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Five Suggestions for Faster Turn Times

Appraising is a constantly changing profession. Commonly, it seems, appraisers are asked to provide more information or have steps added to their research - all to guarantee the end user gets the most useful analysis possible. To keep up with the always changing requirements, MARC ANTHONY GIZZI APPRAISAL & CONSULTING is continuously acquiring new tools and improving processes in order to increase efficiency so we can do more work for our clients. Since MARC ANTHONY GIZZI APPRAISAL & CONSULTING knows that time is important to everyone, we've listed a few items you can do to hasten the process on any appraisals ordered from MARC ANTHONY GIZZI APPRAISAL & CONSULTING:

  1. Always order your appraisals electronically. By ordering online, you automatically receive e-mail notifications that the order was received, and fast, secure .PDF format report delivery. Online ordering 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 request.

  2. Complete and accurate subject property information is crucial. Being just one number off on the street address can really add unnecessary time to an appraisal assignment. Unique identifiers like a tax parcel number, plat map number, or subdivision name are helpful data to pass along with your request. We even welcome lists of recent sales from the area — however, remember that professional appraisers must always do their own due diligence on comparable sales, and ours might differ from yours.

  3. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about your property or an assignment we're working on for you.

  4. Be sure to tell us about the unique characteristics of this property. Cookie-cutter houses 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 elements of the home or surrounding area -- for example, it's had a recent addition constructed, it's subject to zoning restrictions, and it's susceptible to flooding. These are things we would find out on our own anyway, and knowing them as soon as possible will likely make your report arrive more quickly.

  5. Let the homeowner know what to expect. One of the most inefficient tasks of the appraisal process is confirming an appointment with the current homeowner. Some current homeowners are clearly apprehensive with the thought that an unknown persons wants to come in their house, look around, and make abundant notes. With the Notion that it will increase the appraised value, a few homeowners believe they must make the place spotless before the appraisal inspection and will put off the inspection until they can get around to cleaning.

    Coming directly from you -- a trusted party with whom they are already working -- some knowledge about the appraisal process, who we are, and especially that dusting and polishing won't increase their home's value one bit, will help move the process along for everyone. Please feel free to point them to this website, where we have lots of pages of helpful information for homeowners and others regarding the appraisal process. Have them call us if they want to familiarize themselves with our staff and services. And tell them it's to their benefit to set the appointment quickly!


  6. Our website is a great resource for following 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 each important milestone in an assignment is completed, that information is available to you online. It's never been easier to track your report's status.