The Appraisal Lane launched its consumer app for iPhone earlier this year, allowing consumers to tap into its live community of appraisal experts to receive a guaranteed cash offer for their used car in 30 minutes or less.
Now, the company has launched the Android version of the app for consumers.
After downloading The Appraisal Lane app to their phones, consumers can connect with live appraisers in real time, upload their vehicle photos, and answer simple condition questions. The guaranteed cash offer in 30 minutes or less is redeemable for trade-in value or for cash at a nearby dealership.
The Appraisal Lane said this latest edition means it now offers a full selection of apps for consumers who want to know what their car is worth, and for dealers who are interested in buying and selling used car inventory at any curb.
The Appraisal Lane launched in 2016, and since then it has delivered more than $2.5 billion in offers on used vehicles.
Appraisal experts generate those offers. Each month, those experts evaluate thousands of cars across all makes and models. In addition to its consumer app, The Appraisal Lane said its TAL Dealers product helps dealerships move and manage used-car inventory and connect with in-market consumers in real time.
Its TAL Buyers product aims to help dealerships and dealer groups source in-demand inventory from any curb.
The Appraisal Lane co-founder and vice president of product Scott Gales said the company launched the apps “to fill a significant void in the marketplace.”
“Unlike other appraisal tools, our intelligence isn't artificial and people appreciate that,” Gales said in a news release. “The Appraisal Lane’s offers are generated from real people in real time, backed by real money, not ranges or estimates.”
Gales also said that used cars “are as unique as the people who drive them,” and he said that is why human interaction is necessary.
“Our live appraisers understand the factors that impact trade-in value across all makes, models, and markets, versus computer-generated estimates,” he said. “Real time communication with live experts gives consumers the confidence and transparency missing in the traditional car valuation process.”
The Appraisal Lane is available for download at the App Store or on Google Play.