Ten Modeling Mistakes You Want to Avoid
Date: 2/8/21 | Time: 1:30pm
The proper development of mass appraisal models is critical for practitioners who want to increase valuation accuracy and model explainability. This session describes ten common modeling mistakes to avoid. Attendees will gain a better knowledge of how to handle some of the most common challenges facing mass appraisal model-builders.
Josh Myers Valuation Solutions
IAAO Valuation Research Project Manager
CEO/President Mind Pearl LLC
5 Month Conversion and Implementation
At Vision we are constantly pushing the limits and exceeding expectations. This manifests itself perfectly from the very first time we work with you on converting your database with an industry-leading 5 month or less conversion time. Our most recent Virginia conversion was in fact only four months.
Part of that success stems from our use of Basecamp throughout the process which ensures open communication throughout the project and thus a much faster and seamless transition to Vision.
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“To give you a little history, our team at Crawford County loved Vision 6. It was the Rock of Gibraltar. Stable, reliable…you turned it on and it just worked. That’s why we bought it to begin with. Back in the day it was known as the best product in the business and came with the best support.
The only issue with 6 now is that it’s built on Oracle which is no longer supported by Windows, so we knew it was just a matter of time before it went the way of the dinosaurs.
With that said, we’ve now been live on Vision 8 for a few months now and we’re very happy to see the same level of stability and reliability in 8 that we saw in 6. In other words, 6 was like an old Windows XP product, and 8 is functioning a lot more like the latest version of Windows 10.
One thing we should point out is how many customizations we had made in Vision 6 that allowed us to replicate our old valuing charts. All of those items had to be carefully carried over during the upgrade process and your support team’s level of communication as we addressed all of those items was great.
Through the process they learned to keep us updated on how things were going, and by the end of the process had really earned our trust that we were launching a solid product. It’s also comforting to know that our community is now lined up to receive the latest releases and updates as the product continues to advance.”
Chief Tax Assessor
Crawford County, Pennsylvania
“The conversion process for me was broken up into three different aspects. The first was the punctuality and adherence to the schedule. The second was the thoroughness and the accuracy of the data. The final was the customer service. We started the conversion in early July. This was my fifth conversion from another software to Vision. They were slated to be completed within 1-2 weeks, and they met that easily. The project was completed on time which was very important for my office because as we know, July is a busy time for us. Something important to note about assessors, especially those in Connecticut since there are 169 different towns is that everyone does things a little differently.
One of the great things was that they were able to take those nuances and ensure that info that goes over from your old system to your new system is not only accurate but fits into your cost modeling is and any other nuances you could have for that town. The team ensured that the values were balanced. There were no overrides to the system so that’s important to us especially when going into reval. The data valuation models including land curves, cost modeling and all of the adjustments pretty much crossed over seamlessly.
The last part is the customer service. Paul had mentioned that the company is on the rise and judging from the past five years I believe that. They were terrific. You’re able to call and get a live person right away. They were there for the entire process every day. If I had a question or a concern they were able to answer that immediately. They have a great system now. They take that process and they post it to a wall and as they correct those issues they slide it over. They don’t miss anything. They ensure you get the highest level of service and I firmly believe that. It’s one of the best conversions I’ve had in my 15 year career.”
VISION 8 CAMA
Welcome to Vision 8, Pennsylvania’s preeminent CAMA software application. Our powerful analytical and valuation tools, coupled with our robust GIS and reporting capabilities will show you why Vision 8 is not only amongst the most popular CAMA software, but also its fastest growing.
With Vision 8 you are getting a Mass Appraisal software platform that has been designed by assessors, for assessors so that your office is being enabled within every step of the property valuation process.
Customized Clinton County specific implementation plan:
- Clean and Green Functionality
- Local Economic Revitalization Tax Assistance (LERTA)
- Includes all Pennsylvania legislative and regulatory updates to ensure compliance standards
Work the way you want with tremendous customization and flexibility:
- Add, edit, hide, or relabel any field
- Select the features that meet your needs using the admin module
- Built-in Property Record Card editor
- Robust permissioning & security
DESIGNED BY ASSESSORS
Vision 8 is the only CAMA platform designed by assessors, for assessors.
Assessors and appraisers on our Customer Advisory Board custom-built Vision 8 to meet the needs of the assessing community.
INTUITIVE AND EASY TO USE
Every feature was hand selected and designed for ease of use, including:
- Easy-access parcel header
- Intuitive user interface
- “Create your own” dashboards
- Full self-service help portal
- The industry’s best support team
INDUSTRY'S BEST SKETCH PROGRAM
Vision Sketch is specially tailored to reduce time burden on assessors and improve valuation accuracy:
- See impact on value as you sketch
- Easily flip and rotate sketches
- Seamlessly split and convert shapes
- Quickly add points and modify lines
- Dozens of built-in time savers like bay window stamps and labeling shortcuts
- Export to multiple format types
“The Warren County Assessment Team has been utilizing Vision 7 software for 7 years. We are very excited to begin transitioning to Vision 8 in early 2021!
Thus far our transition has been very well planned out by the Vision Support Team and we couldn’t be happier with the responsiveness and helpfulness while beginning the upgrade process. Thank you Vision Team for the unparalleled support!”
Brian Bull, C.P.E
Chief Assessor/GIS Coordinator/911 Addressing Administrator
Warren County, Pennsylvania
“I chose Vision because I’m a very visual person. I liked the way that the system is designed and look forward to using it. I also like the people!”
“I’ve always said Vision is the Cadillac of CAMA systems.”
Customer Success not just Support
Live Calls Answered
Pennsylvania User Groups
National User Group
Dedicated Account Manager
First Call Resolution
The whole assessing world commends you and your Vision team for making customer service what it should always be, not just better but the BEST!
In regards to your support team, it’s clear that Paul (Vision CEO) has put a major focus on improving customer service, because your team as it stands today is awesome
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