Introducing the Tagma Mobile App
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Q. Where do I get the app?
A. Go to the Apple app store on your iPhone or iPad, or go to the Google play store on your Android phone or tablet and search for “Tagma”, or alternately click on the following links.
Q. Does Tagma charge a referral fee and how will it affect my commission?
A. Usually the fees Tagma collects are completely separate from your commission. However, depending on what bank we are working with, there may be a commission share arrangement in place. This is all fully disclosed up front before you are required to put forward a submission. When you register your interest to appraise a property via the app, we will provide all details regarding any fees or commission sharing (if applicable) before you decide to submit an appraisal.
Q. How do I win the job after the appraisal process?
A. There are a number of factors we are looking for. While many agents believe the lowest commission will win, we can assure agents that this is not necessarily the case. Key items include your estimated selling price in comparison to the valuation, any suggested improvements or marketing ideas for the property, track record and previous experience with MIP work, quality of description/photos of the property and the advertising/commission structure.
Q. How many agents can appraise each property? Will I be up against many other agents?
A. We limit the amount of agents who can appraise properties. We generally have 2 to 5 agents per property.
Q. Do I need the Tagma mobile app to work with Tagma?
A. At present no. However the app is the easiest and quickest way to be notified of new properties in your area.
Q. Do I need to pay to use the app?
A. No. When you first install the app and activate your account, you will be able to apply to appraise properties in your office postcode. This is free.
Q. What is the upgrade option for? What is the fee for this?
A. There is an optional upgrade inside the app to allow you to apply to appraise properties in surrounding postcodes. Essentially the upgrade enables you to be notified of properties that are not in your immediate postcode. If you would like to apply to appraise properties in surrounding postcodes then you will need to upgrade your account. There is an annual fee of $200 for this option.
Q. An area I do a lot of work in is not listed as one of my surrounding postcodes on the app. Can I get that area added?
A. YES! Please contact us and our technical support team will arrange.
Q. How long do I have to do the appraisal after I apply?
A. Generally the appraisal will be due 3 to 4 business days after we receive your notification. After you apply by pressing the button on the app, we will email you the address, appraisal forms and relevant details of the property.
Q. How many properties per year can I expect to appraise?
A. Tagma handles in excess of 1000 properties per year. Unfortunately we have no foresight as to which postcodes they will be from. From time to time there are ‘hotspots’ around the country however generally our work is spread right across Australia.