Updated: Feb 2
At Efird Appraisals we seek to be on the forefront of appraisal technology. From smart phones and tablets to laser measuring and GPS devices, we are always looking to find better, faster methods for appraising. Call us geeks. Call us nerds. Call us what you will, but by all means, call us at 704-331-0400 for appraisal orders in both North & South Carolina!
The appraisal process has vastly evolved lately, and most would say it’s much more demanding. We offer the highest quality appraisals and cutting corners has never been an option for us — the logical place to save time is in our daily workflow. We strive to be the very best and we’ve found that using the very latest in new technology allows us to bring you more accurate reports, quicker turnaround times, and excellent customer service.
Work with someone who uses technology to their advantage!
Enhancing the ordering experience
Years ago, most of our orders arrived via fax and were confirmed with phone calls once we got back to the office. It might be hours before a client even knew if we could do the order. Things are quite a bit different now. When an order is placed on the site, we get a mobile notification. We often log into our site from the field and send back an email confirmation – including the time and date for the inspection if we’ve been able to talk to the occupant.
Efird Appraisals understands that real estate is all about speed. The less waiting between communications and the faster we can get things done directly effects your bottom-line. This website definitely reduces cycle time for us and our clients by enhancing our communications.
Delivery of appraisals as PDF files through email is definitely the standard these days. Many clients prefer email because they’re familiar with receiving attachments like PDFs in their inbox. It’s much faster than when everything was on paper. 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 an attachment blocked because it was too big? We have the technology to overcome those problems, too. When we deliver an appraisal through our website, the client is emailed a link to retrieve the PDF. At that point, it doesn’t matter if all the extra photos and maps in the report result in too big an attachment. Best of all, the file is hosted on our site for 90 days. So, if you lose the file, you can log back into our site and retrieve it without having to wait on us to send it again.
Efficient data gathering
The appraisal process is nothing if not a detail-oriented routine. We spend much of our time obtaining the facts on the subject property, as well as the local market data and trends. Efird Appraisals employs technology to close the gap once again.
Instead of using paper forms and pencils and then re-keying all the information at the computer, don’t be surprised to see us with a tablet or collecting data using a program for our phone that allows us to sketch a floor plan right on site. And instead of using an outdated tape measure, a large percentage appraisers are adopting laser measuring devices that are quicker, more accurate, and can get into places that a normal tape measure can’t.
We combine all of these different technologies to ensure the final report is complete and accurate, avoiding call-backs and revisions. Our goal is to save you time and money.
Enhanced digital work files
It would be great if appraisers could complete an appraisal, give it to the client, and never be concerned with revisiting that report again. However, appraisals are used to document the condition of a property on the inspection date. Therefore, appraisers are required by law to retain their reports for 5 years in case any disputes or other matters arise regarding the property. To sum it all up, Efird Appraials leverages our investment in to improve service. We store every part of the appraisal – notes, sketches, supporting documentation, and calculations – along with an electronic copy of the appraisal, we skip the old-fashioned hard copies 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 software, gadgets, and a high level of customer service allows the appraiser to collect the right data and finish the report quickly and more accurately. All of which helps keep our costs down, and ultimately save you, our client, time and money.
WHO WE ARE
Efird Appraisals is an independent commercial and residential real estate appraisal firm headquartered in Charlotte and serve both North and South Carolina. Our team has access to high quality data subscriptions, mentor relationships and a dedicated administrative support team to ensure their overall success.
At Efird Appraisals we believe that providing a high-quality appraisal delivered on time, every time is key to meeting the needs of our clients. We continually review our processes to ensure our efficiencies advance as the profession of appraising evolves.
WHY CHOOSE US
We pride ourselves on offering the comforts of a traditional office with benefits not normally afforded to staff in the appraisal industry. Our competitive compensation, insurance packages and workspace options provide our team with the flexibility to work to their greatest potential while enjoying a quality home life.