Some Steps to Quicker Turn Times
The appraisal profession is continuously evolving. Regularly, it seems, appraisers are asked to include additional information or have steps added to their appraisal process. They do this extra work to guarantee their client receives the best information available. To keep up with the always changing requirements, Weaver Appraisal Group is continuously seeking additional tools and tweaking processes to increase efficiency so we can do more work for you. At Weaver Appraisal Group we know that time is important to everybody, so we've listed a handful of tips you can do to speed up the process on any appraisals ordered from Weaver Appraisal Group.
- Order your appraisals electronically.
- With online ordering, you get automatic e-mail acknowledgements that the assignment was received, and fast, secure .PDF format report delivery. This tip single-handedly will save the most time! We don't have to manually enter information from a fax, and nor will you wonder whether we got the request.
- Are you providing complete and accurate information about the subject property?
- 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. We even welcome lists of recent sales in the area — remember, however, that professional appraisers are lawfully required to do their own due diligence on comparable sales, and ours may differ from yours.
If you have any questions about your property or a job we're working on for you, feel free to contact us
- Are you letting us know up front any details of the property that might make it unique?
- It's relatively easy to appraise a cookie-cutter home. What takes time is analyzing how differing details 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 built on, 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 early on makes your report arrive sooner.
- Are you making the homeowner of the home aware of what to expect?
- One of the most time consuming steps of the appraisal process is setting an appointment with the homeowner. Some homeowners are justifiably uneasy with the notion an outsider wants to come in their home, look around, and make abundant notes. A common belief is that they need to make the place spotless before the inspection, believing that will increase the value. And will put off the inspection until they can get around to cleaning.
Hearing from you -- someone they are working with on their loan -- a little bit about the appraisal process, who we are, and especially that dusting and polishing won't increase their home's value one little bit, and likely go a long way toward trimming the time it takes to inspect a home. Our website has numerous pages of relevant information about the appraisal process for homeowners. I encourage you to share it with your customers. Encourage them to call us if they want to meet our staff and learn more about our services. Remind them it benefits them to set the appointment as soon as possible!
- Are you using our website as a resource to keep tabs on 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 is available to you online. It's never been easier to keep track of the status of your report.