http://www.realestateappraisertips.info/ – Home Appraisers: Is PhoenixMobile’s New Appraiser iPhone App Promising To You?
The new WorkingRE Magazine arrived yesterday and I had time during lunch today to peruse it. Because I own and love my iPhone, the Phoenix Mobile ad on page 15 intrigued me to some extent. To learn more about this new app, visit: https://www.phoenixsuite.com/mobile/
The App’s features include:
- Mapping and Routing
- File Sharing
- Online Backs
Appraisers….Is this something you would buy and use? Leave us a comment below!
One interesting question I had immediately was the question that JP Blaise asked below in their forum.
JP Blaise asked, “exporting report from mobile device to desktop based software….if you have not or can not finish the report in the field can you export it to a desktop based appraisal software platform…. say ACI for example? Also if you start a file in the office can you import it to PhoenixMoblie udate field data and export it again?
I am very interested in this software it is exactly what is needed to stop the double entry of info, I just need it to work with me existing platform.
Thank you for your help with these questions. jp”
“JP, We would certainly love to be able to offer that… and we’ve been looking into ways to make that happen. Stay tuned!”
My Response was:
“I would agree with JP Blaise’s question about exporting. I definitely have no intention of completing an entire 1004 in the field, especially not the 1004mc portion. However, I can see completing 2/3s of the report before I even leave the office, completing the last 1/3 in the field on your app and sending it in……if the report I complete in the office can be transferred from my appraisal software to the device. Or completing 1/3 in the field and the last 2/3’s in the office. And, I’d rather do this with an ipad rather than an iphone personally….iphones are too small to do an appraisal on, just my opinion and I do own an iphone. I don’t even use Davinci for sketching because the screen on my iPhone is just too small for that for my personal taste. I do know an agent that relies on Davinci daily. I don’t own an ipad now, but possibly could later if this develops into something promising. Bill
Follow Up From Phoenix Mobile:
“Thanks for the feedback Bill!
We think many people will feel the same way.
It’s worth noting that integration with PhoenixMobile is completely free, and any forms vendor who would like to integrate is welcome to! The best way to speed up that process is to call your vendor and let them know that’s what you’d like.
View this Discussion online: http://support.phoenixsuite.com/discussions/questions/2-i-agree-with-jp-blaise-on-exporting-report-from-mobile-device-to-desktop-based-software-and-vice-versa “
I would be on the lookout for Bryan McDonald’s opinion on the app with REBliss.com as Bryan is THE expert on mobile appraising with the iphone.