April 27, 2016 | Joel Baker
We get it — you're busy. That's why many appraisers have asked for more online training options since they couldn't spare the time to travel to one of our live workshops. Wish granted! Now you can take some of our popular Roadshow classes online at your office or even in your living room. The best part is that since these are live classes, not pre-recorded webinars, you still get to interact with our Product Instructors just like a live workshop. It's a great chance to get your questions answered.
Here's what's coming up:
April 20, 2016 | Guest Author
This is a guest post from the Savvi Analytics team. This is the fourth installment in a series from Savvi on some recent great improvements. Previous posts covered how Savvi works, their eBook on regression analysis, and the importance of balancing data. This week, the focus is on data preparation. You can find the Savvi automated regression analysis tool in the TOTAL Store here.
April 19, 2016 | Lauren Hartley
When you're gathering data at a property, you're probably used to jotting down details as you go from room to room to type up in your report later. TOTAL for Mobile's Rooms feature makes it easy to not only enter these room-by-room details, but also eliminates the need to retype your notes when you get back to the office. While completing your sketch, just label the room and double tap the label to access the Rooms feature. From there, you can add notes, details, even photos as you go. See how it works in the video below:
April 14, 2016 | Guest Author
This is a guest post from the Savvi Analytics team. This is the third installment in a series from Savvi on some recent great improvements. Previous posts covered how Savvi works and their eBook on regression analysis. This week, the focus is on data quality. You can find the Savvi automated regression analysis tool in the TOTAL Store here.
Savvi has made some great improvements we're going to tell you about over the coming weeks. This week, let's talk about data quality.
Savvi's data quality control takes your MLS data and strikes the right balance of data to give you the highest level of analysis.
Let Savvi Regression Analysis strike the balance you need for a quality report.
April 13, 2016 | Lauren Hartley
Wondering if you need a new computer? It's possible your current machine may just need a slight tune-up. Check out this excerpt from our PC buying guide for appraisers for a few ideas that could make your "Ol' Faithful" run like new again:
Trying to decide whether you should buy something now or wait for something better can be a challenge. While there’s nearly always something “better” just around the corner, waiting isn’t always the best idea. Technology moves at a rapid pace, and anything you buy today will likely seem outdated fairly quickly regardless of what you buy. Generally speaking, our recommendation is that you’re better off buying something now, rather than waiting. This is because you can begin gaining benefits from any new PC immediately, and then could selectively choose to upgrade again later as necessary or as your budget allows.
Do you really need a new computer?
Are you strapped for cash? Budget limited? How long has it been since you bought your computer? Before we jump into the specifics for new hardware, consider your current PC first. You may be able to breathe new life into it for a relatively low fee, improving its performance for a fraction of the cost of a new system.
There are two common, relatively inexpensive upgrades that you can make on either a desktop PC or a laptop. They are:
1. Add RAM
Random Access Memory, or RAM, is your computer’s virtual “swap space.” In effect, it’s where your computer puts information and data being accessed (read or written) so that it can be used by the program or hardware.