A Few Suggestions for Quicker Turn Times
Appraising is a constantly changing profession. Commonly, it seems, appraisers are asked to include additional information or have steps added to their data gathering. All of this is to ensure the end user receives the best data to be had. To stay current with the constantly changing requirements, Appraisal Services of Brandon, Inc . is constantly researching additional tools and tweaking processes in order to increase efficiency so we can do more work for in less time. Since Appraisal Services of Brandon, Inc . knows that time is important to everyone, we've listed some items you can do to trim turn times on any appraisals you order from Appraisal Services of Brandon, Inc ..
- Order your appraisals electronically.
- When you order online, you automatically receive e-mail confirmations that the order was received, and fast, secure .PDF format report delivery. Online ordering is the single biggest time saver available to both of us! We don't have to re-key information from a fax, and you don't have to wonder whether the order was received.
- Verify that the subject property data is accurate and complete.
- Being just one number off on the street address can really unnecessarily interrupt an appraisal assignment. Unique identifiers like a tax parcel number, plat map number, or subdivision name are great data to pass long with the request. Even a list of recent area sales is welcome — though be advised that professional appraisers are lawfully required to do their own due diligence on comparable sales, and ours may differ from yours.
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about your property or a job we're working on for you.
- Let us know up front of the property's distinct characteristics.
- Cookie-cutter homes are relatively easy to appraise. What takes time is analyzing how differing details 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 details of the home or surrounding area -- for example, it's recently had an addition constructed, it's subject to zoning restrictions, it's predisposed to flooding. While these are things that we would find out on our own, knowing them sooner makes your report arrive earlier.
- Does the homeowner know what to expect?
- One of the most inefficient parts of the appraisal process is confirming an appointment with the homeowner. It's understandable for a homeowner to be uncomfortable with a stranger inspecting every square foot of their home, taking pictures, and making numerous notes. Under the impression that it will make the house appraise for more money, a few homeowners feel they ought to make the place spotless before the appraiser comes by. And will choose to not schedule the inspection until they have cleaned.
Hearing it directly from you -- a person they've been working with on their loan -- a short explanation about the appraisal process, who we are, and especially that dusting and polishing won't make it more likely their sale will close, 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. Have them call us if they want to become familiar with our staff and services. Remind them it's to their advantage to set the appointment promptly!
- 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 instantly available to you online. It's never been easier to track the status of your report.