Appraisal Keys, Inc: On The Cutting Edge of Appraisal TechnologyAt Appraisal Keys, Inc, technology is the name of the game. We always research the latest in high-tech gadgets. We use the best and newest technology available today to bring you high quality, accurate appraisals.
These days, appraisals have become more difficult and require more in depth analysis. Cutting corners on analysis isn't an option for an ethical appraiser. So, we've simply optimized our routine processes to do more in less time. The appraisers that have steadily adopted new technology have been the ones able to use their time more effectively and bring their customers more accurate reports, better customer service and faster turnaround times.
Ordering and TrackingWay back when, a great deal 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. Things are quite a bit different now and when an order is placed on the site, we get 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.
Appraisal Keys, Inc understands that real estate is all about timeliness. 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. Through features on this website, we can actually speed up the entire appraisal process.
Appraisal Keys, Inc believes in working smarterThe appraisal process is nothing if not a demanding process. We spend a great deal of time obtaining the facts on the subject property and the local market data and trends. Appraisal Keys, Inc 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 written 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 Rather than using that clumsy outdated tape measure, a larger percentage appraisers are adopting accurate laser measuring devices that also help measure hard to access areas.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. This benefits both you and us by necessitating less time for call-backs and revisions. Our goal is to save you time and money.
Here at Appraisal Keys, Inc we make sure you have ample options to receive your report.At 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 much more efficient than the old days when everything was on paper. But, we've even been able to innovate 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 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 download link is good 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 in case any disputes or other matters arise regarding the property.
Here again, Appraisal Keys, Inc 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 skip the outdated file cabinets 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. Investing in 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.