SHERRY ONCALE REAL ESTATE APPRAISALS leads the pack when it comes to technology
At SHERRY ONCALE REAL ESTATE APPRAISALS, technology is the name of the game. We do our best to make appraising look easy and we believe a lot of it is our ability to increase our productivity with the newest gadgets. We use the best and newest technology around to bring you high quality, accurate appraisals.
The appraisal process has changed vastly in recent years and these days, is a lot more demanding. Cutting corners on analysis isn't an option for an ethical appraiser. Therefore, the logical place to save time is in our daily workflow. Our continuous efforts to be the best have convinced us that keeping up with new technology allows us to provide more credible reports in less time and of course, the very best in customer service.
Years ago, most of our orders were ordered via fax and were confirmed with phone calls once we got back to the office. Often, in this scenario, it might of taken quite a while 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 a text message 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.
Let SHERRY ONCALE REAL ESTATE APPRAISALS show you how we innovate ordering appraisals
SHERRY ONCALE REAL ESTATE APPRAISALS understands that real estate is all about timeliness. 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 definitely reduces cycle time for us and our clients by enhancing our communications.
Using Technology in the Field
The appraisal process is nothing if not a demanding activity. We spend a great deal of time collecting the facts on the subject property and the local market data and trends. Once again, technology has stepped in to help SHERRY ONCALE REAL ESTATE 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 an application created for our phones that even lets us sketch a floorplan right on site. Rather than using that clumsy outdated tape measure, a larger percentage appraisers are beginning to use accurate laser measuring devices that also help measure hard to access areas.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 on the money, requiring fewer call-backs and revisions. Our goal is to save you time and money.
Modern appraisal report delivery ensures our clients have a number of ways to get their report
The majority of our appraisals are delivered through e-mail as PDF documents. Generally our clients are most comfortable with receiving PDFs attached to their e-mail. It's a lot faster than the old days before e-mail. 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 have the technology to overcome those problems, too. When we deliver an appraisal through this website, the client gets a link sent to their email to retrieve the PDF. By bypassing email completely we can get around any problems caused by file size. 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.
Digital Workfile Technology
It would probably be easier if appraisers could complete an assignment, give it to the client 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 are required by law to keep their reports for 5 years in case any disputes or other matters arise regarding the property.
Here again, SHERRY ONCALE REAL ESTATE APPRAISALS leverages our embracing of technology to improve service. By storing every aspect 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 just what that report was about.
These are just a few examples of how we use technology daily. Investing in 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.