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Some Steps to Quicker Turn Times

The appraisal profession is always evolving. Often, it seems, appraisers are asked to present more information or have steps added to their appraisal process. All of this is to ensure their client gets the most useful data that can be achieved. To keep up with the always changing requirements, Appraisal Alliance Group, LLC is constantly acquiring additional tools and tweaking processes in order to increase efficiency so we can do more work for you. At Appraisal Alliance Group, LLC we know that time is important to everybody, so below are some tips you can do to trim turn times whenever you order an appraisal from Appraisal Alliance Group, LLC:

  1. Order your appraisals online. With online ordering, you automatically receive e-mail acknowledgements that the request was received, and fast, secure .PDF format report delivery. This tip alone will save the most time! We don't have to re-key information from a fax, and nor will you wonder whether the order was received.

  2. Complete and accurate subject property data is crucial. Having just one number incorrect on the street address can really unnecessarily slow down an appraisal assignment. Unique identifiers like a tax parcel number, plat map number, or subdivision name are good data to pass along with your assignment. 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 be different from yours.

  3. You're always free to call us at (321) 313-7100 if you have any questions about your property or an assignment we're working on for you.

  4. Be sure to tell us about the unique features of this property. It's relatively easy to appraise a cookie-cutter house. What takes time is analyzing how characteristics unique to a property 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 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 as early as possible will likely make your report arrive quicker.

  5. Let the occupants know what to expect. One of the most time consuming steps of the appraisal process is confirming an inspection date with the occupants of the home. It's understandable for a homeowner to be uneasy with an unknown person looking in every corner of their home, taking pictures, and making abundant notes. Not uncommonly they think they ought to make the place spotless before the inspection, under the impression that will increase the appraised value . So they reschedule the inspection until it is cleaned.

    Hearing it directly from you -- a trusted party with whom they are already working -- a little info about the appraisal process, who we are, and especially that dusting and polishing won't increase their home's value one bit, will help move the process along for everyone. Please feel free to point them to this website, where we have many pages of useful 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. And tell them it's to their benefit to set the appointment promptly!


  6. Are you using our website as a resource to verify 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 track your report's status.