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A Few Suggestions for Quicker Turn Times

The appraisal profession is evolving constantly. On a regular basis, it seems, appraisers are asked to provide more information or have steps added to their research. All of this is to guarantee the end user gets the most useful information possible. To keep up with the always changing requirements, JRW International Inc. is always seeking additional tools and improving processes to increase efficiency so we can do more work for faster. At JRW International Inc. we know that time is important to everybody, so we've listed some items you can do to hasten the process on any appraisals you order with JRW International Inc.:

  1. Are you ordering appraisals online? With online ordering, you get automatic e-mail notifications that the request 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 retype information from a fax, and nor will you wonder whether we got the order.

  2. Are you providing complete and accurate information 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. We even welcome lists of recent sales from the area — 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 a job we're working on for you, feel free to contact us

  4. Tell us up front of the property's unique features. Cookie-cutter houses are relatively easy to appraise. What takes time is analyzing how unique elements contribute 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 had a recent addition constructed, it's subject to zoning restrictions, and it's predisposed to flooding. While these are things that we will find out on our own, knowing them early on is likely to make your report arrive quicker.

  5. Did you make the occupants of the home aware of what to expect? Setting an appointment with the homeowner can be one of the most tedious steps in the appraisal process. Some current homeowners are understandably uneasy with the notion that an unknown persons wants to come in their house, look around, and take lots of notes. A common belief is that they have to make the place spotless before the inspection, with the belief that will make the house appraise for more money . So they delay the inspection until they have cleaned.

    Coming directly from you -- a trusted party with whom they already have a business relationship -- a little info about the appraisal process, who we are, and especially that dusting and polishing won't affect their home's value one bit, will help move the process along for everyone. Our website has multiple pages of relevant information about the appraisal process for homeowners. Please feel free to share it with your clients. They can even call us if they want to meet the staff and learn more about our services. And tell them it's to their advantage to set the appointment promptly!


  6. Why not use our website as a resource to keep tabs on your report's status? 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 can be viewed instantly online. It's never been faster to keep track of your report's status.