Some Hints for Quicker Turn Times

The appraisal profession is always evolving. On a regular basis, it seems, appraisers are asked to offer extra information or have steps added to their process. All of this is to guarantee their client receives the best information available. To stay current with the always changing requirements, Good Appraisal Services, Inc. is always acquiring new tools and improving processes to increase efficiency so we can do more work for you. At Good Appraisal Services, Inc. we know that time is important to everybody, so here are some items you can do to reduce turn times when you order an appraisal from Good Appraisal Services, Inc..

Order your appraisals on the Internet.
By ordering online, you get automatic e-mail notifications 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! No longer do we have to re-key information from a fax, and nor will you wonder whether we received the request.
Complete and accurate subject property data is key.
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 helpful data to pass long with your assignment. Even a list of recent sales from the area is welcome — remember, however, that professional appraisers are lawfully required to do their own due diligence on comparable sales, and ours may differ from yours.

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Be sure to let us know about the property's unique elements.
Cookie-cutter houses are relatively easy to appraise. What takes time is analyzing how differing details contribute to or detract from what otherwise would be a property's market value. Let us know up front when ordering your report if there are unique features of the home or surrounding area -- for example, it's recently had an addition put on, it's subject to zoning restrictions, it's predisposed to flooding. These are things we will find out on our own anyway, and knowing them as early as possible is likely to make your report arrive sooner.
Let the homeowner know what to expect.
Setting an inspection time and date with the homeowner can be one of the most inefficient tasks in the appraisal process. Some homeowners are clearly apprehensive with the fact a stranger wants to come in their house, look around, and make copious notes. Thinking that it will make the house appraise for more money, some homeowners think they have to make the place spotless before the inspection. So they put off the appraisal inspection until they have cleaned.

Hearing it directly from you -- a person they've been working with on their loan -- a little bit 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 go a long way toward trimming the time it takes to inspect a home. Please feel free to point your clients to this website, where we have lots of pages of relevant information for homeowners as well as others about the appraisal process. Tell them to call us if they want to become familiar with our staff and services. Remind them it benefits them to set the appointment soon!
Use our website to track 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 easier to keep track of the status of your report.