A Few Suggestions for Swifter Turn Times
Appraising is an always changing profession. Often, it seems, appraisers are asked to present more information or have steps added to their research. They do this extra work to guarantee their client gets the best data available. To stay current with the continuously changing requirements, Greater Orlando Appraisal Assoc., Inc. is continuously acquiring additional tools and improving processes in order to increase efficiency so we can do more work for faster. At Greater Orlando Appraisal Assoc., Inc. we know that time is important to everybody, so we've listed some items you can do to accelerate the process when you order an appraisal from Greater Orlando Appraisal Assoc., Inc..
- Always order your appraisals on the Internet.
- When you order online, you automatically get e-mail acknowledgements 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 nor will you wonder whether we received the order.
- Are you providing complete and accurate information about the subject property?
- Being just one number off on the street address can really add unnecessary time to an appraisal assignment. Unique identifiers like a tax parcel number, plat map number, or subdivision name are great data to include with your request. 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.
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- Tell us up front of the property's unique features.
- It's relatively easy to appraise a cookie-cutter home. Most of an appraiser's time is spent analyzing how differing details 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 characteristics of the home or surrounding area -- for example, it's recently had an addition built 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 sooner makes your report arrive without delay.
- Let the homeowner know what to expect.
- Confirming an inspection time and date with the homeowner can be one of the most time consuming steps in the appraisal process. Many homeowners are justifiably apprehensive with the thought an unknown persons wants to come in their home, look around, and take numerous notes. One common belief is that they need to make the place spotless before the appraisal inspection, with the idea that will increase the appraised value. So they delay the appraisal inspection until the house is cleaned.
Hearing it directly from you -- someone they are working with on their loan -- a little bit about the appraisal process, who we are, and especially that dusting and polishing won't affect their home's value one little bit, and likely decrease the appraisal inspection time. Please feel free to point your customers to our website, where we have multiple pages of helpful information for homeowners and others regarding the appraisal process. Have them call us if they want to meet the staff and learn more about our services. And tell them it benefits them to set the appointment promptly!
- Easily follow the status of your report on our website.
- 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 can be viewed instantly online. It's never been faster to keep track of the status of your report.