Some Suggestions for Quicker Turn Times
Appraising is a constantly changing profession. On a regular basis, it seems, appraisers are asked to supply additional information or have steps added to their appraisal process. All of this is to ensure the end user gets the best data possible. In order to keep up with the always changing requirements, MANDERFIELD APPRAISAL GROUP is continuously seeking new tools and tweaking processes in order to increase efficiency so we can do more work for our customers. At MANDERFIELD APPRAISAL GROUP we know that time is important to everybody, so we've listed some things you can do to hasten the process on any appraisals you order from MANDERFIELD APPRAISAL GROUP.
- Are you ordering appraisals online?
- By ordering online, you automatically receive e-mail confirmations 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.
- Are you providing complete and accurate information about the subject property?
- There's nothing like being one number off on the street address to unnecessarily delay an appraisal assignment. Unique identifiers like a tax parcel number, plat map number, or subdivision name is helpful information to pass long 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 differ from yours.
You're always welcome to contact us if you have any questions about your property or an assignment we're working on for you.
- Be sure to tell us about the property's unique details.
- It's relatively easy to appraise a cookie-cutter house. What takes time is analyzing how details 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 elements of the home or surrounding area -- for example, it's had a recent addition built on, it's subject to zoning restrictions, it's susceptible to flooding. These are things we'd find out on our own anyway, and knowing them early on makes your report arrive quicker.
- Does the homeowner know what to expect?
- Confirming an appointment with the homeowner can be one of the most time consuming parts in the appraisal process. We understand that a homeowner may be uneasy with an outsider looking in every square foot of their home, taking photos, and making numerous notes. With the belief that it will increase the value, a few homeowners feel they ought to make the place spotless before the inspection. So they choose to not schedule the inspection until they have cleaned.
Coming from you -- the person they've been 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 likely go a long way toward trimming the time it takes to inspect a home. Please feel free to point your customers to our website, where we have several pages of useful information for homeowners as well as others regarding the appraisal process. Advise them to call us if they want to meet our staff and learn more about our services. Remind them it benefits them to set the appointment as quickly as possible!
- Use our website to verify your report's status.
- Phone and fax tag are a thing of the past with 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. There's no faster way to track the status of your report.