NAR’s Center for Realtor Technology (CRT) recently released an Appraisal Dashboard. CRT takes ideas that come from the field and tries to make useful technology applications from those ideas. The CRT blog indicates that this tool came from an idea that an appraiser had and took to the Minneapolis MLS; their main tech person then took this idea to CRT who helped create the application.
The Appraisal Dashboard is a PHP based web application that connects to live MLS data that provides a graphical search and display interface. You can then export the data into the Uniform Residential Appraisal Report or MISMO format. It is a free NAR member benefit and the software can be downloaded from the link above (along with demos which do a good job of explaining what this “dashboard” is).