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Marshall & Swift

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Senior Member
Aug 23, 2002
Professional Status
Certified General Appraiser
Does anyone use the M & S online system?

Does anyone use the M & S estimator software (non-online version)?

Do you do resi and commericial?

How do you like it?

Would you recommend it?

Joshua Fookes

Junior Member
Jan 15, 2003
Professional Status
Certified General Appraiser
I tried using the non online CD version, but when I discovered a glitch in it I decided to send it back. I'll stick to the book for now. The glitch I refer to is that it would not calculate garage value if you said it had a finished interior. The glitch was confermed by alamode, and M&S. So, I thought, if they can't nail down a little calculation like that, I wonder what else is messed up. Besides, with some of the unique properties I work on, there are times when I need to do much more customizing that is easier to do with the book and paper.

Another thing I did not like about the CD is that, it took my brain out of the equation. I'd hate to stand before a judge, or group of peers and say, I don't know why I have this for the cost approach, the computer gave me that value. wouldn't like that one bit.

Book, paper, and brain for me


Mike Garrett RAA

Elite Member
Gold Supporting Member
Jan 14, 2002
Professional Status
Certified Residential Appraiser
The ultimate out....the computer made me do it! :rofl:
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