5 Suggestions for Swifter Turn Times
The appraisal profession is evolving continuously. Often, it seems, appraisers are asked to include extra information or have steps added to their appraisal process. All of this is to ensure the end user gets the best data to be had. To keep up with the continuously changing requirements, Appraisal Services of Brandon, Inc . is constantly testing new tools and improving processes in order to increase efficiency so we can do more work for quickly. 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 with Appraisal Services of Brandon, Inc ..
- Are you ordering appraisals online?
- When you order online, you automatically receive e-mail notifications that the assignment was received, and fast, secure .PDF format report delivery. This is the single biggest time saver available to both of us! No longer do we have to re-key information from a fax, and you don't have to 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. We even welcome lists of recent sales in the area — 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 a job we're working on for you, don't hesitate to contact us
- Let us know up front of the property's unique elements.
- It's relatively easy to appraise a cookie-cutter home. Most of an appraiser's time is spent analyzing how unique elements 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 details 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. These are things we will find out on our own anyway, and knowing them as early as possible is likely to make your report arrive quicker.
- Let the occupants know what to expect.
- Setting an appointment with the homeowner can be one of the most tedious parts in the appraisal process. We understand that a homeowner may be apprehensive with an unknown person looking in every corner of their home, taking photos, and making numerous notes. A common belief is that they have to make the place spotless before the appraiser comes by, having the thought that will increase the value. And will delay the inspection until they have cleaned.
Hearing from you -- the person they have been working with on their loan -- some info 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 appraisal inspection time. Please feel free to point them to our website, where we have lots of pages of relevant information for homeowners and others describing the appraisal process. They can even call us if they want to familiarize themselves with our staff and services. And tell them it's in their interest to set the appointment soon!
- Are you using our website as a resource to verify the status of your report?
- 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 easier to track your report's status.