Representatives from Vision Appraisal Technology of Northboro, Mass, a firm hired by the Town of Brookfied to assist in , have begun collecting data from homes this week.
The data collectors or "listers" will carry photo identification and a description of their cars and license plate numbers will be on file with the Police Department and the Assessor's Office. Brookfield Assessor Denise Hames suggests that homeowners request identification before granting anyone permission to enter their home.
To ensure a home is inspected, a homeowner must sign a data collection form to verify the inspection. The entire process takes approximately 15 minutes. Listers generally work between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, and some additional weekend hours. Three separate attempts will be made to enter a property, if no one is home on those occasions, a letter will be sent to homeowners to call and schedule an appointment at their convenience.
The Listers are currently working in the Candlewood Shores area. They are expected to be there for several weeks.