Five Hints for Faster Turn Times
Appraising is a constantly changing profession. On a regular basis, it seems, appraisers are asked to supply extra information or have steps added to their appraisal process. They do this additional work to guarantee their client is presented with the best data to be had. To keep up with the constantly changing requirements, Good Appraisal Services, Inc. is always researching new tools and tweaking processes in order 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 we've listed some things you can do to speed up the process whenever you order an appraisal with Good Appraisal Services, Inc..
- Are you ordering appraisals online?
- By ordering online, you receive automatic e-mail confirmations that the order was received, and fast, secure .PDF format report delivery. This tip single-handedly will save the most time! We don't have to re-key information from a fax, and nor will you wonder whether we got the order.
- Complete and accurate subject property information is crucial.
- There's nothing like being one number off on the street address to unnecessarily interrupt 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 from the area — remember, however, that professional appraisers must always do their own due diligence on comparable sales, and ours may differ from yours.
You're always welcome to contact us if you have any questions about your property or a job we're working on for you.
- Be sure to tell us about the unique characteristics of this property.
- It's relatively easy to appraise a cookie-cutter house. What takes time is analyzing how elements unique to a property contribute 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 characteristics of the home or surrounding area -- for example, it's had a recent addition constructed, it's subject to zoning restrictions, it's prone to flooding. While these are things that we'd find out on our own, knowing them sooner makes your report arrive quicker.
- Let the homeowner know what to expect.
- One of the most tedious steps of the appraisal process is confirming an appointment with the current homeowner. We understand that a homeowner may be uneasy with an outsider inspecting every corner of their home, taking photos, and making lots of notes. Many commonly think they should make the place spotless before the appraiser comes by, having the thought that will increase the appraised value. And will reschedule the appraisal inspection until it is cleaned.
Coming from you -- the 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 affect their home's value one little bit, and can shorten the appraisal inspection time. Please feel free to point your customers to our website, where we have several pages of relevant information for homeowners and 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's in their interest to set the appointment quickly!
- Easily track the status of your report on our website.
- 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 instantly available to you online. There's no faster or easier way to keep track of your report's status.