Absolute Appraisal Services leads the pack when it comes to technology
Here at Absolute Appraisal Services, we always strive 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 509.649.2518 for appraisal orders in Kittitas County! 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. So, 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 credible reports, quicker turnaround times and the very best in customer service.
Years ago, the majority of orders were delivered via fax and were confirmed with phone calls once we got back into 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 get 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.
Innovating the Ordering Experience
At Absolute Appraisal Services we understand it's all about "cycle time". We don't make you wait around for replies because we understand the speed at which we get things done directly effects your bottom-line. This website definitely reduces cycle time for us and our clients by enhancing our communications.
Absolute Appraisal Services is a pioneer in efficient data gathering
One of the most time consuming parts of an appraisal is gathering the data. We spend a great deal of time obtaining the facts on the subject property and the local market data and trends. Once again, technology has stepped in to help Absolute Appraisal Services.
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 application developed for our phones that even lets us sketch a floorplan right on the spot. Rather than using that clumsy outdated tape measure, a larger percentage appraisers are beginning to use accurate laser measuring devices that also help measure hard to access areas.
Using this technology allows us to ensure that your report is accurate. This aids both you and us by necessitating less time for call-backs and revisions. A real money saver for busy appraisal clients.
Here at Absolute Appraisal Services we make sure you have ample ways to receive your report.
At a very minimum, you can expect us to deliver your final report electronically as a PDF. Most of our clients prefer e-mail because we're all accustomed to getting attachments like PDFs in our mail. It's a lot faster than the old days before e-mail. But, we've even been able to improve on e-mail with report delivery with this website.
Ever lost a file that was sent to you? Or have you ever had an attachment blocked because of the file size? 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 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.
Absolute Appraisal Services makes things easier by using 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 are required by law to keep their reports for 5 years in case any disputes or other matters arise regarding the property.
To sum it all up, Absolute Appraisal Services uses all the technology available to us technology to improve service. We store every part of the appraisal - notes, sketches, supporting documentation and calculations - along with the appraisal electronically, we skip the paper file folders and only need our computer to recall exactly what that assignment was about.
These are just a few examples of how we use technology daily. Utilizing the right software, services, gadgets and gizmos allows the appraiser to save time without cutting corners and deliver a better product to you, our client.