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A Few Tips for Swifter Turn Times

The appraisal profession is continuously evolving. Commonly, it seems, appraisers are asked to offer extra information or have steps added to their appraisal process. All to guarantee their client is presented with the best information available. To stay current with the continuously changing requirements, (208) 782-0233 is constantly testing new tools and tweaking processes to increase efficiency so we can do more work for you. At (208) 782-0233 we know that time is important to everybody, so here are a couple of tips you can do to hasten the process every time you order an appraisal with (208) 782-0233.

Are you ordering appraisals online?
When you order online, you get automatic e-mail confirmations that the request 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 the order was received.
Are you providing complete and accurate information about the subject property?
There's nothing like being one number off on the street address to 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 in the area — though be advised that professional appraisers must always do their own due diligence on comparable sales, and ours may be different from yours.

If you have any questions about your property or a job we're working on for you, feel free to contact us

Let us know up front of the property's distinct characteristics.
It's relatively easy to appraise a cookie-cutter house. Most of an appraiser's time is spent analyzing how characteristics unique to a property add 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 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. While these are things that we'll find out on our own, knowing them early on makes your report arrive sooner.
Are you making the occupants of the home aware of what to expect?
Setting an inspection time and date with the homeowner can be one of the most tedious steps in the appraisal process. It's understandable for a homeowner to be apprehensive with an outsider inspecting every corner of their home, taking photos, and making abundant notes. One common belief is that they need to make the place spotless before the inspection, thinking that will increase the value. And will delay the inspection until they have cleaned.

Coming from you -- the person they are working with on their loan -- a little 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 likely shorten the appraisal inspection time. Please feel free to point your clients to this website, where we have lots of pages of relevant information for homeowners and others about the appraisal process. They can even call us if they want to meet the staff and learn more about our services. And tell them it benefits them to set the appointment quickly!
Easily verify 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 each important milestone in an assignment is completed, that information is available to you online. It's never been easier to keep track of the status of your report.