A Few Tips for Faster Turn Times

The appraisal profession is continuously evolving. Commonly, it seems, appraisers are asked to supply extra information or have steps added to their appraisal process. All to guarantee their client receives the best information possible. In order to stay current with the constantly changing requirements, Appraisal Services of Brandon, Inc . is continuously testing additional tools and tweaking processes to increase efficiency so we can do more work for our customers. Since Appraisal Services of Brandon, Inc . knows that time is important to everyone, we've listed a few items you can do to accelerate the process whenever you order an appraisal from Appraisal Services of Brandon, Inc ..

Are you ordering appraisals online?
When you order online, you receive automatic e-mail confirmations that the request was received, and fast, secure .PDF format report delivery. This is the single biggest time saver available to both of us! We don't have to manually enter information from a fax, and you don't have to wonder whether the order was received.
Confirm that the subject property data is accurate and complete.
Having just one number incorrect on the street address can really unnecessarily slow down an appraisal assignment. Unique identifiers like a tax parcel number, plat map number, or subdivision name is good information to pass long with your request. 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 might differ from yours.

If you have any questions about your property or an appraisal we're working on for you, you're always welcome to contact us

Be sure to tell us about the unique elements of this property.
Cookie-cutter homes are relatively easy to appraise. What takes time is analyzing how unique details add 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 elements of the home or surrounding area -- for example, it's recently had an addition put on, it's subject to zoning restrictions, it's predisposed to flooding. These are things we will find out on our own anyway, and knowing them early on makes your report arrive sooner.
Be sure the occupants know the the plan.
One of the most tedious steps of the appraisal process is setting an appointment with the current homeowner. We understand that a homeowner may be uneasy with a stranger inspecting every corner of their home, taking photos, and making abundant notes. Not uncommonly they think they must make the place spotless before the appraisal inspection, under the impression that will increase the value. And will choose to not schedule the appointment until they can get around to cleaning.

Coming from you -- a person they are working with on their loan -- some knowledge about the appraisal process, who we are, and especially that dusting and polishing won't change their home's value one little bit, and likely decrease the appraisal inspection time. Please feel free to point your customers to our website, where we have many pages of useful information for homeowners as well as others about the appraisal process. Have them call us if they want to meet our staff and learn more about our services. Remind them it's to their advantage to set the appointment without delay!
Why not our website as a resource to track the status of your report?
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 can be viewed instantly online. There's no faster way to keep track of the status of your report.