A Few Steps to Quicker Turn Times
Appraising is an always changing profession. Every year, it seems, appraisers are asked to include more information or have steps added to their appraisal process. All to guarantee the end user is presented with the best data possible. In order to stay current with the continuously changing requirements, Weaver Appraisal Group is constantly seeking additional tools and improving processes to increase efficiency so we can do more work for our clients. At Weaver Appraisal Group we know that time is important to everybody, so we've listed a handful of things you can do to accelerate the process whenever you order an appraisal from Weaver Appraisal Group.
- Are you ordering appraisals online?
- With online ordering, you get automatic e-mail notifications that the order was received, and fast, secure .PDF format report delivery. Ordering online is the single biggest time saver available to both of us! We don't have to re-key information from a fax, and nor will you wonder whether the order was received.
- Complete and accurate subject property data is key.
- There's nothing like being one number off on the street address to unnecessarily interrupt an appraisal assignment. Unique identifiers like a tax parcel number, plat map number, or subdivision name are great data to pass long with the request. Even a list of recent sales from the area 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.
You're always welcome to contact us if you have any questions about your property or an appraisal we're working on for you.
- Be sure to let us know about the property's unique features.
- It's relatively easy to appraise a cookie-cutter house. What takes time is analyzing how unique elements 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 constructed, it's subject to zoning restrictions, it's susceptible to flooding. These are things we'd find out on our own anyway, and knowing them sooner makes your report arrive earlier.
- Do the occupants know what to expect?
- Confirming an appointment with the homeowner can be one of the most tedious tasks in the appraisal process. Some homeowners are clearly uneasy with the fact an unknown persons wants to come in their home, look around, and take lots of notes. Under the impression that it will increase the value, a few homeowners think they need to make the place spotless before the appraiser comes by. And will put off the inspection until they can get around to cleaning.
Coming from you -- the person they have been working with on their loan -- some 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 likely decrease the time it takes to inspect a home. Please feel free to point your customers to our website, where we have many pages of relevant information for homeowners and others describing the appraisal process. Have them 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 quickly!
- Our website is a great resource for following the status of your report.
- 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 instantly available to you online. There's no easier or faster way to keep track of your report's status.