This website and it's products are a cumulative effort from a couple's past experience as auto wholesalers and brokers.
In their videos, they share their combined 15 years of knowledge in automotive sales and purchasing; including their personally learned wisdom from the collision repair and mechanical industry.
Paul worked the commercial side of the auto business; buying and selling big trucks, dump trucks, fleets of vans and so on. Tanja took on the more public side of the business, first specializing in buying and re-furbishing older Toyotas, Hondas and Nissans, some of which you can view on the lower half of this page. Her interests eventually included the newer imports like BMW, LandRover, Mercedes, Acura, Infiniti and Lexus that were still under full manufacturer warranty. Coined a 'personal car shopper' by many of her female clients, Tanja became the trusted auto broker/wholesaler for many Phoenicians when it came to looking for their next vehicle. Most were concerned with how to avoid buying a used vehicle with previous accident damage, especially if the car they wanted was only a year or two old; for certain accident damage would invalidate the vehicle's manufacturer warranty.
~ Jenifer Mazur Anseth, Creative Director, M.R. Designs & Gifts - Phoenix, Arizona[/blockquote]
Consistently sorting through the 'lemons' in order to find clients a clean and sound used car in 'like-new' condition, Tanja gained a successful track record with her customers and their referrals. Over time, many of her clients and fellow BNI members suggested she make her used car inspecting and buying skills available to the general public. There seemed to be a demand for honest and empowering car buying knowledge.
~ Emily Adams, 33, single mother - Phoenix, AZ[/blockquote]
Remembering her own first-time car buying experience at the age of 19 and how her ignorance around cars was clearly taken advantage of by a salesman at the Honolulu Honda dealership, Tanja gave it some serious thought. Spurned on by the horror stories that others shared with her and Paul, and her own 'first-time used car buying tragedy', they agreed that educational efforts in this area would be of good use to the general used car buying public. They proceeded to take a year off from the car business to create the videos found today on CarReality.com. Towards the end of that period, they also managed to create other tools like the Vehicle Crash Tester, their eBook and the Vehicle Inspection Checklist & Rating System, to help people choose the right car for themselves, even if they knew nothing about cars or really how they work.
~ Chris B. - Illinois, USA[/blockquote][blockquote type="blockquote_quotes" align="left" width="400" el_position="first last"]Great job at helping us be able to find just what I was looking for at a good price!! I have purchased 2 vehicles with Paul and Tanja's videos and I highly recommend them.
~ Wayne Carroll, Owner at Inspired Idea Solutions, LLC, an Intellectual Property Law Firm - Phoenix, AZ[/blockquote][blockquote type="blockquote_quotes" align="left" width="400" el_position="first last"]Tanja's products did a great job for us, and it even gave us ideas to recondition our Volvo so we were able to sell it for top dollar. I recommend her to everyone I know who is in the market to buy or sell a car.
~ Ted Cook, Business & Human Capital Analyst - Phoenix, AZ[/blockquote]
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