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by Guest on Apr 30, 2012 • Technology • 825 Views
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When you hear and read that more data is available to everyone and that it is and will in the future be analyzed using superior analysis tools, I'm sure that those statements are true. There is already an AVM program available to local Realtors here in Las Vegas that provides factual property information, selects comparable sales, several pages of market information and the model concludes a value based on a great deal of multiple listing service (MLS) information.
The panacea that cloud-bases computing is supposed to be just doesn't exist in reality. Yes it's great for the big software providers like Microsoft and large-scale data accumulators to offer their shared services on a per person monthly fee basis to the masses. There is much less that has to be done to update a common community of users, and you don't have to worry about piracy, program conflicts or individuals working on old legacy operating systems, but if you lived through the old days of mainframe computer dominance you understand that there are many downsides to this computing structure. Most important is the loss of independent control over your own work environment. Today Microsoft Outlook went down on my wife's cloud-based machine, she works for a large company with thousands of employees who work on computers, and no one got anything done for over 3 hours. That's the old mainframe and the new cloud-based computing commonality, literally thousands of working people
I have transitioned my appraisal photography from my Nikon D5100 to the new Nikon D3300. The camera is in my opinion a big step-up from my old camera. The 24 megapixel (MP) photos that you can take using its standard "large" format will cover your entire office wall if you are into that kind of thing. The photos taken with the D3300 are sharp and the color reproduction is stunning. The D3300 is small for a DSLR, but it is fully functional, and it offers an automatic shooting function that unburdens those who just want the camera to make the decisions. I've seen it for sale as a package deal with lens, carrying case and extras for around $ 500 at multiple retailers.
I have written in another online article about the Nikon D3300 which is a through the lens digital camera that has worked great for me in my appraisal business. The Nikon is a 24 Megapixel camera that is the size of a typical single lens reflex (SLR) camera so I generally move it around in a large camera bag that contains extra room for lenses, batteries, chargers, memory chips and even a small stand. The problem with always having to carry around a large camera bag full of equipment is that it's not always convenient. The Nikon camera takes excellent photos but if I'm running out for one or a few comparable sales photos or I'm already out and don't want to go back to my office to get the bag I rely on my Sony RX 100. I have owned more than a few RX 100 cameras over the years and I have been happiest with the original model 1 and the model 3.
The consolidation of real estate sales and leasing data into the hands of a few corporations has almost created a data monopoly for them. The choice now is to either join them or go without the data and it has become harder to find alternate data sources. Paying the relatively large monthly fees demanded or spending a great deal of time collecting the data yourself have been the only choices. Thus, real estate brokers, appraisers and investors have found themselves at the mercy of a relatively few data providers who can in the future demand whatever they feel is reasonable for access.