Some Steps to Shorter Turn Times

Appraising is an always changing profession. Often, it seems, appraisers are asked to provide extra information or have steps added to their data gathering. All to ensure the end user has the best information possible. In order to keep up with the continuously changing requirements, REVARI (Real Estate Valuation and Research Inc.) is always testing new tools and tweaking processes in order to increase efficiency so we can do more work for faster. Since REVARI (Real Estate Valuation and Research Inc.) knows that time is important to everyone, below are a couple of items you can do to hasten the process each time you order an appraisal with REVARI (Real Estate Valuation and Research Inc.).

Always order your appraisals electronically.
With online ordering, you automatically receive e-mail confirmations that the request was received, and fast, secure .PDF format report delivery. It's the single biggest time saver available to both of us! We don't have to manually enter information from a fax, and nor will you wonder whether the order was received.
Complete and accurate subject property data is essential.
Having just one number incorrect on the street address can really add unnecessary time to an appraisal assignment. Unique identifiers like a tax parcel number, plat map number, or subdivision name is helpful information to pass long with your assignment. We even welcome lists of recent sales from the area — remember, however, that professional appraisers must always do their own due diligence on comparable sales, and ours may differ from yours.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about your property or an assignment we're working on for you.

Tell us up front of the property's unique features.
It's relatively easy to appraise a cookie-cutter home. What takes time is analyzing how unique details 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 features of the home or surrounding area -- for example, it's had a recent addition constructed, it's subject to zoning restrictions, it's susceptible to flooding. These are things we'd find out on our own anyway, and knowing them as early as possible makes your report arrive earlier.
Be sure the occupants know the the plan.
Confirming an appointment with the homeowner can be one of the most time consuming parts in the appraisal process. We understand that a homeowner may be apprehensive with a stranger looking in every corner of their home, taking photos, and making copious notes. Some think they must make the place spotless before the inspection, with the belief that will make the house appraise for more money. So they delay the appointment until they can get around to cleaning.

Coming directly from you -- a 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 affect their home's value one little bit, and can decrease the appraisal inspection time. Our website has many pages of useful information about the appraisal process for homeowners. Please feel free to share it with your customers. They can even call us if they want to meet our staff and learn more about our services. Remind them it benefits them to set the appointment promptly!
Why not our website as a resource to track 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 each important milestone in an assignment is completed, that information is instantly available to you online. There's no easier or faster way to keep track of the status of your report.