A Few Tips for Faster Turn Times

The appraisal profession is constantly evolving. On a regular basis, it seems, appraisers are asked to supply additional information or have steps added to their process. All of this is to ensure the end user has the best data possible. To keep up with the constantly changing requirements, All State Appraisal Partners, Inc. is constantly acquiring additional tools and tweaking processes to increase efficiency so we can do more work for quickly. At All State Appraisal Partners, Inc. we know that time is important to everybody, so below are some things you can do to hasten the process when you order an appraisal with All State Appraisal Partners, Inc..

Always order your appraisals online.
By ordering online, you receive automatic e-mail notifications that the assignment was received, and fast, secure .PDF format report delivery. It's the single biggest time saver available to both of us! We don't have to retype information from a fax, and you don't have to wonder whether the order was received.
Make sure that the subject property data is accurate and complete.
There's nothing like being one number off on the street address to add unnecessary time to an appraisal assignment. Unique identifiers like a tax parcel number, plat map number, or subdivision name is helpful information to pass long with your assignment. We even welcome lists of recent sales from the area — though be advised that professional appraisers are lawfully required to do their own due diligence on comparable sales, and ours might differ from yours.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about your property or an appraisal we're working on for you.

Be sure to tell us about the property's distinct elements.
It's relatively easy to appraise a cookie-cutter house. Most of an appraiser's time is spent analyzing how differing characteristics 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 elements of the home or surrounding area -- for example, it's had a recent addition constructed, it's subject to zoning restrictions, it's predisposed to flooding. While these are things that we'd find out on our own, knowing them as soon as possible makes your report arrive sooner.
Set proper expectations with the homeowner.
One of the most tedious steps of the appraisal process is confirming an inspection date with the homeowner. Many current homeowners are justifiably apprehensive with the fact an unknown persons wants to come in their house, look around, and take copious notes. Believing that it will increase the appraised value, a few homeowners think they must make the place spotless before the inspection. And will reschedule the inspection until they can get around to cleaning.

Coming from you -- a person they are working with on their loan -- some information about the appraisal process, who we are, and especially that dusting and polishing won't make it more likely their sale will close, and can decrease the time it takes to inspect a home. Our website has lots of pages of helpful information about the appraisal process for homeowners. Please feel free to share it with your customers. They can even call us if they want to meet our staff and learn more about our services. And tell them it benefits them to set the appointment as quickly as possible!
Use our website to keep track of your report's status.
Phone and fax tag are a thing of the past with up-to-the-minute status updates 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 keep track of the status of your report.

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