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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
If you’re searching for the ultimate non-committal relationship, look no further. TOTAL is low-maintenance and easy going. It has lots of great qualities like the attractive Side-by-Side comps grid, a digital workfile to store all your PDFs and report research (perfect if you’re looking to go paperless), and SmartAddress to distinguish previously used comps. Basically, […]
**Update** The TOTAL for Mobile Boot Camp filled up quicker than we expected, so we're opening another class soon. Please check www.alamode.com/resources/traning for the most up-to-date list of courses. Going mobile is one of your top resolutions for 2018 (and okay, it was in 2016 and 2017 too, but 2018 is your year!). So, what’s […]
In the latest TOTAL for Mobile update, you’ll be able to assign new sketch labels to a room type, indicate when a photo has been taken for a room, and even back up your labels to the cloud in case you ever upgrade your phone or tablet and need to reinstall the app. We’ve also […]