Some Suggestions for Quicker Turn Times
The appraisal profession is evolving at all times. Commonly, it seems, appraisers are asked to present more information or have steps added to their data gathering. They do this additional work to guarantee their client is presented with the best information to be had. To stay current with the continuously changing requirements, Premier Appraisals, Inc. is always seeking additional tools and tweaking processes to increase efficiency so we can do more work for you. Since Premier Appraisals, Inc. knows that time is important to everyone, here are a few items you can do to accelerate the process each time you order an appraisal from Premier Appraisals, Inc..
- Order your appraisals on the Internet.
- When you order online, you automatically receive e-mail acknowledgements that the assignment 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 manually enter information from a fax, and nor will you wonder whether the order was received.
- Make sure that the subject property data is accurate and complete.
- 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. Even a list of recent area sales is welcome — remember, however, that professional appraisers must always do their own due diligence on comparable sales, and ours might differ from yours.
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- Be sure to tell us about the property's unique elements.
- It's relatively easy to appraise a cookie-cutter house. What takes time is analyzing how differing characteristics 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 characteristics of the home or surrounding area -- for example, it's had a recent addition put on, it's subject to zoning restrictions, it's susceptible to flooding. These are things we'll find out on our own anyway, and knowing them sooner makes your report arrive sooner.
- Let the occupants know what to expect.
- One of the most time consuming parts of the appraisal process is setting an inspection date with the homeowner. We understand that a homeowner may be uneasy with an outsider inspecting every corner of their home, taking photos, and making numerous notes. Many commonly think they need to make the place spotless before the inspection, believing that will increase the value. So they put off the inspection until they have cleaned.
Coming from you -- a person they are working with on their loan -- a little 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 can shorten the time it takes to inspect a home. Please feel free to point them to our website, where we have multiple pages of relevant information for homeowners and others about the appraisal process. Have them call us if they want to meet the staff and learn more about our services. Remind them it benefits them to set the appointment without delay!
- Easily follow the status of your report on our website.
- 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 can be viewed instantly online. It's never been faster to track your report's status.