Some Suggestions for Shorter Turn Times

The appraisal profession is always evolving. Commonly, it seems, appraisers are asked to offer more information or have steps added to their process. All to guarantee the end user is presented with the best information to be had. To keep up with the continuously changing requirements, Steyskal Home Appraisal LLC is constantly acquiring new tools and improving processes in order to increase efficiency so we can do more work for faster. At Steyskal Home Appraisal LLC we know that time is important to everybody, so we've listed a few items you can do to hasten the process on any appraisals you order with Steyskal Home Appraisal LLC.

Always order your appraisals on the Internet.
With online ordering, you receive automatic e-mail confirmations that the assignment was received, and fast, secure .PDF format report delivery. This is the single biggest time saver available to both of us! No longer do we have to re-key information from a fax, and nor will you wonder whether we received the order.
Confirm that the subject property information is accurate and complete.
Being just one number off on the street address can really unnecessarily interrupt an appraisal assignment. Unique identifiers like a tax parcel number, plat map number, or subdivision name are helpful data to pass long with your request. 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.

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Tell us up front of the property's unique characteristics.
It's relatively easy to appraise a cookie-cutter house. Most of an appraiser's time is spent analyzing how differing features add to or detract from what otherwise would be a property's market value. When ordering your report, let us know if there are unique characteristics of the home or surrounding area -- for example, it's recently had an addition built on, it's subject to zoning restrictions, it's predisposed to flooding. While these are things that we'd find out on our own, knowing them early on makes your report arrive sooner.
Set proper expectations with the homeowner.
One of the most inefficient parts of the appraisal process is setting an appointment with the homeowner. Many current homeowners are understandably uncomfortable with the thought an unknown persons wants to come in their house, look around, and make lots of notes. A common belief is that they need to make the place spotless before the appraisal inspection, having the thought that will increase the value. And will choose to not schedule the appraisal inspection until they have cleaned.

Coming directly from you -- a person they have been working with on their loan -- some knowledge about the appraisal process, who we are, and especially that dusting and polishing won't affect their home's value one little bit, and can shorten 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. Tell them to 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 without delay!
Are you using our website as a resource to verify your report's status?
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 instantly available to you online. There's no easier way to keep track of your report's status.