A Few Suggestions for Quicker Turn Times
Appraising is a constantly changing profession. Every year, it seems, appraisers are asked to provide extra information or have steps added to their appraisal process. All to ensure their client has the best information to be had. To stay current with the always changing requirements, Appraisals by Kana, LLC is constantly researching new tools and tweaking processes to increase efficiency so we can do more work for you. At Appraisals by Kana, LLC we know that time is important to everybody, so we've listed some tips you can do to speed up the process on any appraisals you order with Appraisals by Kana, LLC.
- Order your appraisals on the Internet.
- When you order online, you receive automatic e-mail notifications that the request was received, and fast, secure .PDF format report delivery. Online ordering is the single biggest time saver available to both of us! We don't have to retype information from a fax, and nor will you wonder whether the order was received.
- Make sure that the subject property information is accurate and complete.
- Having just one number incorrect on the street address can really unnecessarily interrupt 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 in the area — though be advised that professional appraisers must always do their own due diligence on comparable sales, and ours may differ from yours.
If you have any questions about your property or an assignment we're working on for you, you're always free to contact us
- Let us know up front of the property's distinct features.
- It's relatively easy to appraise a cookie-cutter house. What takes time is analyzing how unique 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 features of the home or surrounding area -- for example, it's recently had an addition put on, it's subject to zoning restrictions, it's susceptible to flooding. These are things we'd find out on our own anyway, and knowing them early on will likely make your report arrive faster.
- Set proper expectations with the homeowner.
- One of the most inefficient parts of the appraisal process is setting an appointment with the homeowner. Some current homeowners are understandably uneasy with the fact an outsider wants to come in their house, look around, and make lots of notes. A common belief is that they must make the place spotless before the appraisal inspection, believing that will increase the appraised value. So they reschedule the appraisal inspection until it is cleaned.
Coming directly from you -- the person they have been working with on their loan -- a short explanation 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 go a long way toward trimming the time it takes to inspect a home. Our website has numerous pages of useful 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 familiarize themselves with our staff and services. And tell them it benefits them to set the appointment without delay!
- Easily track the status of your report on our website.
- Phone and fax tag are a thing of the past with 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. There's no faster way to track your report's status.