5 Hints for Faster Turn Times

Appraising is a constantly changing profession. On a regular basis, it seems, appraisers are asked to offer extra information or have steps added to their process. All to ensure the end user gets the best data possible. In order to keep up with the constantly changing requirements, All State Appraisal Partners, Inc. is constantly seeking additional tools and tweaking processes to increase efficiency so we can do more work for faster. At All State Appraisal Partners, Inc. we know that time is important to everybody, so we've listed a handful of items you can do to hasten the process every time you order an appraisal with All State Appraisal Partners, Inc..

Are you ordering appraisals online?
When you order online, you receive automatic e-mail notifications that the request was received, and fast, secure .PDF format report delivery. This tip single-handedly will save the most time! No longer do we have to manually enter information from a fax, and nor will you wonder whether we received the order.
Are you providing complete and accurate information about the subject property?
Having just one number incorrect on the street address can really unnecessarily slow down 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 — though be advised that professional appraisers are lawfully required to do their own due diligence on comparable sales, and ours may be different from yours.

If you have any questions about your property or a job we're working on for you, you're always welcome to contact us

Be sure to let us know about the property's unique details.
Cookie-cutter houses are relatively easy to appraise. Most of an appraiser's time is spent analyzing how unique elements contribute 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 put on, it's subject to zoning restrictions, it's prone to flooding. While these are things that we would find out on our own, knowing them sooner will likely make your report arrive earlier.
Set proper expectations with the homeowner.
One of the most tedious steps of the appraisal process is confirming an inspection date with the current homeowner. Some homeowners are understandably apprehensive with the notion a stranger wants to come in their home, look around, and make abundant notes. One common belief is that they must make the place spotless before the inspection, with the notion that will increase the value. And will choose to not schedule the appraisal inspection until they can get around to cleaning.

Hearing from you -- someone they are working with on their loan -- some knowledge about the appraisal process, who we are, and especially that dusting and polishing won't make it more likely their sale will close, and likely decrease the appraisal inspection time. I encourage you to point your clients to this website, where we have multiple pages of relevant information for homeowners and others describing the appraisal process. Have them call us if they want to become familiar with our staff and services. Remind them it benefits them to set the appointment quickly!
Easily keep tabs on the status of your report on our website.
Why are you still playing phone and fax tag when our website offers up-to-the-minute status updates available online, anytime, 24/7? As we complete each important milestone in an assignment, that information is instantly available to you online. There's no easier or faster way to keep track of the status of your report.

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