HouseCanary Announces Expansion of Innovative Appraisal Software to Mobile Devices
SAN FRANCISCO, May 24, 2017 — HouseCanary, the leading provider of innovative real estate valuation and appraisal products, announces that it has extended its all-in-one appraisal software from desktop to mobile devices.
HouseCanary Appraiser is already helping residential appraisers nationwide complete appraisals faster than ever before, leveraging HouseCanary’s proprietary algorithms drawing on more than 1 billion U.S. historical home transactions and 100s of current demand inputs collected at the block level, and providing that data directly to appraisers for their analysis. The only tool that allows appraisers to complete reports start-to-finish without costly plugins, Appraiser is widely recognized for simplifying a complex process by eliminating tedious data entry, automatically generating comparables with the smallest gross adjustments, and other easy-to-use features.
Now that those benefits are available on tablets and iPhones, appraisers can complete reports while on site at the subject property.
“We’ve seen appraisers finish appraisals in under two hours using this single software — a complete game-changer,” said Steve O’Brien, HouseCanary’s Director of Real Estate Analytics and an assessor and chief appraiser for over 35 years. “Adding integration with mobile phones makes this technology even more groundbreaking, making it the most robust appraisal solution available on mobile. Imagine producing UAD compliant appraisal reports in half the time, wherever you need to work.”
As a cloud-based solution, HouseCanary Appraiser comes equipped with real-time data sync, providing the fluidity to switch from computer to tablet or iPhone without missing a beat. Built as a native app specifically for mobile devices, Appraiser can be accessed anywhere without clunky mobile web browsers.
“By drawing on its unique core competence in data, HouseCanary has been able to make some truly unique and powerful enhancements to appraisal technology,” said Michael Dresden, president of Dart Appraisal, a leading nationwide, independent appraisal management company. “They’re not merely a software company, they’re a supplier of property analytics to mortgage lenders and saw the opportunity to supply the same data to appraisers to make them more accurate.”
Founded in 2013, HouseCanary’s mission is to help people make better real estate decisions. Built on a foundation of great data, powerful models, and predictive analytics, the HouseCanary platform aggregates millions of data elements, including more than four decades of property data and a rapidly expanding arsenal of proprietary calculations and analytics, to accurately define and forecast values and market influences. HouseCanary is financed by notable investors including Hillspire (Alphabet Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt’s family office), Alpha Edison, ECA Ventures, Raven Ventures and others top Silicon Valley investors. The company is headquartered in San Francisco. For more information about HouseCanary, please visit www.housecanary.com.