Some Steps to Quicker Turn Times
Appraising is a constantly changing profession. On a regular basis, it seems, appraisers are asked to include more information or have steps added to their process. They do this extra work to ensure their client receives the best information to be had. In order to keep up with the continuously 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, we've listed a handful of things you can do to hasten the process whenever you order an appraisal from MARC ANTHONY GIZZI APPRAISAL & CONSULTING.
- Are you ordering appraisals online?
- By ordering online, you get automatic e-mail confirmations that the order was received, and fast, secure .PDF format report delivery. It's the single biggest time saver available to both of us! No longer do we have to manually enter information from a fax, and nor will you wonder whether we received the order.
- Complete and accurate subject property information is essential.
- 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 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 might differ from yours.
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- Are you telling us up front any features of the property that might make it distinct?
- It's relatively easy to appraise a cookie-cutter house. What takes time is analyzing how unique 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 features of the home or surrounding area -- for example, it's recently had an addition constructed, it's subject to zoning restrictions, it's prone to flooding. These are things we'd find out on our own anyway, and knowing them early on will likely make your report arrive without delay.
- Do the occupants know what to expect?
- One of the most time consuming parts of the appraisal process is setting an inspection date with the homeowner. Many homeowners are clearly apprehensive with the idea an outsider wants to come in their house, look around, and take lots of notes. One common belief is that they have to make the place spotless before the appraisal inspection, having the thought that will increase the value. And will put off the appointment until the house is cleaned.
Hearing from you -- a person they've been working with on their loan -- a little bit about the appraisal process, who we are, and especially that dusting and polishing won't affect their home's value one little bit, and likely shorten the appraisal inspection time. Our website has lots of pages of helpful information about the appraisal process for homeowners. Please feel free to share it with your customers. Encourage them to call us if they want to become familiar with our staff and services. Remind them it benefits them to set the appointment quickly!
- Our website is a great resource for verifying the status of your report.
- 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 can be viewed instantly online. It's never been easier to keep track of the status of your report.