5 Steps to Quicker Turn Times
The appraisal profession is evolving constantly. Each year, it seems, appraisers are asked to offer additional information or have steps added to their data gathering. They do this additional work to ensure their client receives the best data possible. To keep up with the continuously changing requirements, Shamrock Appraisals, Inc. is constantly testing additional tools and improving processes to increase efficiency so we can do more work for quickly. Since Shamrock Appraisals, Inc. knows that time is important to everyone, we've listed a couple of tips you can do to speed up the process on any appraisals ordered from Shamrock Appraisals, Inc..
- Are you ordering appraisals online?
- When you order online, you automatically get 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 retype information from a fax, and you don't have to wonder whether we got the order.
- Complete and accurate subject property data 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 great information to include with your request. We even welcome lists of recent sales from the area — remember, however, that professional appraisers must always do their own due diligence on comparable sales, and ours may be different from yours.
If you have any questions about your property or a job we're working on for you, you're always free to contact us
- Let us know up front of the property's distinct details.
- Cookie-cutter houses are relatively easy to appraise. Most of an appraiser's time is spent analyzing how differing elements add to or detract from what otherwise would be a property's market value. Let us know up front when you order your report if there are unique characteristics of the home or surrounding area -- for example, it's had a recent addition constructed, it's subject to zoning restrictions, it's prone to flooding. While these are things that we'll find out on our own, knowing them as soon as possible is likely to make your report arrive quicker.
- Does the homeowner know what to expect?
- Confirming an appointment with the homeowner can be one of the most tedious steps in the appraisal process. We understand that a homeowner may be apprehensive with an outsider inspecting every square foot of their home, taking pictures, and making numerous notes. Under the impression that it will increase the appraised value, many homeowners believe they have to make the place spotless before the appraisal inspection. And will reschedule the appointment until they can get around to cleaning.
Coming directly from you -- the person they have been working with on their loan -- a short explanation about the appraisal process, who we are, and especially that dusting and polishing won't change their home's value one little bit, and can go a long way toward trimming the time it takes to inspect a home. I encourage you to point your customers to this website, where we have lots of pages of helpful information for homeowners as well as others about the appraisal process. They can even call us if they want to meet our staff and learn more about our services. Remind them it benefits them to set the appointment soon!
- Easily track the status of your report on our website.
- Phone and fax tag are a thing of the past with up-to-the-minute status updates available online, anytime, 24/7. As each important milestone in an assignment is completed, that information is instantly available to you online. It's never been easier to track your report's status.