MARKET OUTLOOK, REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
The Agency | February 09, 2023
On February 7, 2023, Global real estate brokerage The Agency announced the opening of a new franchise office in Lisbon, Portugal. This marks the company's second office in Europe, following The Netherlands, which opened in 2022. The office joins the brokerage's expanding network of over 70 locations throughout the United States, Mexico, Canada, Europe and the Caribbean. The Portugal office will be overseen by Ayres Neto, an industry veteran and Managing Partner.
Over the past year, The Agency has rapidly extended its global footprint, making it one of the world's fastest-growing luxury boutique brokerages. The independent brokerages owned by The Agency are integrated and refered to as true global partners. Every Managing Partner, whether from corporate or independently-owned offices, functions as one true global network.
The Agency's global partners have the same access to marketing, leadership, training, public relations, resources, and technology as its corporate offices instead of merely employing brand likeness in their marketing. The Agency has exhibited remarkable global growth since 2022, launching 27 new corporate and independently-owned offices, including the new office in Portugal, with even more openings imminent.
Ayres Neto, a highly successful, award-winning, top-ranked agent, will serve as Managing Partner of The Agency Portugal, leading and mentoring a diverse, multilingual staff of real estate experts from over a dozen nations who speak thirteen languages.
The Agency's well-known brand has been featured on worldwide television programs such as The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles, and Buying Beverly Hills, which premiered on Netflix on November 4, 2022. The Agency has spread to more than 70 corporately owned and franchise offices worldwide, making it one of the world's fastest-growing luxury boutique brokerages. The Financial Times recognizes The Agency as one of America's Fastest Growing Firms and has ranked among Inc. 5000's list of the country's fastest-growing private companies for six consecutive years. The Agency is poised for future development with like-minded partners in essential areas.
About The Agency RE
The Agency is a full-service luxury real estate brokerage and lifestyle firm that represents customers all over the world in a variety of segments, including residential, new development, resort real estate, residential leasing, and luxury vacation rentals. Since its establishment in 2011, it has reinvented the real estate business, modernizing and expanding the industry by developing a partnership culture in which all customers and listings are represented collaboratively by all its agents. The company has closed over $8.62 billion in real estate transactions and has established itself as a dominant player in the luxury real estate market, representing several of the country's most visible and high-end properties.
REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY, BUYING/SELLING
PRnewswire | March 28, 2023
Lone Wolf Technologies ("Lone Wolf"), the leader in residential real estate software, is excited to introduce the newest innovation in Cloud CMA: Live buyer tours. Buyer tours, already one of Cloud CMA's most popular report types, connect with MLS data to provide clients with a better sense of what they're looking at when they are touring homes. The new live buyer tours turn previously static reports into dynamic ones—with easy-to-read, real-time data on any device.
"We're making it possible for real estate professionals to take the reports they already provide and put them directly into the hands of their clients—wherever they are," said Jimmy Kelly, CEO of Lone Wolf. "This new feature is a significant improvement to the overall client experience that Cloud Agent Suite helps professionals offer, greatly improving convenience and understanding for everyone involved in the home-buying experience."
With live buyer tours, clients have instant access to the most relevant information about their favorite listings, including:
A real-time list of showings, organized by time, for simpler schedule management on showing days Comprehensive details that include drive time, directions, and other logistics so agents and clients stay on time and on the same page
Live feedback fields that share directly with their agent so clients can actively participate in tours and take notes for later discussion
"As real estate continues to shift in an increasingly digital direction, real estate professionals need to be able to follow suit," said Greg Robertson, GM of MLS at Lone Wolf. "With this improvement to buyer tours, agents can provide their clients with the option that best fits their needs through the home buying process—whether they prefer a classic report or a digital one. This will empower agents to own every moment and turn tours into transactions through the upcoming busy spring selling season."
With over 300,000 CMA reports generated every month, Cloud CMA is the industry's most popular tool for transforming static, generic CMAs into visually stunning and informative presentations that empower real estate agents to win more listings and attract new prospects—as well as nurture clients over time with a regular cadence of reports on their home's value.
This new feature is part of Lone Wolf's continuing mission to adapt and improve features and benefits across all solutions and software, ensuring that professionals and their clients alike have access to the best technology—where and when they can use it most.
Users of Cloud CMA will find this feature waiting for them in their dashboards, and agents can sign up for Cloud CMA for a limited-time free trial here.
About Lone Wolf Technologies
Lone Wolf Technologies is the North American leader in residential real estate software, serving over 1.5 million real estate professionals across Canada, the U.S., and Latin America. With cloud solutions for agents, brokers, franchises, MLSs and associations alike, the company provides the entire real estate industry with the tools they need to amaze clients, build their business, and improve profits-from transactions to back office, insights, and more, all in one place. Lone Wolf's head offices are located in Cambridge, ON, and Dallas, TX.
MORTGAGE AND LENDING, INVESTMENTS
Newfi Lending and Tavant | February 22, 2023
Newfi Lending, a tech-focused multi-channel mortgage lender, and Tavant, an industry-leading digital lending solutions provider, recently announced the successful integration of the digital mortgage experience of Newfi with Touchless Lending® Document Analysis. This partnership will advance the mortgage industry adds a significant step in the evolution of Newfi's business and marks Tavant's official expansion into Non-QM Lending.
Document Analysis is a product of Tavant's Touchless Lending® automation platform. It is designed to work seamlessly with existing lender systems, such as CRMs, Loan Origination Systems (LOS), Point-of-Sale, and document management systems. It completely transforms document processing by optimizing document-related workflows, and accurately automating document classification, splitting, indexing, categorization, data extraction and pairing with borrowers. Utilizing Touchless Documents will offer Newfi a more simplified and smooth experience for all involved stakeholders.
The partnership between Tavant and Newfi to add Touchless Documents to their digital mortgage experience will include machine-oriented classification and Exception Processing for documents with low confidence rates. This will make it possible to process documents from beginning to end. In addition, the processed records are sourced from Newfi's Broker Portal (BLU), the platform's Origination Experience designed for brokers and TPO partners and integrated with Touchless Lending®.
Newfi is fully deploying the Document Analysis solution into production. This is the first step in integrating Newfi with Touchless Lending®. In this year's beginning, the platform's automated Credit Analysis and Collateral Analysis will be in place. Tavant proactively foresees customer needs and adapts accordingly to offer the correct configurable solution according to the requirements.
About Newfi Lending
Newfi Lending was established in 2014 by a group of experienced industry professionals to revolutionize the mortgage experience. The company has transformed the lending process through a unique blend of cutting-edge technology and innovative product design, providing customers with a more streamlined, transparent, and efficient transaction. By leveraging advanced data analytics and machine learning algorithms, the company can tailor loan products and services to meet each borrower's unique needs and preferences, resulting in a more personalized and practical lending experience.
Tavant has been one of the industry's leading software and solutions providers for over 20 years. Its Touchless Lending® platform maximizes data-driven decision-making to address even the most intricate lender and borrower challenges. One out of every three U.S. loans contributes to the expansion of Tavant's customer base. Based in Santa Clara (California), it is a digital products and solutions provider to its customers across North America, Asia-Pacific and Europe.