Appraisers do it better — using market trends to support opinion of value

on November 7, 2018

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 […]

A haunted inspection

on October 31, 2018

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, […]

SmartExchange is here!

on October 9, 2018

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!

CoreLogic Launches SmartExchange, New Peer-to-Peer Service Aimed at Reducing Appraisal Turn Times

on September 19, 2018

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. […]

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

on August 28, 2018

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 […]

Shaping the future of market analysis

on August 20, 2018

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 […]

Employee Spotlight: Joel Baker

on July 30, 2018

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 […]