One of the most helpful shortcuts in TOTAL Sketch is using the CTRL and arrow keys to access pop points. Many appraisers use pop points for "squaring off" a drawing, but they can also be used to "pop" interior walls directly over to a wall, without having to measure, estimate, or use the arrow key fifteen times. This keystroke shaves minutes of your sketches.
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.
When you go out on an inspection it can sometimes be a hassle making sure you've gathered all the data you need, and even more of a pain sifting through things you don't need.
With Critical Items, focus on the fields you want during the inspection. It replaces your paper checklist with a single screen where the most relevant fields are displayed, making it easier to collect property information. In fact, it's better since it also allows you to organize the fields so you don't skip something on accident.
April 25, 2017 | Emilee O'Hair
April 24, 2017 | Guest Author
Guest post from Brandon Reich, an appraiser, owner of Choice Valuation, PLLC and creator of TrendSheet 4 and Spark. You can find TrendSheet 4 and Spark in the TOTAL Store.
As an active appraiser, I struggle with time; needing more of it, using it efficiently, and when a new tool comes out, having the time to learn it. From talking to a lot of you, I know I’m not alone in that struggle, and that’s why we made Spark.