Faster Appraisals

Faster Appraisals

Five steps to quicker real estate appraisal turn times If you worked with appraisers a decade ago, you probably know how much technologies have changed over the years. What you might not realize is that there have been many improvements in technology and online business that have enhanced turn-around times on appraisal assignments, and We are making the most of them. Are you making the most of every opportunity you have to speed up the process? Here are some suggestions. Will you be ordering your appraisal online? When using online ordering, you will get automatic email acknowledgments that the job was delivered, and quick, secure .PDF format report delivery. It’s the single biggest time saver available to both of us! And we don’t need to retype info from a fax, and you don’t have to question whether we received the order. Do you think you’re providing complete and accurate information on the subject property? There’s nothing like being one number off on the street address to add unnecessary time to an appraisal assignment. And should you have a tax parcel number, plat map number, subdivision name or anything more that distinctly distinguishes 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 research on comparable sales, and ours could differ from yours. Are you letting us know in advance any details about the house or property that might make it extraordinary? Cookie-cutter properties are relatively simple to appraise. What takes some time is studying how special features add to or detract...

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