CVA Consulting Corp. is a leader when it comes to technology
At CVA Consulting Corp., technology is the name of the game. We always research the latest in high-tech gadgets. 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 215-551-5512 for appraisal orders in Philadelphia County! Why? We're glad you asked.
If you asked enough appraisers, most would agree that appraising is more complicated than it used to be. We put quality first, but we know that turnaround time is critical since nobody likes to wait for results. Therefore, the logical place to save time is in our daily workflow. The appraisers that have continuously adapted to new technology have been the ones able to bring their customers more accurate reports, better customer service and faster turnaround times.
Way back when, the majority of orders came in 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. These days, when orders are entered on this website, we receive 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.
Ordering and Tracking
At CVA Consulting Corp. we understand it's all about "cycle time". 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 reduce the amount of time needed for your appraisal.
CVA Consulting Corp. believes in working smarter
The appraisal process is nothing if not a detail-oriented activity. We spend a lot of our time gathering both specific information about the subject property and general data about the local market and developing trends. CVA Consulting Corp. takes advantage of technology to close the gap once again.
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 a program created for our phones that even lets us sketch a floorplan right on the spot. And instead of using an old tape measure, more and more appraisers are starting to use 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 works to both our advantages by necessitating less time for call-backs and revisions. Our goal is to save you time and money.
Here at CVA Consulting Corp. we make sure you have more options 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 much more efficient than the old days 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 problems sending or receiving an e-mail because it was too big? We have the technology to overcome those problems, too. Whenever we send an appraisal, the client is e-mailed a download link to retrieve the PDF. By bypassing email completely we can get around any problems caused by file size. And the best thing is that the file will be hosted on this site 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.
Digital Workfile Technology
It 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 used to show 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.
To sum it all up, CVA Consulting Corp. leverages our investment in 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. Using the right tools, along with the appraisal know-how that you've grown to expect allows the appraiser to collect the appraisal data to finish the report faster and more accurately than previously possible.