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Pretyping An Appraisal Is Garbage

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Digger88

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was bored yesterday so i pretyped an order i inspected today. anyone else do this? found out i spent more time than if i would have just typed it after inspection by 10 extra minutes at least.
 

KenAZ

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I do it all the time. If it is a newer home, under 20 years I hardly have to make any changes. Older homes are different.
 

Mr Rex

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I can't imagine it is any more garbage than your typical wham, baam thank you ma'am report. :shrug:
 

AMF13

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Never. Too many times it is different than I expected and it has to be re worked.
Better yet, they no show and it is cancelled. :guns:
 

Restrain

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Florida
Don't pretype, but wife uses other reports from the same neighborhood, homes are so similar. Cuts time significantly.
 

Michigan CG

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................by 10 extra minutes at least.............

You are going to get no sympathy here from most appraisers. Pre-typing a report is a rarity here but I pre-typed a good part of one today as there are only so many sales in a township of 3,000 people. Driving comps was over an hour and I logged 90 miles today. My comps were in four different townships and then the 30 mile drive home.

A rough day for most of us is when we spend 12 hours on a report instead the normal 7-8 hours.
 

Elliott

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Oregon
I do the absolute minimum until the inspection. I'll research if I have an old diagram, but that's about it. I learned this after a number of years.
 

hastalavista

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As I've said before, you are much more efficient than I am.
But, back in the day, when I was doing a higher volume, I would pre-type the reports for those sections that pre-typing made sense, and it seemed to work for me.
 

Terrel L. Shields

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Arkansas
My assistant used to fill in, then print for inspection. Sometime it changed. Narrative not so much but I organized the tax card, MLS, census, scanned in aerial, fllod maps,etc. I did exhibits section, then each approach and the final stage was summary and intro, certs, etc. Then I combined these 3 sections, summary, approaches, exhibits. Once combined, created the table of contents, ready for proofing.
 

PushinValue

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“We concerted the garage a few years ago”
“The last seller added some area, I don’t think it is permitted”
“We just finished this 700’ addition and the county is not updated yet”


All things I hate hearing after doing any upfront work!
 
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