Some Steps to Swifter Turn Times
The appraisal profession is evolving continuously. Regularly, it seems, appraisers are asked to include more information or have steps added to their appraisal process. All to guarantee the end user is presented with the best data available. In order to stay current with the always changing requirements, (208) 782-0233 is continuously researching new tools and tweaking processes in order to increase efficiency so we can do more work for our customers. At (208) 782-0233 we know that time is important to everybody, so here are a handful of things you can do to lower turn times on any appraisals ordered with (208) 782-0233.
- Always order your appraisals electronically.
- With online ordering, you automatically receive e-mail notifications that the request was received, and fast, secure .PDF format report delivery. It's the single biggest time saver available to both of us! No longer do we have to manually enter information from a fax, and you don't have to wonder whether we got the order.
- 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. Unique identifiers like a tax parcel number, plat map number, or subdivision name is great information to include with your assignment. We even welcome lists of recent sales from the area — remember, however, that professional appraisers are lawfully required to do their own due diligence on comparable sales, and ours may differ from yours.
If you have any questions about your property or a job we're working on for you, don't hesitate to contact us
- Be sure to tell us about the unique characteristics of this property.
- It's relatively easy to appraise a cookie-cutter home. What takes time is analyzing how differing features add to or detract from what otherwise would be a property's market value. When ordering your report, let us know 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. While these are things that we'll find out on our own, knowing them as soon as possible makes your report arrive sooner.
- Are you making the occupants of the home aware of what to expect?
- Setting an appointment with the homeowner can be one of the most inefficient steps in the appraisal process. Some current homeowners are clearly uneasy with the notion an outsider wants to come in their house, look around, and make abundant notes. Many commonly think they have to make the place spotless before the appraisal inspection, with the belief that will increase the value. So they put off the inspection until the house is cleaned.
Hearing it directly from you -- the person they are working with on their loan -- a short explanation about the appraisal process, who we are, and especially that dusting and polishing won't change their home's value one little bit, and can go a long way toward trimming the time it takes to inspect a home. Our website has several pages of helpful information about the appraisal process for homeowners. Please feel free to share it with your customers. Advise them to call us if they want to familiarize themselves with our staff and services. Remind them it benefits them to set the appointment promptly!
- Are you using our website as a resource to verify the status of your report?
- 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 available instantly to you online. It's never been easier to track the status of your report.