A Few Suggestions for Swifter Turn Times
The appraisal profession is constantly evolving. Regularly, it seems, appraisers are asked to include extra information or have steps added to their appraisal process. All of this is to guarantee their client receives the best information to be had. In order to stay current with the constantly changing requirements, Performance Appraisals Inc. is always testing 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 handful of things you can do to reduce turn times whenever you order an appraisal from Performance Appraisals Inc..
- Are you ordering appraisals online?
- When you order online, you automatically get e-mail notifications that the order was received, and fast, secure .PDF format report delivery. This tip alone will save the most time! We don't have to re-key information from a fax, and nor will you wonder whether we received the request.
- Make sure that the subject property data is accurate and complete.
- There's nothing like being one number off on the street address to unnecessarily slow down 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 sales in the area is welcome — though be advised that professional appraisers are lawfully required to do their own due diligence on comparable sales, and ours may differ from yours.
You're always welcome to call us at if you have any questions about your property or an assignment we're working on for you.
- Tell us up front of the property's distinct details.
- Cookie-cutter homes are relatively easy to appraise. Most of an appraiser's time is spent analyzing how unique details 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 details of the home or surrounding area -- for example, it's had a recent addition constructed, it's subject to zoning restrictions, it's prone to flooding. While these are things that we would find out on our own, knowing them as soon as possible makes your report arrive faster.
- Be sure the homeowner knows the the plan.
- Setting an inspection time and date with the homeowner can be one of the most inefficient tasks in the appraisal process. Some current homeowners are understandably apprehensive with the fact an unknown persons wants to come in their home, look around, and make numerous notes. One common belief is that they have to make the place spotless before the appraiser comes by, having the thought that will make the house appraise higher. And will reschedule the appraisal inspection until they can get around to cleaning.
Hearing it directly from you -- the person they've been working with on their loan -- some information about the appraisal process, who we are, and especially that dusting and polishing won't change their home's value one little bit, and likely decrease the appraisal inspection time. I encourage you to point your customers to this website, where we have multiple pages of useful information for homeowners and others describing the appraisal process. They can even call us if they want to become familiar with the staff and our services. And tell them it's to their benefit to set the appointment as soon as possible!
- Our website is a great resource for verifying 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 faster and easier to track your report's status.