A Few Suggestions for Faster Turn Times
The appraisal profession is evolving constantly. Regularly, it seems, appraisers are asked to provide additional information or have steps added to their appraisal process. All of this is to guarantee their client receives the best information possible. In order to stay current with the always changing requirements, Premier Appraisals, Inc. is always acquiring additional tools and improving processes to increase efficiency so we can do more work for in less time. Since Premier Appraisals, Inc. knows that time is important to everyone, below are some items you can do to speed up the process on any appraisals you order from Premier Appraisals, Inc..
- Are you ordering appraisals online?
- By ordering online, you get automatic e-mail confirmations that the request was received, and fast, secure .PDF format report delivery. This tip single-handedly will save the most time! We don't have to retype information from a fax, and you don't have to wonder whether the order was received.
- Are you providing complete and accurate information about the subject property?
- There's nothing like being one number off on the street address to unnecessarily delay 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 differ from yours.
If you have any questions about your property or a job we're working on for you, feel free to contact us
- 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 characteristics unique to a property 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 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 sooner makes your report arrive without delay.
- Be sure the occupants know the the plan.
- One of the most inefficient steps of the appraisal process is setting an appointment with the occupants of the home. Some homeowners are understandably uncomfortable with the idea an unknown persons wants to come in their home, look around, and make numerous notes. With the idea that it will make the house appraise for more money, many homeowners feel they ought to make the place spotless before the appraisal inspection. And will reschedule the inspection until it is cleaned.
Hearing it directly from you -- the person they have been working with on their loan -- a little knowledge 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 decrease the appraisal inspection time. Our website has lots of pages of helpful information about the appraisal process for homeowners. Please feel free to share it with your customers. They can even call us if they want to meet the staff and learn more about our services. Remind them it's to their benefit to set the appointment promptly!
- Our website is a great resource for keeping tabs on 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 can be viewed instantly online. It's never been easier to track the status of your report.