Hertzler Appraisals is constantly working on ways to
speed up the appraisal process and lessen turn around times. Our newest innovation is a Leica Disto 7500i
laser measurer. Although I have had
several laser devices in the past (a Lowe's special), which I rarely used
because of reliability, this new Disto is extremely accurate and can be used
indoors and outdoors.
This device should decrease the amount of time needed
on-site and reduce the number of shrubs I need to climb through. I have
been using an IPad for several years, which increased the accuracy of building
sketches because they are closed out on the job site as opposed to coming back
to the office and making sure my numbers add up properly.
Each year we try to add something new to the efficiency
of the appraisal process. Using mobile
sketching, going paperless in the office, accepting credit cards, and now the
new laser measuring device. Hertzler Appraisals is trying to stay innovative
and continue learning. These devices
help speed up the appraisals process but cannot replace the knowledge we have in the
Williamsburg housing market and our expertise in the art of appraising.