Homeowners and property appraisers collaborate with new technology in a time of crisis.

by | Apr 13, 2020 | News & Press

Anow empowers appraisers with a new remote Walkthrough Product to help combat falling incomes due to COVID-19

RED DEER, Alberta, April 13, 2020 — Anow is excited to announce the launch of Anow Walkthrough, a simple but sophisticated homeowner inspection product designed to help appraisers when they cannot get inside a property by enabling true “Virtual Tours” with multiple fraud preventions built-in.

Anow is an appraisal management software developer that simplifies the way real estate appraisers manage their businesses—recently recognized by Housing Wire in their TECH100 list for 2020. Anow streamlines a wide range of everyday appraisal processes while offering unmatched business insights to help appraisers compete in today’s digital environment.

In response to the recent events in the world due to the COVID-19, many businesses have been impacted severely, and property appraisers have not been left unscathed. With global limitations on social interaction and contact, carrying out walkthroughs to appraise properties has become a major challenge. Anow has chosen to respond with innovation in these challenging times with a complementary product: Anow Walkthrough

Anow Walkthrough offers a step-by-step guide for homeowners and realtors to capture photos and necessary info of the interior and exterior of a property so people do not have to take on extra risk. It also affords the homeowner the opportunity to share their unique details about their home at their own convenience without needing to download an app. Multiple rules are in place including date/time and geolocation of photographs, plus public records and artificial intelligence validates homeowner data and even photos. 

For appraisers, they can collect compliant information remotely and safely, particularly because they come in contact with clients daily during inspections. Appraisers can walk a homeowner through the process or they can do it on their own time. The possibilities are endless and appraisers will continue to adopt walkthrough even after the COVID-19 crisis as a value added service. Appraisal Management Companies (AMC’s) and lenders are seeing many benefits as well. They are already empowering their network of appraisers to keep appraising during these challenging times.

“We wanted to not just empathize with our customers, but actually provide a solution to this complex challenge. Day by day, more restrictions are being put into place and we want to ensure appraisers can still appraise and make a living. The use of Walkthrough has already been used on thousands of appraisals and has prompted AMCs and Lenders to jump on board with Walkthrough to help their appraiser panels. The response we’ve received from appraisers, lenders, and AMCs have been absolutely overwhelming and it shows how we are all in this together to help each other out. It’s really great to see“, says Anow’s CEO Marty Haldane.

Current Anow customers will receive a free upgrade of the Anow platform to include Anow Walkthrough. New customers will receive access to Anow walkthrough along with a complimentary 1-on-1 guide on how best to use the Anow platform for their appraisal business. To learn more visit anow.com/walkthrough.

ABOUT ANOW

Anow is an appraisal management software developer that simplifies the way real estate appraisers manage their businesses. Recently recognised by Housing Wire in their TECH100 list for 2020. Launched in 2011 by multi-generational appraisal professional Marty Haldane, Anow streamlines a wide range of everyday appraisal processes while offering unmatched business insights to help appraisers compete in today’s digital environment. Robust order tracking, job assignment, collaboration, and scheduling tools allow appraisers and administrative staff to save time, assign appraisals more efficiently and deliver exceptional service to clients and mortgage lenders from any web-enabled device. Advanced reporting enables business owners to manage fee competition and turn times with ease. Anow is headquartered in Red Deer, Alberta. For more information, visit https://anow.com/.

MEDIA CONTACT

Ikenna Okoroafor
Growth and Marketing at Anow
ikenna@anow.com

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