Some Hints for Faster 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 process. All of this is to guarantee their client is presented with the best data to be had. To stay current with the continuously changing requirements, Appraise Colorado Inc is continuously seeking new tools and tweaking processes to increase efficiency so we can do more work for you. At Appraise Colorado Inc we know that time is important to everybody, so here are some tips you can do to hasten the process on any appraisals ordered from Appraise Colorado Inc.
- Always order your appraisals on the Internet.
- With online ordering, you receive automatic e-mail notifications that the order was received, and fast, secure .PDF format report delivery. This tip alone will save the most time! We don't have to manually enter information from a fax, and nor will you wonder whether we received the request.
- Complete and accurate subject property data is crucial.
- Being just one number off 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 is good information to include with your request. Even a list of recent sales in the area is welcome — remember, however, that professional appraisers are lawfully required to do their own due diligence on comparable sales, and ours might differ from yours.
If you have any questions about your property or an assignment we're working on for you, don't hesitate to contact us
- Are you telling us up front any elements of the property that might make it distinct?
- It's relatively easy to appraise a cookie-cutter home. What takes time is analyzing how differing 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 features 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. These are things we'll find out on our own anyway, and knowing them as soon as possible makes your report arrive faster.
- Let the occupants know what to expect.
- Confirming an appointment with the homeowner can be one of the most tedious tasks in the appraisal process. We understand that a homeowner may be apprehensive with a stranger looking in every corner of their home, taking pictures, and making numerous notes. One common belief is that they should make the place spotless before the appraisal inspection, with the notion that will increase the value. And will choose to not schedule the inspection until they can get around to cleaning.
Coming directly from you -- the person they've been working with on their loan -- some info 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 decrease the time it takes to inspect a home. I encourage you to point them to our website, where we have lots of pages of helpful information for homeowners and others regarding the appraisal process. Have them call us if they want to meet our staff and learn more about our services. Remind them it benefits them to set the appointment soon!
- Use our website to track 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 and faster to keep track of your report's status.