An accidental encounter turns into a lifelong career in the appraisal industry


Karen Mann is a Certified General Appraiser in Discovery Bay, CA. In her 39-year tenure, Karen has made it her mission to help continue the evolution of the industry – serving on several national and local committees for both the Appraisal Institute and the American Society of Appraisers.

Up your multi-monitor game


(Update to the post:  We added Daniel DeMeritt and Mike Mila's full quotes about using multi-monitor funtionality in their workflow.)

What slows you down?  Take toggling back and forth between screens as an example.  Many appraisers are taking advantage of multiple monitors to be more productive.  And with our recent TOTAL update with undockable PowerViews, it's a better solution than ever.

Scott Goforth shares how he keeps his files safe with the cloud-based back up solution —Vault


Scott Goforth has been with us since 1995, and over the years one of his favorite features of a la mode software has been Vault.  Scott now has over 20,000 files safely tucked away in the Vault in case he, or one of his employees should ever need them on a whim.  Why is Vault worth the money?  Peace of mind, Scott says.  When your appraisal files are in the Vault, you can rest assured that you'll be able to retrieve your files if there's an emergency and avoid missing any deadlines.  

Watch the video below to hear Scott tell us how Vault's cloud-based storage has kept his files safe and given him peace of mind for him for over a decade. 

Anniversary messages from our customers


Since announcing our 30th anniversary celebration, we've been getting a lot of love from our customers.  From Facebook...

"LOVE the TOTAL ease, speed, and accuracy of information that goes into my reports."

"I made the switch to a la mode after 10 years and wish I had sooner but am glad I am now on the right path!"

"Congratulations!  You have kept me in business ever since I started my business!  Could not operate without you."


Real TOTAL Stories: Switching, saving time, and more


If you're a regular reader of our blog, you know that we like to occasionally share stories we get from new and longtime customers.  Here's a sampling of what we've been hearing lately from customers who have recently switched to TOTAL and a longtime customer about why he's stayed with us for 15 years.

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