A Few Tips for Swifter Turn Times
The appraisal profession is constantly evolving. Often, it seems, appraisers are asked to supply more information or have steps added to their research. All of this is to guarantee their client receives the best information available. In order to stay current with the continuously changing requirements, (208) 782-0233 is continuously testing additional tools and tweaking processes in order to increase efficiency so we can do more work for you. At (208) 782-0233 we know that time is important to everybody, so we've listed some things you can do to reduce turn times when you order an appraisal from (208) 782-0233.
- Order your appraisals online.
- With online ordering, you automatically receive e-mail confirmations that the order was received, and fast, secure .PDF format report delivery. Ordering online 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.
- Complete and accurate subject property data is key.
- There's nothing like being one number off on the street address to 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 the request. 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.
Feel free 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 features of this property.
- It's relatively easy to appraise a cookie-cutter home. Most of an appraiser's time is spent analyzing how differing characteristics add 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 elements of the home or surrounding area -- for example, it's recently had an addition constructed, it's subject to zoning restrictions, it's susceptible to flooding. While these are things that we will find out on our own, knowing them early on will likely make your report arrive earlier.
- Let the homeowner know what to expect.
- Setting an inspection time and date with the homeowner can be one of the most tedious tasks in the appraisal process. Some current homeowners are justifiably uncomfortable with the thought a stranger wants to come in their home, look around, and take lots of notes. Thinking that it will increase the value, a few homeowners believe they must make the place spotless before the appraiser comes by. So they put off the appraisal inspection until they have cleaned.
Hearing from you -- the person they have been working with on their loan -- some information about the appraisal process, who we are, and especially that dusting and polishing won't make it more likely their sale will close, and can shorten the time it takes to inspect a home. I encourage you to point them to this website, where we have multiple pages of useful information for homeowners and others about the appraisal process. Encourage them to call us if they want to become familiar with the staff and our services. Remind them it's to their benefit to set the appointment without delay!
- Why not our website as a resource to keep tabs on your report's status?
- 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 we complete each important milestone in an assignment, that information is instantly available to you online. It's never been faster and easier to track your report's status.