5 Suggestions for Shorter Turn Times

Appraising is a constantly changing profession. Each year, it seems, appraisers are asked to present additional information or have steps added to their research. All of this is to guarantee the end user receives the best data available. To stay current with the always changing requirements, Mike Noble Appraisals is constantly seeking additional tools and tweaking processes in order to increase efficiency so we can do more work for you. At Mike Noble Appraisals we know that time is important to everybody, so we've listed a handful of tips you can do to accelerate the process on any appraisals ordered from Mike Noble Appraisals.

Are you ordering appraisals online?
With online ordering, you receive automatic e-mail confirmations that the request was received, and fast, secure .PDF format report delivery. This 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 the order was received.
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. 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 — remember, however, that professional appraisers are lawfully required to 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, you're always welcome to contact us

Are you letting us know up front any elements of the property that might make it distinct?
Cookie-cutter houses are relatively easy to appraise. Most of an appraiser's time is spent analyzing how unique elements add to or detract from what otherwise would be a property's market value. Let us know up front when you order your report 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'll find out on our own, knowing them early on makes your report arrive faster.
Are you making the homeowner of the home aware of what to expect?
One of the most inefficient steps of the appraisal process is setting an inspection date with the occupants of the home. Many homeowners are justifiably uneasy with the fact an unknown persons wants to come in their home, look around, and take abundant notes. Under the belief that it will make the house appraise higher, many homeowners feel they ought to make the place spotless before the appraiser comes by. And will choose to not schedule the inspection until they have cleaned.

Coming directly from you -- a person they are working with on their loan -- some information about the appraisal process, who we are, and especially that dusting and polishing won't make it more likely their sale will close, and likely go a long way toward trimming the time it takes to inspect a home. Our website has many pages of useful information about the appraisal process for homeowners. I encourage you to share it with your customers. Encourage them to call us if they want to meet our staff and learn more about our services. Remind them it's in their interest to set the appointment soon!
Easily track the status of your report on our website.
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 is available to you online. It's never been easier to keep track of your report's status.