Some Steps to Quicker Turn Times

Appraising is an always changing profession. On a regular basis, it seems, appraisers are asked to supply more information or have steps added to their appraisal process. All of this is to ensure their client is presented with the best data to be had. To stay current with the continuously changing requirements, Anderson Appraisal, LLC is constantly acquiring additional tools and tweaking processes to increase efficiency so we can do more work for you. At Anderson Appraisal, LLC we know that time is important to everybody, so we've listed a few tips you can do to speed up the process whenever you order an appraisal with Anderson Appraisal, LLC.

Order your appraisals on the Internet.
When you order online, you get automatic e-mail notifications that the order 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 re-key information from a fax, and nor will you wonder whether we received the order.
Complete and accurate subject property information is key.
There's nothing like being one number off on the street address to unnecessarily slow down 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 are lawfully required to do their own due diligence on comparable sales, and ours may differ from yours.

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Are you letting us know up front any features of the property that might make it distinct?
It's relatively easy to appraise a cookie-cutter home. Most of an appraiser's time is spent analyzing how elements unique to a property 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 features of the home or surrounding area -- for example, it's recently had an 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 sooner will likely make your report arrive more quickly.
Be sure the occupants know the the plan.
Setting an appointment with the homeowner can be one of the most inefficient parts in the appraisal process. It's understandable for a homeowner to be uneasy with a stranger inspecting every square foot of their home, taking photos, and making abundant notes. A common belief is that they need to make the place spotless before the inspection, under the impression that will increase the appraised value. And will choose to not schedule the inspection until it is cleaned.

Coming directly from you -- the 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 shorten the time it takes to inspect a home. Please feel free to point your customers to our website, where we have many pages of useful information for homeowners and others about the appraisal process. Advise them to call us if they want to become familiar with the staff and our services. And tell them it's to their advantage to set the appointment without delay!
Are you using our website as a resource to keep track of the status of your report?
No more phone and fax tag. Up-to-the-minute status updates are available online, anytime, 24/7. As we complete each important milestone in an assignment, that information can be viewed instantly online. It's never been easier to track your report's status.