Some Steps to Swifter Turn Times
Appraising is an always changing profession. Every year, it seems, appraisers are asked to supply additional information or have steps added to their process. All to guarantee their client has the best data available. To stay current with the constantly changing requirements, Absolute Appraisal Services, LLC is always researching additional tools and improving processes to increase efficiency so we can do more work for you. Since Absolute Appraisal Services, LLC knows that time is important to everyone, below are a couple of things you can do to lessen turn times on any appraisals ordered with Absolute Appraisal Services, LLC.
- Are you ordering appraisals online?
- When you order online, you automatically get e-mail notifications that the request was received, and fast, secure .PDF format report delivery. It's the single biggest time saver available to both of us! We don't have to re-key information from a fax, and nor will you wonder whether we received the request.
- Are you providing complete and accurate data about the subject property?
- There's nothing like being one number off on the street address to add unnecessary time to an appraisal assignment. Unique identifiers like a tax parcel number, plat map number, or subdivision name is helpful information to pass long with your request. Even a list of recent area sales is welcome — remember, however, that professional appraisers are lawfully required to 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 unique details.
- It's relatively easy to appraise a cookie-cutter home. What takes time is analyzing how unique characteristics add to or detract from what otherwise would be a property's market value. When ordering your report, let us know if there are unique features of the home or surrounding area -- for example, it's recently had an addition put on, it's subject to zoning restrictions, it's prone to flooding. While these are things that we will find out on our own, knowing them early on is likely to make your report arrive more quickly.
- Does the homeowner know what to expect?
- Setting an inspection time and date with the homeowner can be one of the most time consuming tasks in the appraisal process. Many homeowners are understandably uncomfortable with the fact a stranger wants to come in their home, look around, and take lots of notes. Some think they should make the place spotless before the appraisal inspection, with the notion that will increase the value. And will delay the appraisal inspection until they can get around to cleaning.
Hearing from you -- someone they are working with on their loan -- a short explanation about the appraisal process, who we are, and especially that dusting and polishing won't affect their home's value one little bit, and likely shorten the time it takes to inspect a home. Please feel free to point them to this website, where we have lots of pages of relevant information for homeowners as well as others regarding the appraisal process. Advise them to call us if they want to meet the staff and learn more about our services. Remind them it's to their advantage to set the appointment as soon as possible!
- Use our website to follow your report's status.
- Phone and fax tag are a thing of the past with 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 easier to track your report's status.