Five Steps to Quicker Turn Times
The appraisal profession is continuously evolving. Every year, it seems, appraisers are asked to offer extra information or have steps added to their appraisal process. They do this extra work to guarantee the end user has the best information to be had. To stay current with the continuously changing requirements, Weaver Appraisal Group is continuously researching new tools and tweaking processes in order to increase efficiency so we can do more work for quickly. Since Weaver Appraisal Group knows that time is important to everyone, we've listed some items you can do to speed up the process whenever you order an appraisal from Weaver Appraisal Group.
- Are you ordering appraisals online?
- By ordering online, you automatically receive e-mail acknowledgements that the order was received, and fast, secure .PDF format report delivery. This tip alone will save the most time! We don't have to manually enter information from a fax, and you don't have to wonder whether we got the request.
- Complete and accurate subject property data is essential.
- There's nothing like being one number off on the street address to unnecessarily slow down an appraisal assignment. And if you have a tax parcel number, plat map number, subdivision name or anything else that uniquely identifies the property, please pass it along. Even a list of recent area sales is welcome — remember, however, that professional appraisers are lawfully required to do their own due diligence on comparable sales, and ours may differ from yours.
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- Let us know up front of the property's unique details.
- Cookie-cutter homes are relatively easy to appraise. What takes time is analyzing how unique details add to or detract from what otherwise would be a property's market value. Let us know up front when ordering your report if there are unique features of the home or surrounding area -- for example, it's recently had an addition built on, it's subject to zoning restrictions, it's predisposed to flooding. While these are things that we will find out on our own, knowing them sooner makes your report arrive quicker.
- Let the homeowner know what to expect.
- Confirming an inspection time and date with the homeowner can be one of the most tedious tasks in the appraisal process. Many homeowners are clearly apprehensive with the thought an outsider wants to come in their home, look around, and take copious notes. Many commonly think they need to make the place spotless before the inspection, having the thought that will make the house appraise higher. And will choose to not schedule the inspection until it is cleaned.
Hearing from you -- a person they have been working with on their loan -- some knowledge about the appraisal process, who we are, and especially that dusting and polishing won't affect their home's value one little bit, and likely decrease the appraisal inspection time. Our website has several pages of useful information about the appraisal process for homeowners. I encourage you to share it with your customers. They can even call us if they want to meet our staff and learn more about our services. Remind them it's in their interest to set the appointment quickly!
- Use our website to verify your report's status.
- Phone and fax tag are a thing of the past with up-to-the-minute status updates available online, anytime, 24/7. As each important milestone in an assignment is completed, that information can be viewed instantly online. It's never been easier to track the status of your report.