Some Steps to Quicker Turn Times
The appraisal profession is always evolving. Every year, it seems, appraisers are asked to supply extra information or have steps added to their appraisal process. All to guarantee their client has the best data possible. To stay current with the always changing requirements, Alliance Appraisal, Inc. is always researching additional tools and tweaking processes to increase efficiency so we can do more work for quickly. Since Alliance Appraisal, Inc. knows that time is important to everyone, we've listed a couple of items you can do to hasten the process on any appraisals you order from Alliance Appraisal, Inc..
- Always order your appraisals online.
- By ordering online, you get automatic e-mail acknowledgements that the assignment was received, and fast, secure .PDF format report delivery. Online ordering is the single biggest time saver available to both of us! No longer do we have to retype information from a fax, and you don't have to wonder whether the order was received.
- Verify that the subject property information is accurate and complete.
- There's nothing like being one number off on the street address to unnecessarily slow down an appraisal assignment. Unique identifiers like a tax parcel number, plat map number, or subdivision name are great data to pass long with the request. 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 differ from yours.
If you have any questions about your property or an appraisal we're working on for you, don't hesitate to contact us
- Be sure to let us know about the unique characteristics of this property.
- It's relatively easy to appraise a cookie-cutter home. Most of an appraiser's time is spent analyzing how unique elements contribute to or detract from what otherwise would be a property's market value. Let us know up front when ordering your report if there are unique details of the home or surrounding area -- for example, it's recently had an addition constructed, it's subject to zoning restrictions, it's predisposed to flooding. These are things we would find out on our own anyway, and knowing them sooner makes your report arrive earlier.
- Do the occupants know what to expect?
- Setting an appointment with the homeowner can be one of the most tedious parts in the appraisal process. Some current homeowners are clearly uncomfortable with the thought an unknown persons wants to come in their home, look around, and make numerous notes. Under the belief that it will increase the value, some homeowners think they have to make the place spotless before the appraisal inspection. So they reschedule the appointment until they can get around to cleaning.
Hearing 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 increase their home's value one little bit, and can decrease the time it takes to inspect a home. Our website has multiple pages of relevant information about the appraisal process for homeowners. Please feel free to share it with your clients. They can even call us if they want to familiarize themselves with our staff and services. Remind them it benefits them to set the appointment as soon as possible!
- Easily follow the status of your report on our website.
- 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. There's no faster or easier way to keep track of your report's status.