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.
December 06, 2016 | Candice Wright
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.
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.
October 25, 2016 | Faye Billington
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.
October 11, 2016 | Faye Billington
New in TOTAL's Appraisal Desktop — We've added a categories option to help easily identify and group your reports. Pick a color category for a group of related reports — such as waiting on homeowners, pending inspection, completed, in progress, etc. — to quickly see where your reports are in the process. This feature makes it easier to see each report's status and stay organized. See how it works in the video below.