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Agents, Sellers “raise The Chi” To Attract Home Buyers

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In addition, many real estate agents are getting training in the ancient Chinese practice themselves. Many of the principles of feng shui overlap with the practical suggestions real estate agents already make to people looking to sell their homes. It encourages a balance of colors, sizes and shapes, and emphasizes simplicity.

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General Purpose Forms – Blog – A La Mode

8 days ago

a la mode’s exclusive series of General Purpose forms lets you set yourself apart from the crowd and provide something new and more useful to attorneys, homeowners, real estate agents, and CPAs. Our GP Forms series in WinTOTAL and TOTAL is extensive, and the forms aren't simply re-hashes of the Fannie Mae forms, like you’ll find with some

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Build Your Reputation As A Top Agent And Local Expert

2 days ago

Buy another professional, real estate XSite website for only $249 (a $250 savings). Buy three or more and they’re only $199 each. That’s a savings of $300 on each XSite! Today, more than three quarters of buyers – 77 percent – use the Internet as an information source for real estate.

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Homestore, REALTOR.com Hear You When You Speak Up. Do It

2 days ago

Real Estate Technology Insight covered the issue (subscription required) as well, and will feature an in-depth story in its next print edition. Real Estate Intelligence Report will feature a piece on the issue in its next quarterly print edition.

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The Appraiser’s Lonely Fight Against Mortgage Fraud – Blog

7 days ago

A local [real estate agent] purchased the home for $7,500 had her maintenance crew put a poor paint job on the home then sold to three elderly friends living on a fixed income for $33,000. The loan officer agreed with the [agent] to use an FHA appraiser from [another …

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We Want To Know Your Business Inside And Out – Blog – A La

1 days ago

As you know, to be successful in any business you need to know your customers and anticipate their needs. There are many technology companies out there that sell websites and tools for real estate agents, but really don't know your business. We wanted to raise the bar and truly understand how you work and what technology matters most to you and your clients.

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New TOTAL Store Tool Makes It Easy To Modify Land

9 days ago

This is a guest post from Alan S. Kiene, a real estate appraiser since 1980. He is an SRA member of the Appraisal Institute, an Ohio Certified General Appraiser, and holds real estate licenses in Ohio and Florida. He graduated from Ohio State University with a B.S.B.A. and the University of Akron with an M.B.A. in Finance. Active in the land development business since 1997, he is the President

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Employee Vs. Independent Contractor: Stakes Are High To

3 days ago

With the busy summer real estate season upon us, look to our XSellerate marketing system to provide you even more ways to generate business. We've pumped up the system with several new ways to communicate with new prospects, as well as current and past clients.

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Mercury Network Acquired By Serent Capital – Blog – A La Mode

9 days ago

A mission-critical technology leader in the financial technology industry for more than 29 years, a la mode’s products are used by hundreds of thousands of professionals to power more than 50% of all US real estate transactions.

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Appraiser Identity Theft Becoming Critical Issue – Blog

7 days ago

A “loose network of crooked real estate appraisers” is systematically stealing the identities of legitimate appraisers in the Chicago area and nationwide and using them to engage in multimillion dollar mortgage fraud, the Chicago Tribune reported last week.

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National Media Explores Issue Of Appraisal Report

6 days ago

A new article by a nationally-syndicated real estate columnist is bringing the issue of data stripping and ownership of appraisal reports to the fore. Kenneth Harney's article, which appeared in such newspapers as the Washington Post (under the headline, "Traditional Appraisers in High-Tech Battle"), San Jose Mercury News, Chicago Tribune

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A La Mode Announces RE:Focus Analytics, Brings MLS

2 days ago

Orlando, Florida - From the National Association of REALTORS Expo®, a la mode, one of the real estate industry's most innovative workflow technology companies, announced today their newest iPad app, RE:Focus Analytics. This stunning new iPad app transforms the way agents and brokers access and use the data in their MLS, creating a powerful property data console for highly visual, …

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Still Hiding In Your Sunday Newspaper Listings

2 days ago

While some homebuyers may stumble across their real estate agents by answering ads for property sales, more and more are starting to shop for their agents before even beginning the house hunt. A recent study by the California Association of REALTORS® revealed that more than half of all consumers are now using the Internet when buying a home.

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Your Natural Disaster Risk Score

9 days ago

If you have real estate friends still struggling with rebuilding after a natural disaster, send an e-mail to [email protected] After all, another aspect is that many real estate pros use their home as an office, which makes the impact even more devastating. They bear the burden of home damages and losing the tools needed to do their jobs.

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A La Mode Announces Orlando, Florida Regional Sales And

7 days ago

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK -- a la mode, inc., the largest provider of software and technology to the real estate appraisal profession, announced today that it has begun construction of its first regional sales and training office in Orlando, Florida. The company indicated that the 5,000 square foot facility should be open in early September.

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XSellerate Your Earning Potential – Blog – A La Mode

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As a real estate agent, you know that by marketing your services daily you stay on the minds of your current clients, build relationships with new prospects - and, of course, grow your business. But between showings, listing presentations and closings and daily administrative duties, many agents don't have the time or money to dedicate to a full-time marketing department and crucial lead

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The Roadshow: An Appraiser’s Review – Blog – A La Mode

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The Modern Appraiser Roadshow brings live real-world knowledge to appraisers with an interactive three-day workshop that allows appraisers to attend and learn specific items that will assist them in being more efficient using cutting-edge technology.” It was an excellent three days of learning.

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Don’t TRID On Me: How The TILA-RESPA

2 days ago

Mr. Garber also mentioned that the Appraisal Institute is part of a coalition of real estate finance and development organizations that supports legislation that would hold off TRID for six months and allow a grace period before enforcing the new regulations. Coalition members include the American Bankers Association, the Credit Union National

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Appraisal During COVID-19 – Blog – A La Mode

2 days ago

Whereas real estate financial services are considered ‘essential services’ during COVID-19, unique exceptions are being made. My Scope of Work DID NOT include a physical walk-through of the subject property, and I am making an extraordinary assumption that the data obtained in accurate and basing my valuation process on this information

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Fair Isaac Diamond™ LOS To Post Appraisal Orders To The A

1 days ago

Fair Isaac Diamond™ LOS to Post Appraisal Orders to the a la mode XSites Network. Written by a la mode on March 30, 2005. Integration will speed appraisal turn times for Diamond users and generate more business for Appraiser XSites website users nationwide. ORLANDO, FL — From the floor of the Mortgage Bankers Association's 2005 National

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Easily Create XML Files With TOTAL – Blog – A La Mode

1 days ago

To create an XML file, first, you need to make sure you have a MISMO supported form. Verify this by opening your contents window in TOTAL and check the box for MISMO XML. Make sure your major form on the right matches one listed on the left. If you need to swap your major form, double click the form on the left that you want to use.

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Agents Move From Basic Virtual Tours To Interactive Floor

9 days ago

San Diego, – From the floor of the REALTORS® Conference and Expo, a la mode, inc., one of the real estate industry's largest and most mission critical technology companies, announced today the release of its groundbreaking DaVinci TourSketch system for real estate brokers and agents. Already in daily use by tens of thousands of real estate appraisers in desktop, Tablet PC, and iPhone format

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A La Mode Donates $100,000 Immediately To Localized

3 days ago

Employees also deliver truckloads of supplies to evacuation centers for displaced families. August 29th, 2017 — Naples, FL and Oklahoma City, OK — a la mode, the nation's leading provider of real estate appraisal technology, announced substantial relief efforts for the victims of Hurricane Harvey.

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A La Mode Integrates PhoenixMobile Into TOTAL Store

8 days ago

Celebrating 27 years as a mission-critical workflow technology leader in the real estate and mortgage industries, a la mode's products are used by hundreds of thousands of appraisers, salespeople, inspectors, and lending professionals to power more than 50% of all residential real estate transactions in the US each year. a la mode's flagship product for the lending industry is its Mercury

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Boosting Your Search Engine Ranking Part I: How Links

2 days ago

This means you should link to other sites your visitors would find useful. That could mean the local government and school district sites, or independent information sites about the community, other real estate service providers like real estate agents and inspectors, and so on.

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Open The Pipeline For Agent Referrals – Blog – A La Mode

4 days ago

Real estate agents can have a strong influence on who the homebuyer chooses for a mortgage broker, especially first-time buyers who may have little knowledge of the home buying process and ask their agent for advice.

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FBI Cracking Down On Mortgage Fraud — And Not Blaming

7 days ago

The FBI’s announcement includes details on five mortgage fraud actions in various parts of the country (some with cool names like “REO Flipwagon”), including arrests of mortgage brokers, closing attorneys, real estate developers, borrowers and real estate brokers.

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A La Mode Adds RentRange To The TOTAL Store – Blog – A La Mode

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Naples, FL - a la mode, the creator of the market-leading TOTAL family of real estate appraisal products, announced today that the RentRange® Advanced Report is available in their TOTAL Store and fully integrated with the TOTAL family of appraisal software. The Store allows any appraiser to securely select from a growing list of third-party and a la mode products designed to extend the

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DataMaster Now Fully Integrated With TOTAL – Blog – A La Mode

9 days ago

The process helps real estate appraisers save time and money by completing appraisal forms with no re-typing. Over the last four years, DataMaster has increased its national footprint from 12 MLS markets to 40 and is aggressively pursuing this growth pattern. DataMaster is located in Layton, UT just north of Salt Lake City.

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The Association Of Texas Appraisers Joins A La Mode’s

8 days ago

Celebrating 29 years as a mission-critical workflow technology leader in the real estate and mortgage industries, a la mode's products are used by hundreds of thousands of appraisers, salespeople, inspectors, and lending professionals to power more than 50% of all residential real estate transactions in the US each year. a la mode's flagship

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Federal Court Strikes Blow For Appraisers In Pennsylvania

4 days ago

In truth, the opinion is a landmark victory for the Pennsylvania Board of Certified Real Estate Appraisers (Board) and appraisers everywhere. The material below is dense because the issues, and the District Court opinion, are complicated.

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A La Mode Expands SureDocs Mortgage E-signature Service

2 days ago

Oklahoma City, OK – a la mode, inc announced today that its SureDocs e-signature system, which has already been used for nearly four million mortgage document signing events, is being broadened to include market-specific versions for appraisers and real estate agents.. More than 100,000 professionals in the mortgage, finance, agent, appraisal, and inspection fields currently utilize a la

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Sellers’ Incentives Skewing Property Values, Appraisers

5 days ago

Mary Umberger of the Chicago Tribune wrote about how the phenomenon is affecting real estate values in Chicagoland recently. (See the article online by clicking here; website registration may be required.) The article included examples of recent offers for sale in the area:

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RE:Focus Analytics Makes Sharing MLS Data With Clients

2 days ago

Real estate professionals have rapidly adopted the note taking and sharing app Evernote as a go-to productivity booster. Today, mobile MLS and marketing software mainstay a la mode announced their free iPad app, RE:Focus Analytics, now features Evernote Publishing, making it easier than ever to organize and share listings, MLS data-based market reports, client-specific property tour …

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Tech Tip: Configuring Your MLS For QuickSource – Blog – A

2 days ago

Good morning! This is a tech tip specifically for those of you who are a part of the pilot for QuickSource. One of the main benefits of QuickSource is that it combines all your main data sources, one of which is your MLS. All you have to do is export a CSV file of potential comps, and upload it …

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TOTAL Overflows To The Addendum In Form Order – Blog – A

2 days ago

A common request we heard from our customers was to overflow field data in the same order as the major form. One of TOTAL's key addenda features is that it overflows data from the major form to the addenda in the order the fields appear on the form, as opposed to simply the order that the appraiser filled them out.

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Lenders Accountable For FHA Appraisal Fraud – Blog – A La Mode

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Real estate trade groups applauded last week when HUD revised its final rule for lender accountability for fraudulent appraisals. In 2003, HUD had proposed harsher regulatory language about, and stiffer penalties for, lenders who submit fraudulent appraisals with their FHA loan paperwork. (HUD said it was merely codifying what had been its practice all along.) Concern in the mortgage lobby led

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A La Mode Announces New IDX Product – Blog – A La Mode

2 days ago

a la mode, inc. one of the real estate industry's largest and most mission critical technology companies, announced today that it will release a new IDX product for real estate agents. IDX , or "Internet Data Exchange", is a way for real estate brokers and their agents to display all of the local MLS's listings on their own websites, with the

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GAC Appraisers Using XSite Order Manager To Route

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GAC is a full service mortgage settlement company, providing nationwide assistance to the real estate finance industry for home equity, refinance, and purchase money mortgages. Powered by GATORS, the settlement service industry's most capable management system, GAC provides all the resources needed to get your loans closed with speed, value

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Coronavirus And Appraisers: Three Things Every Appraiser

6 days ago

Under GSE temporary COVID-19 guidelines, you can avoid doing interior inspections and use homeowner-provided information. On March 23, GSEs put out temporary guidance on appraisal requirements and completion reports, including allowing exterior-only and desktop appraisals. It also allowed flexibility in obtaining information about the property

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Byte Software To Offer A La Mode Mortgage XSites To Users

9 days ago

Byte Software is a wholly owned subsidiary of CBC Companies, a leading provider of real estate settlement services. To learn more about BytePro and Byte Software, visit www.byte-cbc.com or call 800-695-1008. ### About a la mode. Founded in 1985, a la mode develops desktop tools,

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A La Mode Welcomes Bluebook International To TOTAL Store

3 days ago

Naples, FL - a la mode, the creator of the market-leading TOTAL family of real estate appraisal products, announced today that Bluebook International will feature their AppraiserBASE™ cost data solution as a participating merchant in TOTAL Store and be fully integrated with the TOTAL family of appraisal software. Available in the second quarter of 2013, the Store will allow any appraiser to

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Appraisers Will Be More Important To Fannie In The Next

1 days ago

Appraisers are going to become more important and vital to the national economy in the next few years, not less, as Americans become both less creditworthy and more encumbered by debt — two factors that influence whether an underwriter or investor is interested in an accurate valuation of its collateral. The AVM lobby's reaction to our publicizing the April Fitch Ratings report that said the

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Mercury Network Powers VA Drive To Recruit More Appraisers

2 days ago

The Mercury Network now makes it easier for qualified real estate appraisers to become eligible to appraise homes for VA-backed mortgage loans. The VA announced this summer it will add as many as 2,000 real estate appraisers to its list of approved professionals to appraise VA-guaranteed homes for veterans by January 31, 2004.

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Ten Appraiser Organizations Join A La Mode’s Community

1 days ago

We're distributing this press release announcing the 10 appraiser organizations that have joined our Community Partnerships Program. Learn more about our Community Partnerships Program here and look for more partnership announcements soon. If you're not a customer, ask your vendor what they're doing to advocate and support appraisers like you.

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A La Mode’s New TOTAL Store And API Bring Robust Third

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Naples, Florida - a la mode, the creator of the market-leading TOTAL family of real estate appraisal products, announced today their new TOTAL Store, and the associated integration API, will be available in the second quarter of 2013. The TOTAL product line is used by more appraisers than all competing products combined, which is why third-party vendor interest in the Store has been very …

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Is The IPad Pro Right For You

4 days ago

Naturally, the sketcher benefits the most from the additional screen real estate, as you can see from this shot of an iPad Pro and iPad Air 2 side-by-side with the same sketch drawn and fit to the screen: Data gathering screens show more fields as well, letting you see and gather more data on screen at one time.

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A La Mode IPad And IPhone Apps Reach 100,000 Users

6 days ago

The download volume is a milestone in the real estate software industry. OKLAHOMA CITY – a la mode today announced that its applications for the iPhone and iPad combined have surpassed the 100,000 installs mark.

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