5 Suggestions for Swifter Turn Times
Appraising is an always changing profession. On a regular basis, it seems, appraisers are asked to present more information or have steps added to their process. They do this additional work to guarantee the end user is presented with the best information available. To stay current with the constantly changing requirements, Paradigm Appraisal Group, Inc is always researching new tools and tweaking processes to increase efficiency so we can do more work for quickly. At Paradigm Appraisal Group, Inc we know that time is important to everybody, so below are a handful of tips you can do to trim turn times on any appraisals you order from Paradigm Appraisal Group, Inc.
- Are you ordering appraisals online?
- With online ordering, you automatically receive e-mail acknowledgements that the order was received, and fast, secure .PDF format report delivery. This is the single biggest time saver available to both of us! No longer do we have to manually enter information from a fax, and you don't have to wonder whether we got the order.
- Complete and accurate subject property data is key.
- There's nothing like being one number off on the street address to unnecessarily slow down an appraisal assignment. Unique identifiers like a tax parcel number, plat map number, or subdivision name is great information to pass long with the assignment. 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.
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- Be sure to let us know about the unique elements of this property.
- It's relatively easy to appraise a cookie-cutter home. Most of an appraiser's time is spent analyzing how details unique to a property 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 details of the home or surrounding area -- for example, it's recently had an addition put on, it's subject to zoning restrictions, it's susceptible to flooding. These are things we would find out on our own anyway, and knowing them early on makes your report arrive quicker.
- What are you doing to make the homeowner of the home aware of what to expect?
- Setting an inspection time and date with the homeowner can be one of the most time consuming parts in the appraisal process. We understand that a homeowner may be uncomfortable with a stranger inspecting every square foot of their home, taking photos, and making lots of notes. Not uncommonly they think they ought to make the place spotless before the appraisal inspection, having the thought that will increase the value. So they choose to not schedule the appointment until the house is cleaned.
Hearing from you -- a person they've been working with on their loan -- a little info 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. I encourage you to share it with your clients. Have them call us if they want to become familiar with the staff and our services. And tell them it benefits them to set the appointment promptly!
- Are you using our website as a resource to verify 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 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.