Some Steps to Faster Turn Times

The appraisal profession is constantly evolving. Commonly, it seems, appraisers are asked to present more information or have steps added to their research. All of this is to ensure their client has the best information to be had. To keep up with the continuously changing requirements, REVARI (Real Estate Valuation and Research Inc.) is always acquiring new tools and tweaking processes to increase efficiency so we can do more work for our clients. At REVARI (Real Estate Valuation and Research Inc.) we know that time is important to everybody, so we've listed some items you can do to speed up the process on any appraisals ordered with REVARI (Real Estate Valuation and Research Inc.).

Always order your appraisals on the Internet.
When you order online, you receive automatic e-mail notifications that the order was received, and fast, secure .PDF format report delivery. Online ordering is the single biggest time saver available to both of us! We don't have to re-key information from a fax, and you don't have to wonder whether we received the request.
Are you providing complete and accurate information about the subject property?
Having just one number incorrect on the street address can really unnecessarily interrupt an appraisal assignment. Unique identifiers like a tax parcel number, plat map number, or subdivision name is helpful information to pass long with the assignment. Even a list of recent sales in 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 be different from yours.

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

Are you telling us up front any features of the property that might make it unique?
It's relatively easy to appraise a cookie-cutter home. Most of an appraiser's time is spent analyzing how unique elements add 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 elements of the home or surrounding area -- for example, it's recently had an addition constructed, it's subject to zoning restrictions, it's prone to flooding. These are things we would find out on our own anyway, and knowing them sooner makes your report arrive without delay.
Do the occupants know what to expect?
One of the most time consuming tasks of the appraisal process is setting an inspection date with the occupants of the home. It's understandable for a homeowner to be uncomfortable with a stranger inspecting every square foot of their home, taking photos, and making copious notes. Not uncommonly they think they need to make the place spotless before the inspection, with the notion that will increase the appraised value. So they delay the inspection until they have cleaned.

Hearing from you -- the person they've been working with on their loan -- some info 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 time it takes to inspect a home. Please feel free to point your customers to this website, where we have multiple pages of relevant information for homeowners and others about the appraisal process. They can even call us if they want to meet the staff and learn more about our services. Remind them it's to their advantage to set the appointment soon!
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 we complete each important milestone in an assignment, that information can be viewed instantly online. There's no faster or easier way to track your report's status.