Never re-measure a property again

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Let’s say your day starts with a couple inspections.  Everything goes great but when you arrive back at your office, you realize that one of your sketches has a measurement that isn't quite right.  

Your only option is to put the rest of your work on hold to re-visit the property and measure again. 

But scheduling another appointment due to a sketching mistake can be awkward and take up a lot of valuable time. 

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 sifting through things you don't need.  

With Critical Items, 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 organize the fields so you don't skip something on accident.

Tech tip: Stay prepared if your computer crashed tomorrow

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Ever had to get a new computer on a whim?  Whether you faced a crash, or the grandkids spilled water on your laptop, unexpected purchases are never fun. 
 
And that's before you start thinking about setting up all your old settings on your new machine...

TOTAL Store spotlight: Spark — Analyze data the way you want

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Guest post from Brandon Reich, an appraiser, owner of Choice Valuation, PLLC and creator of TrendSheet 4 and Spark.  You can find TrendSheet 4 and Spark in the TOTAL Store. 


As an active appraiser, I struggle with time; needing more of it, using it efficiently, and when a new tool comes out, having the time to learn it.  From talking to a lot of you, I know I’m not alone in that struggle, and that’s why we made Spark.

TOTAL Store Spotlight: ANOW — Why automation is an appraiser's best friend

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Guest post from Marty Haldane, Founder of ANOW.  You can find ANOW in the TOTAL Store.

As an appraiser, you're a small business owner and entrepreneur, and one of your most precious resources is time.  Business process automation can save you precious hours.  The ability to automate or eliminate redundant data entry frees you up to focus on your core function — appraising real estate.  ANOW provides a cloud-based appraisal management solution for appraisers in the field and administrative staff back in the office.  Our simple web interface and mobile apps maximize efficiency and profits.  We improve your operational productivity and integrate with the best of appraisal tools, like TOTAL.
 

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