Some Steps to Faster Turn Times
The appraisal profession is evolving at all times. Commonly, it seems, appraisers are asked to include additional information or have steps added to their data gathering. All of this is to guarantee the end user receives the best information to be had. In order to stay current with the constantly changing requirements, Triangle Residential Valuations is always seeking additional tools and improving processes to increase efficiency so we can do more work for more efficiently. Since Triangle Residential Valuations knows that time is important to everyone, here are a few items you can do to accelerate the process when you order an appraisal from Triangle Residential Valuations.
- Always order your appraisals online.
- By ordering online, you automatically get e-mail acknowledgements that the request was received, and fast, secure .PDF format report delivery. This tip single-handedly will save the most time! We don't have to manually enter information from a fax, and you don't have to wonder whether the order was received.
- Verify that the subject property data is accurate and complete.
- There's nothing like being one number off on the street address to 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. 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 may be different from yours.
If you have any questions about your property or a job we're working on for you, feel free to contact us
- Tell us up front of the property's unique features.
- It's relatively easy to appraise a cookie-cutter house. 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. 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 susceptible to flooding. While these are things that we'd find out on our own, knowing them as early as possible is likely to make your report arrive earlier.
- Let the occupants know what to expect.
- One of the most tedious parts of the appraisal process is confirming an appointment with the homeowner. It's understandable for a homeowner to be apprehensive with an unknown person inspecting every corner of their home, taking photos, and making abundant notes. Some think they have to make the place spotless before the appraiser comes by, with the notion that will make the house appraise for more money. So they reschedule the appointment until they have cleaned.
Hearing it directly from you -- a person they are working with on their loan -- a short explanation about the appraisal process, who we are, and especially that dusting and polishing won't make it more likely their sale will close, and can go a long way toward trimming the time it takes to inspect a home. Our website has numerous pages of useful information about the appraisal process for homeowners. Please feel free to share it with your clients. Have them call us if they want to become familiar with our staff and services. And tell them it benefits them to set the appointment promptly!
- Why not our website as a resource to track 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 we complete each important milestone in an assignment, that information is available instantly to you online. There's no faster way to track your report's status.