Press Releases

a la mode and National Data Collective Form Partnership to Offer Real Estate Data Services to Appraisers

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Naples, FL — a la mode announced today that NDC (National Data Collective), a leading national provider of property data for real estate professionals, has agreed to integrate its data products with a la mode's full range of appraisal formfilling systems.

Historic Meeting of State Appraiser Organizations

Monday, October 27, 2014

Chicago - Representatives of several independent state professional appraiser organizations met in Chicago, Illinois on Saturday October 11th, to further discuss collaboration on issues affecting their membership. The network, which started as a conversation among three State appraiser organizations less than a year ago, now comprises 16 such State Organizations which is expected to continue growing.

Voice Of Appraisal

Tuesday, October 21, 2014


Want to know which states are pushing for a statute of limitations on appraisals? Want to know when your fees may start going up? Are homeowners giving you a hard time? Are Fannie Mae requirements making you nervous? Are agents threatening you? Is USPAP an outdated document? Is Big Data Good…Bad….or Ugly?? Are you an agent and want to know how to talk to appraisers? Are reviewers acting like appraisal TSA Agents? CAN WE HAVE A PUBLIC TRUST IF WE CAN'T TRUST THE PUBLIC??? Feel alone?

NDC Forms Strategic Partnership with CRES Insurance To Create Appraiser One

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Alliance Allows San Diego-Based Property Data Service to Offer E&O Coverage at No Additional Cost to Qualified Residential Appraisers

SAN DIEGO, CA – National Data Collective (NDC), a San Diego-based property data company serving real estate professionals, announced today that it has formed a strategic alliance with CRES Insurance, LLC, a leader in protecting the real estate industry with risk management services and insurance solutions.

Tornado-impacted property reports: Mercury Network waives its fees for impacted areas

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

April 30th, 2014 — Naples, FL — In response to recent tornadoes, Mercury Network will waive transaction fees for disaster reports in all impacted areas for ninety days. Mercury Network is a cloud-based vendor management software platform, used by over 600 mortgage lenders and appraisal management companies to power 20,000 appraisal orders a day.

Kaplan Appraisal Education Partners with Industry-Renown Appraisal Authors to Develop New Course

Monday, March 31, 2014

LA CROSSE, WI - Kaplan Appraisal Education, and appraisal authors Jeffrey Johnson and Tony Lesicka, announced a new partnership today to implement real-world appraisal examples from the pair's popular textbook into a new Kaplan appraisal continuing education course.

a la mode Releases Mercury Mobile to Eliminate Common Appraisal Delays

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Naples, FL — a la mode announced today that Mercury Mobile™, a new iOS app enabling appraisers to respond to new Mercury Network orders instantly, is now available at no charge for iPhone® and iPad® in the Apple® App Store℠. An Android™ version of the app will also be available soon.

Lenders and AMCs placing orders on the Mercury Network will see instantaneous turn time improvements, since it handles any type of Mercury order with no changes in workflow at the client or vendor ends.

Clearbox Earns Academic Approval To Meet Dodd Frank Act Requirements

Monday, February 17, 2014

SALISBURY, Md., Feb. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Clearbox LLC, a regulatory compliance tool used by lenders and Appraisal Management Companies, has received academic approval. Roger Staiger III, Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University, has certified the appraisal fee survey protocols and will analyze the survey results for Clearbox LLC to meet the requirements per the Dodd Frank Act.