5 Hints for Faster Turn Times

Appraising is a constantly changing profession. On a regular basis, it seems, appraisers are asked to offer more information or have steps added to their appraisal process. They do this extra work to guarantee their client has the best information to be had. To stay current with the continuously changing requirements, Mike Noble Appraisals is always researching new tools and tweaking processes 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 couple of things you can do to accelerate the process each time you order an appraisal from Mike Noble Appraisals.

Order your appraisals electronically.
By ordering online, you receive automatic e-mail confirmations that the assignment 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.
Verify that the subject property information is accurate and complete.
Having just one number incorrect on the street address can really 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 in 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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Let us know up front of the property's unique characteristics.
Cookie-cutter homes are relatively easy to appraise. What takes time is analyzing how differing details 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 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 makes your report arrive more quickly.
Do the occupants know what to expect?
Confirming an inspection time and date with the homeowner can be one of the most inefficient steps in the appraisal process. Some current homeowners are understandably uneasy with the idea an outsider wants to come in their house, look around, and make copious notes. A common belief is that they ought to make the place spotless before the appraisal inspection, with the belief that will increase the appraised value. So they put off the appointment until they have cleaned.

Hearing from you -- someone they have been working with on their loan -- some information about the appraisal process, who we are, and especially that dusting and polishing won't change their home's value one little bit, and can decrease the appraisal inspection time. I encourage you to point them to our website, where we have multiple pages of useful information for homeowners as well as others regarding the appraisal process. Have them call us if they want to familiarize themselves with the staff and our services. Remind them it benefits them to set the appointment promptly!
Easily verify 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 can be viewed instantly online. There's no faster way to track the status of your report.