Bluebook International Launches the Bluebook PRO Estimator (bluebookpro.com) Contractor Estimating Solution


Bluebook’s 50 years of experience in an affordable, professional online estimating solution for contractors and handymen.

Lake Forest, California – October 26, 2015:
The Bluebook International, Inc. (www.bluebook.net), the leading provider of repair cost estimating data and software to the real estate and property preservation industries, announced that it has launched The Bluebook PRO Estimator online estimating solution (www.bluebookpro.com).

Bluebook has utilized its industry-standard repair cost database to create an estimating solution that can be accessed through the web on desktops, tablets, and smart phones.

“Our customers told us that existing systems were too complex, too expensive, and not practical for the small and medium size contractors.” said Bob Syverson, Bluebook CEO. “It was a natural for us to give them Bluebook PRO Estimator. We listened to what they wanted, and deserve, and created a professional looking, easy to use estimating system that fits their budgets.”

The Bluebook PRO Estimator provides contractors thousands of Bluebook line items with labor, material and equipment costs all priced to the zip code level. All aspects of a repair line item, including costs, are editable. The Bluebook PRO Estimator makes creating estimates easy, even giving contractors the ability to create an entire estimate on a smart phone, iPad, laptop, or desktop. The Bluebook PRO Estimator takes advantage the latest web technology, allowing contractors to share estimates with customers and track sub-contractor work orders as part of the overall project.

About Bluebook: The Bluebook International, Inc. provides accurate, on demand residential replacement cost, repair costs, rental data, depreciation, risk analytic solutions and other essential property value information reports. Bluebook’s data, repair solutions, collateral valuation, and disposition solutions help government agencies, banks, lenders and the broad real estate market with critical valuation, underwriting, and cost information, protecting precious taxpayer and business dollars.



  • Contacts
  • Bluebook International Inc.
  • 25910 Acero Road, Suite 370 Mission Viejo, CA 92691
  • Arun Baheti, 949.470.9534
  • info@bluebook.net

“Our customers told us that existing systems were too complex, too expensive, and not practical for the small and medium size contractors. It was a natural for us to give them Bluebook PRO Estimator. We listened to what they wanted, and deserve, and created a professional looking, easy to use estimating system that fits their budgets.”

Robert Syverson,
CEO Bluebook International

Notice for users of BEST 4 through BEST 7.5


This notice is for users of BEST 4 through BEST 7.5. Microsoft has sunsetted support for Microsoft XP in April 2014 (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/WindowsForBusiness/end-of-xp-support). That means that security updates, bug fixes, critical patches, and application support are no longer available. While most software companies have discontinued support of XP, Bluebook has continued to support our legacy customers even as we transitioned to web-based solutions.

Due to security issues and incompatibilities, Bluebook is sunsetting support for all BEST versions. This means that Bluebook will end ALL support for versions of BEST 4 through BEST 7.5 on October 1, 2016.

Activation Keys To help with the transition, for our customers that have reports stored in BEST, we are offering a one-time license key which will give you access to BEST 7.5 for one year for $99. This access key will provide our customers time to save, print or archive their reports. It will not include any support or data updates. (Note that as a courtesy we have been waiving the official annual support fee of $495 since 2014)

Upgrading to PRO Estimator As our legacy BEST systems are discontinued, we encourage our customers to upgrade to our new Bluebook PRO Estimator. All BEST customers are offered a special discount of $100 off the Bluebook PRO Estimator and will receive a free one year key to BEST 7.5 upon purchase. To redeem your discount please contact a support specialist at 949.470.9534.




Bluebook Selected by Freddie Mac as Repair Cost Technology and Inspection Provider For Audit of Repair Quality and Cost Validation Services


By providing repair cost and repair quality validation services, Bluebook will offer Freddie Mac’s HomeSteps unit insight into its vendor network and determine areas for quality improvement.

Lake Forest, California – July 14, 2014:
The Bluebook International, Inc. (www.bluebook.net), the leading provider of repair cost estimating data and software to the real estate and property preservation industries, announced that it has been selected by Freddie Mac (OTCQB:FMCC) to conduct post-repair audits of REO properties, including a physical inspection and a review of costs paid, to verify appropriate quality and costs. The three-year contract has a value of $5.6 million.

Bluebook will utilize its industry-standard RepairBASE tool (www.repairbase.net / www.bluebookcva.net) to provide independent validation of the costs paid by Freddie Mac for repairs. Bluebook will also send independent inspectors to review the repairs performed to perform a QA check, insuring Freddie Mac receives the best quality repairs at the right prices. As part of the project, Bluebook will be integrating its cost estimator and inspection workflow into Freddie’s processes.

“Bluebook is excited to support the essential work of Freddie Mac, and proud to have earned Freddie’s trust,” said Robert Syverson, CEO. “RepairBASE and our inspection tools provide a reliable, repeatable, transparent process that lets users act with confidence.”

Since 2011, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has used RepairBASE to confirm and audit repair, replacement, preservation, maintenance, and improvement costs on Federal Housing Administration (FHA) homes. Used by lenders, government agencies, and 7 out of the top 10 property preservation and maintenance providers, RepairBASE is integrated into Bluebook’s valuation and BPO platform. Bluebook’s CVA valuation systems are also trusted by real estate investors and mortgage security holders to determine the appropriate disposition strategy for individual properties.

About Bluebook: The Bluebook International, Inc. provides accurate, "on demand" residential replacement cost, repair costs, rental data, depreciation, risk analytic solutions and other essential property value information reports. Bluebook’s data, repair solutions, collateral valuation, and disposition solutions help government agencies, banks, lenders and the broad real estate market with critical valuation, underwriting, and cost information, protecting precious taxpayer and business dollars.



  • Contacts
  • Bluebook International Inc.
  • 25910 Acero Road, Suite 370 Mission Viejo, CA 92691
  • Arun Baheti, 949.470.9534

“Bluebook is excited to support the essential work of Freddie Mac, and proud to have earned Freddie’s trust. RepairBASE and our inspection tools provide a reliable, repeatable, transparent process that lets users act with confidence.”

Robert Syverson,
CEO Bluebook International

HUD Awards The Bluebook International, Inc.
Five-Year Contract for RepairBASE (www.repairbase.net) REO and P&P Repair Solution


Lake Forest, California – March 4, 2013:
The Bluebook International, Inc. (www.bluebook.net), the nation’s leading provider of repair cost estimating data and software to the real estate and property preservation industries, announced that it has been awarded a five-year contract renewal for RepairBASE (www.repairbase.net) by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to supply software and data for validation of repair cost estimates.

HUD utilizes Bluebook’s RepairBASE to confirm repair, replacement, preservation, maintenance, and improvement costs on Federal Housing Administration (FHA) single family homes across the United States. Bluebook has been HUD’s provider since September 2011.

“Bluebook is excited to support the essential work of HUD, and proud to have earned HUD’s continued trust,” said Mark Josipovich. “With RepairBASE and the integrated Bluebook data, HUD offers its users a reliable, easy to use tool designed specifically for the P&P and REO markets.”

RepairBASE, used by lenders, government agencies, and 7 out of the top 10 P&P providers, is the industry standard for repair costs and maintenance activities required by HUD, FHA, mortgage security holders, and lenders. HUD’s decision to use Bluebook’s RepairBASE enables HUD users and contractors to quickly confirm estimates through an easy to use web interface that allow for accurate estimating and effective review and audit.

Bluebook also offers direct RepairBASE integration via XML/API and/or web services, making it simple, fast, and cost effective to make RepairBASE function within any property management system without the need to reconfigure existing workflows.

Bluebook’s data and RepairBASE engine are also trusted by real estate investors and mortgage security holders to provide solutions that reduce average loan loss severities, address property repair and rehabilitation needs and, provide proven analytic approaches to determine the appropriate disposition strategy for individual properties, whether for sale ’as is’, ’as repaired’, buy and hold for rental purposes, or, in certain instances, demolition.

About Bluebook: The Bluebook International, Inc. provides accurate, "on demand" residential replacement cost, repair costs, rental data, depreciation, risk analytic solutions and other essential property value information reports for nearly 91% of the nation's single family residences.

Bluebook’s data, repair solutions, collateral valuation and disposition solutions help GSE’s, banks, lenders and the broad real estate market with solutions that provide critical valuation, underwriting and cost information thus protecting precious taxpayer and business dollars.

Bluebook's proven best execution solutions provide critical valuation, underwriting and cost data that reduce average loan loss severities, address property repair and rehabilitation needs, provide proven analytic approaches to determine the appropriate disposition strategy for individual properties, whether sale “as is”, “as repaired”, rental or in certain instances, demolition.



  • Contacts
  • Bluebook International Inc.
  • 25910 Acero Road, Suite 370 Mission Viejo, CA 92691
  • Mark Josipovich, (949) 470-9534

“Bluebook is excited to support the essential work of HUD, and proud to have earned HUD’s continued trust, With RepairBASE and the integrated Bluebook data, HUD offers its users a reliable, easy to use tool designed specifically for the P&P and REO markets.”

Mark Josipovich,
Bluebook International

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