5 Hints for Swifter Turn Times
Appraising is a constantly changing profession. Every year, it seems, appraisers are asked to present extra information or have steps added to their appraisal process. All of this is to ensure the end user is presented with the best information to be had. To keep up with the constantly changing requirements, SAMRYLEX Real Estate Appraisals and Consulting Services is continuously seeking additional tools and improving processes to increase efficiency so we can do more work for in less time. At SAMRYLEX Real Estate Appraisals and Consulting Services we know that time is important to everybody, so we've listed a few things you can do to accelerate the process whenever you order an appraisal with SAMRYLEX Real Estate Appraisals and Consulting Services.
- Order your appraisals electronically.
- By ordering online, you automatically receive e-mail notifications that the order was received, and fast, secure .PDF format report delivery. This tip alone will save the most time! We don't have to manually enter information from a fax, and you don't have to wonder whether we got the order.
- Are you providing complete and accurate data 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 is helpful information to include with the request. We even welcome lists of recent sales in the area — though be advised that professional appraisers are lawfully required to do their own due diligence on comparable sales, and ours may be different from yours.
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about your property or an appraisal we're working on for you.
- Are you telling us up front any details of the property that might make it unique?
- Cookie-cutter houses are relatively easy to appraise. What takes time is analyzing how features unique to a property 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 put on, it's subject to zoning restrictions, it's prone to flooding. These are things we'll find out on our own anyway, and knowing them sooner is likely to make your report arrive earlier.
- Does the homeowner know what to expect?
- Confirming an appointment with the homeowner can be one of the most tedious parts in the appraisal process. Many current homeowners are understandably apprehensive with the notion an unknown persons wants to come in their house, look around, and make abundant notes. With the notion that it will increase the appraised value, some homeowners think they ought to make the place spotless before the appraisal inspection. And will put off the inspection until it is cleaned.
Coming from you -- the person 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 can shorten the appraisal inspection time. I encourage you to point your clients to this website, where we have several pages of helpful information for homeowners as well as others about the appraisal process. Encourage them to 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.
- 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 we complete each important milestone in an assignment, that information is available instantly to you online. It's never been easier to track your report's status.