In 2010 I quit using paper in my office and began using a tablet computer for field appraisal inspections. Work flow and efficiency improved significantly. My office and files are now easily accessible, no matter my location. Individual tasks of the appraisal are only done once. The strategy has changed my business dramatically (similar to how the digital camera changed the appraisal business), yet the majority of appraisers still print and store large quantities of paper and take field notes, which then must be inserted into an appraisal report after returning from the field. Below is a motivational list of the top reasons for appraisers to go both paperless and mobile.
If you haven’t gone mobile, here is a video of a class that I taught last year on the topic.
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