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,AGENT
SkySlope | January 10, 2023
Oregon Real Estate Forms, LLC (OREF) has recently added the SkySlope disclosure solution, Breeze, to its benefits program.
Breeze is a simple, guided digital workflow that helps agents and sellers easily complete disclosure forms.
OREF, based in Eugene (Oregon), develops and licenses real estate transaction and advisory forms for real estate professionals in Oregon. Almost a year ago, the organization turned to SkySlope to overhaul the experience of digital forms for the agents.
"Since its launch, OREF's partnership with SkySlope has been incredibly successful," says OREF CEO Melissa Peterson. She added, "SkySlope's ease of use, award-winning customer service, and time-saving functionality has helped to reinvent the form-filling process for our members. As we looked to 2023, we were interested to see how we could grow our partnership with SkySlope to optimize our member experience and provide additional value."
(Source: PR Newswire)
SkySlope Breeze, a digital disclosure solution that converts seller disclosures into a guided digital questionnaire, is being incorporated by OREF into their member benefits package to broaden its offerings.
"Breeze provides a guided workflow that helps sellers complete complicated disclosure forms with ease," says Peterson. "It's a win for sellers - and that's ultimately a win for agents."
(Source: PR Newswire)
Breeze transforms fill-in-the-blank disclosure forms like Oregon's SPDS into user-friendly procedures. This simplifies the time-consuming, legal jargon-heavy disclosure procedure. On the back end, sellers' responses populate form fields, resulting in complete disclosure forms. Breeze's convenience increases with in-app messaging that allows sellers to integrate comments or questions for agents in the workflow.
SkySlope, a California-based prop-tech company, is trusted and innovative. Over 650,000 U.S. and Canadian real estate agents and 15 prominent U.S. brokerages use its digital transaction management platform. The startup wants to produce the best autonomous transaction platform. SkySlope lets brokers, agents, auditors, and transaction coordinators handle deals from contract to close. Its product package lets real estate professionals spend less time in front of a screen and more time helping customers.
REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY, INVESTMENTS
PRnewswire | March 24, 2023
ATTOM, a leading curator of land, property, and real estate data, has announced the launch of Property Navigator, an easy-to-use solution offering instant nationwide access with a wide array of search capabilities and detailed property information for residential and commercial properties.
Property Navigator offers quick access to property information, market analysis, comparables, and more for over 155 million properties nationwide. The solution serves real estate agents, investors, appraisers, and enterprise organizations. Customers can get started with Property Navigator in minutes and access over 300 data points and presentation-ready property reports. With the solution, customers save time and make informed data-driven decisions.
"As our data footprint continues to expand, so do our data solutions, in order to meet the challenges and opportunities in today's market, while continuing our mission of increasing real estate transparency," said Todd Teta, chief technology and product officer at ATTOM. "Our Property Navigator solution offers convenient access to our vast data warehouse, providing valuable insights for today's market challenges and opportunities while increasing real estate transparency."
Our scaled plans and pricing selection lets you choose the best option that is right for you and your business. All plans come with full access to nationwide property & comparable data with powerful search and filtering capabilities.
With Property Navigator:
Search and find properties with a variety of criteria – occupancy, equity, default status, lender, etc.
Map search by neighborhood, school district, or custom-drawn areas for micro-accuracy.
Access ownership information along with contact details and phone numbers.
Find off-market and distressed properties.
Download presentation ready property reports with detailed list exports.
Determine property value based on multiple AVMs and other analytical tools.
Property Navigator supports a range of industries, whether researching a particular property or multiple properties that fit certain conditions, in an all-in-one easy-to-use subscription, featuring an array of details that help real estate professionals, brokerages, investors, appraisers, and more gain that competitive edge.
ATTOM provides premium property data to power products that improve transparency, innovation, efficiency and disruption in a data-driven economy. ATTOM multi-sources property tax, deed, mortgage, foreclosure, environmental risk, natural hazard, and neighborhood data for more than 155 million U.S. residential and commercial properties covering 99 percent of the nation's population. A rigorous data management process involving more than 20 steps validates, standardizes, and enhances the real estate data collected by ATTOM, assigning each property record with a persistent, unique ID — the ATTOM ID. The 30TB ATTOM Data Warehouse fuels innovation in many industries including mortgage, real estate, insurance, marketing, government and more through flexible data delivery solutions that include bulk file licenses, property data APIs, real estate market trends, property navigator and more. Also, introducing our newest innovative solution, that offers immediate access and streamlines data management – ATTOM Cloud.