5 Steps to Swifter Turn Times
The appraisal profession is evolving continuously. Regularly, it seems, appraisers are asked to offer additional information or have steps added to their research. All of this is to guarantee their client is presented with the best data to be had. To keep up with the continuously changing requirements, Appraise Colorado Inc is always researching additional tools and tweaking processes in order to increase efficiency so we can do more work for you. At Appraise Colorado Inc we know that time is important to everybody, so below are some items you can do to accelerate the process whenever you order an appraisal with Appraise Colorado Inc.
- Always order your appraisals electronically.
- When you order online, you automatically receive e-mail acknowledgements 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 we got the request.
- Are you providing complete and accurate information about the subject property?
- Being just one number off on the street address can really 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 — remember, however, that professional appraisers must always do their own due diligence on comparable sales, and ours might differ from yours.
If you have any questions about your property or an appraisal we're working on for you, you're always free to contact us
- Be sure to let us know about the property's unique characteristics.
- Cookie-cutter houses are relatively easy to appraise. What takes time is analyzing how unique elements 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 features of the home or surrounding area -- for example, it's had a recent addition built on, it's subject to zoning restrictions, it's predisposed to flooding. These are things we'd find out on our own anyway, and knowing them early on is likely to make your report arrive without delay.
- Let the homeowner know what to expect.
- One of the most tedious tasks of the appraisal process is setting an inspection date with the homeowner. We understand that a homeowner may be uncomfortable with an unknown person looking in every corner of their home, taking photos, and making numerous notes. Under the impression that it will make the house appraise for more money, a few homeowners think they must make the place spotless before the appraisal inspection. And will reschedule the appraisal inspection until they have cleaned.
Coming from you -- a person they have been working with on their loan -- a little bit 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. Our website has many pages of helpful information about the appraisal process for homeowners. Please feel free to share it with your customers. Advise them to call us if they want to meet the staff and learn more about our services. Remind them it benefits them to set the appointment promptly!
- Easily follow the status of your report on our website.
- 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 is instantly available to you online. There's no easier way to track the status of your report.