Some Steps to Quicker Turn Times
The appraisal profession is evolving continuously. Commonly, it seems, appraisers are asked to offer extra information or have steps added to their research. All of this is to guarantee their client has the best data to be had. In order to keep up with the continuously changing requirements, Premier Appraisal of SoCal is continuously testing new tools and tweaking processes in order to increase efficiency so we can do more work for our customers. Since Premier Appraisal of SoCal knows that time is important to everyone, we've listed some tips you can do to accelerate the process each time you order an appraisal with Premier Appraisal of SoCal.
- Order your appraisals on the Internet.
- With online ordering, you automatically get e-mail confirmations that the order was received, and fast, secure .PDF format report delivery. It's the single biggest time saver available to both of us! No longer do we have to retype information from a fax, and nor will you wonder whether we received the order.
- Complete and accurate subject property data 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. 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 might differ from yours.
If you have any questions about your property or an assignment we're working on for you, feel free to contact us
- Are you telling us up front any characteristics of the property that might make it unique?
- Cookie-cutter homes are relatively easy to appraise. What takes time is analyzing how features unique to a property contribute to or detract from what otherwise would be a property's market value. When you order your report, let us know if there are unique elements of the home or surrounding area -- for example, it's had a recent addition put on, it's subject to zoning restrictions, it's susceptible to flooding. These are things we'd 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.
- One of the most tedious tasks of the appraisal process is confirming an appointment with the homeowner. We understand that a homeowner may be apprehensive with an unknown person inspecting every square foot of their home, taking photos, and making lots of notes. One common belief is that they should make the place spotless before the appraisal inspection, thinking that will increase the appraised value. And will delay the appraisal inspection until it is cleaned.
Hearing it directly from you -- someone they are working with on their loan -- some information about the appraisal process, who we are, and especially that dusting and polishing won't make it more likely their sale will close, and can decrease the appraisal inspection time. Please feel free to point your clients to our website, where we have multiple pages of useful information for homeowners and others about the appraisal process. Advise them to 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 quickly!
- Use our website to track your report's status.
- 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.