A Few Suggestions for Swifter Turn Times

Appraising is an always changing profession. Each year, it seems, appraisers are asked to offer additional information or have steps added to their research. They do this extra work to ensure their client is presented with the most useful information possible. In order to keep up with the constantly changing requirements, All State Appraisal Partners, Inc. is constantly testing new tools and improving processes to increase efficiency so we can do more work for you. Since All State Appraisal Partners, Inc. knows that time is important to everyone, below are some items you can do to lessen turn times each time you order an appraisal with All State Appraisal Partners, Inc.:

  1. Are you ordering appraisals online? By ordering online, you automatically receive 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 retype information from a fax, and nor will you wonder whether we got the order.

  2. Complete and accurate subject property information is essential. There's nothing like being one number off on the street address to add unnecessary time to 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 in the area — though be advised that professional appraisers must always do their own due diligence on comparable sales, and ours might differ from yours.

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

  4. Be sure to let us know about the property's distinct features. Cookie-cutter homes are relatively easy to appraise. What takes time is analyzing how differing characteristics 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 details of the home or surrounding area -- for example, it's had a recent addition constructed, it's subject to zoning restrictions, and it's susceptible to flooding. These are things we will find out on our own anyway, and knowing them as soon as possible makes your report arrive sooner.

  5. Let the occupants know what to expect. One of the most time consuming tasks of the appraisal process is setting an inspection date with the occupants of the home. We understand that a homeowner may be uneasy with a stranger inspecting every square foot of their home, taking photos, and making numerous notes. Under the belief that it will make the house appraise for more money, a few homeowners believe they need to make the place spotless before the appraiser comes by . So they reschedule the inspection until the house is cleaned.

    Coming from you -- a trusted party with whom they are already working -- some info about the appraisal process, who we are, and especially that dusting and polishing won't make a significant difference in their home's value, will help move the process along for everyone. I encourage you to point them to this website, where we have many pages of relevant information for homeowners and others about the appraisal process. Advise them to call us if they want to become familiar with the staff and our services. Remind them it benefits them to set the appointment as quickly as possible!


  6. 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 faster to keep track of the status of your report.

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