Some Hints for Faster Turn Times
Appraising is a constantly changing profession. Every year, it seems, appraisers are asked to include additional information or have steps added to their process. All of this is to guarantee their client receives the best data available. In order to keep up with the always changing requirements, Mowery Appraisal Svc is always testing new tools and tweaking processes to increase efficiency so we can do more work for our clients. At Mowery Appraisal Svc we know that time is important to everybody, so we've listed a few items you can do to trim turn times on any appraisals ordered with Mowery Appraisal Svc.
- Are you ordering appraisals online?
- When you order online, you automatically get e-mail acknowledgements that the assignment was received, and fast, secure .PDF format report delivery. This tip single-handedly will save the most time! No longer do we have to retype information from a fax, and nor will you wonder whether we received the order.
- Confirm that the subject property data is accurate and complete.
- There's nothing like being one number off on the street address to unnecessarily slow down 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. Even a list of recent sales from the area is welcome — remember, however, that professional appraisers must always do their own due diligence on comparable sales, and ours may be different from yours.
You're always welcome to call us at if you have any questions about your property or an appraisal we're working on for you.
- Tell us up front of the property's distinct details.
- It's relatively easy to appraise a cookie-cutter house. What takes time is analyzing how unique features contribute to or detract from what otherwise would be a property's market value. At the time you order your report, be sure to let us know if there are unique details of the home or surrounding area -- for example, it's had a recent addition constructed, 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 as soon as possible is likely to make your report arrive quicker.
- Are you making the occupants of the home aware of what to expect?
- Setting an appointment with the homeowner can be one of the most tedious parts in the appraisal process. It's understandable for a homeowner to be uncomfortable with a stranger inspecting every corner of their home, taking photos, and making numerous notes. Having the thought that it will make the house appraise higher, many homeowners think they have to make the place spotless before the appraisal inspection. So they delay the appraisal inspection until it is cleaned.
Coming directly from you -- the person they are working with on their loan -- some info about the appraisal process, who we are, and especially that dusting and polishing won't change their home's value one little bit, and can decrease the time it takes to inspect a home. Please feel free to point them to this website, where we have several pages of helpful information for homeowners and others describing the appraisal process. They can even call us if they want to familiarize themselves with our staff and services. Remind them it benefits them to set the appointment soon!
- Are you using our website as a resource to keep tabs on 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 each important milestone in an assignment is completed, that information can be viewed instantly online. It's never been easier to track your report's status.