Is the Future of Valuations Virtual?

At the South African Institute of Valuers National AGM and Seminar held in May, Corne de Jager from Terracopta gave a presentation on the uses of drones, the legal requirements and spatial data. His assertion that drones are a fantastic tool for valuations to fill the gap between conventional surveys and LIDAR by utilizing the data that is captured for spatial modelling - proving accurate and detailed data, resulted in delegates posing a number of questions related to the future of valuations. In a recent EG Property Podcast a valuer, client and software solution expert sat down to discuss the future of valuations in an increasingly technological world.

During the 30 minute roundtable, Lambert Smith Hampton’s head of valuations Simon Jones, John Hadcroft, senior portfolio surveyor at Aviva Investors and KEL Computing’s managing director Antony Schober talk about the need for the valuations sector to embrace technology to thrive, how the laboriously painstaking pulling together of valuations could – and perhaps should – be replaced by three minute videos and virtual reality, and how documentation automation delivery will ultimately enable surveyors to deliver a more valuable service to their clients.

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