5 Hints for Quicker Turn Times
Appraising is an always changing profession. Often, it seems, appraisers are asked to supply more information or have steps added to their data gathering. All of this is to ensure the end user gets the best data to be had. In order to stay current with the constantly changing requirements, David Hesidenz Appraisals is continuously acquiring new tools and improving processes in order to increase efficiency so we can do more work for you. At David Hesidenz Appraisals we know that time is important to everybody, so we've listed a couple of things you can do to lower turn times whenever you order an appraisal with David Hesidenz Appraisals.
- Order your appraisals on the Internet.
- When you order online, you automatically receive e-mail confirmations that the request was received, and fast, secure .PDF format report delivery. It's the single biggest time saver available to both of us! No longer do we have to re-key information from a fax, and nor will you wonder whether we received the request.
- Are you providing complete and accurate data about the subject property?
- There's nothing like being one number off on the street address to add unnecessary time to an appraisal assignment. Unique identifiers like a tax parcel number, plat map number, or subdivision name are good data to pass long with your assignment. Even a list of recent sales in the area is welcome — remember, however, that professional appraisers must always do their own due diligence on comparable sales, and ours may differ from yours.
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- Are you letting us know up front any characteristics of the property that might make it unique?
- It's relatively easy to appraise a cookie-cutter home. What takes time is analyzing how unique features 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 features of the home or surrounding area -- for example, it's had a recent addition constructed, 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 early on is likely to make your report arrive more quickly.
- Be sure the homeowner knows the the plan.
- One of the most tedious parts of the appraisal process is setting an inspection date with the occupants of the home. Many current homeowners are understandably uncomfortable with the thought a stranger wants to come in their house, look around, and make lots of notes. Under the belief that it will make the house appraise higher, many homeowners feel they have to make the place spotless before the appraiser comes by. So they put off the appointment until they have cleaned.
Coming from you -- someone they've been working with on their loan -- a little knowledge about the appraisal process, who we are, and especially that dusting and polishing won't make it more likely their sale will close, and can shorten the appraisal inspection time. Please feel free to point your customers to this website, where we have several pages of helpful information for homeowners as well as others describing the appraisal process. They can even call us if they want to meet our staff and learn more about our services. And tell them it's to their advantage to set the appointment promptly!
- Our website is a great resource for keeping tabs on your report's status.
- 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 each important milestone in an assignment is completed, that information is instantly available to you online. There's no easier or faster way to keep track of the status of your report.