Five Steps to Faster Turn Times
Appraising is an always changing profession. Every year, it seems, appraisers are asked to provide more information or have steps added to their process. All to ensure their client gets the best information possible. To keep up with the constantly changing requirements, MARC ANTHONY GIZZI APPRAISAL & CONSULTING is always testing additional tools and tweaking processes in order to increase efficiency so we can do more work for our clients. At MARC ANTHONY GIZZI APPRAISAL & CONSULTING we know that time is important to everybody, so we've listed a handful of things you can do to speed up the process on any appraisals ordered from MARC ANTHONY GIZZI APPRAISAL & CONSULTING.
- Always order your appraisals electronically.
- By ordering online, you receive automatic e-mail notifications that the request was received, and fast, secure .PDF format report delivery. Ordering online is the single biggest time saver available to both of us! We don't have to retype information from a fax, and nor will you wonder whether we got the request.
- Complete and accurate subject property data is key.
- Having just one number incorrect on the street address can really unnecessarily delay an appraisal assignment. Unique identifiers like a tax parcel number, plat map number, or subdivision name are good data to include with your assignment. 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 differ from yours.
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- Be sure to let us know about the property's distinct elements.
- It's relatively easy to appraise a cookie-cutter house. Most of an appraiser's time is spent analyzing how differing elements 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 characteristics of the home or surrounding area -- for example, it's had a recent addition put on, it's subject to zoning restrictions, it's prone to flooding. While these are things that we'll find out on our own, knowing them as soon as possible will likely make your report arrive quicker.
- Let the homeowner know what to expect.
- One of the most time consuming tasks of the appraisal process is confirming an inspection date with the occupants of the home. We understand that a homeowner may be uneasy with a stranger inspecting every square foot of their home, taking pictures, and making numerous notes. Believing that it will increase the appraised value, many homeowners think they need to make the place spotless before the appraiser comes by. So they choose to not schedule the appraisal inspection until they have cleaned.
Coming directly from you -- a person they are 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 shorten the appraisal inspection time. I encourage you to point your clients to this website, where we have multiple pages of helpful information for homeowners and others describing the appraisal process. Advise them to call us if they want to meet our staff and learn more about our services. Remind them it benefits them to set the appointment soon!
- Why not our website as a resource to keep tabs on 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.