Five Steps to Faster Turn Times

Appraising is an always changing profession. Every year, it seems, appraisers are asked to present additional information or have steps added to their data gathering. All of this is to ensure the end user is presented with the most useful analysis that can be achieved. To stay current with the continuously changing requirements, TNC APPRAISAL SERVICE INC is constantly seeking additional tools and improving processes in order to increase efficiency so we can do more work for quickly. Since TNC APPRAISAL SERVICE INC knows that time is important to everyone, here are some items you can do to reduce turn times on any appraisals ordered with TNC APPRAISAL SERVICE INC:

  1. Always order your appraisals electronically. With online ordering, you receive automatic e-mail notifications that the order was received, and fast, secure .PDF format report delivery. This tip single-handedly will save the most time! No longer do we have to manually enter information from a fax, and you don't have to wonder whether the order was received.

  2. Are you providing complete and accurate data about the subject property? There's nothing like being one number off on the street address to add unnecessary time to 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 — however, remember that professional appraisers must always do their own due diligence on comparable sales, and ours may differ from yours.

  3. If you have any questions about your property or an assignment we're working on for you, feel free to contact us

  4. Be sure to tell us about the unique elements of this property. Cookie-cutter homes are relatively easy to appraise. What takes time is analyzing how unique features 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 features of the home or surrounding area -- for example, it's recently had an addition constructed, it's subject to zoning restrictions, and it's prone to flooding. These are things we would find out on our own anyway, and knowing them as soon as possible makes your report arrive quicker.

  5. Does the homeowner know what to expect? Setting an appointment with the homeowner can be one of the most time consuming parts in the appraisal process. Some current homeowners are clearly uneasy with the thought that an unknown persons wants to come in their house, look around, and make numerous notes. Under the belief that it will increase the value, some homeowners feel they ought to make the place spotless before the appraisal inspection . So they reschedule the appraisal inspection until they have cleaned.

    Hearing it directly from you -- a trusted party with whom they are already working -- some information about the appraisal process, who we are, and especially that dusting and polishing won't increase their home's value one bit, will help move the process along for everyone. Please feel free to point your clients to this website, where we have lots of pages of relevant information for homeowners and others describing the appraisal process. Advise them to call us if they want to meet the staff and learn more about our services. And tell them it benefits them to set the appointment promptly!


  6. Our website is a great resource for following the status of your report. No more phone and fax tag. Up-to-the-minute status updates are available online, anytime, 24/7. As each important milestone in an assignment is completed, that information is instantly available to you online. It's never been easier and faster to track your report's status.