REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY, REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
PRweb | June 05, 2023
Inside Real Estate, one of the fastest-growing independent real estate software companies and trusted technology partner to over 400,000 agents, teams, brokerages and top franchise brands, announced that CORE Home, the first-of-its-kind homeownership solution that puts real estate brokerages at the center of the lifetime consumer relationship, released new functionality and enhanced experiences for consumers, and is now widely available for brokerage clients.
“Real estate is more competitive than ever, and staying top-of-mind and delivering value post-close is more important than ever but rarely prioritized by agents. We all know the incredible value of generating consistent repeat and referral business, but the industry has had a difficult time solving for it,” says Grier Allen, Chief Strategy Officer of Inside Real Estate. “CORE Home solves this disconnect, acting as an extension of the agent, and enhancing the value that brokerages and their agents deliver at every stage of the homeownership process - not just the transaction process - to create coveted lifetime relationships.”
Completely branded for the brokerage, CORE Home uniquely allows brokerages to deliver a seamlessly connected experience throughout the entire homeownership lifecycle. The consumer-facing, one-stop resource, is tied to local, trusted expertise, and fully personalized to the homeowner’s specific home search and homeownership needs. The latest enhancements of CORE Home include:
My Search: An intuitive, addictive home search experience tailored to a client’s unique wants and needs.
My Home: Real-time alerts on home values, detailed local market data, and mortgages.
My Favorites: The ability to view saved searches and suggested homes while keeping the agent top-of-mind.
My Move: Valuable tools for buyers to view move progress, complete checklists, and receive service referrals.
My Transaction: Transaction checklists to keep buyers on task and closings on schedule.
My Maintenance: Home maintenance needs are tracked, and easily visible. Preferred service vendors can be requested in just a few clicks.
“CORE Home has given our agents the tools they need to easily stay relevant to their clients before, during, and long after the transaction has closed,” says Ron Snow, Broker & Owner of RE/MAX Associates. “The homeownership experience is not one-size-fits-all, and CORE Home taps into each layer of that unique journey exactly when the homeowner needs it. We are thrilled with the value and engagement CORE Home will continue to bring to our agents and clients alike!"
CORE Home is currently available to brokerages based on select criteria. For existing kvCORE brokerage clients, contact your Account Manager to learn more. For brokerages without kvCORE, visit insiderealestate.com/corehome to learn more about kvCORE and CORE Home.
About Inside Real Estate
Inside Real Estate is a fast-growing, independently-owned real estate software firm that serves as a trusted technology partner to over 400,000 top brokerages, agents, and teams. Their flagship product, kvCORE Platform, is the most modern and comprehensive solution in the industry known for delivering profitable growth at every level of a brokerage organization. Built on a modern, scalable, and flexible architecture, kvCORE enables every brokerage to create its own unique technology ecosystem through custom branding, robust integrations, and high-quality add-on solutions. Recent strategic acquisitions have expanded the company’s technology portfolio further, including BoomTown, Brokermint, and AmpStats solutions, which solidifies Inside Real Estate as the leading technology partner in the real estate industry. With an accomplished leadership team and its talented staff, Inside Real Estate brings the resources, scale, and vision to deliver ongoing innovation and success to their growing customer base. To learn more visit insiderealestate.com.
REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY, MORTGAGE AND LENDING
Accesswire | May 04, 2023
Stavvy, the fintech company reshaping digital and remote collaboration for lending and real estate companies, today announced that they have entered into an agreement with WFG National Title Insurance Company (WFG), a leading provider of title insurance and real estate settlement services for commercial and residential transactions nationwide, through which they will provide the company and its customers with eClosing technology solutions. This exciting collaboration aims to empower clients with cutting-edge technology solutions that drive customer experience, enhance digital protection, and combat fraud during the closing process.
As the world becomes more digital, the demand for secure and efficient eClosings has grown rapidly. Whether customers want a fully digital solution or a hybrid closing approach, Stavvy and WFG will work together to provide clients with digital closing solutions and a seamless closing experience.
"Stavvy is incredibly excited to work with WFG to bring innovative eClosing solutions to the masses," said Kosta Ligris, Founder and CEO of Stavvy. "Our collaboration will enable us to leverage our strengths and expertise to deliver a digitally integrated and secure closing experience that is sure to exceed buyer expectations."
WFG is well known for its dedication to outstanding customer experience and improving the closing process for everyone. The company knows that in today's tech-driven era, consumers are increasingly seeking flexible digital solutions for their real estate needs. WFG and Stavvy have come together to provide cutting-edge remote online notarization (RON) services that offer an unparalleled level of digital security with knowledge-based authentication (KBA), easy access to closing documentation, and flexible scheduling.
"We understand the importance of innovation and adapting to new technologies in our industry," said WFG SVP, National Escrow Advisor Natalie Koonce. "Through our relationship with Stavvy, we are excited to offer our clients eClosing solutions that enhance the overall efficiency of the real estate and mortgage lending industries, while also providing a seamless and secure closing experience."
The Stavvy digital mortgage platform, built by industry experts, is designed to simplify and maximize mortgage lending, real estate, and legal workflows. With Stavvy, clients can expect various benefits, including greater convenience, heightened security, and enhanced efficiency.
Stavvy is a Boston-based, venture-backed financial technology company building solutions to manage security risk, eliminate fragmentation, and increase speed, efficiency, and transparency in real estate and mortgage lending. The company's mission is to transform fragmented workflows into trusted and seamless experiences where technology does the work so people can focus on what matters most. Its platform offers eClosing functionality, including eSign, digital notarization, and video conferencing designed for real estate and mortgage professionals. To learn more, visit stavvy.com.
About WFG National Title Insurance Company
Portland, Oregon-based WFG National Title Insurance Company (WFG), a Williston Financial Group company, is a leading provider of title insurance and real estate settlement services for commercial and residential transactions nationwide. One of just six truly national title underwriters, WFG accomplished its national footprint faster than any other underwriter in history.
Built around the directive to "communicate, collaborate, coexist," WFG strives to improve the real estate process through the creation and delivery of comprehensive, innovative services and technology solutions that empower and increase transaction transparency for the title agents, real estate professionals, lenders, and consumers it serves. The company enjoys a Financial Stability Rating of A' (A prime), as assigned by Demotech, Inc. For more information, visit www.wfgtitle.com.
REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY, MORTGAGE AND LENDING
Businesswire | May 08, 2023
Axar Capital Management LP (“Axar”) and Morning Calm Management, LLC (“Morning Calm”) today announced the launch of Morning Axe Management (“MAM” or the “Company”), a real estate lending platform formed to offer capital solutions by originating senior loans and mezzanine loans in commercial real estate nationwide. The Company will invest and manage discretionary capital on behalf of life companies and other institutional investors. Morning Axe will setup dedicated headquarter operations in Des Moines, IA with future origination teams spread across the country.
Morning Calm is a vertically integrated real estate investment and management platform with a focus on special situation investing. Axar is a value-oriented investment firm focused on highly flexible, opportunistic investing in the corporate middle market. Since their respective inceptions, Morning Calm and Axar have deployed over $5.0 billion of capital, including real estate investments in target property sectors.
The MAM platform launches with access to approximately $250 million of capital via a separately managed account. MAM has also engaged Raymond James to support additional institutional fund raising. MAM’s strategy is to bring new solutions to commercial property borrowers as traditional lenders work through legacy issues and otherwise seek to deleverage in a rapidly changing market environment. MAM’s new credit and structured finance platform aims to fill that gap. Target property sectors include industrial, multifamily, retail, self storage and office, among others.
“The convergence of rising rates and the decreased availability of real estate credit has created an opportunity for MAM to be a solution to borrowers looking to acquire properties or refinance existing loans. As liquidity remains scarce in the real estate capital markets, we will be well-positioned to be a preferred partner to leading sponsors,” said T.J. Heither, Head of National Originations. “The combination of Morning Calm and Axar Capital bring complementary skill sets, a long history of successful partnerships and significant infrastructure that will allow MAM to efficiently scale and diversify our portfolio of investments.” Prior to joining MAM, Mr. Heither was most recently the Senior Vice President, National Commercial Real Estate, at Susser Bank. Prior to that he held origination and investing roles at Mutual of Omaha Bank and Principal Global Investors.
“This new platform will help borrowers access capital in a challenged market that has seen some of the largest lenders reducing their appetite for risk,” said Mukang Cho, Founder and CEO of Morning Calm. “The real estate credit market has diversified and grown significantly in recent years, and its recent dislocation creates a large void for MAM to fill.”
About Axar Capital Management LP
Axar Capital Management LP is a value-oriented investment firm focused on highly flexible, opportunistic investing in the corporate middle market. Axar's investment team focuses on opportunities across the capital structure in complex situations as a provider of debt and equity solutions that allow its management teams and portfolio companies to realize their long-term value potential.
About Morning Calm Management
Morning Calm Management is a vertically integrated real estate management firm with a focus on special situation investing. Through its affiliates, the firm owns and manages approximately 10 million square feet of commercial real estate throughout the United States on behalf of private and institutional capital.