Some Suggestions for Swifter Turn Times
Appraising is a constantly changing profession. Commonly, it seems, appraisers are asked to supply more information or have steps added to their appraisal process. All of this is to guarantee their client receives the best information possible. In order to keep up with the constantly changing requirements, Greater Orlando Appraisal Assoc., Inc. is continuously testing additional tools and tweaking processes in order to increase efficiency so we can do more work for our customers. 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 ordered with Greater Orlando Appraisal Assoc., Inc..
- Are you ordering appraisals online?
- When you order online, you automatically get e-mail confirmations that the order 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 you don't have to wonder whether the order was received.
- Complete and accurate subject property information is key.
- 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 is great information to pass long with your request. Even a list of recent sales from the area is welcome — though be advised that professional appraisers must always do their own due diligence on comparable sales, and ours might differ from yours.
If you have any questions about your property or an appraisal we're working on for you, feel free to contact us
- Be sure to let us know about the unique features of this property.
- It's relatively easy to appraise a cookie-cutter home. What takes time is analyzing how differing elements add to or detract from what otherwise would be a property's market value. When you order your report, let us know if there are unique features of the home or surrounding area -- for example, it's recently had an addition constructed, it's subject to zoning restrictions, it's susceptible to flooding. These are things we will find out on our own anyway, and knowing them sooner makes your report arrive sooner.
- Let the occupants know what to expect.
- Confirming an appointment with the homeowner can be one of the most inefficient tasks in the appraisal process. It's understandable for a homeowner to be uneasy with an outsider looking in every square foot of their home, taking photos, and making abundant notes. One common belief is that they ought to make the place spotless before the appraisal inspection, under the impression that will make the house appraise higher. And will choose to not schedule the inspection until they have cleaned.
Coming directly 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 likely decrease the appraisal inspection time. Our website has numerous pages of relevant information about the appraisal process for homeowners. Please feel free to share it with your clients. Have them 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 without delay!
- Our website is a great resource for verifying the status of your report.
- 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 can be viewed instantly online. It's never been easier to keep track of the status of your report.