A Few Steps to Shorter Turn Times
Appraising is a constantly changing profession. Commonly, it seems, appraisers are asked to include additional information or have steps added to their research - all to ensure the end user is presented with the most useful information. To stay current with the always changing requirements, Moorhouse Appraisal Service, LLC is constantly testing new tools and tweaking processes to increase efficiency so we can do more work for our clients. Since Moorhouse Appraisal Service, LLC knows that time is important to everyone, we've listed a handful of things you can do to accelerate the process whenever you order an appraisal with Moorhouse Appraisal Service, LLC:
- Are you ordering appraisals online? With online ordering, you get automatic e-mail notifications that the assignment was received, and fast, secure .PDF format report delivery. Ordering online is the single biggest time saver available to both of us! No longer do we have to manually enter information from a fax, and you don't have to wonder whether we got the order.
- Complete and accurate subject property data is crucial. Being just one number off on the street address can really unnecessarily slow down 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. Even a list of recent area sales is welcome — though be advised that professional appraisers are lawfully required to do their own due diligence on comparable sales, and ours may differ from yours.
|You're always free to call us at (413) 372-4147 if you have any questions about your property or an appraisal we're working on for you.
- Be sure to tell us about the property's unique details. It's relatively easy to appraise a cookie-cutter home. Most of an appraiser's time is spent analyzing how differing details add to or detract from what otherwise would be a property's market value. When you order your report, let us know if there are unique characteristics of the home or surrounding area -- for example, it's recently had an addition built on, 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 sooner is likely to make your report arrive without delay.
- What are you doing to make the homeowner of the home aware of what to expect? Confirming an inspection time and date with the homeowner can be one of the most tedious parts in the appraisal process. Many current homeowners are justifiably apprehensive with the thought that an outsider wants to come in their house, look around, and make numerous notes. With the Notion that it will make the house appraise for more money, many homeowners believe they need to make the place spotless before the appraisal inspection and will delay the inspection until they have cleaned.
Hearing from you -- a trusted party with whom they already have a business relationship -- a little bit 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 many pages of helpful information about the appraisal process for homeowners. Please feel free to share it with your clients. They can even call us if they want to become familiar with our staff and services. Remind them it's to their benefit to set the appointment promptly!
- Use our website to keep tabs on 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 can be viewed instantly online. It's never been easier to keep track of your report's status.