Realist Appraisal Services is the leader when it comes to technologyWe're just going to come right out and admit something: We thrive on the latest geeky gadgets. From smart phones, to laptops, GPS, lasers, you name it. Call us geeks. Call us nerds. Call us what you will, but by all means, call us at 810.593.5000 for appraisal orders in Michigan! Why? We're glad you asked.
If you asked a typical group of appraisers, most would agree that appraising is more complicated than it used to be. Cutting corners on analysis isn't an option for an ethical appraiser. Therefore, we've found that the best place to save time is in our our workflow. We strive to be the very best, and we've found that keeping up with new technology allows us to provide more accurate reports in less time and the very best in customer service.
Let Realist Appraisal Services show you how we innovate ordering appraisalsWay back when, most of our orders arrived via fax and were confirmed with phone calls once we got back to the office. Often, in this scenario, it might of taken far too long to hear back to see if the order could be taken. Things are quite a bit different now and when an order is placed on the site, we receive an e-mail on our phones. We can even 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 Realist Appraisal Services you can expect us to be concerned about your deadlines. We use our resources 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.
Realist Appraisal Services believes in working smarterOne of the most time consuming parts of an appraisal is gathering the data. We spend quite a bit of time gathering both specific information about the subject property and general data about the local market and developing trends. Once again, technology has stepped in to help Realist Appraisal Services.
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 an application written for our phones that even lets us sketch a floorplan right on the spot. And instead of using an outdated tape measure, we're seeing that more appraisers are starting to use accurate laser measuring devices that also help measure hard to access areas.
All of this technology ensures that the final report is as comprehensive and conclusive as possible. This works to both our advantages by requiring less time for call-backs and revisions. A real money saver for busy appraisal clients.
Modern appraisal report delivery ensures our clients have a number of ways to get their reportThe majority of our appraisals are delivered through e-mail as PDF documents. 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 an attachment blocked because it was too big? We've come up with a solution for those problems, too. When we deliver an appraisal through this website, the client gets a link sent to their email 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 best thing is that the file will be hosted on this site for 90 days. So if you lose the file, you can log back in here and retrieve it again - saving you time, since we won't even need to run back to the computer.
Digital Workfile TechnologyIt would be much easier if appraisers could complete an assignment, give it to the client and never worry about 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 are required by law to keep their reports for 5 years in case any disputes or other matters arise regarding the property.
Here again, Realist Appraisal Services leverages our embracing of technology to improve service. We store every part of the appraisal - notes, sketches, supporting documentation and calculations - along with the appraisal electronically, we're able to retrieve that document at any time and recall precisely what that assignment was about.
These are just a few examples of how we use technology daily. Using the right tools, along with the appraisal know-how that you've grown to expect allows the appraiser to save time without cutting corners and deliver a better product to you, our client.