5 Tips for Quicker Turn Times
Appraising is a constantly changing profession. On a regular basis, it seems, appraisers are asked to include more information or have steps added to their process. All of this is to guarantee their client receives the best data possible. To stay current with the always changing requirements, Greater Orlando Appraisal Assoc., Inc. is always acquiring new tools and tweaking processes to increase efficiency so we can do more work for you. Since Greater Orlando Appraisal Assoc., Inc. knows that time is important to everyone, we've listed a few things you can do to accelerate the process on any appraisals ordered with Greater Orlando Appraisal Assoc., Inc..
- Always order your appraisals on the Internet.
- With online ordering, you automatically receive e-mail confirmations that the order 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 we received the request.
- Confirm that the subject property data is accurate and complete.
- Having just one number incorrect on the street address can really add unnecessary time to an appraisal assignment. Unique identifiers like a tax parcel number, plat map number, or subdivision name are helpful data to pass long with the assignment. We even welcome lists of recent sales from the area — though be advised that professional appraisers are lawfully required to do their own due diligence on comparable sales, and ours may differ from yours.
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about your property or an appraisal we're working on for you.
- Tell us up front of the property's distinct features.
- It's relatively easy to appraise a cookie-cutter house. Most of an appraiser's time is spent analyzing how unique features 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 details of the home or surrounding area -- for example, it's recently had an addition constructed, it's subject to zoning restrictions, it's susceptible to flooding. While these are things that we would find out on our own, knowing them as early as possible makes your report arrive sooner.
- Did you make the homeowner of the home aware of what to expect?
- One of the most inefficient tasks of the appraisal process is confirming an appointment with the homeowner. Many current homeowners are clearly apprehensive with the fact a stranger wants to come in their home, look around, and make abundant notes. One common belief is that they should make the place spotless before the appraisal inspection, with the notion that will increase the appraised value. So they reschedule the appraisal inspection until the house is cleaned.
Coming directly from you -- the person they've been working with on their loan -- some information about the appraisal process, who we are, and especially that dusting and polishing won't make it more likely their sale will close, and likely shorten the appraisal inspection time. Our website has multiple pages of relevant information about the appraisal process for homeowners. Please feel free to share it with your customers. Tell them to call us if they want to become familiar with our staff and services. Remind them it benefits them to set the appointment quickly!
- Easily keep tabs on 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. There's no easier way to keep track of your report's status.