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

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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.

Square off so you never re-measure a property again

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Let’s say your day starts with a couple inspections.  Everything goes great but when you arrive back at your office, you realize that one of your sketches has a measurement that isn't quite right.  

Your only option is to put the rest of your work on hold to re-visit the property and measure again. 

But scheduling another appointment due to a sketching mistake can be awkward and take up a lot of valuable time. 

How to unlock hands-free data entry in TOTAL for Mobile

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Armed with personalized QuickLists, most TOTAL for Mobile users can get through the bulk of their formfilling in a short series of taps. But what about the fields in your report that require more than a canned comment? Believe it or not, there's a way to avoid your touchscreen keyboard altogether! Your mobile device comes with speech-to-text, and TOTAL for Mobile helps you take advantage of it.

Snap photos and enter details room-by-room in TOTAL for Mobile

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Are you an appraiser who relies on paper to get through each inspection?  If so, you're probably spending too much time re-typing your work at the end of the day.  We've designed our free mobile app to keep all your work in one place — through every step of your inspection, room-by-room.  On your next assignment, check out the Rooms tab in TOTAL for Mobile.  You won't see this feature in our desktop software — it's designed specifically to improve your workflow in the field!

See which highly versatile home inspection tool you need to be using

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Inspections could be easier

Historically, gathering data in the field has consisted of traveling from one room to another, taking photos with your handheld camera, thumbing through papers searching for the right piece to jot notes down, and occasionally deflecting questions from the homeowner.  

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