There have been a lot of big announcements in the last few months regarding investor requirements for market trending analysis. USPAP, Fannie, and Freddie are all adamant that appraisers still have to document market trends and neighborhood conditions, but haven’t really spelled out what they require to be documented. When speaking with appraisers, there was […]
SmartAddress, our popular "previous versions" tool, got some big upgrades in the latest update. The changes are available to everyone — regardless of whether or not you decide to opt in to SmartExchange (our peer-sharing service).
On a cold, windy evening in October, Joe, an appraiser of 30 years, headed toward his last inspection after a long day. It was the house on Bates Avenue. The one everyone in town said was haunted. Of course Joe didn't believe in such things. In fact, he felt most stories about haunted homes, ghouls, […]
Even if you missed our recent news about the release of SmartExchange, you probably noticed that the Side-by-Side grid in TOTAL looks and acts a little bit different now. Let's talk about some of the changes!
IRVINE, Calif., September 19, 2018 — CoreLogic® (NYSE: CLGX), a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled services provider, today announced a la mode’s launch of a month-long pilot of SmartExchange to Oklahoma City, Portland, Dallas and Denver appraisers ahead of its nationwide rollout next month. SmartExchange is a nationwide peer-to-peer network for sharing appraiser-verified comparable data. […]
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 […]
Today’s post comes from Rebekah Champagne. With nearly two decades of experience in the mortgage industry, Rebekah now serves as one of a la mode’s Product Marketing Managers. You’ve probably heard by now, Fannie Mae made the official announcement August 7, 2018, that they would no longer require the 1004MC. Most appraisers (and lenders) saw […]
Customizing your QuickList database is one of the most powerful ways to save time in TOTAL. But what if you're starting from scratch, or want to get them up and running quickly? We've got you covered! In this week's Tech Tip, we show you how to create large numbers of QuickLists at once with TOTAL's […]
It's not surprising to find coders, support techs, and sales folks at a modern software company. But at a la mode, we have another special employee who makes it his mission to know appraising inside and out — from day-to-day challenges to big-picture ideas. Joel Baker is our VP of Appraiser Advocacy, a role he […]