REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY, AGENT
PRnewswire | March 20, 2023
RentSpree, the industry's premier end-to-end rental management software provider, announced its latest partnership with SkySlope, a full-service transaction management solution recently named one of the top 20 proptech companies of 2022.
Integrating RentSpree's online standard rental application and screening platform with SkySlope's transaction management capabilities will help agents save time and streamline the rental process even further.
"We are always looking for strategic collaboration opportunities with other industry leaders to help provide best-in-class technology solutions for real estate professionals," said Michael Lucarelli, CEO and Co-Founder of RentSpree. "SkySlope is a key player in their space, and combining forces enables us to support rental agents in the most effective way possible."
SkySlope, which provides time-saving solutions for real estate transactions from contract to close, was founded in 2011 and now serves more than 650,000 real estate professionals throughout the U.S. and Canada.
"At SkySlope, we are always mindful of how we can serve the changing needs of real estate professionals," said SkySlope CEO Tyler Smith. "Therefore, combining forces with RentSpree is another sensible step in achieving that mission."
RentSpree offers an all-in-one suite of tools, including background and credit checks, rent estimates, renters' insurance and rent payments. Its Agent Tools feature supports holistic rental management for agents, from advertising and nurturing leads to seamlessly diversifying their client portfolio, as well as supporting their rental clients' transition to homeownership in due time.
"We are very deliberate in the partnerships we seek across different segments of the real estate sector," said Caroline Mulvey, Senior Client Success Manager at RentSpree. "Collaborations with top-notch proptech firms such as SkySlope are key as technology will continue to play an increasingly important part in making the daily lives of agents and brokers easier and more efficient."
Los Angeles-based RentSpree is a provider of award-winning rental software that helps seamlessly connect real estate agents, owners, and renters to simplify and automate the entire rental process, from listing to lease. The all-in-one platform is known across all 50 states for its easy and secure interface and suite of rental tools, including tenant screening, rent payments, marketing and renter management. To date, RentSpree has partnered with more than 250 of the most influential MLSs, real estate associations and brokerages to serve over one million users in the U.S. RentSpree is ranked 625th on Inc. 5000's fastest-growing private companies in 2022. Visit http://www.rentspree.com for more information.
Established in 2011, SkySlope is the customer experience platform managing real estate transactions from contract to close. Serving over 650,000 real estate professionals across the U.S. and Canada, SkySlope manages nearly 3 million transactions annually. SkySlope is on a mission to build solutions that reshape the real estate industry by creating the most powerful autonomous transaction platform. For more information, visit www.SkySlope.com
REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY, HOME AND DESIGN
FirstClose | February 02, 2023
To help home equity lenders select and integrate their preferred settlement service vendors into FirstCloseTM Equity more efficiently, the company has launched its next-generation Vendor Gateway.
FirstClose Equity is a one-of-a-kind home equity origination solution that streamlines operational touchpoints while improving borrowers' overall customer experience. The platform's end-to-end solution comprises a borrower-facing point-of-sale solution that provides consumers with fast online feedback on their home valuation, accessible home equity, loan possibilities, and credit decisions in minutes. Also, lenders may be able to finish the process from application to closing in 7–10 days, while the average in the industry is 45–60 days. This is possible because of automated workflows that include the ordering of settlement services.
Lenders and their vendor partners can both significantly benefit from using FirstClose Gateway. One of the many benefits is that it will reduce vendors' time to get their products on the market. It will also make things better for borrowers by giving them consistent data and making sure their orders are filled. Also, it will make contracting and managing vendors easier by letting FirstClose equity lenders connect with their preferred providers under a single agreement, with a single bill and a single point of contact.
Ramiro Castro, Chief Product Officer for FirstClose, stated, "We designed the Gateway to give lenders greater control over the home equity process: everything from the customer experience they deliver to their operational and risk management choices."
"While our latest release includes a core set of vendors that are accelerating the origination process, our platform is vendor agnostic," Ramiro Castro concluded.
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
FirstClose, Inc., based in Austin (Texas), is a national provider of fintech solutions for a home equity line of credit (HELOC) and mortgage lenders. The company aims to help mortgage lenders improve profits while decreasing expenses. This is made possible by FirstClose's technology and relationships, which allow lenders to help their borrowers better, minimize closing costs, and shorten closing timeframes.
REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY, REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
Tavant | March 08, 2023
On March 07, 2023, a Silicon Valley-based custom AI-powered solutions provider, Tavant, announced the launch of Proptech 3.0, its latest phase in Real Estate Technology. This phase of Tavant's Proptech evolution introduces innovation to the real estate industry by providing end-to-end solutions and AI-powered analytics that optimize the ecosystem for all stakeholders. Its extensive and reliable knowledge base allows its partners to unlock the maximum potential of their data while achieving impact and quality at each stage of the data monetization process. Additionally, its multi-sector, multi-generational experience allows scaling start-ups and industry leaders like the nation's third-largest home builder to empower the digital transformation of its adjoining business units to increase flexibility and efficiency, creating a more complete and overall competitive business.
Tavant's revolutionary Touchless Lending® automation solution enabled 9,656 homeownership dreams per day, underwrote more than 80,000 loans, and improved revenue by 250% from the prior year on customer growth of 200%. At the same time, the Proptech sector has been stable over the past year. In addition, Tavant has remained dedicated to its craft and has been awarded the 'HousingWire Real Estate Tech 100 Award' for the third consecutive year.
Tavant develops automated solutions to improve how buyers, sellers, and investors use mobile apps and search engines to find realtors and other critical resources. It automates and optimizes data workflows for enterprises of all sizes to launch revolutionary digital-first solutions and help them become industry leaders. It delivered custom technology solutions to a partner hyper-focused on building affordable housing, automating the end-to-end loan application process, and connecting third-party financial systems while working with actively changing state regulations to create one seamless and effective system for partners, providers, and consumers.
Tavant, a digital products and platforms provider, offers impactful results to North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific customers. Based in Santa Clara, California and established in 2000, the company employs more than 3000 people. Its talent extends beyond the residential real estate market. It is the premier implementation partner for businesses seeking to transform, scale, and stay ahead of the curve, with its 23 years of resilience, recent expansion into Europe and Asia-Pacific, and metamorphic milestones. It has created an AI-powered intelligent lending enterprise by reimagining customer experiences, driving operational efficiencies, and enhancing collaboration.