Five Suggestions for Swifter Turn Times
The appraisal profession is evolving continuously. On a regular basis, it seems, appraisers are asked to offer more information or have steps added to their data gathering. All to ensure their client receives the best information to be had. To keep up with the constantly changing requirements, Appraise Colorado Inc is continuously researching new tools and tweaking processes to increase efficiency so we can do more work for you. Since Appraise Colorado Inc knows that time is important to everyone, we've listed a few things you can do to hasten the process on any appraisals ordered with Appraise Colorado Inc.
- Are you ordering appraisals online?
- By ordering online, you get automatic e-mail confirmations that the order was received, and fast, secure .PDF format report delivery. This tip alone will save the most time! No longer do we have to manually enter information from a fax, and nor will you wonder whether the order was received.
- Are you providing complete and accurate data about the subject property?
- Being just one number off on the street address can really add unnecessary time to an appraisal assignment. Unique identifiers like a tax parcel number, plat map number, or subdivision name are good data to include with the request. Even a list of recent area sales is welcome — remember, however, that professional appraisers must always do their own due diligence on comparable sales, and ours may differ from yours.
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- Be sure to let us know about the unique features of this property.
- Cookie-cutter homes are relatively easy to appraise. Most of an appraiser's time is spent analyzing how differing elements add 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 elements of the home or surrounding area -- for example, it's recently had an addition constructed, it's subject to zoning restrictions, it's prone to flooding. While these are things that we will find out on our own, knowing them early on makes your report arrive faster.
- What are you doing to make the homeowner of the home aware of what to expect?
- One of the most inefficient parts of the appraisal process is confirming an inspection date with the homeowner. We understand that a homeowner may be uneasy with an unknown person looking in every square foot of their home, taking pictures, and making lots of notes. With the idea that it will increase the value, some homeowners think they need to make the place spotless before the appraiser comes by. And will choose to not schedule the appointment until it is cleaned.
Hearing from you -- a person they've been working with on their loan -- a little bit 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 shorten the appraisal inspection time. Our website has multiple pages of useful information about the appraisal process for homeowners. Please feel free to share it with your customers. Tell them to call us if they want to meet our staff and learn more about our services. And tell them it's to their advantage to set the appointment without delay!
- Our website is a great resource for following 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 we complete each important milestone in an assignment, that information is available instantly to you online. There's no faster way to keep track of the status of your report.