Some Hints for Faster Turn Times
Appraising is an always changing profession. Each year, it seems, appraisers are asked to offer extra information or have steps added to their appraisal process. All to guarantee their client receives the best information available. In order to keep up with the constantly changing requirements, Appraise Colorado Inc is constantly researching additional tools and improving processes in order to increase efficiency so we can do more work for you. At Appraise Colorado Inc we know that time is important to everybody, so we've listed some things you can do to trim turn times whenever you order an appraisal with Appraise Colorado Inc.
- Order your appraisals online.
- With online ordering, you automatically get e-mail confirmations that the request was received, and fast, secure .PDF format report delivery. This tip single-handedly will save the most time! No longer do we have to retype information from a fax, and you don't have to wonder whether we got the order.
- Confirm that the subject property data is accurate and complete.
- 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 are good data to pass long with the request. Even a list of recent area sales is welcome — remember, however, that professional appraisers must always do their own due diligence on comparable sales, and ours might differ from yours.
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about your property or an assignment we're working on for you.
- Be sure to tell us about the unique features of this property.
- It's relatively easy to appraise a cookie-cutter home. Most of an appraiser's time is spent analyzing how unique features contribute to or detract from what otherwise would be a property's market value. When you order your report, let us know if there are unique elements of the home or surrounding area -- for example, it's recently had an addition put on, it's subject to zoning restrictions, it's prone to flooding. These are things we would find out on our own anyway, and knowing them as early as possible will likely make your report arrive earlier.
- Be sure the occupants know the the plan.
- Confirming an appointment with the homeowner can be one of the most tedious parts in the appraisal process. Some homeowners are understandably uneasy with the notion an outsider wants to come in their house, look around, and take copious notes. Under the impression that it will increase the appraised value, a few homeowners think they need to make the place spotless before the appraisal inspection. So they delay the appraisal inspection until they have cleaned.
Hearing it directly from you -- a person they are working with on their loan -- a little bit about the appraisal process, who we are, and especially that dusting and polishing won't make it more likely their sale will close, and likely shorten the time it takes to inspect a home. Please feel free to point your customers to this website, where we have several pages of useful information for homeowners as well as others describing the appraisal process. They can even call us if they want to meet the staff and learn more about our services. Remind them it benefits them to set the appointment promptly!
- Our website is a great resource for keeping tabs on the status of your report.
- 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 is available to you online. There's no easier or faster way to track your report's status.