Some Suggestions for Quicker Turn Times
Appraising is an always changing profession. Often, it seems, appraisers are asked to include additional information or have steps added to their research. All to guarantee their client is presented with the best data possible. 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 more effectively. Since Greater Orlando Appraisal Assoc., Inc. knows that time is important to everyone, we've listed some items you can do to trim turn times on any appraisals you order with Greater Orlando Appraisal Assoc., Inc..
- Always order your appraisals on the Internet.
- When you order online, you get automatic e-mail notifications that the request was received, and fast, secure .PDF format report delivery. It's the single biggest time saver available to both of us! We don't have to manually enter information from a fax, and nor will you wonder whether the order was received.
- Complete and accurate subject property information is key.
- Having just one number incorrect on the street address can really unnecessarily delay 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 — remember, however, that professional appraisers are lawfully required to 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 elements.
- It's relatively easy to appraise a cookie-cutter house. What takes time is analyzing how unique details add to or detract from what otherwise would be a property's market value. When ordering your report, let us know 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 susceptible to flooding. While these are things that we would find out on our own, knowing them as early as possible makes your report arrive earlier.
- Be sure the homeowner knows the the plan.
- Confirming an inspection time and date with the homeowner can be one of the most time consuming steps in the appraisal process. It's understandable for a homeowner to be apprehensive with an outsider looking in every corner of their home, taking photos, and making copious notes. Some think they need to make the place spotless before the inspection, believing that will increase the value. So they put off the inspection until they have cleaned.
Hearing it directly from you -- someone they are working with on their loan -- some knowledge 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 shorten the appraisal inspection time. I encourage you to point your clients to this website, where we have lots of pages of relevant information for homeowners and others about the appraisal process. Have them call us if they want to become familiar with the staff and our services. Remind them it's to their benefit to set the appointment as quickly as possible!
- Use our website to keep track of your report's status.
- No more phone and fax tag. Up-to-the-minute status updates are available online, anytime, 24/7. As each important milestone in an assignment is completed, that information is available instantly to you online. There's no faster way to track your report's status.