A Few Suggestions for Quicker Turn Times
Appraising is an always changing profession. On a regular basis, it seems, appraisers are asked to offer more information or have steps added to their appraisal process. All to guarantee their client receives the best data possible. In order to keep up with the continuously changing requirements, Shamrock Appraisals, Inc. is constantly seeking additional tools and improving processes to increase efficiency so we can do more work for quickly. At Shamrock Appraisals, Inc. we know that time is important to everybody, so below are some tips you can do to speed up the process when you order an appraisal with Shamrock Appraisals, Inc..
- Are you ordering appraisals online?
- With online ordering, you receive automatic e-mail confirmations that the assignment 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 received the order.
- Complete and accurate subject property information is essential.
- Having just one number incorrect on the street address can really unnecessarily delay an appraisal assignment. Unique identifiers like a tax parcel number, plat map number, or subdivision name is good information to pass long with the request. Even a list of recent sales in the area is welcome — though be advised that professional appraisers must always do their own due diligence on comparable sales, and ours may differ from yours.
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- Be sure to tell us about the property's distinct characteristics.
- Cookie-cutter homes are relatively easy to appraise. What takes time is analyzing how details unique to a property 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 details of the home or surrounding area -- for example, it's had a recent addition built on, it's subject to zoning restrictions, it's predisposed to flooding. These are things we'll find out on our own anyway, and knowing them as early as possible makes your report arrive earlier.
- Be sure the occupants know the the plan.
- Confirming an inspection time and date with the homeowner can be one of the most time consuming tasks in the appraisal process. Some homeowners are justifiably apprehensive with the idea an unknown persons wants to come in their house, look around, and take lots of notes. Having the thought that it will increase the appraised value, some homeowners feel they need to make the place spotless before the appraisal inspection. And will reschedule the appointment until it is cleaned.
Hearing from you -- a person 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 shorten the appraisal inspection time. Please feel free to point your clients to this website, where we have multiple pages of useful information for homeowners and others regarding the appraisal process. Have them call us if they want to become familiar with our staff and services. And tell them it's to their benefit to set the appointment without delay!
- Why not our website as a resource to follow 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 each important milestone in an assignment is completed, that information is available to you online. There's no faster way to keep track of the status of your report.