Atlantic Appraisal Solutions, LLC: On The Cutting Edge of Appraisal TechnologyHere at Atlantic Appraisal Solutions, LLC, we always try to be on the forefront of appraisal technology. From smart phones, to laptops, GPS, you name it. Call us geeks. Call us nerds. Call us what you will, but by all means, call us at 757-284-5509 for appraisal orders in Hampton Roads! Why? We're glad you asked.
The appraisal process has changed enormously lately and these days, is a lot more demanding. Cutting corners on analysis isn't an option for an ethical appraiser. So, the logical place to save time is in our daily workflow. The appraisers that have steadily embraced new technology have been the ones able to consistently satisfy their customers with more accurate reports, better customer service and faster turnaround times.
Innovating the Ordering ExperienceYears ago, a great deal of orders arrived via fax and were confirmed with phone calls once we arrived at the office. Often, in this scenario, it might of taken far too long to hear back to see if the order could be taken. These days, when orders are entered on this website, we receive a text message 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.
Atlantic Appraisal Solutions, LLC understands that real estate is all about timeliness. 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.
Atlantic Appraisal Solutions, LLC believes in working smarterGathering the data for an appraisal is an in-depth process. 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. Atlantic Appraisal Solutions, LLC takes advantage of technology to close the gap once again.
We've learned that taking notes regularly, using pencil and paper, generally takes longer since we we have to enter everything back in at the office. Don't be surprised to see us with a tablet PC or collecting data using an app created 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 adopting accurate laser measuring devices that also help measure hard to access areas.
We combine all of these different technologies to ensure that the final report is thorough and conclusive, requiring fewer call-backs and revisions. Our goal is to save you time and money.
Here at Atlantic Appraisal Solutions, LLC we want you to know you have ample options to receive your report.The majority of our appraisals are delivered through e-mail as PDF documents. Most of our clients prefer e-mail because we're all accustomed to getting attachments like PDFs in our mail. It's much more efficient than the old days when everything was on paper. But, we've even been able to improve on e-mail with how you receive your report with this website.
Ever lost a file that was sent to you? Or have you ever had problems sending or receiving an e-mail because of the file size? We have the technology to overcome those problems, too. When we deliver an appraisal through this website, 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 best thing is that the file will be hosted on this site for 90 days. So if anything happens to 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.
Lastly, we use all digital workfiles...It would probably be easier if appraisers could never have to think about an assignment again after writing and giving it to the client. 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, Atlantic Appraisal Solutions, LLC leverages our experience with technology to improve service. By storing every aspect of the appraisal - notes, sketches, supporting documentation and calculations - along with the appraisal electronically, we can pull up the entire file whenever it's needed and recall just what that job was about.
These are just a few examples of how we use technology daily. Utilizing the right tools, along with the appraisal know-how that you've grown to expect allows the appraiser to deliver reports quicker, more efficiently and with higher degrees of accuracy.