Top Apps for Appraisers
August 30, 2018 |
If you are a home appraiser, you know all too well the importance of having the right tools. Taking advantage of the various tech tools available to appraisers can make your job a lot easier – and wow your clients.
The following are some of the helpful apps that can be used by an appraiser.
Total Mobile can Sync your data
When out in the field conducting an appraisal, you need the ability to enter in all of your data without having to go back to your office. With the Total program, you will be able to conduct mobile inspections with ease.
With the Total app, you can easily sync your appraisal report to your office computer, input data, record sketches, and even upload photos you take while in the field. By the time you reach your office, your report will be there waiting for you. This app saves you a lot of time and can make you far more productive.
Track Expenses with Expensify
If you are like most appraisers, keeping track of your mileage and expenses is something you do on a daily basis. Most employers will pay for these expenses, which is why having accurate records is important.
The Expensify app allows you to easily record your mileage and expenses while on the road. Once you have recorded this information, you can download it directly into QuickBooks. All you have to do is take a picture of your receipts and then let Expensify handle the rest.
E-Key Offers Convenience
Having access to a home you are appraising is the only way you can get your job done in a timely and efficient manner. In some cases, you will be able to meet the real estate agent at the home in question to gain access. If the agent is busy and cannot meet, having the E-Key app can be extremely helpful.
If the lockbox the keys are in is E-Key friendly, you will be able to open it with your phone. As technology progresses, more and more appraisers are using apps like this to make their job easier. This app is compatible with just about any device and can help you save a lot of time while in the field.
Make Documents More Accessible With JotNot
Keeping up with various documents is something you will have to get used to as a home appraiser. When hired to appraise a home, the first thing you will be provided with is its blueprint. The JotNot app allows you to take a picture of these important documents and store them in PDF form on your phone.
This means you will be able to easily access the information contained in the blueprints on your phone. Not only can this make your job easier, it provides the accurate information you need to appraise a home correctly.
Speaking of making your job easier, did you know appraisers are starting to use drones?