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Some Suggestions for Quicker Turn Times

Appraising is an always changing profession. Regularly, it seems, appraisers are asked to supply more information or have steps added to their research. All to ensure the end user is presented with the best information possible. In order to stay current with the always changing requirements, ASAP Appraisal Group is continuously researching additional tools and improving processes to increase efficiency so we can do more work for you. Since ASAP Appraisal Group knows that time is important to everyone, we've listed some items you can do to decrease turn times on any appraisals ordered from ASAP Appraisal Group.

Are you ordering appraisals online?
By ordering online, you receive automatic e-mail notifications that the request was received, and fast, secure .PDF format report delivery. It's the single biggest time saver available to both of us! We don't have to re-key information from a fax, and nor will you wonder whether we received the request.
Are you providing complete and accurate data about the subject property?
There's nothing like being one number off on the street address to unnecessarily delay 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 are lawfully required to do their own due diligence on comparable sales, and ours may be different from yours.

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

Are you telling us up front any details of the property that might make it distinct?
Cookie-cutter homes are relatively easy to appraise. What takes time is analyzing how differing features 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 details of the home or surrounding area -- for example, it's had a recent addition built on, it's subject to zoning restrictions, it's prone to flooding. While these are things that we will find out on our own, knowing them early on is likely to make your report arrive without delay.
Does the homeowner know what to expect?
One of the most tedious steps of the appraisal process is confirming an inspection date with the homeowner. Many homeowners are clearly apprehensive with the thought an outsider wants to come in their home, look around, and take abundant notes. With the notion that it will make the house appraise higher, many homeowners feel they need to make the place spotless before the inspection. And will put off the inspection until it is cleaned.

Coming directly from you -- someone they've been working with on their loan -- some information about the appraisal process, who we are, and especially that dusting and polishing won't make it more likely their sale will close, and can shorten the appraisal inspection time. Our website has several pages of relevant information about the appraisal process for homeowners. I encourage you to share it with your clients. Have them call us if they want to meet the staff and learn more about our services. Remind them it benefits them to set the appointment quickly!
Are you using our website as a resource to follow the status of your report?
Phone and fax tag are a thing of the past with 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.