TOTAL for Mobile's snappy new camera


Until now, TOTAL for Mobile used your device's camera by default, which prompted you to either use the current photo or retake it.  It was cumbersome.  So, we built our own camera.  From now on, simply pick a room, snap a photo, and move on to the next one.  It's much faster.  

Watch it in action:

Titan is coming


Every appraiser knows the truly legendary names from the past two decades of our appraisal software — names like Aurora, Athena, Apollo, and Olympus. But now there’s a new one to learn: “Titan”.  And it’s the best one yet, by a long shot.

Titan is our latest-generation, 100% cloud-based forms system.  That means that it runs on any Windows PC with nothing but a web browser — so there’s absolutely zero to install.  You can log in from anywhere, using your favorite browser, and instantly start working.  No updates to worry about, either — Titan sits on our web servers, so it’s always ready, always up to date.  And if your old computer goes south, no worries. In seconds you’re working on Titan again from any other computer with all your files right there in the cloud exactly as you left them. That cloud structure also makes Titan’s networking super easy — securely share anything or everything “in real time” with your assistant, office manager, or co-appraisers, no matter where in the world they may be.

And yes, all of that works in equally spectacular fashion on a Mac, an iPad, an Android tablet, or whatever device you choose.

Feeling overworked? 10 signs it's time to switch to TOTAL


Appraising in 2015 wasn’t easy.  You handled more client requirements and curveballs like CU and FHA changes.  But if you spent it relying on ACI or ClickFORMS™, your job was even harder than it should have been.  

Why we're not participating in The Appraisal Foundation's software initiative


Appraisers have asked us why we're not included in The Appraisal Foundation's new software program.  (Click here for the announcement.)  Here's our response from our Chairman, Dave Biggers:

After seeing the details of The Appraisal Foundation proposal, we actively and unequivocally chose not to participate.  Unfortunately, we weren’t allowed to even see the details until we signed a non-disclosure agreement, which even forbid us from telling you that the AF proposal even existed.  Now that the AF has gone public, we can at least confirm that their initiative exists, and that we opted out for good reason.  

However, that non-disclosure agreement still prevents us from telling you about the many details in the AF’s proposal which caused us to choose not to even take the first steps of participation — and we strongly believe that the devil is always in the details.  

If you’ll recall, another pseudo-governmental program — a little thing called HVCC — was hailed by many appraisers initially (and certainly by the committees and lawyers who created it), but then roundly criticized when the details became clear.  The HVCC was a disaster largely because it was the wrong solution to a real problem, and the details had the opposite of the intended effect. 

Appraisers saving our veterans in need


Here's a memo from our Chairman, Dave Biggers.  Thanks in advance for your help.

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