Some Tips for Faster Turn Times
The appraisal profession is evolving constantly. Regularly, it seems, appraisers are asked to provide extra information or have steps added to their research. All to guarantee the end user receives the best information to be had. In order to stay current with the always changing requirements, Greater Orlando Appraisal Assoc., Inc. is continuously seeking new tools and improving processes in order to increase efficiency so we can do more work for you. At Greater Orlando Appraisal Assoc., Inc. we know that time is important to everybody, so below are some things you can do to decrease turn times on any appraisals you order with Greater Orlando Appraisal Assoc., Inc..
- Order your appraisals on the Internet.
- With online ordering, you automatically get e-mail notifications that the assignment was received, and fast, secure .PDF format report delivery. This tip single-handedly will save the most time! No longer do we have to manually enter information from a fax, and nor will you wonder whether the order was received.
- Complete and accurate subject property data is crucial.
- 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. We even welcome lists of recent sales from the area — though be advised that professional appraisers must always do their own due diligence on comparable sales, and ours might differ from yours.
You're always welcome to call us at if you have any questions about your property or a job we're working on for you.
- Be sure to tell us about the unique features of this property.
- It's relatively easy to appraise a cookie-cutter house. 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. At the time you order your report, be sure to let us know if there are unique details of the home or surrounding area -- for example, it's had a recent addition constructed, it's subject to zoning restrictions, it's prone to flooding. While these are things that we'd find out on our own, knowing them as early as possible makes your report arrive earlier.
- Be sure the homeowner knows the the plan.
- Setting an inspection time and date with the homeowner can be one of the most tedious steps in the appraisal process. We understand that a homeowner may be apprehensive with an outsider inspecting every square foot of their home, taking pictures, and making abundant notes. Not uncommonly they think they have to make the place spotless before the appraiser comes by, under the impression that will increase the value. So they delay the appointment until it is cleaned.
Hearing it 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 likely decrease the appraisal inspection time. I encourage you to point them to our website, where we have multiple pages of relevant information for homeowners as well as others about the appraisal process. They can even call us if they want to become familiar with our staff and services. And tell them it's to their benefit to set the appointment quickly!
- Easily track the status of your report on our website.
- Why are you still playing phone and fax tag when our website offers up-to-the-minute status updates available online, anytime, 24/7? As each important milestone in an assignment is completed, that information is available instantly to you online. It's never been easier to track the status of your report.