If you want faster turn times on appraisals... Creekside Appraisal is your solution!
Starting with the new appraisal assignment, we hit the ground running.
We work diligently to provide a 48 hour turnaround from inspection time! This is not the same "old good old boy network" from ten years ago, the technology has changed since then. And Creekside is taking advantage of these new advances to provide you with a superior product. We utilize many new techniques to improve our turnaround times on appraisal assignments.
Do you want to order appraisals online? It is up to you... we still get faxed orders and emails, but with our online ordering, you get automatic e-mail acknowledgements that the assignment 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 retype information from a fax, and you don't have to wonder whether we received the order
We need a copy of the contract if it is a purchase!! We are required to analyze the contract; it is an integral part of the process. If you don't want to provide one, please tell us up front. We can deal with not having one by simply disclosing it, but if you have it and just don't send us a copy we have to spend valuable time tracking a copy down when we could be getting the report back to your hands....
Providing us complete and accurate information about the subject property can provide you with faster turntimes! - Nothing is worse than being one number off on the street address to add unnecessary time to an appraisal assignment. Whatever you have available- if you have a tax parcel number, plat map number, subdivision name or anything else that uniquely identifies the property, please pass it along. Creekside will even review any recent sales you may have in the area — though as professional appraisers we must always do our own due diligence on comparable sales, and ours might differ from yours.
If you know up front any details about the property that might make it unique, letting us know beforehand will help speed things up!Every one knows that cookie-cutter homes are easy to appraise. We spend alot of time analyzing how unique features contribute to or detract from what otherwise would be a property's market value. If there are unique features of the home or surrounding area, these are things we'll find out on our own anyway, and knowing them as soon as possible makes your report arrive more quickly.
Are you telling the occupants of the home aware of what to expect? Do they know if they have to pay for their appraisal? Do they know we may need to come in? Do they know how much it costs? One of the worst time wasters is when the homeowners are caught out of left field and are not informed. It is one of the most time consuming parts of the appraisal process. Setting up an appointment with the occupants of the home can be crucial. Some homeowners are understandably uncomfortable with the fact a stranger wants to come in their house and look around and make notes. Some think they have to make the place spotless before the appraiser comes by, thinking that will make the house appraise higher. So they put off the appointment until they can get around to cleaning. When they hear it from you — someone they've been working with on their loan — a little bit about the appraisal process, who we are, and especially that dusting and polishing won't make it more likely their sale will close, can go a long way toward trimming the time it takes to inspect a home. Please feel free to point them to this website, where we have many pages of information for homeowners as well as others about the appraisal process. Encourage them to call us if they want to familiarize themselves with our staff and services. And tell them it's in their interest to set the appointment as quickly as possible!
Use our website as a resource to keep track of your report's status! Phone and fax tag are a thing of the past... Creekside can update you with status available online, anytime, 24/7, or in a simple email. Whatever is important to you, we can customize your information such that you are always aware of your report's status.