Some Suggestions for Shorter Turn Times
Appraising is a constantly changing profession. Regularly, it seems, appraisers are asked to supply more information or have steps added to their data gathering. All to ensure the end user has the best data available. To stay current with the constantly changing requirements, MARC ANTHONY GIZZI APPRAISAL & CONSULTING is continuously testing additional tools and tweaking processes in order to increase efficiency so we can do more work for you. Since MARC ANTHONY GIZZI APPRAISAL & CONSULTING knows that time is important to everyone, below are a few tips you can do to speed up the process on any appraisals you order from MARC ANTHONY GIZZI APPRAISAL & CONSULTING.
- Order your appraisals electronically.
- When you order online, you get automatic e-mail notifications that the order was received, and fast, secure .PDF format report delivery. This tip alone will save the most time! No longer do we have to manually enter information from a fax, and you don't have to wonder whether we got the order.
- Make sure that the subject property information 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 good information to include with the assignment. We even welcome lists of recent sales from the area — though be advised that professional appraisers are lawfully required to do their own due diligence on comparable sales, and ours might differ from yours.
If you have any questions about your property or a job we're working on for you, you're always free to contact us
- Let us know up front of the property's distinct characteristics.
- It's relatively easy to appraise a cookie-cutter house. What takes time is analyzing how differing characteristics 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 constructed, it's subject to zoning restrictions, it's prone to flooding. While these are things that we'd find out on our own, knowing them early on is likely to make your report arrive faster.
- Be sure the occupants know the the plan.
- Confirming an appointment with the homeowner can be one of the most inefficient steps in the appraisal process. Many current homeowners are clearly uncomfortable with the fact an unknown persons wants to come in their house, look around, and take abundant notes. Not uncommonly they think they need to make the place spotless before the appraisal inspection, with the belief that will increase the value. And will delay the appraisal inspection until they can get around to cleaning.
Hearing it directly from you -- someone they have been working with on their loan -- some knowledge about the appraisal process, who we are, and especially that dusting and polishing won't change their home's value one little bit, and likely decrease the time it takes to inspect a home. Our website has several pages of helpful information about the appraisal process for homeowners. I encourage you to share it with your customers. Have them call us if they want to familiarize themselves with our staff and services. Remind them it's to their advantage to set the appointment promptly!
- Use our website to keep track of your report's status.
- Why are you still playing phone and fax tag when our website offers up-to-the-minute status updates available online, anytime, 24/7? As we complete each important milestone in an assignment, that information is instantly available to you online. It's never been easier to track your report's status.