Some Hints for Swifter Turn Times
Appraising is an always changing profession. Commonly, it seems, appraisers are asked to offer more information or have steps added to their data gathering. They do this additional work to ensure the end user has the best data available. In order to stay current with the continuously changing requirements, Appraise Colorado Inc is constantly researching additional tools and improving processes in order to increase efficiency so we can do more work for our clients. Since Appraise Colorado Inc knows that time is important to everyone, here are some things you can do to hasten the process on any appraisals ordered with Appraise Colorado Inc.
- Are you ordering appraisals online?
- When you order online, you automatically receive e-mail notifications that the assignment was received, and fast, secure .PDF format report delivery. This tip single-handedly will save the most time! We don't have to retype 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 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. 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 might differ from yours.
You're always free to contact us if you have any questions about your property or a job we're working on for you.
- Let us know up front of the property's distinct elements.
- Cookie-cutter homes are relatively easy to appraise. Most of an appraiser's time is spent analyzing how unique features add 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 put on, it's subject to zoning restrictions, it's susceptible to flooding. These are things we would find out on our own anyway, and knowing them sooner makes your report arrive without delay.
- Set proper expectations with the homeowner.
- One of the most tedious parts of the appraisal process is confirming an appointment with the homeowner. We understand that a homeowner may be apprehensive with a stranger inspecting every square foot of their home, taking pictures, and making numerous notes. Believing that it will make the house appraise for more money, a few homeowners believe they need to make the place spotless before the inspection. So they put off the appointment until they can get around to cleaning.
Hearing from you -- someone they've been working with on their loan -- some info 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 time it takes to inspect a home. Please feel free to point your customers to this website, where we have multiple pages of helpful information for homeowners as well as others describing the appraisal process. Advise them to call us if they want to meet the staff and learn more about our services. And tell them it's to their benefit to set the appointment soon!
- Use our website to follow 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 the status of your report.