Some Suggestions for Quicker Turn Times

Appraising is a constantly changing profession. Commonly, it seems, appraisers are asked to provide extra information or have steps added to their appraisal process. They do this extra work to guarantee the end user is presented with the best data to be had. In order to keep up with the always changing requirements, All State Appraisal Partners, Inc. is constantly acquiring new tools and improving processes to increase efficiency so we can do more work for our customers. At All State Appraisal Partners, Inc. we know that time is important to everybody, so we've listed some items you can do to speed up the process on any appraisals ordered from All State Appraisal Partners, Inc..

Always order your appraisals on the Internet.
By ordering online, you automatically get e-mail confirmations that the order was received, and fast, secure .PDF format report delivery. This tip alone will save the most time! No longer do we have to manually enter information from a fax, and you don't have to wonder whether we got the request.
Complete and accurate subject property data is crucial.
Having just one number incorrect on the street address can really add unnecessary time to an appraisal assignment. Unique identifiers like a tax parcel number, plat map number, or subdivision name are great data to pass long with your assignment. Even a list of recent sales in the area is welcome — remember, however, that professional appraisers must always do their own due diligence on comparable sales, and ours might differ from yours.

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

Let us know up front of the property's distinct details.
Cookie-cutter houses are relatively easy to appraise. What takes time is analyzing how unique elements add to or detract from what otherwise would be a property's market value. At the time you order your report, be sure to let us know if there are unique elements 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 as soon as possible will likely make your report arrive more quickly.
Set proper expectations with the occupants.
One of the most inefficient parts of the appraisal process is confirming an inspection date with the occupants of the home. It's understandable for a homeowner to be apprehensive with an outsider looking in every corner of their home, taking pictures, and making abundant notes. A common belief is that they need to make the place spotless before the inspection, under the impression that will make the house appraise higher. So they put off the appointment until they can get around to cleaning.

Coming from you -- a person they've been working with on their loan -- some knowledge about the appraisal process, who we are, and especially that dusting and polishing won't change their home's value one little bit, and likely shorten the appraisal inspection time. Please feel free to point them to this website, where we have lots of pages of useful information for homeowners and others describing the appraisal process. They can even call us if they want to become familiar with the staff and our services. And tell them it benefits them to set the appointment promptly!
Easily verify 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 each important milestone in an assignment is completed, that information can be viewed instantly online. It's never been faster and easier to keep track of your report's status.

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