Five Hints for Swifter Turn Times
Appraising is a constantly changing profession. Commonly, it seems, appraisers are asked to provide additional information or have steps added to their process. All to ensure their client gets the best information possible. To keep up with the always changing requirements, Shamrock Appraisals, Inc. is always researching new tools and tweaking processes in order to increase efficiency so we can do more work for you. Since Shamrock Appraisals, Inc. knows that time is important to everyone, below are some tips you can do to speed up the process on any appraisals ordered with Shamrock Appraisals, Inc..
- Are you ordering appraisals online?
- With online ordering, you automatically receive e-mail notifications that the request 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 the order was received.
- Are you providing complete and accurate data 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. 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 might 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
- Let us know up front of the property's distinct characteristics.
- Cookie-cutter homes are relatively easy to appraise. Most of an appraiser's time is spent analyzing how differing characteristics 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 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. While these are things that we would find out on our own, knowing them as soon as possible is likely to make your report arrive without delay.
- Did you make the occupants of the home aware of what to expect?
- One of the most tedious steps of the appraisal process is setting an inspection date with the occupants of the home. Many current homeowners are understandably uncomfortable with the notion an outsider wants to come in their house, look around, and make numerous notes. Under the belief that it will make the house appraise for more money, a few homeowners think they need to make the place spotless before the inspection. And will put off the appointment until they have cleaned.
Coming from you -- someone they have 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 decrease the appraisal inspection time. Our website has multiple pages of helpful information about the appraisal process for homeowners. Please feel free to share it with your customers. Have them 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 as quickly as possible!
- 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. It's never been easier to track the status of your report.