13. What is “Fair Market Value” (FMV)?

“Fair Market Value” (FMV) is the price at which a property would change hands between a willing buyer and a willing seller, neither being under any compulsion to buy or to sell and both having reasonable knowledge of relevant facts.

Fair Market Value is a term in both law and accounting that is based on the economics term of “market value.” It is also a common basis for assessing damages to be awarded for the loss of or damage to property, generally in a claim under tort or a contract of insurance.

Fair Market Value is a judgment established by market research of similar vehicles (a.k.a. “comp”) in a specific market region during a given time frame. The goal is to determine at what price the subject vehicle would have sold for at a specific time in a given geographical area.

Vehicle Value Experts employs various recognizable and reliable resources in locating comparable vehicles to effectively ascertain a vehicle’s true Fair Market Value regardless of how unique the property may be.

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