5 Suggestions for Faster Turn Times
The appraisal profession is always evolving. Often, it seems, appraisers are asked to include extra information or have steps added to their research. All to ensure their client has the best information available. To stay current with the continuously changing requirements, Burris Appraisal Company, Inc. is constantly researching additional tools and improving processes to increase efficiency so we can do more work for our customers. Since Burris Appraisal Company, Inc. knows that time is important to everyone, below are a few tips you can do to reduce turn times on any appraisals you order from Burris Appraisal Company, Inc..
- Always order your appraisals online.
- With online ordering, you receive automatic e-mail confirmations that the assignment 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 manually enter information from a fax, and nor will you wonder whether we received the order.
- Complete and accurate subject property information is essential.
- There's nothing like being one number off on the street address to add unnecessary time to an appraisal assignment. Unique identifiers like a tax parcel number, plat map number, or subdivision name are great data to include with the request. We even welcome lists of recent sales in the area — remember, however, that professional appraisers must always do their own due diligence on comparable sales, and ours may differ from yours.
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about your property or a job we're working on for you.
- Be sure to let us know about the property's distinct features.
- It's relatively easy to appraise a cookie-cutter house. What takes time is analyzing how details unique to a property add 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 characteristics of the home or surrounding area -- for example, it's recently had an addition put on, it's subject to zoning restrictions, it's prone to flooding. These are things we will find out on our own anyway, and knowing them as soon as possible makes your report arrive more quickly.
- Are you making the occupants of the home aware of what to expect?
- One of the most time consuming tasks of the appraisal process is confirming an appointment with the occupants of the home. Many current homeowners are understandably apprehensive with the notion an unknown persons wants to come in their house, look around, and make copious notes. A common belief is that they should make the place spotless before the appraiser comes by, having the thought that will make the house appraise for more money. And will reschedule the inspection until the house is cleaned.
Hearing from you -- a 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 make it more likely their sale will close, and can decrease the time it takes to inspect a home. Our website has several pages of relevant information about the appraisal process for homeowners. Please feel free to share it with your customers. Tell them to call us if they want to become familiar with the staff and our services. And tell them it's in their interest to set the appointment soon!
- Easily keep tabs on 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 to you online. It's never been easier to track the status of your report.