Some Steps to Quicker Turn Times
The appraisal profession is evolving continuously. Commonly, it seems, appraisers are asked to present extra information or have steps added to their data gathering. All of this is to ensure the end user is presented with the best information available. To keep up with the always changing requirements, Premier Appraisal of Southern California is always seeking additional tools and tweaking processes to increase efficiency so we can do more work for our customers. At Premier Appraisal of Southern California we know that time is important to everybody, so we've listed a handful of items you can do to accelerate the process when you order an appraisal with Premier Appraisal of Southern California.
- Order your appraisals on the Internet.
- By ordering online, you get automatic e-mail confirmations that the assignment was received, and fast, secure .PDF format report delivery. This tip alone will save the most time! No longer do we have to retype information from a fax, and you don't have to wonder whether we got the request.
- Complete and accurate subject property information is essential.
- Being just one number off on the street address can really add unnecessary time to 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 — remember, however, that professional appraisers must always do their own due diligence on comparable sales, and ours may be different from yours.
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- Let us know up front of the property's distinct features.
- Cookie-cutter homes are relatively easy to appraise. What takes time is analyzing how differing characteristics 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 characteristics 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 would find out on our own anyway, and knowing them early on makes your report arrive without delay.
- Let 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 uncomfortable with an unknown person inspecting every corner of their home, taking pictures, and making lots of notes. One common belief is that they must make the place spotless before the inspection, under the impression that will make the house appraise higher. And will reschedule the appointment until the house is cleaned.
Coming directly from you -- someone they have been working with on their loan -- some knowledge 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 our website, where we have many pages of helpful information for homeowners and others describing the appraisal process. They can even call us if they want to meet the staff and learn more about our services. And tell them it's to their advantage to set the appointment without delay!
- Why not our website as a resource to track the status of your report?
- No more phone and fax tag. Up-to-the-minute status updates are available online, anytime, 24/7. As we complete each important milestone in an assignment, that information is available instantly to you online. It's never been easier to track your report's status.