5 Steps to Quicker Turn Times
Appraising is an always changing profession. Commonly, it seems, appraisers are asked to offer extra information or have steps added to their process. All of this is to guarantee their client gets the best data possible. To stay current with the continuously changing requirements, Anderson Appraisal, LLC is constantly acquiring new tools and improving processes in order to increase efficiency so we can do more work for you. At Anderson Appraisal, LLC we know that time is important to everybody, so below are some things you can do to decrease turn times when you order an appraisal with Anderson Appraisal, LLC.
- Are you ordering appraisals online?
- With online ordering, you get automatic e-mail confirmations that the request 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 re-key information from a fax, and you don't have to wonder whether the order was received.
- Complete and accurate subject property data 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 in 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.
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- Let us know up front of the property's unique elements.
- Cookie-cutter homes are relatively easy to appraise. Most of an appraiser's time is spent analyzing how features unique to a property contribute to or detract from what otherwise would be a property's market value. When you order your report, let us know if there are unique features of the home or surrounding area -- for example, it's had a recent addition put on, it's subject to zoning restrictions, it's prone to flooding. These are things we will find out on our own anyway, and knowing them sooner makes your report arrive quicker.
- Does the homeowner know what to expect?
- One of the most tedious parts of the appraisal process is confirming an inspection date with the current homeowner. Some homeowners are clearly uncomfortable with the notion an unknown persons wants to come in their house, look around, and take numerous notes. One common belief is that they ought to make the place spotless before the appraiser comes by, with the notion that will make the house appraise for more money. And will delay the appraisal inspection until they have cleaned.
Hearing from you -- someone they have 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 likely decrease the time it takes to inspect a home. Our website has many pages of useful information about the appraisal process for homeowners. I encourage you to share it with your customers. Have them call us if they want to meet our staff and learn more about our services. And tell them it's to their benefit to set the appointment as soon as possible!
- Use our website to keep track of your report's status.
- No more phone and fax tag. Up-to-the-minute status updates are 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.