I attended the a la mode, inc. Mobile Appraiser Workshop this weekend (August 16th and 17th) in Baltimore, MD. Since January 2012 I have been using the IPad for all of my on-site inspections, and have gotten rid of a clip board and pencil. A harness holds my IPad around my neck so I can be hands free to measure the house. My wife calls this my "Man Purse". Building Sketches are made directly onto the IPad, information is gathered and entered, and photographs are also taken with the tablet. This saves time on drawing and entering information back at the office.
Although I have been using this for about 1.5 years, the course gave many great ideas on speeding up my turnaround time on reports, and to insure accurate, quality reports in the Williamsburg area (James City, Upper York County, and New Kent).
We, at Hertzler Appraisals, strive to make our reports better, and our turn times faster with new technology and continuing education. Our goal is to have a paper free office.