Amazing Grace Appraisals: Technically Advantaged AppraisersHere at Amazing Grace Appraisals, we always try to be on the forefront of appraisal technology. We use the latest technology available today to bring you high quality, accurate appraisals.
If you asked any number of appraisers, most would agree that appraising is more complicated than it used to be. We offer the highest quality appraisals, and cutting corners goes against our core values. Therefore, the logical place to save time is in our daily workflow. We strive to be the very best, and we've found that keeping up with new technology allows us to bring you more comprehensive reports, quicker turnaround times and of course, the very best in customer service.
Ordering and TrackingIn the past, the majority of orders came in via fax and were confirmed with phone calls once we arrived at the office. It might be hours before a client even knew if we could do the order. These days, when orders are entered on this website, we receive an e-mail on our phones. We often log into this site from the field and send back an e-mail confirmation – including the time and date for the inspection if we've been able to talk to the occupant.
When you order from Amazing Grace Appraisals you can expect us to be concerned about your deadlines. We aim to reduce waiting between communications since the speed at which we get things done directly effects your bottom-line. This website has proven to reduce cycle time for us and our clients by enhancing our communications.
Using Technology in the FieldThe appraisal process is nothing if not a data intensive procedure. We spend a lot of our time collecting the facts on the subject property and the local market data and trends. Once again, technology has stepped in to help Amazing Grace Appraisals.
Instead of using paper forms and pencils and then re-keying all the information back at the office, don't be surprised to see us with a tablet PC or collecting data using a program developed for our phones that even lets us sketch a floorplan right on site. And instead of using an old tape measure, a larger percentage appraisers are starting to use laser measuring devices that are quicker, more accurate, and can get into places that normal tape measures have always had problems with.
All of this technology ensures that the final report is as thorough and without error as possible. This works to both our advantages by requiring less time for call-backs and revisions. Our goal is to save you time and money.
Appraisal Report DeliveryAt a very minimum, you can expect us to deliver your final report electronically as a PDF. Generally our clients are most familiar with receiving PDFs attached to their e-mail. It's a lot better than the old days when everything was on paper. But, we've even been able to innovate how you receive your report with this website.
Everyone knows how frustrating it is to lose a file. Or have you ever had problems sending or receiving an e-mail because it was too big? We've come up with a solution for those problems, too. Whenever we send an appraisal, the client is e-mailed a download link to retrieve the PDF. So, at that point, it doesn't matter if all the extra photos and maps in the report result in a large file that would normally be blocked by e-mail. And the download link is good for 90 days. So if anything happens to the file, you can log back in here and retrieve it again without even calling us or waiting for us to get to a computer so we can send it again.
Amazing Grace Appraisals enhances its appraisal records by using Digital WorkfilesIt would probably be easier if appraisers could complete a report, deliver it and never be concerned with seeing that document again. But one of the purposes of an appraisal is as a legal document outlining the condition of a property on a specific date. Therefore, appraisers must keep their reports for 5 years, allowing them to recall any appraisal at any time to either defend the valuation or to be used in other legal proceedings.
Here again, Amazing Grace Appraisals uses all the technology available to us technology to improve service. By storing every aspect of the appraisal - notes, sketches, supporting documentation and calculations - along with the appraisal electronically, we skip the outdated hard copies and only need our computer to recall just what that job was about.
We just wanted to give you a little bit of insight into how we use our technology daily. Utilizing the right software, services, gadgets and gizmos allows the appraiser to collect the appraisal data to finish the report faster and more accurately than previously possible.