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Appraisal Software Now a New Mobile Application

TechnologyAn appraisal software that was previously only available via web browsers has been adapted to be used on mobile devices by HouseCanary, a provider of real estate valuation and appraisal products.

HouseCanary Appraiser is a cloud-based program that is known for its ability to simplify the complex process of appraisals. The software utilizes easy-to-use features that eliminate data entry and that generate comparables with the smallest gross adjustments. It is also the only software of its kind that does not require plugins, which are an extra expense.

“We’ve seen appraisers finish appraisals in under two hours using this single software—a complete game-changer,” said Steve O’Brien, HouseCanary’s director of real estate analytics. O’Brien has over 35 years of experience as an assessor and chief appraiser and believes integrating the software with mobile devices makes the technology “even more groundbreaking.”

The software contains real-time data sync that allows information to transfer easily from a computer to a mobile device. Now appraisers can access that information directly from their phones or tablets without transferring from their browsers.

“By drawing on its unique core competence in data, HouseCanary has been able to make some truly unique and powerful enhancements to appraisal technology,” said Michael Dresden, president of Dart Appraisal, an independent appraisal company.

HouseCanary is a California-based company that collects real estate data and creates products to help professionals in the industry perform. The software utilizes HouseCanary’s proprietary algorithms that draw on more than 1 billion historical home transactions in the U.S. as well as the hundreds of current demand inputs collected at the block level.

The integration of a mobile application allows appraisers to complete reports from start-to-finish while on site, ultimately cutting down on time and costs.

About Author: Brianna Gilpin

Brianna Gilpin, Online Editor for MReport and DS News, is a graduate of Texas A&M University where she received her B.A. in Telecommunication Media Studies. Gilpin previously worked at Hearst Media, one of the nation's leading diversified media and information services companies. To contact Gilpin, email brianna.gilpin@thefivestar.com.
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