Five Tips for Shorter Turn Times
The appraisal profession is always evolving. On a regular basis, it seems, appraisers are asked to include extra information or have steps added to their research. They do this additional work to guarantee their client is presented with the best data possible. In order to stay current with the continuously changing requirements, Appraise Colorado Inc is continuously testing new tools and improving processes to increase efficiency so we can do more work for you. Since Appraise Colorado 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 Appraise Colorado Inc.
- Are you ordering appraisals online?
- By ordering online, you automatically receive e-mail confirmations that the request was received, and fast, secure .PDF format report delivery. Online ordering is the single biggest time saver available to both of us! We don't have to retype information from a fax, and nor will you wonder whether we got the order.
- Are you providing complete and accurate information about the subject property?
- Being just one number off on the street address can really 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. Even a list of recent sales from the area is welcome — remember, however, that professional appraisers must always do their own due diligence on comparable sales, and ours may differ from yours.
If you have any questions about your property or an appraisal we're working on for you, don't hesitate to contact us
- Be sure to let us know about the unique details of this property.
- It's relatively easy to appraise a cookie-cutter house. What takes time is analyzing how unique elements add to or detract from what otherwise would be a property's market value. Let us know up front when you order your report if there are unique elements of the home or surrounding area -- for example, it's recently had an addition built on, it's subject to zoning restrictions, it's prone to flooding. While these are things that we will find out on our own, knowing them as soon as possible makes your report arrive faster.
- Be sure the occupants know the the plan.
- One of the most inefficient parts of the appraisal process is confirming an appointment with the current homeowner. We understand that a homeowner may be uneasy with a stranger inspecting every corner of their home, taking pictures, and making lots of notes. Thinking that it will increase the value, some homeowners believe they ought to make the place spotless before the inspection. So they choose to not schedule the appraisal inspection until they can get around to cleaning.
Hearing it directly from you -- a person they've been working with on their loan -- a little 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 can shorten the appraisal inspection time. Our website has numerous pages of helpful information about the appraisal process for homeowners. I encourage you to share it with your clients. Have them call us if they want to become familiar with our staff and services. Remind them it benefits them to set the appointment as quickly as possible!
- Why not our website as a resource to verify the status of your report?
- 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 easier to keep track of the status of your report.