C. Gaba Appraisals, LLC: On The Cutting Edge of Appraisal Technology
We're just going to come right out and admit something: We are technology junkies. We use the latest technology at our disposal to bring you high quality, accurate appraisals.
The appraisal process has changed vastly in recent years and most would say, it's a lot more demanding than in the past. We put quality first, but we know that turnaround time is a big concern for many clients. So, we've found that the best place to save time is by changing our workflow. The appraisers that have continually 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.
Way back when, most of our 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. 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 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 C. Gaba Appraisals, LLC show you how we innovate ordering appraisals
At C. Gaba Appraisals, LLC we understand it's all about "cycle time". We aim 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.
C. Gaba Appraisals, LLC believes in working smarter
Gathering the data for an appraisal is a demanding process. We spend a great deal of time obtaining both specific information about the subject property and general data about the local market and developing trends. C. Gaba Appraisals, LLC takes advantage of technology to close the gap once again.
We've learned that taking notes the standard way, 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 a program developed for our phones that even lets us sketch a floorplan right on site. And instead of using an outdated tape measure, a larger percentage appraisers are beginning to use accurate laser measuring devices that also help measure hard to access areas.
All of this technology ensures that the final report is as comprehensive and accurate as possible, requiring fewer call-backs and revisions. Our goal is to save you time and money.
Here at C. Gaba Appraisals, LLC we make sure you have more 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 better 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 problems sending or receiving an e-mail because of the file size? We have the technology to overcome 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 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.
C. Gaba Appraisals, LLC enhances its appraisal records by using Digital Workfiles
It would be much easier if appraisers could never have to think about an assignment again after writing and giving it to the client. However, appraisals are used to document the condition of a property on the inspection 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, C. Gaba Appraisals, LLC uses all the technology at our disposal technology to improve service. We store every part 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 report was about.
We just wanted to give you a little bit of insight into how we use our technology daily. Investing in the right software, services, gadgets and gizmos allows the appraiser to deliver reports quicker, more efficiently and with higher degrees of accuracy.