a la mode News

a la mode releases Mercury Mobile to eliminate common appraisal delays

February 19, 2014

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.


ECOA Valuations Rule effective January 18th: Mercury Network automates compliance

January 09, 2014

The ECOA Valuations Rule is effective January 18th, and it mandates that all borrowers confirm statements prior to receiving an electronic copy of any appraisal report. Mercury Network has launched automated compliance for lenders and AMCs, and also creates a full audit trail to prove compliance with the new regulation.


a la mode announces HomeBeacon, harnesses new BLE wireless communication for location-aware tours

November 08, 2013

a la mode introduces HomeBeacon, a technology using Bluetooth Low Energy "iBeacon" technology to allow listing agents to create interactive location-aware property presentations which pop up automatically on consumer mobile devices simply by being near a listed property. But HomeBeacon isn't simply a one-way marketing channel. It provides data back to agents as well. Agents with HomeBeacon-enabled listings will get reports of how many buyers visit a home, how long they stay, and even how long they were in each room.


Forbes names a la mode one of “12 Companies Transforming Their Industries” [memo]

September 05, 2013

It's not every day that Forbes highlights a tech company in the real estate sector. But that's exactly what they did in their recent article "12 Companies Transforming Their Industries."


“Appraisal Quality Control” white paper released from collaborative industry effort

August 20, 2013

In preparation for the January 14th, 2014 CFPB effective date, a la mode announced today the release of a multidisciplinary white paper entitled “Appraisal Quality Control: Best Practices for accuracy, efficiency, and compliance."


Sierra Pacific Deploys Mercury Network's Enterprise Vendor Framework For Superior Appraisal Operations

August 13, 2013

a la mode announced today that Sierra Pacific has deployed a customized integration with Mercury Network. The new web-based software integration empowers all Sierra Pacific origination channels to streamline appraisal ordering, receive higher quality appraisals with shorter turn times, and provides security measures for enhanced company-wide compliance with appraiser independence regulations.


Second consecutive year:  Mercury Network honored with Progress in Lending’s “Top Innovation” Award

August 07, 2013

Mercury Network's Appraisal Quality Management (AQM) software was named a Top Innovation of 2012 by the PROGRESS in Lending Association.


a la mode welcomes Appraisal Advisor to the TOTAL Store

July 23, 2013

a la mode, the creator of the market-leading TOTAL family of real estate appraisal products, announced today that Appraisal Advisor is available in their TOTAL Store and integrated with the TOTAL family of appraisal software.


a la mode adds RentRange to the TOTAL Store

July 08, 2013

a la mode, the creator of the market-leading TOTAL family of real estate appraisal products, announced today that the RentRange Advanced Report is available in their TOTAL Store and fully integrated with the TOTAL family of appraisal software.


Oklahoma tornado recovery — our role [memo]

May 24, 2013

Thanks so much for your messages, thoughts, and calls after the tornadoes devastated Oklahoma this week. Our Oklahoma City Operations Center was unharmed. Since the first tornadoes struck, our efforts have focused on helping our employees whose homes were destroyed, as well as local customers, their extended families, and appraisers, real estate agents, mortgage professionals, and industry colleagues who needed our immediate help. We reached out right away and were able to provide cash donations to help them in these first few days. So where do we go from here?