Some Tips for Faster Turn Times
Appraising is an always changing profession. Every year, it seems, appraisers are asked to present more information or have steps added to their data gathering. All to ensure the end user receives the best data available. In order to stay current with the continuously changing requirements, Premier Appraisal of SoCal is always testing new tools and tweaking processes to increase efficiency so we can do more work for quickly. At Premier Appraisal of SoCal we know that time is important to everybody, so we've listed a handful of things you can do to accelerate the process on any appraisals ordered with Premier Appraisal of SoCal.
- 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. This tip single-handedly will save the most time! No longer do we have to re-key information from a fax, and you don't have to wonder whether we received the request.
- Are you providing complete and accurate information about the subject property?
- There's nothing like being one number off on the street address to unnecessarily delay 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 in the area — remember, however, that professional appraisers must always do their own due diligence on comparable sales, and ours may be different from yours.
You're always free to call us at if you have any questions about your property or an assignment we're working on for you.
- Tell us up front of the property's distinct details.
- Cookie-cutter homes are relatively easy to appraise. Most of an appraiser's time is spent analyzing how differing characteristics 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 elements of the home or surrounding area -- for example, it's had a recent addition constructed, it's subject to zoning restrictions, it's susceptible to flooding. These are things we'll find out on our own anyway, and knowing them as early as possible makes your report arrive more quickly.
- Did you make the occupants of the home aware of what to expect?
- Setting an appointment with the homeowner can be one of the most time consuming steps in the appraisal process. Many homeowners are clearly uneasy with the fact a stranger wants to come in their home, look around, and make copious notes. Under the belief that it will increase the value, many homeowners believe they ought to make the place spotless before the appraisal inspection. And will put off the appointment until it is cleaned.
Coming directly from you -- a person they are working with on their loan -- a little info about the appraisal process, who we are, and especially that dusting and polishing won't affect their home's value one little bit, and can shorten the time it takes to inspect a home. Please feel free to point your customers to this website, where we have lots of pages of helpful information for homeowners and others regarding the appraisal process. Have them call us if they want to become familiar with the staff and our services. Remind them it benefits them to set the appointment as soon as possible!
- Use our website to keep tabs on your report's status.
- No more phone and fax tag. Up-to-the-minute status updates are available online, anytime, 24/7. As each important milestone in an assignment is completed, that information can be viewed instantly online. It's never been easier and faster to keep track of the status of your report.