A Few Tips for Shorter Turn Times

The appraisal profession is constantly evolving. Often, it seems, appraisers are asked to include additional information or have steps added to their research. All to guarantee their client receives the best data available. In order to stay current with the always 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 customers. Since REVARI (Real Estate Valuation and Research Inc.) knows that time is important to everyone, we've listed a handful of things you can do to reduce turn times whenever you order an appraisal from REVARI (Real Estate Valuation and Research Inc.).

Are you ordering appraisals online?
When you order online, you automatically get e-mail notifications that the order 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 re-key information from a fax, and nor will you wonder whether the order was received.
Are you providing complete and accurate information about the subject property?
There's nothing like being one number off on the street address to unnecessarily delay 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 area sales 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.

If you have any questions about your property or a job we're working on for you, don't hesitate to contact us

Are you telling us up front any details of the property that might make it distinct?
It's relatively easy to appraise a cookie-cutter house. What takes time is analyzing how differing characteristics 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 elements 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 will find out on our own anyway, and knowing them early on is likely to make your report arrive quicker.
Be sure the occupants know the the plan.
Setting an inspection time and date with the homeowner can be one of the most time consuming parts in the appraisal process. We understand that a homeowner may be uneasy with an outsider inspecting every corner of their home, taking pictures, and making numerous notes. A common belief is that they need to make the place spotless before the appraisal inspection, with the notion that will make the house appraise higher. So they put off the appointment until the house is cleaned.

Coming from you -- someone they've 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 likely shorten the appraisal inspection time. Please feel free to point your clients to this website, where we have many pages of useful information for homeowners and others about the appraisal process. 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 as quickly as possible!
Use our website to follow 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 is available instantly to you online. It's never been faster and easier to keep track of your report's status.