Tech Tip: Stop emailing TOTAL reports to yourself

on April 19, 2021

For most of us, gone are the days of carrying around a flash drive with our current TOTAL file and digital workfiles – or of exchanging flash drives with other appraisers in the office. Cloud-based solutions like Dropbox and OneDrive can be handy.  Yet, despite being better than USB drive, they rely on a manual […]

Tech Tip: Custom paragraphs as QuickLists in your addendum

on May 3, 2021

TOTAL’s addenda QuickLists let you save paragraph-size common responses. Once you write something in the addendum for one report, you can save it for use in future reports. This way, you don’t have to build addenda templates for every scenario. Instead, use QuickLists to quickly populate your new reports’ addendum with exactly what you need […]

Windows Update causing signature issue (3/10/21)

on March 10, 2021

**UPDATE** If your signature is still showing up as a black box when printing to PDF after a recent Windows update, check out the updated workaround here: https://help.alamode.com/docs/6600. Some of our customers are reporting an issue with their signatures appearing as a black box when printed to PDF. It’s caused by Windows Update KB5000802 from […]

A note to our customers: CoreLogic enters into a definitive agreement

on February 4, 2021

Today, it was announced that CoreLogic has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Stone Point Capital and Insight Partners, two leading private equity firms that focus on investing in financial services and technology businesses and providing them capital and expertise to accelerate growth and digital transformation. Click here to see the announcement. We […]

2020 Year in Review

on December 22, 2020

It’s easy to look back at this year and instantly focus on the negatives. But I think we’ve all had more than enough of that. So, let’s recap some of the positive things appraisers were able to accomplish this year, helpful new innovations, and an exciting preview of what’s on the horizon for 2021. 1. […]

Click, ask, and get answers

on November 11, 2020

Unless you simply enjoy our groovy elevator music, you’d probably rather skip waiting when calling in with a simple how-to question. That’s why we launched a new chat feature on alamode.com. We’re trying something different to help guide you to the resources you need, so that you can get back to business, fast. Your a […]

Celebrating 35 Years

on July 7, 2020

It was July, 1985. Back to the Future premiered in theaters, the original Nintendo made its debut in the US, and a la mode began its mission of helping appraisers with new, innovative software. This month, we’re celebrating our 35th anniversary. We’re thankful to have had the opportunity to help tens of thousands of appraisers […]

New to PropertyAssist

on May 4, 2020

This week, we’re releasing more improvements based on your feedback. We think you’ll appreciate these new items that should address some of the questions and comments you’re receiving from property owners, like, “I thought you were taking the exterior photos?” and “There’s no photo slot for the HVAC.” We’ve also given you better ways to […]