QuickSource update: Your feedback in action!

on May 26, 2021

Haven’t heard about QuickSource yet? No sweat, watch this video. Want to request free, early access? Let us know here. As we continue working with appraisers to develop our newest product, it’s exciting to see consistent, actionable feedback. It helps ensure that we’re delivering the most value to our customers (time-savings, etc.), in a way […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Update: InterFlood now uses Google Maps

on April 22, 2020

On Wednesday, April 22, our flood map provider, InterFlood, will begin using Google for flood maps. While this update is an improvement, you may notice subtle differences from the previously used Bing maps. We don’t expect it to affect your workflow, but wanted you to be aware. In some cases, you may notice more labeling of businesses and public places, as well as higher-resolution maps, specifically in […]

Appraisers and Technology: Survey Results

on September 10, 2019

We recently asked appraisers to complete a short survey focused on technology. We received 663 responses. Read on to see the results. You’d be hard-pressed to find any industry that hasn’t been drastically impacted by the technological advances of the past 20 years. The real estate industry is certainly no exception. From mobile devices and […]