Jonathan Miller: "WinTOTAL is
the core of our
The only appraiser to become the
national media’s go-to expert on
valuation, Jonathan speaks with
authority and credibility.
So we’re naturally
thrilled that he refers to us as the
“business engine” behind his
high-volume, high-tech firm.
Here's what he has to say about our
"We’ve always pushed against
convention, embracing technologies
before our competitors did so that
we’d be more efficient and
profitable. As a matter of
fact, until we moved to the a la
mode platform, we had coded our own
custom software to solve specific
challenges from our unique housing
market. But the
industry changed so rapidly over the
past five years that we needed help.
We looked at the appraisal products
available and decided to move our
business to a la mode, which carried
our technology torch but was much
more cost effective than doing
WinTOTAL is the core of our
It’s really our business engine.
We run our company on it and it
works as advertised. It helps us
with efficiency and also helps us
maintain the highest level of
quality that our clients expect.
Specifically, we’re huge
fans of the comp side-by-side
comparison interface in WinTOTAL.
It allows us to look at a large
number of adjusted sales at once.
When appraisers ask me what we use
to run our company, I always say
WinTOTAL. It’s “real-world”
tested on a highly productive office
like ours, and I enthusiastically
With powerful software like WinTOTAL,
we get more time to focus on the
analytical valuation part of our
job, which is far more important
(and more fun, actually).
Reduction of the clerical demands of
appraising is so important, and it’s
a huge benefit of using WinTOTAL.
Another benefit of a la mode’s
products is that they’ve helped
adjust our business when needed,
too. I was very public on my
blog and podcast about the coming
credit crunch back during the middle
of the decade. I knew it was
going to end badly so I made a
conscious decision to aggressively
reduce our over-dependency on
appraisals from retail banking
clients and develop new sources of
business. As a result, our
firm has been contrarian to the
industry trend over the last three
years -- it’s been a strong period
for us. Our a la mode
software has been an important part
of that success."
of Miller Samuel Inc.
probably seen Jonathan on
CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, The
New York Times, The Wall
Street Journal, Reuters,
Bloomberg, and many more.
He’s the author of a series
of market reports considered
the “report of record”
covering the New York metro
area, Miami, and more.
Jonathan also testifies as
an expert witness in various
local, state, and federal
courts. Overall, he's
relied upon by the media,
financial institutions, and
including the Federal
Reserve, Internal Revenue
Service, U.S. Department of
Housing and Urban
Development, the NYC Office
of Management and Budget,
and others for his valuation
In October, he'll celebrate
26 years of being in
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