Five Tips for Quicker Turn Times
Appraising is an always changing profession. On a regular basis, it seems, appraisers are asked to offer additional information or have steps added to their process. All to ensure the end user is presented with the best data possible. In order to stay current with the continuously changing requirements, Appraise Colorado Inc is continuously seeking additional tools and improving processes in order to increase efficiency so we can do more work for our clients. At Appraise Colorado Inc we know that time is important to everybody, so we've listed a couple of items you can do to trim turn times whenever you order an appraisal from Appraise Colorado Inc.
- Order your appraisals electronically.
- By ordering online, you automatically get e-mail acknowledgements that the request was received, and fast, secure .PDF format report delivery. It's the single biggest time saver available to both of us! No longer do we have to retype information from a fax, and nor will you wonder whether the order was received.
- Complete and accurate subject property information is key.
- There's nothing like being one number off on the street address to add unnecessary time to 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 from the area is welcome — though be advised that professional appraisers must always do their own due diligence on comparable sales, and ours may be different from yours.
If you have any questions about your property or an appraisal we're working on for you, don't hesitate to contact us
- Tell us up front of the property's distinct features.
- Cookie-cutter homes are relatively easy to appraise. What takes time is analyzing how differing features contribute 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 characteristics of the home or surrounding area -- for example, it's recently had an addition built on, it's subject to zoning restrictions, it's predisposed to flooding. While these are things that we will find out on our own, knowing them as soon as possible makes your report arrive quicker.
- Be sure the occupants know the the plan.
- One of the most time consuming parts of the appraisal process is setting an appointment with the occupants of the home. Some current homeowners are understandably uneasy with the fact a stranger wants to come in their house, look around, and make copious notes. With the notion that it will make the house appraise for more money, a few homeowners believe they need to make the place spotless before the appraisal inspection. And will put off the appointment until the house is cleaned.
Hearing it directly from you -- the person they have been working with on their loan -- a little knowledge 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 go a long way toward trimming the time it takes to inspect a home. Please feel free to point your customers to this website, where we have many pages of relevant information for homeowners as well as others regarding the appraisal process. Have them call us if they want to meet our staff and learn more about our services. Remind them it benefits them to set the appointment soon!
- Use our website to keep track of your report's status.
- No more phone and fax tag. Up-to-the-minute status updates are available online, anytime, 24/7. As each important milestone in an assignment is completed, that information is available instantly to you online. There's no faster or easier way to keep track of your report's status.