Marshall & Swift Cost Estimates
WinTOTAL now integrates directly with Marshall and Swift's online estimation product, SwiftEstimator™. SwiftEstimator™ automates cost data searches, calculations and data entry on appraisal forms - letting you easily create a detailed Cost Approach without even having to pay an annual subscription fee for cost data. For more information on SwiftEstimator™, click here. If you prefer to use the Marshall & Swift approach to cost estimates, you can take advantage of this integration via the Tools menu. To run a cost estimate:
|Note: Due to limitations in SwiftEstimator™’s integration tools, the square footage, client, and appraiser fields cannot be transferred into your Marshall & Swift Cost Estimate at this time.|
|Note: Each of these options adds a copy of the cost estimate to the workfile automatically so that you can keep an original copy around as required by USPAP. If a revision to your estimate is required later, the SwiftEstimator™ integration again copies the update to your workfile with a time and date stamp so you can track and verify the history of the report.|
|Note: You must have available cost estimates in your a la mode account in order to launch the SwiftEstimator™. If this screen indicates that you have no available cost estimates, click Purchase More to buy the necessary number of cost estimates before proceeding.|
|Note: One cost estimate is deducted from your account when you click Calculate. If you determine that adjustments must be made to your cost estimate, you have 7 full days after your first cost estimate is generated (when you first click Calculate) to recalculate your cost estimate free of charge. As you continue to work with the cost estimate, WinTOTAL displays the number of days you have left to recalculate. After 7 days, another cost estimate is deducted from your account when you attempt to recalculate.|
Your cost estimate is immediately added to your report.