Some Hints for Shorter Turn Times

Appraising is an always changing profession. On a regular basis, it seems, appraisers are asked to offer extra information or have steps added to their process. They do this extra work to ensure the end user is presented with the most useful analysis that can be achieved. To keep up with the constantly changing requirements, MARC ANTHONY GIZZI APPRAISAL & CONSULTING is always researching additional tools and improving processes to increase efficiency so we can do more work for you. Since MARC ANTHONY GIZZI APPRAISAL & CONSULTING knows that time is important to everyone, we've listed a couple of things you can do to accelerate the process when you order an appraisal from MARC ANTHONY GIZZI APPRAISAL & CONSULTING:

  1. Always order your appraisals electronically. With online ordering, you get automatic e-mail acknowledgements that the request was received, and fast, secure .PDF format report delivery. This is the single biggest time saver available to both of us! No longer do we have to re-key information from a fax, and you don't have to wonder whether we got the request.

  2. Make sure that the subject property data is accurate and complete. Being just one number off on the street address can really unnecessarily interrupt an appraisal assignment. Unique identifiers like a tax parcel number, plat map number, or subdivision name are great data to pass along with the request. 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 be different from yours.

  3. If you have any questions about your property or a job we're working on for you, you're always free to contact us

  4. Tell us up front of the property's unique characteristics. It's relatively easy to appraise a cookie-cutter house. What takes time is analyzing how differing elements 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 characteristics of the home or surrounding area -- for example, it's recently had an addition constructed, it's subject to zoning restrictions, and it's predisposed to flooding. These are things we'd find out on our own anyway, and knowing them as early as possible makes your report arrive without delay.

  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 homeowners are understandably uneasy with the idea that an outsider wants to come in their home, look around, and take copious notes. Under the belief that it will increase the value, many homeowners believe they ought to make the place spotless before the appraisal inspection and will choose to not schedule the appointment until they have cleaned.

    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 make a significant difference in their home's value, will help move the process along for everyone. Our website has several pages of relevant information about the appraisal process for homeowners. Please feel free to share it with your customers. Have them call us if they want to become familiar with the staff and our services. Remind them it benefits them to set the appointment as quickly as possible!

  6. Why not use our website as a resource 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 each important milestone in an assignment is completed, that information is available instantly to you online. It's never been easier and faster to track your report's status.