Some Suggestions for Quicker Turn Times
The appraisal profession is continuously evolving. Commonly, it seems, appraisers are asked to provide more information or have steps added to their process. They do this extra work to guarantee the end user is presented with the best information possible. In order to stay current with the constantly 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 our customers. Since Mike Noble Appraisals knows that time is important to everyone, we've listed some things you can do to accelerate the process when you order an appraisal with Mike Noble Appraisals.
- Order your appraisals online.
- With online ordering, you get automatic e-mail notifications that the order was received, and fast, secure .PDF format report delivery. This tip single-handedly will save the most time! No longer do we have to retype information from a fax, and you don't have to wonder whether we got the request.
- Verify that the subject property data is accurate and complete.
- Being just one number off on the street address can really unnecessarily slow down an appraisal assignment. Unique identifiers like a tax parcel number, plat map number, or subdivision name is great information to pass long with the request. Even a list of recent area sales is welcome — though be advised that professional appraisers must always do their own due diligence on comparable sales, and ours might differ from yours.
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- Be sure to let us know about the property's distinct details.
- Cookie-cutter houses are relatively easy to appraise. What takes time is analyzing how unique features 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 features of the home or surrounding area -- for example, it's had a recent addition put on, it's subject to zoning restrictions, it's predisposed to flooding. These are things we'll find out on our own anyway, and knowing them early on is likely to make your report arrive without delay.
- Does the homeowner know what to expect?
- One of the most inefficient steps of the appraisal process is confirming an inspection date with the current homeowner. We understand that a homeowner may be uneasy with an unknown person inspecting every square foot of their home, taking photos, and making copious notes. One common belief is that they must make the place spotless before the appraisal inspection, with the idea that will make the house appraise higher. So they put off the appraisal inspection until they can get around to cleaning.
Hearing it directly from you -- a person they've been working with on their loan -- some knowledge 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 multiple pages of useful information about the appraisal process for homeowners. Please feel free to share it with your customers. Have them call us if they want to familiarize themselves with our staff and services. And tell them it benefits them to set the appointment soon!
- Use our website to keep track of your report's status.
- Phone and fax tag are a thing of the past with up-to-the-minute status updates 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 the status of your report.