and decided to accept our initial offer after all.

Liz F

Hi Chris,
I just wanted to thank you for doing such a great job with my Diminished Value Claim.  When we first spoke, I could tell right away you are an experienced, honest professional.  The turn around time for my report was great, and any questions I had, you knew the answer immediately.
The thing I am most impressed with is when negotiating with the insurance companies appraiser, you negotiated 30% over what I was expecting!
Once again, I want to thank you for your hard work and excellent results.  I will highly recommend you to any and all of my friends!
Jeffrey B

I wanted to let you and your staff know how great Chris at CK Appraisals is.  I had a terrible time with the insurance company.  However, all I had to do was call Chris and he was on the phone immediately with them and dealt with the problem.
It took several months, but Chris finally got the insurance company to understand NC law and remit an acceptable amount.
Thanks again for recommending Chris, and be sure to give his name to everybody in the future who needs this type of help.
Nancy S.

We received the check for $2300 from Penn National which was so much better than the $475 offered originally.  This took a little more time but was very much worth it.  Thank you.

John S and family

Chris helped us settle a recent diminish value claim after an auto accident.  Chris was great to work with and very professional.  I called several appraisers and attorneys around and chose Chris because he sounded experienced and knowledgeable.  It was a good choice!  Chris replied all phone calls and emails promptly.  His appraisal report was detailed and thorough.  He handled the entire settlement process smoothly and got us a settlement amount we are very happy with.  We would highly recommend Chris to anyone with a similar need.  Thank you, Chris!
Ling (Helen)

More Five Star Reviews From Our Satisfied Clients:

"Went From $750 to $3500"

Hi CK –
I wanted to thank-you for helping me with my Diminished Value claim.  Not only did you turn around an appraisal for me within one day, you also were always available to me to provide subject matter expertise whenever I needed it.  You also provided the knowledge, and at times, the appropriate documentation needed to present to the insurance company to ensure I was getting a fair offer.  With your help, I was able to increase the initial offer of $750 to $3,500.
Thank-you for all your help!!

"Chris Helped Get Me $5k More"

Good evening Chris.
I wanted to pass along my thanks and respect for your knowledge, experience, and support in my recent suit against Geico for Diminished Value.
The ridiculous offer made by them on the substantial loss we suffered would likely have held substantially more weight and the award from the court significantly lower had I not had you in my corner.
Their offer was $6000 less than your appraisal and the courts upheld $5000 of the difference.  Your testimony and your pretrial advise were instrumental in ensuring the big insurance company didn’t ‘run over’ the ‘little guy’

Ken L

"My Offer Got Doubled Thanks to You"


I just wanted to thank you again for your assistance in filing and settling my Diminished Value claim.  As I expected, the first offer by the insurance company was a low-ball.  Through your assistance and intervention, the final offer I accepted was double the initial amount.  In my opinion, you went the extra mile by calling the insurance claim rep directly and persuading them to increase the offer.

As you know, I had spoken to other appraisers before deciding who go with and was very impressed by your knowledge and credibility. Now I know I made the right decision.  I strongly recommend you to anyone seeking to file a DV claim.



"I Got Over $2k More"



I wanted to say Thank You!!!

Thank you for helping me and taking charge when needed in the dispute between LM insurance over the total loss of my vehicle. Thank you for being professional in every way. From our first conversation and the advice, you gave, to knowing your industry and how the process should work, not how Insurance companies want them to work. I appreciated your quick replies in an email, returning a call within minutes and answering the phone at any time of the day. But most of all Thank You for getting the real Fair Market Value of my car, an increase of over $2K above what the insurance company was offering.

When the Insurance Company becomes the enemy I want Chris and CK appraisers on my team.

Once again Thank You!

Greg S.

"I Got Well Over What I Was Expecting"

Dear Chris,


I am writing to sincerely thank you for helping get well above the diminished value quote we were expecting from State Farm.   You were a pleasure to work with and explained the process and laws of NC to me clearly.  Once you realized that the State Farm agent was persuading me that most cars do not receive diminished value after damages are repaired, you quickly took action to call and discuss my rights as a consumer with them.

I would highly recommend you to anyone trying to resolve a diminished claim value with any insurance company.  Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if ever needed.

Thanks again!

Suzanne P

"They Tried Pulling The Wool Over My Eyes"

Hi Chris,

Just wanted to thank you for all of your professional and knowledgeable assistance in dealing with my insurance company and the total loss value of my vehicle. My insurance company tried to pull the wool over my eyes in putting a very low value on my vehicle, once I retained your services the insurance company was forced to nearly doubled their original offer.

This would of not been achieved if not for your expertise and intervention.

Keep up the good work, let it be known I will highly recommend you to anyone that has dealings with a insurance company to negotiate a fair value for you vehicle.

Thanks Again,

"$5k More On My Diminished Value Claim"



Thank you again for the professional job you did for me in dealing with my recent diminished value claim.
National General offered me $1000 but with your help and guidance all the way through the umpire process, they sent me a check for $6000. I will not hesitate to recommend you to everyone I know that needs to make a reduced value claim after an accident.
I just referred one of my coworkers to you for a diminished value claim.

Thanks Again !
Ed K.