This project was made possible through a 6 month collaboration with RMLS of Minnesota, Live Valuation and the Center for REALTOR Technology. It was actually inspired by an appraiser getting the ear of Ed Newman from RMLS, who then got the ear of CRT who then got real jazzed up about this. This all coincided with some fortuitous events that led us to choose Live Valuation — who by the way, has one amazing programmer (Kannan), which you will soon agree to after you see the demo and the functionality, and the all out pure slick of this application.
So what the heck is the Appraisal Dashboard? Well, the basic summary is, it is a PHP web application that interfaces with live MLS data (MLS authentication and access required) and provides a visual search interface. The data can be exported (again, please refer to your particular MLS data rules/regs) into various formats that can be used with the Uniform Residential Appraisal Report and the MISMO format.That's all I have for now. We have not yet tried the application, but should be able to find some time in the near future.
Cost? FREE for members of the National Association of REALTORS®. Yet another benefit of membership; this one specifically for Appraiser Members!
Rather than the link in the blog post, use THIS LINK for the video demos.