Some Steps to Quicker Turn Times

The appraisal profession is constantly evolving. Regularly, it seems, appraisers are asked to supply extra information or have steps added to their research. All to guarantee their client gets the best information available. In order to keep up with the continuously changing requirements, Weaver Appraisal Group is constantly acquiring additional tools and improving processes to increase efficiency so we can do more work for our customers. Since Weaver Appraisal Group knows that time is important to everyone, we've listed some items you can do to trim turn times every time you order an appraisal from Weaver Appraisal Group.

Always order your appraisals online.
When you order online, you automatically get e-mail notifications 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 re-key information from a fax, and nor will you wonder whether we got the request.
Verify that the subject property information is accurate and complete.
Being just one number off on the street address can really add unnecessary time to 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. 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 might differ from yours.

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Tell us up front of the property's distinct features.
It's relatively easy to appraise a cookie-cutter home. Most of an appraiser's time is spent analyzing how unique elements contribute 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 elements 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. These are things we'll find out on our own anyway, and knowing them as early as possible makes your report arrive more quickly.
Do the occupants know what to expect?
One of the most tedious tasks of the appraisal process is setting an inspection date with the current homeowner. It's understandable for a homeowner to be uneasy with an outsider inspecting every corner of their home, taking photos, and making copious notes. Not uncommonly they think they should make the place spotless before the inspection, with the belief that will increase the value. And will reschedule the appraisal inspection until it is cleaned.

Coming directly from you -- the person they are working with on their loan -- a little information about the appraisal process, who we are, and especially that dusting and polishing won't affect their home's value one little bit, and can decrease 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. Advise them to call us if they want to become familiar with the staff and our services. And tell them it benefits them to set the appointment quickly!
Easily follow the status of your report on our website.
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 is available to you online. It's never been easier to keep track of your report's status.