Five Suggestions for Quicker Turn Times
The appraisal profession is evolving continuously. Each year, it seems, appraisers are asked to provide more information or have steps added to their appraisal process. All of this is to ensure their client is presented with the best information to be had. To keep up with the constantly changing requirements, Appraisals by Kana, LLC is continuously acquiring new tools and improving processes in order to increase efficiency so we can do more work for quickly. Since Appraisals by Kana, LLC knows that time is important to everyone, below are a handful of things you can do to trim turn times when you order an appraisal from Appraisals by Kana, LLC.
- Always order your appraisals electronically.
- When you order online, you receive automatic e-mail confirmations that the assignment 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 retype information from a fax, and nor will you wonder whether we got the request.
- Are you providing complete and accurate data about the subject property?
- Being just one number off on the street address can really 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 in the area — remember, however, that professional appraisers must always do their own due diligence on comparable sales, and ours might differ from yours.
If you have any questions about your property or an assignment we're working on for you, feel free to contact us
- Let us know up front of the property's unique features.
- Cookie-cutter homes are relatively easy to appraise. What takes time is analyzing how unique details contribute 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 had a recent addition put on, it's subject to zoning restrictions, it's predisposed to flooding. These are things we will find out on our own anyway, and knowing them early on makes your report arrive quicker.
- Are you making the homeowner of the home aware of what to expect?
- Confirming an appointment with the homeowner can be one of the most inefficient tasks in the appraisal process. We understand that a homeowner may be apprehensive with an outsider inspecting every square foot of their home, taking pictures, and making copious notes. A common belief is that they ought to make the place spotless before the appraisal inspection, having the thought that will increase the value. And will reschedule the inspection until it is cleaned.
Coming directly from you -- the person 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 change their home's value one little bit, and likely decrease the appraisal inspection time. Please feel free to point them to this website, where we have many pages of relevant information for homeowners and others about the appraisal process. Have them call us if they want to meet our staff and learn more about our services. Remind them it benefits them to set the appointment quickly!
- Our website is a great resource for verifying 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 we complete each important milestone in an assignment, that information is available instantly to you online. It's never been faster and easier to track the status of your report.