Some Suggestions for Swifter Turn Times
Appraising is a constantly changing profession. Commonly, it seems, appraisers are asked to supply more information or have steps added to their appraisal process. All to ensure their client receives the best information available. In order to stay current with the always changing requirements, Appraise Colorado Inc is constantly testing new tools and tweaking processes in order to increase efficiency so we can do more work for more effectively. Since Appraise Colorado Inc knows that time is important to everyone, we've listed some things you can do to speed up the process on any appraisals you order from Appraise Colorado Inc.
- Are you ordering appraisals online?
- By ordering online, you receive automatic e-mail notifications that the request was received, and fast, secure .PDF format report delivery. Online ordering is the single biggest time saver available to both of us! No longer do we have to retype information from a fax, and you don't have to wonder whether the order was received.
- Verify that the subject property information is accurate and complete.
- Being just one number off on the street address can really 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 area sales is welcome — though be advised that professional appraisers must always do their own due diligence on comparable sales, and ours may differ from yours.
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- Are you letting us know up front any elements of the property that might make it distinct?
- It's relatively easy to appraise a cookie-cutter home. What takes time is analyzing how characteristics unique to a property 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 elements of the home or surrounding area -- for example, it's had a recent addition built on, it's subject to zoning restrictions, it's prone to flooding. These are things we'll find out on our own anyway, and knowing them as early as possible makes your report arrive earlier.
- Be sure the occupants know the the plan.
- Confirming an appointment with the homeowner can be one of the most inefficient parts in the appraisal process. Many homeowners are clearly uneasy with the thought a stranger wants to come in their house, look around, and make abundant notes. With the idea that it will increase the appraised value, a few homeowners believe they should make the place spotless before the inspection. And will choose to not schedule the appraisal inspection until it is cleaned.
Coming 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 increase their home's value one little bit, and can decrease the appraisal inspection time. Please feel free to point your clients to this website, where we have several pages of relevant information for homeowners as well as others about the appraisal process. They can even call us if they want to familiarize themselves with the staff and our services. And tell them it benefits them to set the appointment quickly!
- Why not our website as a resource to track 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 instantly available to you online. It's never been faster and easier to keep track of the status of your report.