A Few Hints for Quicker Turn Times

Appraising is an always changing profession. Commonly, it seems, appraisers are asked to supply more information or have steps added to their appraisal process. All to ensure their client gets the best information to be had. In order to stay current with the continuously changing requirements, Accuracy Matters Appraisals is always acquiring additional tools and improving processes to increase efficiency so we can do more work for our clients. Since Accuracy Matters Appraisals knows that time is important to everyone, here are a handful of tips you can do to accelerate the process when you order an appraisal with Accuracy Matters Appraisals.

Order your appraisals online.
By ordering online, you get automatic e-mail notifications that the assignment 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 order.
Are you providing complete and accurate data about the subject property?
There's nothing like being one number off on the street address to add unnecessary time to an appraisal assignment. And if you have a tax parcel number, plat map number, subdivision name or anything else that uniquely identifies the property, please pass it along. 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.

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

Tell us up front of the property's unique characteristics.
It's relatively easy to appraise a cookie-cutter home. Most of an appraiser's time is spent analyzing how unique elements add to or detract from what otherwise would be a property's market value. When ordering your report, let us know if there are unique details of the home or surrounding area -- for example, it's recently had an addition constructed, it's subject to zoning restrictions, it's predisposed to flooding. While these are things that we will find out on our own, knowing them as early as possible makes your report arrive without delay.
Did you make the homeowner of the home aware of what to expect?
Setting an inspection time and date with the homeowner can be one of the most tedious parts in the appraisal process. Many homeowners are understandably uneasy with the idea a stranger wants to come in their home, look around, and take numerous notes. Many commonly think they need to make the place spotless before the appraisal inspection, under the impression that will make the house appraise higher. And will delay the appointment until it is cleaned.

Coming from you -- someone they are working with on their loan -- some knowledge about the appraisal process, who we are, and especially that dusting and polishing won't affect their home's value one little bit, and can go a long way toward trimming the time it takes to inspect a home. Please feel free to point them to our website, where we have several pages of helpful information for homeowners as well as others about the appraisal process. They can even call us if they want to become familiar with our staff and services. Remind them it benefits them to set the appointment without delay!
Use our website to follow your report's status.
No more phone and fax tag. Up-to-the-minute status updates are 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.