5 Hints for Quicker Turn Times
Appraising is a constantly changing profession. On a regular basis, it seems, appraisers are asked to include additional information or have steps added to their data gathering. All of this is to guarantee the end user gets the best information available. To keep up with the continuously changing requirements, Performance Appraisals Inc. is constantly acquiring additional tools and tweaking processes in order to increase efficiency so we can do more work for you. Since Performance Appraisals Inc. knows that time is important to everyone, we've listed a couple of tips you can do to accelerate the process every time you order an appraisal from Performance Appraisals Inc..
- Are you ordering appraisals online?
- With online ordering, you automatically receive e-mail notifications 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 manually enter information from a fax, and nor will you wonder whether we got the request.
- Are you providing complete and accurate data about the subject property?
- Being just one number off on the street address can really unnecessarily delay 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. Even a list of recent area sales is welcome — though be advised that professional appraisers are lawfully required to do their own due diligence on comparable sales, and ours may be different from yours.
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- Be sure to tell us about the unique characteristics of this property.
- It's relatively easy to appraise a cookie-cutter house. Most of an appraiser's time is spent analyzing how unique elements contribute 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 features 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 soon as possible will likely make your report arrive without delay.
- Be sure the occupants know the the plan.
- One of the most tedious steps of the appraisal process is setting an inspection date with the occupants of the home. Some current homeowners are understandably uneasy with the fact an unknown persons wants to come in their house, look around, and make numerous notes. Thinking that it will increase the appraised value, a few homeowners believe they must make the place spotless before the inspection. So they reschedule the appraisal inspection until it is cleaned.
Hearing from you -- someone they have been working with on their loan -- a short explanation 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. Our website has lots of pages of useful information about the appraisal process for homeowners. Please feel free to share it with your clients. Have them call us if they want to become familiar with the staff and our services. And tell them it's in their interest to set the appointment quickly!
- Our website is a great resource for tracking 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 each important milestone in an assignment is completed, that information can be viewed instantly online. It's never been easier to keep track of your report's status.