April 05, 2016 | Ellana Walker, CMO
Appraisers handle rounding adjustments differently. Some appraisers like to round each field manually, as they fill out the grid. Some like to set rounding in their template reports, so that rounding is automatic.
But did you know that TOTAL has a way for you to change the rounding for any adjustment on-the-fly, and then let you push that rounding to all other adjustments in the report? Just use the “Apply to All Adjustment Fields” button in the toolbar of the Comparables Side-by-Side PowerView. See how it works in the video below.
In TOTAL, you can work with all of your report's comps, rentals, and listings side-by-side in one screen. While other software vendors, like ACI, may claim they have side-by-side comps, it’s clear when you put them to the test that they fall short. Let’s take a look.
TOTAL’s Side-by-Side PowerView manages comps intelligently in one screen with photos and summary information for each property on top and each adjustment field perfectly aligned across the grid.
November 24, 2015 | Guest Author
This is a guest post from Brandon Reich, an active real estate appraiser, owner of Choice Valuation, PLLC and creator of TrendSheet 4 and Spark, an MLS comp import tool. You can find TrendSheet 4 and Spark in the TOTAL Store.
We've recently added some great new features to TrendSheet 4, our market analysis, sales grid analysis, and automation tool. It now includes dynamic commentary, meaning it can populate your 1004MC comments based on market data, in addition to auto-populating your 1004MC numbers, top of Page 2 numbers, and some Page 1 numbers. And, since TrendSheet 4 is unlocked, you can also add your own formulas and features in addition to customizing these comments to suit your preferences.
We also updated the coverage area, so now TrendSheet 4 works in over 75 MLS systems nationwide.
Plus, now that we’ve released Spark, our Comp Importer, you can use both programs in your report to not only support your opinions and conclusions with a ton of helpful market data (including multiple adjustment indicators) but save yourself all the time and hassle of typing up your comps and 1004MC. Here's a message I received from an appraiser:
“It’s like going from a reel tape measure to a laser measuring device…I’ve been using TrendSheet and Spark for the past couple months and there’s nothing like having your 1004MC mostly filled out, two years of data and graphs for review, and having 12 comps mostly imported all within minutes.”
October 12, 2015 | Guest Author
This is a guest post from Brandon Reich, an active real estate appraiser, owner of Choice Valuation, PLLC and creator of TrendSheet 4 and Spark, a MLS comp import tool. You can find TrendSheet 4 and Spark in the TOTAL Store.
I’m excited to announce that we’ve just launched Spark, our new comp importing tool, in the TOTAL Store and you can check it out now at no cost by taking advantage of our free trial!
Spark is a fast and truly easy-to-use comp importer that was designed with one thing in mind: saving appraisers time. See how it works in the video below: