JAD Appraisal Services LLC is a leader when it comes to technologyHere at JAD Appraisal Services, LLC, 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 248-318-0590 for appraisal orders in Oakland County! Why? We're glad you asked.
If you asked any number of appraisers, most would agree that appraising is more complicated than it used to be. We offer the highest quality appraisals, and cutting corners would compromise everything we stand for. So, we've found that the best place to save time is in our our workflow. Our continuous efforts to be the best have convinced us that keeping up with new technology allows us to bring you more credible reports in less time and excellent customer service.
Innovating the Ordering ExperienceIn the past, a great deal of orders were delivered via fax and were confirmed with phone calls once we got back to the office. Often, in this scenario, it might of taken hours to hear back to see if the order could be taken. These days, when orders are entered on this website, 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.
When you order from JAD Appraisal Services, LLC you can expect us to be concerned about your deadlines. We aim to reduce waiting between communications since the speed at which we get things done directly effects your bottom-line. Through features on this website, we can actually reduce the amount of time needed for your appraisal.
Using Technology in the FieldGathering the data for an appraisal is an in-depth process. We spend quite a bit of time obtaining 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 JAD Appraisal Services, LLC.
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 app written for our phones that even lets us sketch a floorplan right on site. Rather than using that clumsy outdated tape measure, we're seeing that more appraisers are adopting accurate laser measuring devices that also help measure hard to access areas.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 complete and accurate, requiring fewer call-backs and revisions. Our goal is to save you time and money.
Appraisal Report DeliveryAt a very minimum, you can expect us to deliver your final report electronically as a PDF. 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 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 an attachment blocked because of the file size? We've come up with a solution for those problems, too. Whenever we send an appraisal, 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 you lose 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.
JAD Appraisal Services, LLC enhances its appraisal records by using Digital WorkfilesIt would probably be easier if appraisers could never have to think about an assignment again after writing and giving it to the client. However, appraisals are employed to demonstrate the condition of a property on the inspection date. Therefore, appraisers need to 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, JAD Appraisal Services, LLC 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 folders and only need our computer to recall exactly what that job 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 deliver reports quicker, more efficiently and with higher degrees of accuracy.