Five Steps to Shorter Turn Times

The appraisal profession is evolving constantly. Each year, it seems, appraisers are asked to supply more information or have steps added to their research. All of this is to guarantee their client gets the best data possible. In order to keep up with the continuously changing requirements, Peachtree Appraisal Inc. is always acquiring additional tools and tweaking processes to increase efficiency so we can do more work for our customers. Since Peachtree Appraisal Inc. knows that time is important to everyone, we've listed a few tips you can do to reduce turn times on any appraisals you order with Peachtree Appraisal Inc..

Are you ordering appraisals online?
By ordering online, you automatically receive e-mail notifications that the order 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 nor will you wonder whether the order was received.
Are you providing complete and accurate data about the subject property?
Having just one number incorrect on the street address can really unnecessarily delay an appraisal assignment. Unique identifiers like a tax parcel number, plat map number, or subdivision name is great information to include with the assignment. Even a list of recent sales from the area 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 contact us if you have any questions about your property or an assignment we're working on for you.

Be sure to let us know about the property's distinct elements.
Cookie-cutter houses 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. Let us know up front when ordering your report if there are unique details 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. While these are things that we will find out on our own, knowing them sooner is likely to make your report arrive quicker.
Let the occupants know what to expect.
Setting an appointment with the homeowner can be one of the most time consuming tasks in the appraisal process. It's understandable for a homeowner to be apprehensive with an outsider inspecting every corner of their home, taking photos, and making copious notes. Under the impression that it will increase the value, some homeowners feel they have to make the place spotless before the inspection. And will choose to not schedule the appraisal inspection until they can get around to cleaning.

Coming directly from you -- a person they have been working with on their loan -- some information about the appraisal process, who we are, and especially that dusting and polishing won't affect their home's value one little bit, and likely decrease the time it takes to inspect a home. Our website has numerous 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 our staff and learn more about our services. And tell them it's to their advantage to set the appointment soon!
Easily follow 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 or easier way to keep track of the status of your report.