Five Suggestions for Quicker Turn Times
The appraisal profession is evolving at all times. Each year, it seems, appraisers are asked to present extra information or have steps added to their appraisal process. All of this is to ensure their client gets the best data to be had. To keep up with the continuously changing requirements, All State Appraisal Partners, Inc. is always researching additional tools and tweaking processes to increase efficiency so we can do more work for you. At All State Appraisal Partners, Inc. we know that time is important to everybody, so we've listed a couple of tips you can do to hasten the process on any appraisals ordered from All State Appraisal Partners, Inc..
- Are you ordering appraisals online?
- With online ordering, you get automatic e-mail confirmations that the assignment was received, and fast, secure .PDF format report delivery. This tip single-handedly will save the most time! We don't have to manually enter information from a fax, and you don't have to wonder whether the order was received.
- Are you providing complete and accurate information about the subject property?
- Being just one number off on the street address can really add unnecessary time to an appraisal assignment. And if you have a tax parcel number, plat map number, subdivision name or anything else that uniquely identifies the property, please pass it along. Even a list of recent area sales is welcome — remember, however, that professional appraisers must always do their own due diligence on comparable sales, and ours may be different from yours.
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- Let us know up front of the property's unique details.
- It's relatively easy to appraise a cookie-cutter house. What takes time is analyzing how differing elements add to or detract from what otherwise would be a property's market value. When you order your report, let us know if there are unique characteristics of the home or surrounding area -- for example, it's had a recent addition built on, it's subject to zoning restrictions, it's susceptible to flooding. While these are things that we'd find out on our own, knowing them sooner is likely to make your report arrive earlier.
- Are you making the occupants of the home aware of what to expect?
- Setting an inspection time and date with the homeowner can be one of the most tedious tasks in the appraisal process. We understand that a homeowner may be uncomfortable with an outsider inspecting every square foot of their home, taking pictures, and making lots of notes. With the belief that it will increase the appraised value, many homeowners feel they should make the place spotless before the appraiser comes by. So they put off the appraisal inspection until they can get around to cleaning.
Coming from you -- a person they've been working with on their loan -- a little info about the appraisal process, who we are, and especially that dusting and polishing won't change their home's value one little bit, and can shorten the time it takes to inspect a home. Our website has several pages of useful information about the appraisal process for homeowners. I encourage you to share it with your clients. Have them call us if they want to familiarize themselves with our staff and services. Remind them it's to their benefit to set the appointment quickly!
- Easily keep tabs on the status of your report on our website.
- No more phone and fax tag. Up-to-the-minute status updates are available online, anytime, 24/7. As we complete each important milestone in an assignment, that information can be viewed instantly online. It's never been easier to track the status of your report.