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December 25, 2023

Everything You Need to Know About This Price Tag

You’ve probably encountered the term “fair market value” before, but you didn’t pay much attention to it. Now that you’re planning to sell your beloved ride though, you’ve been hearing more and more about it. You feel compelled to do your research, thus leading you here.

So, what exactly is FMV? Allow us to walk you through it!


Fair Market Value in a Nutshell

Fair market value is the price at which an asset, like your cherished car, would change hands between a willing buyer and a willing seller. This transaction assumes that both parties have reasonable knowledge of the facts and neither is compelled to buy or sell.

In simpler terms, FMV is the price tag that doesn’t cause either side to feel they’ve been short-changed. It’s a price that’s fair for everyone involved — not too high, not too low, one that’s just right.


How to Determine FMV

Determining a property’s fair market value is more art than science. You don’t just pick a price you fancy. It takes into consideration several factors that help determine the asset’s value.

Let’s get back to your car example. How old is the car? What is its make and model? How many miles have you clocked on it? Has it been in any accidents? All these factors, and more, will influence your car’s FMV.

For real estate, the FMV is based on the property’s size, location, condition, and selling price of comparable properties in the area. In the business world, the FMV of a company takes into account things like assets, earnings, market conditions, and even the company’s reputation.


Why Does FMV Matter?

Fair market value plays a critical role in many financial transactions. It helps determine how much tax you should pay when you own or sell something. It’s vital in insurance matters to figure out how much money you should get if your property is damaged or lost.

Understanding FMV benefits you. With this knowledge, you can make sure you’re not overpaying when buying or underselling when selling.


You Can Turn Your Old Car into a Source of Hope for Our Needy Vets

Believe it or not, you can turn that run-down car that you plan to dispose of into something wonderful that can make you proud. That’s when you donate it to us at Veteran Car Donations. We’ll use it to make a difference in the lives of those struggling veterans and their families in your local community.

Our team will sell your vehicle through an auction and use the proceeds to support the life improvement programs of our veteran-focused charity partners. These IRS-approved 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations cater to veterans who are suffering from poverty, homelessness, unemployment, disabilities, and serious illnesses, including mental health issues.

They use the funding we give them to provide their beneficiaries with housing and financial assistance, employment and livelihood opportunities, family support, free quality health care and medical treatment, psychotherapy services, and other services meant to improve their living conditions.

Your participation in our vehicle donation program will enable you to enjoy a fast and free towing service anywhere in the United States. Your donation will also entitle you to claim the maximum tax deduction in the next tax season.

However, these material rewards pale in comparison to the deep sense of personal satisfaction you’ll experience, knowing that you’ll be giving back to those heroic men and women who put their lives on the line to defend our nation’s freedoms and ensure our security.

We take almost all types of vehicles, including cars, RVs, trucks, boats, motorbikes, golf carts, farm equipment, you name it. And guess what? They don’t even have to be in great shape when we pick them up from their owners.

For more information regarding our vehicle donation program, including our quick and convenient donation process, visit our FAQs page. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to reach us anytime at 877-594-5822 or leave us a message here. We’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

Give Our Nation’s Heroes Tons of Reasons to Smile Today!

Your car donation is the best gift you can give to the disadvantaged and neglected veterans in your community. It can help transform their lives in so many ways. So, what are you waiting for? Call Veteran Car Donations at 877-594-5822 or fill out our secure online donation form now!

Veteran Car Donations operates in all 50 states.

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