REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY
Bright MLS | July 15, 2022
Bright MLS and California Regional MLS (CRMLS), the nation’s two largest Multiple Listing Services, announced today the launch of REdistribute, LLC, a joint venture that changes how MLS data is collected and distributed on behalf of the real estate industry for institutional use.
REdistribute will aggregate and distribute data on behalf of participating MLS organizations and brokerages, providing unbiased, up-to-date MLS data directly from the source to institutions involved with the housing industry, and puts brokers back in control of their data rights and data usage. Additionally, the revenue generated by REdistribute will be shared back with the brokers and MLS organizations who participate, ensuring that participants are compensated fairly – and at true market value – for the data they provide.
“The exchange of real estate data is currently a one-way street, Third parties are aggregating and providing MLS data to government entities and a host of other for-profit companies. What’s missing are the data rights, data management and fair market compensation provided back to the owners of the data – the brokers.”
Art Carter, CEO of CRMLS
“Today, we are rewriting the rules of engagement,” said Brian Donnellan, President & CEO of Bright MLS. “Now is the time for professional MLS organizations to invest in solutions that create additional value for brokers, while also delivering the most comprehensive, accurate and freshest data to critical participants in the housing industry. Mortgage lenders, government sponsored entities and others creating property valuations and insights and their constituents will benefit greatly from REdistribute.”
Bright and CRMLS began working collaboratively late last year on solutions that improve services for the brokerage community, including recent work on a showing services hub that supports more choice for brokers. REdistribute is the next step the two companies are taking together, and at launch aggregates the MLS data of Bright and CRMLS, with Beaches MLS in Florida also signing a letter of intent to join for the launch.
“Beaches MLS is excited to be the first ownership partner with Bright MLS and CRMLS on REdistribute to bring even more value to our brokers,” stated Dionna Hall, CEO of Beaches MLS.
In addition to distributing MLS data from the source, REdistribute will also deliver innovations that will allow licensees such as lenders, insurance companies and government-sponsored enterprises to gain real-time insights on a market-by-market basis.
About California Regional MLS
California Regional MLS is the nation's largest and most recognized subscriber-based MLS, dedicated to servicing more than 110,000 real estate professionals from 40 Associations, Boards, and MLS organizations. CRMLS provides accurate data through innovative technology solutions, empowering real estate professionals to cooperate and succeed.
About Bright MLS
Bright MLS was founded in 2016 as a collaboration between 43 visionary associations and two of the nation’s most prominent MLSs to transform what an MLS is and what it does, so real estate pros and the people they serve can thrive today and into our data-driven future through an open, clear and competitive housing market for all. Bright is proud to be the source of truth for comprehensive real estate data in the Mid-Atlantic, with market intelligence currently covering six states (Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia) and the District of Columbia. Bright MLS’s innovative tool library—both created and curated—provides services and award-winning support to well over 100k real estate professionals, enabling their delivery on the promise of home to over half a million home buyers and sellers monthly. In 2021, Bright subscribers facilitated $141B in real estate transactions through the company’s platform.
IDEAL AGENT | August 22, 2022
Inc. Magazine revealed its annual list of the nation's fastest growing private companies, and IDEAL AGENT®, the premier full-service real estate technology company, is the number 1 Real Estate company, ranking number 2 in Tampa and in the real estate category, number 11 in Florida, and number 73 nationwide across all categories on the list due to its 5,514%, 3-year growth. This year's list is proven to be winning in a time of change and achieving spectacular growth. Among the 5,000 companies, the average median three-year growth rate soared 230%, added 1,178,302 jobs and generated $317.2 billion in total revenue.
"We're thrilled to make this prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies, This award is a testament to the hard work and resilience of everyone at IDEAL AGENT®. We recognize the housing market is shifting and poised to help fight rising interest rates with lower commissions, saving clients' money and time with their real estate transaction due to our proprietary technology platform."
-Steve Johnston, Founder & CEO of IDEAL AGENT®
IDEAL AGENT® makes the home buying and selling process easy and profitable by providing a seamless online experience matching clients with the top 1% local and national agents from top brokerages with variable commissions as low as 2%. IDEAL AGENT® streamlines the real estate transaction connecting all the services including title, mortgage, insurance, warranty, moving, and home services set up, providing clients a seamless experience getting them 5-star results, ranking #1 in real estate on Trust Pilot.
About IDEAL AGENT®
Tampa-based IDEAL AGENT®, established in 2016, is the nation's fastest-growing, premier, full-service real estate company. Recognized as a leader in modernizing real estate transactions, IDEAL AGENT® makes the home buying and selling process easy and profitable by providing a seamless online experience, ranking number one in real estate on Trustpilot. IDEAL AGENT®'s free service matches clients with the top 1% local and national agents from top brokerages, including Keller Williams, RE/MAX, Sotheby's, Berkshire Hathaway, and more with variable commissions as low as 2%. IDEAL AGENT® streamlines the real estate transaction connecting all the services including title, mortgage, insurance, warranty, moving, and home services set up providing clients a seamless experience getting them 5-star results. IDEAL AGENT® has earned several accolades for excellence in real estate, sustained revenue growth, and is distinguished as the #1 fastest growing real estate company by Inc5000 and Tampa Bay Business Journal, "The Next 1000" by Forbes, 21 Startups to Watch, USF Fast 56 and Tampa Bay Times Best Places to Work.
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
Arc Home LLC | August 24, 2022
Tavant, a Silicon Valley-based provider of industry-leading digital lending solutions, today announced that Arc Home LLC (Arc Home), a full-service residential lender and servicer, operating in the wholesale, correspondent, and retail origination channels, has chosen Tavant to accelerate their digital transformation strategy. A national lender and leader providing a full array of mortgage solutions, Arc Home places customer experience as its priority, and part of that experience is dependent on efficient processes.
Brokers and correspondent lenders demand and deserve an excellent service experience and need partners that offer a complete array of loan products to satisfy the needs of the full spectrum of borrowers they serve. Arc Home plans to expand its lending business using FinXperience, Tavant's intuitive platform of point-of-sale experiences. FinXperience, a VELOX product, implementable across all lending channels, including retail, wholesale, and correspondent, will empower Arc Home's customers with seamless digital lending experiences and the tools they need to be self-sufficient.
"Given Tavant’s depth of features, speed to market, and deep mortgage industry experience, Arc Home found Tavant’s VELOX solution to be the superior option. Enhancing the Arc Home Portal further supports our commitment to growing market share in our broker and correspondent channels, Tavant stood out because of FinXperience Broker's track record in assisting mortgage lenders to succeed in the Third-Party Origination space. With Tavant, we aim to continue Arc Home's tradition of providing innovative financial products in the residential lending market with superior customer service.”
-Katherine Gardner, Chief Production Officer of Arc Home
Unlike others, Arc Home has a unique position of having a wide array of proprietary Non-QM and Non-Agency products. The Arc Access Non-QM line of products allows Arc Home to better and more responsibly serve customers' needs by filling a market void where borrowers cannot obtain traditional agency loans.
Tavant is assisting Arc Home LLC with FinXperience, a component of the VELOX suite, which will provide a seamless digital lending process with improved loan fulfillment efficiencies to its growing network of brokers, Our goal has been to help our clients create value for their customers and partners (and Third-Party Originators) and implement growth strategies. In the current market situation, we are helping ARC Home provide non-QM loan products to the market through their Third-Party Originators, which streamlines application intake and submission, digitizes the loan file that optimizes loan fulfillment, and eventually helps ARC Home improve conversion, cut down on cycle times, and improve on their loan margins. VELOX delivers best-in-class lender and borrower experiences, and Tavant will continue to accelerate loan manufacturing and improve loan quality for mortgage lenders like Arc Home,said Hassan Rashid, Chief Revenue Officer at Tavant.
In addition to FinXperience Broker, Tavant will also launch FinXperience Correspondent, both Delegated and Non-Delegated, at Arc Home.
As a leading Fintech software and solutions provider for more than 20 years, Tavant proactively anticipates customer needs and adjusts accordingly to provide the right configurable solutions. Arc Home LLC joins Tavant's growing customer base, which originates one out of every three loans in the United States. Tavant's VELOX product suite, which now includes Touchless LendingTM, maximizes data-driven decision-making to solve even the most complex lender and borrower challenges.
Headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., Tavant is a digital products and solutions company that provides impactful results to its customers across North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. Founded in 2000, the company employs over 3000 people and is a recognized top employer. Tavant is creating an AI-powered intelligent lending enterprise by reimagining customer experiences, driving operational efficiencies, and improving collaboration.
About Arc Home LLC
Arc Home is a full-service lender and servicer whose mission is to provide customers with a comprehensive array of mortgage solutions with an emphasis on specialty products. Placing customer service and satisfaction as the number one priority, Arc Home provides a top-tier staff of knowledgeable and friendly team members who excel at providing efficient, successful loan services with competitive pricing.