Your deadline is extremely important to us. If a rush is needed, just let us know and we will make arrangements to meet your needs. In most cases, upon request, we can turn your assignment around inside of 24 hours.
Some Hints for Quicker Turn Times
The appraisal profession is constantly evolving. Often, it seems, appraisers are asked to supply more information or have steps added to their appraisal process. All to ensure the end user receives the best data to be had. In order to stay current with the continuously changing requirements, Atlas Appraisals, LLC is constantly seeking new tools and tweaking processes in order to increase efficiency so we can do more work for quickly. Since Atlas Appraisals, LLC knows that time is important to everyone, here are some items you can do to reduce turn times whenever you order an appraisal with Atlas Appraisals, LLC.
- Are you ordering appraisals online?
- When you order online, you receive automatic e-mail notifications that the assignment was received, and fast, secure .PDF format report delivery. Ordering online is 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 we received the request.
- 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 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. We even welcome lists of recent sales from the area — though be advised that professional appraisers must always do their own due diligence on comparable sales, and ours may be different from yours.
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- Be sure to let us know about the unique details of this property.
- It's relatively easy to appraise a cookie-cutter house. What takes time is analyzing how unique details add to or detract from what otherwise would be a property's market value. Let us know up front when you order your report if there are unique characteristics 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 as soon as possible will likely make your report arrive faster.
- Be sure the homeowner knows the the plan.
- One of the most inefficient steps of the appraisal process is confirming an inspection date with the current homeowner. It's understandable for a homeowner to be uncomfortable with an outsider looking in every corner of their home, taking pictures, and making numerous notes. One common belief is that they must make the place spotless before the appraiser comes by, with the notion that will increase the value. So they put off the inspection until the house is cleaned.
Hearing it directly from you -- someone 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 change their home's value one little bit, and likely shorten the time it takes to inspect a home. I encourage you to point them to our website, where we have lots of pages of useful information for homeowners and others describing the appraisal process. Have them call us if they want to meet our staff and learn more about our services. And tell them it benefits them to set the appointment promptly!
- Easily keep tabs on the status of your report on our website.
- No more phone and fax tag. Up-to-the-minute status updates are 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 keep track of your report's status.