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  • Commercial appraisers, start saving more time with InterFlood

    If you’re a Commercial Appraiser and you’re using FEMA to get the flood data for your narrative appraisal reports, then you’re getting your subject and comp flood data the hard way. Adding flood maps to your appraisals is an important step for our commercial appraisers, but generating a flood map to add into a report may seem like a tedious step if you're using another provider to get...

  • 5 things you didn't know about Vault

    Are your reports protected?  If your business suffered from a computer crash or natural disaster, could you be back up and running the same day?  Chances are, no – or at least not as well or fast as you think.  The Vault stores and protects over 14 million reports for appraisers.  However, some people are still hesitant to take the plunge.  Below are five common myths that are busted b...

  • Appraisal Tech Tip:  Save every supporting document with your report without paper

    Important documents like deeds, contact emails, property records, plats, zoning maps, engagement letters, and photos are important and unique to every report.  Where do you usually save them?  Do you print them out and shove them into a cabinet?  Or create a new folder every time you want to save another report?  

  • TOTAL for Mobile updated for iOS 10

    TOTAL for Mobile has been updated to run properly on iOS 10.  If you're planning on updating your iPhone or iPad to iOS 10, and who isn't, you'll need to update TOTAL for Mobile too.  Of course, even if you're not planning on updating to iOS 10 right away, this update will continue to run properly on your current version.

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  • How safe are your passwords?

    You have a username and password for TOTAL, and we're guessing you have plenty of other online accounts for your appraisal business that require unique login information.  Maybe you're using the same password for your various appraisal accounts.  Or maybe you're continually tweaking your "default" password so it's different for every account.  Either of these methods creates problems, ...

  • Up your multi-monitor game

    What slows you down when you're working on a report?  Take toggling back and forth between screens as an example.  During this busy time of year when time is of the essence, you need anything that will help you speed up your reports. Many appraisers are taking advantage of multiple monitors in order to be more productive with their appraisal work.  And with our recent TOTAL update wit...

  • Tech Tip Special Edition:  Things you didn't know about TOTAL for Mobile - Geocode Properties

    One of the best things about TOTAL for Mobile is its Geocode feature. Imagine you're standing on a brand new construction site, and the address is not yet searchable on any mapping device.  Fear not!  You can geocode this type of property in just a few taps.  TOTAL for Mobile updates the geocode from where you're standing using your GPS location.  Watch the video below to see how.

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