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NJAPRAZE

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It appears that Alamode/Total can mine your report data for this "new service" --- marketed via recent update as:
"Unlike MLS systems, public records, and other sources you currently use to verify property details, SmartExchange gives you immediate access to pure, UAD formatted appraisal data provided by other appraisers who've opted in to the program" ---> what's to prevent them from mining your report data during transmission when uploading/emailing/delivering, or accessing directly from your computers which "house" Total software? Anyone else have privacy/control/data ownership concerns?

Also - considered as separate parts -- data is worth much more combined & analyzed by an appraiser... and can be a pandora's box if comp data is reported incorrectly by one appraiser and then used subsequently by others?

What will be appraiser's compensation for the data they provide?

Your thoughts?
 

conwayblue

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I already have a python program that cleans and formats csv data from the MLS system which I then import into the sales grid so this service won't save me any typing time as I would still have to verify all the data.

Does this service also give your original subject and comparable photos to other users of the service? That would definitely be a non starter for me. No way I'm giving my distant rural photos that take extensive driving time to my competitors. Half the reports I have reviewed recently have just been using the MLS photos. My clients won't accept that. Giving other appraisers my original comparable photos just adds additional competitors to my rural coverage areas.
 

Evincere

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It appears that Alamode/Total can mine your report data for this "new service" --- marketed via recent update as:
"Unlike MLS systems, public records, and other sources you currently use to verify property details, SmartExchange gives you immediate access to pure, UAD formatted appraisal data provided by other appraisers who've opted in to the program" ---> what's to prevent them from mining your report data during transmission when uploading/emailing/delivering, or accessing directly from your computers which "house" Total software? Anyone else have privacy/control/data ownership concerns?

Also - considered as separate parts -- data is worth much more combined & analyzed by an appraiser... and can be a pandora's box if comp data is reported incorrectly by one appraiser and then used subsequently by others?

What will be appraiser's compensation for the data they provide?

Your thoughts?
So Alamodome wants to charge Appraisers an opt in premium for UAD data they collect from other Appraisers, while offering no compensation to those whose data is used (that they now intend to resell to Appraisers) ? Sounds like a Total win win.
 
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Maybe it is time to go back to typewriters and paper reports. Is the form-filling really worth it? What use are shoes if we must sacrifice a leg?

Wouldn't it be great to buy software from a company that serves the appraiser, rather than undermine them?

Biggers can rot in hell. All those years of faithfully serving and forwarding the interests of appraisers, only to betray us all at the end for a couple of bucks. That is Biggers legacy. All the good wiped out in a single move. Of course Corelogic bought alamode to mine the data - duh.

And again, I have to bring up what organization could do for us as a group. Organization could pay for the development of it's own software programs. Could pay to protect it too and if it was going to be sold, profit from it.
 

J Grant

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Please don't do it, folks...appraisers are supposed to verify and vet their own comps and data, not dump it in as spoon fed to them ...CL and similar want to make us interchangeable cogs, aka vendors, dumping in spoon fed data ( that we pay for ), at lowest compensation possible.

The reason imo CL or others want to see this happen is not "data mine", they do that now various sources. They want it expand using appraisers working on properties out of their area with desktops or hybrids, using data another appraiser supposedly vetted, to make up for the fact the appraiser at the desktop has zero knowledge of the area and never saw or inspected the property .

Even if local, how do I know if another appraiser writes C 3 vs C 4, that I would view the property the same way? So if I have to check it what time does it save...
 

miktay

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Biggers can rot in hell. All those years of faithfully serving and forwarding the interests of appraisers, only to betray us all at the end for a couple of bucks. That is Biggers legacy. All the good wiped out in a single move.

That's real classy.
He was in business to make money. He sold his successful business to make money.
Rot in Hell? Betray us?
So, you think he was around simply to "serve and forward the interest of appraisers" ?
You're gettin' all crazy on us again, like you did back in July.
 
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