5 Suggestions for Swifter Turn Times
The appraisal profession is continuously evolving. Regularly, it seems, appraisers are asked to present more information or have steps added to their data gathering. All of this is to guarantee the end user has the best data possible. To keep up with the continuously changing requirements, All State Appraisal Partners, Inc. is continuously acquiring new tools and tweaking processes in order to increase efficiency so we can do more work for more efficiently. Since All State Appraisal Partners, Inc. knows that time is important to everyone, below are a few tips you can do to reduce turn times on any appraisals ordered with All State Appraisal Partners, Inc..
- Order your appraisals online.
- With online ordering, you get automatic e-mail acknowledgements that the assignment was received, and fast, secure .PDF format report delivery. This tip alone will save the most time! No longer do we have to re-key information from a fax, and you don't have to wonder whether we got the request.
- Are you providing complete and accurate data about the subject property?
- 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 great information to include with the request. We even welcome lists of recent sales in the area — though be advised that professional appraisers are lawfully required to do their own due diligence on comparable sales, and ours may differ from yours.
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- Let us know up front of the property's distinct elements.
- Cookie-cutter homes are relatively easy to appraise. Most of an appraiser's time is spent analyzing how differing elements contribute to or detract from what otherwise would be a property's market value. When ordering your report, let us know if there are unique elements of the home or surrounding area -- for example, it's had a recent addition built 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 makes your report arrive earlier.
- Let the homeowner know what to expect.
- Confirming an appointment with the homeowner can be one of the most tedious tasks in the appraisal process. It's understandable for a homeowner to be uneasy with a stranger inspecting every corner of their home, taking photos, and making abundant notes. Thinking that it will make the house appraise for more money, many homeowners feel they ought to make the place spotless before the appraisal inspection. And will put off the appraisal inspection until they can get around to cleaning.
Hearing it directly from you -- someone they have been working with on their loan -- some knowledge about the appraisal process, who we are, and especially that dusting and polishing won't affect their home's value one little bit, and can shorten the appraisal inspection time. Our website has many pages of useful information about the appraisal process for homeowners. Please feel free to share it with your clients. Encourage them to call us if they want to meet our staff and learn more about our services. Remind them it benefits them to set the appointment promptly!
- Use our website to keep tabs on your report's status.
- No more phone and fax tag. Up-to-the-minute status updates are available online, anytime, 24/7. As each important milestone in an assignment is completed, that information is available instantly to you online. There's no faster way to track your report's status.