There is a large demand for auto appraisal services throughout the United States. While your dream of an automotive business may be possible, I'd suggest you check out the local appraisal market and determine if appraising vehicles in your market would meet your objectives.
Typically, it takes a couple of years in a new auto business start up before you'll make money. You should have enough savings in the bank or line of credit to operate for two years (including your personal expenses) before expecting to break even and start to actually make money.
Based on the business model we built this franchise on, we have targeted 12-18 months for our average territory to break even, meaning perform enough appraisals to pay off your initial investment. Some of our territories have done it in less and some have taken longer, so it