5 Tips for Faster Turn Times
Appraising is a constantly changing profession. Regularly, it seems, appraisers are asked to include additional information or have steps added to their research. All of this is to guarantee their client receives the best information to be had. In order to stay current with the always changing requirements, Savery Appraisal Services Inc. is constantly seeking additional tools and improving processes to increase efficiency so we can do more work for you. Since Savery Appraisal Services Inc. knows that time is important to everyone, we've listed some items you can do to lower turn times whenever you order an appraisal from Savery Appraisal Services Inc..
- Order your appraisals electronically.
- With online ordering, you automatically get e-mail confirmations that the assignment was received, and fast, secure .PDF format report delivery. Ordering online is the single biggest time saver available to both of us! No longer do we have to re-key information from a fax, and nor will you wonder whether we got the request. Lastly, we understand that sometimes you just have to have that appraisal done ASAP! Therefore we are pleased to be able to provide accurate and expedient Rush appraisals for an additional Fee. Just let us know you need a rush when you place your order!
- Are you providing complete and accurate data about the subject property?
- Being just one number off on the street address can really 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 in 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.
If you have any questions about your property or an assignment we're working on for you, you're always welcome to call us at (559) 544-1904
- Are you telling us up front any characteristics of the property that might make it distinct?
- It's relatively easy to appraise a cookie-cutter house. Most of an appraiser's time is spent analyzing how differing features contribute 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 features of the home or surrounding area -- for example, it's had a recent addition constructed, it's subject to zoning restrictions, it's predisposed to flooding. While these are things that we'll find out on our own, knowing them early on will likely make your report arrive without delay.
- Does the homeowner know what to expect?
- One of the most inefficient steps of the appraisal process is setting an inspection date with the homeowner. Some homeowners are understandably apprehensive with the notion an outsider wants to come in their home, look around, and make numerous notes. With the belief that it will increase the appraised value, some homeowners think they have to make the place spotless before the appraiser comes by. And will delay the appraisal inspection until it is cleaned.
Coming from you -- a person they are working with on their loan -- a little 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 shorten the time it takes to inspect a home. I encourage you to point your customers to this website, where we have many pages of relevant information for homeowners and others regarding the appraisal process. Encourage them to call us if they want to meet the staff and learn more about our services. Remind them it's in their interest to set the appointment quickly!
- Our website is a great resource for tracking 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 available to you online. It's never been easier and faster to keep track of the status of your report.