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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.”
“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
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.
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.
Clubs and forums
PARTING WORDS OF ADVICE
Live your passion. Today is the only day you’re guaranteed so you better be doing something you love.
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