Some Steps to Shorter Turn Times
Appraising is an always changing profession. Each year, it seems, appraisers are asked to provide extra information or have steps added to their data gathering. All of this is to guarantee the end user is presented with the best data to be had. In order to keep up with the constantly changing requirements, Appraise Colorado Inc is constantly researching additional tools and improving 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 handful of tips you can do to reduce turn times on any appraisals you order with Appraise Colorado Inc.
- Always order your appraisals electronically.
- When you order online, you get automatic e-mail confirmations that the request was received, and fast, secure .PDF format report delivery. This is the single biggest time saver available to both of us! No longer do we have to manually enter information from a fax, and you don't have to wonder whether the order was received.
- Complete and accurate subject property data is essential.
- Having just one number incorrect on the street address can really unnecessarily interrupt an appraisal assignment. Unique identifiers like a tax parcel number, plat map number, or subdivision name is great information to pass long with the request. We even welcome lists of recent sales in the area — 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 tell us about the property's distinct elements.
- Cookie-cutter homes are relatively easy to appraise. Most of an appraiser's time is spent analyzing how differing elements contribute to or detract from what otherwise would be a property's market value. Let us know up front when you order your report if there are unique characteristics of the home or surrounding area -- for example, it's had a recent addition built 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 will likely make your report arrive sooner.
- Set proper expectations with the homeowner.
- Setting an appointment with the homeowner can be one of the most tedious parts in the appraisal process. We understand that a homeowner may be uncomfortable with a stranger inspecting every square foot of their home, taking photos, and making numerous notes. Many commonly think they ought to make the place spotless before the appraisal inspection, with the notion that will increase the value. And will put off the appointment until it is cleaned.
Hearing it directly from you -- someone they are working with on their loan -- some info about the appraisal process, who we are, and especially that dusting and polishing won't affect their home's value one little bit, and can decrease 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 become familiar with our staff and services. And tell them it benefits them to set the appointment soon!
- Why not our website as a resource to follow the status of your report?
- 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.