Some Tips for Faster Turn Times
The appraisal profession is constantly evolving. Regularly, it seems, appraisers are asked to supply extra information or have steps added to their process. All to guarantee their client is presented with the best information available. In order to stay current with the always changing requirements, Good Appraisal Services, Inc. is continuously acquiring new tools and improving processes in order to increase efficiency so we can do more work for faster. Since Good Appraisal Services, Inc. knows that time is important to everyone, we've listed some tips you can do to accelerate the process whenever you order an appraisal from Good Appraisal Services, Inc..
- Order your appraisals on the Internet.
- By ordering online, you automatically receive e-mail acknowledgements that the order was received, and fast, secure .PDF format report delivery. This 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 got the order.
- Are you providing complete and accurate data about the subject property?
- Having just one number incorrect 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. We even welcome lists of recent sales from the area — though be advised that professional appraisers must always do their own due diligence on comparable sales, and ours might differ from yours.
You're always free to contact us if you have any questions about your property or an assignment we're working on for you.
- Be sure to let us know about the unique elements of this property.
- It's relatively easy to appraise a cookie-cutter home. 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. When ordering your report, let us know if there are unique elements of the home or surrounding area -- for example, it's had a recent addition constructed, it's subject to zoning restrictions, it's susceptible to flooding. These are things we will find out on our own anyway, and knowing them as early as possible makes your report arrive more quickly.
- Does the homeowner know what to expect?
- Setting an appointment with the homeowner can be one of the most tedious parts in the appraisal process. Some current homeowners are justifiably uneasy with the fact a stranger wants to come in their house, look around, and make abundant notes. Under the impression that it will make the house appraise for more money, many homeowners feel they need to make the place spotless before the appraisal inspection. So they delay the appraisal inspection until the house is cleaned.
Hearing from you -- a person they've been working with on their loan -- some knowledge about the appraisal process, who we are, and especially that dusting and polishing won't increase their home's value one little bit, and likely decrease the appraisal inspection time. Please feel free to point your clients to this website, where we have several pages of relevant information for homeowners and others about the appraisal process. They can even call us if they want to familiarize themselves with the staff and our services. Remind them it's in their interest to set the appointment quickly!
- Easily follow the status of your report on our website.
- 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. There's no faster way to keep track of the status of your report.