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shanemoxley

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Registered: 03/18/12
Posts: 96
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Greetings Everyone,

Just an update regarding CompFlo.  The CompFlo Application went live last week to our beta group with over 2.3 million records extracted from appraisers across the metro Atlanta Area. So far we have received exceptional feedback from our members and we are on track to add another 1-2 million sourced records by the end of the year.  The Beta testing is currently available only to the appraisers and firms that participated in the extraction process.  Their generosity has been duly noted and we are extremely grateful.  I understand that there are many appraisers that have registered for access that have not yet received their log in credentials.  Please be patient as beta ends within 3-6 weeks and the system will be available to all licensed appraisers.  Realtors eventually will be considered for access to the system as a "courtesy" the same way appraisers can access FMLS and MLS, but for the time being it's appraisers only.  If you have not yet registered, please do so at http://www.compflo.com by selecting "requesting log in." 

Also, please see the attached flier for information regarding how you can realize deeply discounted rates over the next 12 months.  If you have questions, please contact me via phone or email at the numbers below.   

Shane Moxley
C.R.#5848
http://www.compfo.com
smoxley@compflo.com
404-257-6966: Ext 801

 
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Phil

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Ring the bell for round 2
CR6328

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Registered: 05/02/12
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For what it's worth, I've monitored this site for some time now trying to decide what would be the best alternative to redlink.  I've been included in the Beta Test and I can honestly say that Compflo blows Redlink out of the water.  It's incredible.  The data is pretty good and it seems to be getting better by the day. You get tax records, deeds, plats, floods, etc... Also, customer service is quick and responsive.  For those of you that may been discouraged by the very negative portrayal of Compflo at least check it out. I've known Shane for years and he is professional in nature and easy to access for questions. JJ
Phil

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Welcome, we appreciate a little banner, so feel free to join in on all of the fun...lately, I have been too busy to play much, but I love this site; it has been my home page for years...

Again, thanks to John Bryant and of course his wife who keeps him in line...

MEP
MikePower

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ResLink

For Georgia Appraisers, by Georgia Appraisers.  

All profits after administration costs of ResLink will go towards improving our Profession for all Georgia Appraisers.

GCAP is non-profit, will remain non-profit!!!  

GCAP will utilize the funds from ResLink for improving our image with the consumer, realtors and lenders.  We will focus on educating the consumer to how important we are in the marketplace, including areas outside of the typical mortgage transaction.  We will be active on the political front at all times on the Local, State and as we grow, on the Federal Level.

Therefore, it is your decision my fellow Georgia Appraisers!!!  What do you want to do with your hard earned money?  For me, I want it to go back to work in areas that help me and all of my fellow Georgia Appraisers to survive and thrive!

Last this is your data, verified and true.  When you use ResLink, you will know for certain that another Georgia Appraiser provided that data for you to use!!!  There will be no question on where the physical data came from, none at all!!

Mike Power
GCAP, Political Committee Chairman

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I was asked to look at CompFlo and I did.  What little I saw was very good.  I made only one search (Peachtree Station, Gwinnett County) and was surprised to see linked tax records and deed transfers.  There were no sketches and no flood maps so I presume those tabs are for future expansion.  There were some photos.  A sample search page is attached.  I have not had a chance to sample Reslink or 2ndGen.

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RubberStamp

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Registered: 03/04/08
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Random Question:  At what point does the profession accept a data source as reliable?  Is there an approval process?  Can anyone start spitting out numbers and the results will hold up under review 5 years later when that company may be out of business?  Just curious.. 
scott

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IMO, it is a source you deem reliable.  Sometimes, with commercial and farms, it may be a closing attorney, realtor, buyer, seller, loan officer, manager, etc. in addition to any public data. 
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Absolute

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Registered: 05/02/12
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I'm really enjoying using CompFlo.  It's actually making pulling data much easier.  CompFlo has more data available than AppraisalSuite.  I think everyone should give it a chance, 1st of all it's a local person within the appraisal community and 2nd it's just flat out easy to use.  Thanks Shane!!
Nomad

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Sorry, I just think it's funny that all of the positive remarks are from people registered in May of 2012.  Seems a bit contrived. 
MAG

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I don't advocate for any of the new guys, but I will say that it seems pretty clear that CoreLogic has shot themselves in the foot with their mishandling of Redlink.  I'm not sure they care, though.
scott

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I wish there was a "like" button on this forum, so I could "like" Nomad's comment....
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shanemoxley

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Registered: 03/18/12
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Good Morning everyone,



John, JJ and Absolute:  Thanks for feedback.  FYI John, We have approximately 300K sketchs and 800K images that have not been introduced into the system. 


Mike:  Thanks Mike.  How.... Political of you.  This post is not intended to offend GCAP, so Im not sure I understand its relevance to this thread. 

RubberStamp:  See USPAP's Scope of Work Rule

The  scope  of  work  must  include  the  research  and  analyses  that  are  necessary  to  develop  credible assignment results.   

Comment: The scope of work is acceptable when it meets or exceeds:  

·         the expectations of parties who are regularly intended users for imilar assignments;

·         And what  an  appraiser’s  peers’  actions  would  be  in  performing  the  same  or  a  similar assignment.

Determining  the  scope  of  work  is  an  ongoing  process  in  an  assignment.  Information  or conditions  discovered  during  the  course  of  an  assignment  might  cause  the  appraiser  to reconsider the scope of work.

An  appraiser  must  be  prepared  to  support  the  decision  to  exclude  any  investigation, information, method, or technique that would appear relevant to the client, another intended user, or the appraiser’s peers. 

An appraiser must not allow assignment conditions to limit the scope of work to such a degree that the assignment results are not credible in the context of the intended use. 

Comment: If relevant information is not available because of assignment conditions that limit research opportunities (such as conditions that place limitations on inspection or information  gathering), an appraiser must withdraw from the assignment unless the appraiser can: 

·         modify the assignment conditions to expand the scope of work to include gathering the information; or

·         use  an  extraordinary  assumption  about  such  information,  if  credible  assignment  results  can still be developed. 

An  appraiser  must  not  allow  the  intended  use  of  an  assignment  or  a  client’s  objectives  to  cause  the assignment results to be biased.

 

Nomad, Scott: I would encourage you to try the service before you form an opinion.  

Thanks for the support everyone (well mostly everyone) and please review the attached PDF or click the link below for more information.

(http://www.compflo.com/images/email_compflo_flyer.pdf 

Shane Moxley
C.R.#5848
http://www.compfo.com
smoxley@compflo.com
404-257-6966: Ext 801

  

 
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scott

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Originally Posted by CR6328
For what it's worth, I've monitored this site for some time now trying to decide what would be the best alternative to redlink.  I've been included in the Beta Test and I can honestly say that Compflo blows Redlink out of the water.  It's incredible.  The data is pretty good and it seems to be getting better by the day. You get tax records, deeds, plats, floods, etc... Also, customer service is quick and responsive.  For those of you that may been discouraged by the very negative portrayal of Compflo at least check it out. I've known Shane for years and he is professional in nature and easy to access for questions. JJ



If this person's "handle" is their actual license number, a simple google search reveals an interesting link. 

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JT

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I guess my big issue is the cost. 

I am currently using 2 g and it has saved me a ton of cash.

The rest of the info I get from Realist, GSCCCA, CRS, MLS, FMLS and so on. dtat sources I pull anyway.

I appreciat what shane is doing but all I am looking for at this point is physical information from appraisers and if I can save some cash in the process, thats great as well.

I am looking forward to Reslink and lets see what they offer.

But again, I am looking for some cost savings in all aspects of my business and to continue to pay Realink type cash when there are cheaper alternatives, thats smart business.

Just my thoughts.
shanemoxley

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Registered: 03/18/12
Posts: 96
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Quote
Originally Posted by BlueChip

Geetings Mr Moxley
I received this SPAM in my inbox today:

Greetings David,
Over the last 5 years the scope of work for an appraiser has increased significantly, BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH
I am publicly asking that you REMOVE me from ANY and ALL future mailings. I consider this type of email to be spam worthy.
My loyalties are devoted to a sincere cause to improve this profession and to strengthen the independence of my fellow appraisers.
I'm sure your lawyer wouldn't want you emailing me.

Your response is not necessary.

Sincerely and have a nice day.
David Samnick
Blue Chip Appraisers, LLC

 ...................................................................................................

David,

I apologize for the intrusion.  You have been removed from the list. 

Shane Moxley
C.R.#5848
http://www.compfo.com
smoxley@compflo.com
4404-257-6966, Ext 801

shanemoxley

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Registered: 03/18/12
Posts: 96
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JT:  I  understand cost is an issue.  I would encourage you to at least register for the free period and review the pdf | link  attached to this post.  Every appraiser is eligible for deeply discounted rates for the first year if they choose to participate in the extraction process.  Plus this thing will save you a ton of time.  The price per month once the database features 90% coverage will be less than $100 a month.  But until that time I appraisers can expect the rates to stay very low.  I intend to provide a system that will save more money (time) than it cost.  For most appraisers that's about 2 hours a month.  Right now as it stands saves me about 15-20 minutes a file.  Do the math on your own production to see if it makes sense.  Give me a year, with export features, I predict that I can knock an hour off an appraisal. 

(http://www.compflo.com/images/email_compflo_flyer.pdf
 


Shane Moxley
C.R.#5848
http://www.compfo.com
smoxley@compflo.com
404-257-6966: Ext 801

 
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shanemoxley

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Registered: 03/18/12
Posts: 96
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Mighty Chatty in the forum today.  Interesting thing on wikipedia.  "Bumping".  Typically deployed by those with weak arguments.  Usually indicative of spiteful intentions.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bump_(Internet)

" Someone wishing to keep a thread on this first page, bring an old thread back to it or to push other threads off the top and out of the view of forum readers—will post a reply to it purely to do this"

Posters who are open about this simply write the word "bump". Acceptable reasons range from wanting to remind others that the question with which the thread started is still unanswered to offering new information that relates to an old thread; doing it simply to raise a thread's profile is generally as unwelcomed as spam.

Not exactly what I call professional conduct guys.  

zmiller37

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Registered: 06/06/08
Posts: 6
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I have been appraising for close to 18 years and have known Shane since the start or right at it. Known him even longer than that overall.  Yeah, Im friends with him, but from hat I can see his crediblity is much better than some of the others who post in this forum.  I've been using it for weeks it is by far better than Redlink ever was.

Shane thanks for the time and energy you have spent putting this together,

MM
shanemoxley

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Registered: 03/18/12
Posts: 96
Reply with quote  #20 
Thanks Mick..
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