Appraiser Tech Tip: Naming your website

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You can’t have a website without a domain. Simply put, your “domain” is just a fancy word for the dot com name of your site. And when it comes to your XSites, it’s pretty simple to set up your domain name and get your business out on the web for potential clients to start viewing it.  

Special Edition Tech Tip: Critical Items

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When you go out on an inspection it can sometimes be a hassle making sure you've gathered all the data you need, and even more of a pain ciphering through things you don't need.  With Critical Items you can focus on the fields you want during the inspection. It replaces your paper checklist with a single screen where the most relevant fields are displayed, making it easier to collect property information.  In fact, it's better since it also allows you to filter the fields to help make sure you haven't skipped something.

Tech Tip Special Edition: Add listings and rentals to the ERC and Small Income forms

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If you've ever performed a drive-by inspection on a rental or listing, then you've probably experienced the same pain as many other appraisers.  You spend time jotting down inspections notes and quickly try to transition to taking pictures with your camera, all while trying to be discrete.  Fortunately, TOTAL for Mobile has alleviated this situation.  

You can now add listings and rentals to the ERC and Small Income forms.  In just a few clicks you can fill out information, take photos, and watch them appear on your map.  From the map, you'll be able to tell whether a photo has been taken of the listing, tap on it for directions, or jot down a quick note and be on your way.  

Tech Tip Special Edition: Note taking made easy

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You're in the field and you notice some water damage to the interior wall of the bathroom.  The homeowner is standing inches away watching your every move.  You normally voice-record your notes for the sake of time, but with the zealous — maybe even overbearing — client nearby, that may be a little too risky.

Don't worry, we've got you covered.  TOTAL for Mobile offers several avenues for note-taking.  If voice recording isn't a viable option, try typing your notes real quick. Or, if typing on your mobile device slows you down too much, simply hit the notes tab and select the "draw" button.  It's quick, easy, and a life saver for moments like the all-too-relatable scenario above. 

TOTAL for Mobile gives you the freedom and peace of mind to adjust your workflow on the fly.  Watch this video below to see how.

Tech Tip:  Don't worry about accidentally deleting your inspection data

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We've all been there — being mad at ourselves for deleting an important file.  This TOTAL for Mobile feature would come in handy when:

You have an early inspection, and your coffee hasn't kicked in yet.  You get distracted and accidentally delete a report you haven't synced to TOTAL.

You thought you wouldn't need the file anymore, but you over-estimated your judgement.  Now you want it back.

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