5 Hints for Swifter Turn Times
The appraisal profession is continuously evolving. Regularly, it seems, appraisers are asked to present more information or have steps added to their research. All to guarantee their client gets the best information available. To keep up with the continuously changing requirements, Greater Orlando Appraisal Assoc., Inc. is always acquiring new tools and tweaking processes in order to increase efficiency so we can do more work for our clients. At Greater Orlando Appraisal Assoc., Inc. we know that time is important to everybody, so below are a handful of items you can do to lower turn times on any appraisals ordered from Greater Orlando Appraisal Assoc., Inc..
- Are you ordering appraisals online?
- With online ordering, you automatically get e-mail acknowledgements that the order was received, and fast, secure .PDF format report delivery. This tip alone will save the most time! No longer do we have to retype information from a fax, and nor will you wonder whether the order was received.
- Are you providing complete and accurate data about the subject property?
- There's nothing like being one number off on the street address to unnecessarily delay an appraisal assignment. Unique identifiers like a tax parcel number, plat map number, or subdivision name is great information to include with the request. Even a list of recent sales in the area is welcome — though be advised that professional appraisers are lawfully required to do their own due diligence on comparable sales, and ours may be different from yours.
You're always free to contact us if you have any questions about your property or an assignment we're working on for you.
- Be sure to let us know about the unique details of this property.
- It's relatively easy to appraise a cookie-cutter home. Most of an appraiser's time is spent analyzing how features unique to a property contribute to or detract from what otherwise would be a property's market value. When you order your report, 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 susceptible to flooding. While these are things that we'll find out on our own, knowing them early on will likely make your report arrive without delay.
- Let the occupants know what to expect.
- One of the most time consuming steps of the appraisal process is setting an appointment with the current homeowner. Many current homeowners are justifiably uneasy with the notion an unknown persons wants to come in their home, look around, and take copious notes. Thinking that it will make the house appraise for more money, some homeowners believe they ought to make the place spotless before the appraiser comes by. And will reschedule the inspection until it is cleaned.
Coming 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 change their home's value one little bit, and can decrease the time it takes to inspect a home. I encourage you to point your customers to our website, where we have multiple pages of helpful information for homeowners and others about the appraisal process. They can even call us if they want to meet the staff and learn more about our services. Remind them it's in their interest to set the appointment soon!
- Use our website to follow your report's status.
- No more phone and fax tag. Up-to-the-minute status updates are available online, anytime, 24/7. As we complete each important milestone in an assignment, that information is available instantly to you online. It's never been easier to track your report's status.