Technology is becoming an integral part of the appraisal process as the real estate industry evolves. AVMs (automated valuation models) are an example of technology being used to improve accuracy and streamline the appraisal process. We will be discussing the role of technology in real estate appraisals.

What are AVMs?

Automated valuation methods (AVMs), which use computer algorithms to calculate the property’s value, are computer algorithms that use statistics and other data. Banks, lenders, and other real-estate professionals use AVMs to quickly and accurately value properties.

AVMs often use a variety data sources to estimate the value of a property, including tax assessments and recent sales data. They also provide information about the property, such as its square footage and number of bedrooms. This data is used to calculate a value estimate that lenders can use to decide whether to approve a loan or mortgage.

Technology and AVMs: What is the Role of Technology?

AVMs are developed and implemented using technology. The development of advanced algorithms for accurately estimating the value properties has been possible thanks to data analytics and computing power.

AVMs have a number of key benefits. They are fast and efficient. Lenders and real estate professionals can quickly get a property valuation with AVMs without having to do a physical inspection or prepare an appraisal report. This saves time and money while improving the efficiency and speed of the loan process.

Accuracy of AVMs

AVMs’ accuracy is one of the most important issues. AVMs are becoming more sophisticated and precise over time, but they don’t always match 100% accuracy. There are many factors that can affect the accuracy of AVMs. These include the quality and quantity data used to calculate the estimate as well as the assumptions and models that underlie the algorithms.

AVMs are useful tools for real estate professionals and lenders, despite their limitations. They can also be used with other sources of information and analysis. AVMs can be used to detect potential valuation discrepancies or issues. These can then be further investigated through a physical inspection, or an appraisal report.

The Future of AVMs

The role of AVMs for real estate appraisals will continue to expand as technology advances. AVMs could become more precise and advanced with the help of machine learning algorithms and artificial intelligence (AI).

AVMs cannot replace human appraisers. Although AVMs are quick and accurate in estimating a property’s value, they can’t replace human appraisers who have the expertise and knowledge to provide more thorough analysis based on unique factors like condition and location.


AVMs and technology are becoming more important in real estate appraisals. Although AVMs are not perfect, they can still be useful tools for real estate professionals and lenders who need to value properties quickly and efficiently. AVMs will continue to improve with technology, but they won’t replace human appraisers.