Five Steps to Faster Turn Times
Appraising is a constantly changing profession. Every year, it seems, appraisers are asked to supply more information or have steps added to their process. All to ensure their client has the best information available. To keep up with the always changing requirements, Shamrock Appraisals, Inc. is always researching additional tools and improving processes to increase efficiency so we can do more work for in less time. Since Shamrock Appraisals, Inc. knows that time is important to everyone, we've listed some items you can do to lessen turn times each time you order an appraisal from Shamrock Appraisals, Inc..
- Are you ordering appraisals online?
- With online ordering, you automatically get e-mail notifications that the request was received, and fast, secure .PDF format report delivery. Online ordering is the single biggest time saver available to both of us! We don't have to manually enter information from a fax, and you don't have to wonder whether we received the order.
- Verify that the subject property information is accurate and complete.
- There's nothing like being one number off on the street address to unnecessarily interrupt 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 from the area — though be advised that professional appraisers are lawfully required to do their own due diligence on comparable sales, and ours may be different from yours.
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- Be sure to tell us about the property's unique details.
- It's relatively easy to appraise a cookie-cutter house. Most of an appraiser's time is spent analyzing how differing details contribute 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 features of the home or surrounding area -- for example, it's recently had an addition put on, it's subject to zoning restrictions, it's susceptible to flooding. These are things we will find out on our own anyway, and knowing them as early as possible makes your report arrive quicker.
- Be sure the homeowner knows the the plan.
- One of the most tedious tasks of the appraisal process is confirming an inspection date with the current homeowner. It's understandable for a homeowner to be uncomfortable with an unknown person inspecting every corner of their home, taking photos, and making lots of notes. One common belief is that they must make the place spotless before the appraisal inspection, under the impression that will make the house appraise higher. So they choose to not schedule the appraisal inspection until the house is cleaned.
Coming from you -- a person they have been working with on their loan -- a little bit 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 shorten the appraisal inspection time. Our website has several pages of helpful information about the appraisal process for homeowners. Please feel free to share it with your customers. They can even call us if they want to become familiar with our staff and services. Remind them it benefits them to set the appointment promptly!
- Our website is a great resource for verifying 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 each important milestone in an assignment is completed, that information is available to you online. It's never been easier to track the status of your report.