A Few Hints for Quicker Turn Times

Appraising is a constantly changing profession. Often, it seems, appraisers are asked to provide more information or have steps added to their appraisal process. All of this is to ensure the end user receives the best data to be had. To stay current with the constantly changing requirements, Anderson Appraisal, LLC is continuously researching additional tools and tweaking processes to increase efficiency so we can do more work for in less time. Since Anderson Appraisal, LLC knows that time is important to everyone, we've listed a handful of items you can do to reduce turn times on any appraisals you order from Anderson Appraisal, LLC.

Are you ordering appraisals online?
With online ordering, you receive automatic e-mail confirmations that the order was received, and fast, secure .PDF format report delivery. This tip single-handedly will save the most time! We don't have to retype 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 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. We even welcome lists of recent sales from the area — though be advised that professional appraisers must always 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 a job we're working on for you.

Let us know up front of the property's distinct features.
It's relatively easy to appraise a cookie-cutter home. What takes time is analyzing how characteristics 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 recently had an 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 as early as possible will likely make your report arrive without delay.
Did you make the occupants of the home aware of what to expect?
Setting an appointment with the homeowner can be one of the most tedious steps in the appraisal process. Some current homeowners are clearly apprehensive with the thought an outsider wants to come in their home, look around, and take numerous notes. Not uncommonly they think they ought to make the place spotless before the inspection, with the idea that will increase the appraised value. So they choose to not schedule the inspection until the house is cleaned.

Hearing it directly from you -- the person they have been working with on their loan -- some knowledge about the appraisal process, who we are, and especially that dusting and polishing won't change their home's value one little bit, and likely decrease the appraisal inspection time. Please feel free to point your customers to our website, where we have several pages of useful information for homeowners as well as others describing the appraisal process. Encourage them to call us if they want to become familiar with our staff and services. And tell them it's to their advantage to set the appointment as quickly as possible!
Our website is a great resource for keeping tabs on the status of your report.
No more phone and fax tag. Up-to-the-minute status updates are available online, anytime, 24/7. As each important milestone in an assignment is completed, that information is available to you online. There's no faster way to keep track of your report's status.