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Nathan-Merz

Nathan Merz is the owner and founder of Columbia Valley Luxury Cars. Their mission is to offer only the finest European cars that customers can trust are the best. Their areas of expertise include evaluating and assessing German and Italian marques and collector vehicle valuations. Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Nathan is a die-hard car guy who’s figured out how to wrap his passion for cars in to his business. One of his favorite quotes comes from Steve Jobs… “I go the extra mile because it is what I love to do.”

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SUCCESS QUOTE

“The older I get the more I see how motivations matter…. When you’re doing something for yourself, or your best friend or your family you’re not going to cheese out.  If you don’t love something you’re not going to go the extra mile.” – Steve Jobs

CAREER CHALLENGE 

Realizing at a young age that he was entrepreneurial and he really  loved cars and that he could make some money buying and selling cars. All at the age of 13.

AH-HA MOMENTS

Going through the exercise of looking at past customers trends and realizing how many of his past customers are repeat or referral customers. His is 78%.

FIRST SPECIAL AUTOMOBILE

A 1966 Ford F100 Pickup

BEST AUTOMOTIVE ADVICE

Buy the seller, not the car.

GREAT RESOURCES  

Clubs and forums

FAVORITE BOOKS

The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

PARTING WORDS OF ADVICE

Live your passion. Today is the only day you’re guaranteed so you better be doing something you love.

HOW TO LEARN MORE ABOUT NATHAN

Columbia Valley Luxury Cars

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