5 Steps to Faster Turn Times
Appraising is a constantly changing profession. On a regular basis, it seems, appraisers are asked to include more information or have steps added to their research. They do this extra work to guarantee the end user receives the best information available. To keep up with the constantly changing requirements, All State Appraisal Partners, Inc. is continuously acquiring new tools and improving processes in order to increase efficiency so we can do more work for our clients. Since All State Appraisal Partners, Inc. knows that time is important to everyone, we've listed a few tips you can do to lower turn times when you order an appraisal from All State Appraisal Partners, Inc..
- Always order your appraisals online.
- With online ordering, you automatically receive e-mail confirmations that the request 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 the order was received.
- Complete and accurate subject property information is crucial.
- Having just one number incorrect on the street address can really unnecessarily interrupt 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. We even welcome lists of recent sales from the area — 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 home. What takes time is analyzing how unique details contribute 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 features of the home or surrounding area -- for example, it's had a recent addition constructed, it's subject to zoning restrictions, it's susceptible to flooding. These are things we would find out on our own anyway, and knowing them sooner makes your report arrive quicker.
- Set proper expectations with the homeowner.
- Confirming an appointment with the homeowner can be one of the most tedious tasks in the appraisal process. Many homeowners are understandably apprehensive with the idea an outsider wants to come in their house, look around, and take abundant notes. With the notion that it will increase the appraised value, some homeowners feel they must make the place spotless before the appraisal inspection. So they delay the appointment until the house is cleaned.
Coming directly from you -- the 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 change their home's value one little bit, and likely shorten the time it takes to inspect a home. I encourage you to point them to this website, where we have lots of pages of helpful information for homeowners and others about the appraisal process. They can even call us if they want to meet our staff and learn more about our services. And tell them it's to their advantage to set the appointment soon!
- Our website is a great resource for keeping tabs on your report's status.
- 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 easier to keep track of the status of your report.