PropertyInfo® and Houston Association of REALTORS® Partnership on Electronic Transaction Solution Increases Efficiencies for Customers
Heritage Texas Properties makes the jump to paperless with the HAR-branded SureClose® software
HOUSTON (May 14, 2012) – PropertyInfo Corporation, a Stewart company, announced today the successful adoption by Heritage Texas Properties of the Electronic Transaction Solution (HAR-ETS), powered by SureClose, to go paperless.
A recent agreement between PropertyInfo and the Houston Association of REALTORS ® (HAR) customizes the SureClose software for Houston-area real estate professionals. Available only since January, HAR ‘s HAR-ETS has already increased efficiencies for many of the organization’s 24,000 real estate professionals and their clients, and has enabled companies such as Heritage Texas Properties to remove paper from the closing process.
HAR introduced the new platform in late 2011, and made the technology available for its real estate professionals in January 2012. The software offers users access to transaction documents anytime, anywhere through mobile applications for Apple® and Android®, bringing efficiencies and convenience to members by eliminating the paper files that can be costly to maintain and time consuming to use.
Heritage Texas Properties, a 13-office, 350-agent operation immediately took advantage of the high-efficiency software to build on its already successful business. With the support of their agents, the company began processing 100 percent of its files on the new platform in February. Heritage Texas staff looks forward to a future which includes easy access and timely management of files.
"Heritage Texas Properties is committed to providing our customers with the most efficient and economical solutions available, and HAR’s Electronic Transaction Solution powered by SureClose has enabled us to vastly increase our service levels quickly within the first few months," said Bill Jones, senior vice president of Heritage Texas Properties. "The 24/7 access to our transaction files, and the convenience of accessing them through mobile devices, have resulted in improved efficiencies that enable us to better serve our customers."
Many of HAR's members are now taking advantage of the new digital system to improve their own business, and the real estate industry as a whole.
"PropertyInfo is constantly improving our products to better serve our customers, and this partnership on the HAR-ETS software has enabled us to provide tangible benefits to Houston-area real estate professionals," said Tom Groom, chief technology officer, SVP real estate segment of PropertyInfo Corporation. "We are delighted to see Heritage Texas Properties benefit so greatly from the HAR-ETS software in such a short period of time, and we expect that other HAR members will see similar benefits in the coming months."
Given its initial success with HAR-ETS, Heritage will soon begin using the software to interact with external parties such as title companies, inspectors, home buyers and sellers.
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About PropertyInfo Corp., a Stewart Company
PropertyInfo Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Stewart Title Company, delivers state-of-the-art real estate information solutions to the real estate, closing and mortgage industries. As a global provider of online transaction management and e-closing solutions, real estate information services, title/escrow production systems, hosting services, software development and online product distribution via its Web portal, PropertyInfo.com, PropertyInfo provides title and real estate professionals with the electronic data and integrated applications needed to increase their business efficiency and improve the quality of information used throughout the real estate transaction process. For more information, visit http://www.propertyinfo.com or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stewart Title Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Stewart Information Services Corp. (NYSE-STC), a customer-focused, global title insurance and real estate services company offering products and services through our direct operations, network of approved agencies and other companies within the Stewart family. Stewart provides these services to homebuyers and sellers; residential and commercial real estate professionals; mortgage lenders and servicers; title agencies and real estate attorneys; home builders; and United States and foreign governments. Stewart also provides loan origination and servicing support; loan review services; loss mitigation; REO asset management; home and personal insurance services; tax-deferred exchanges; and technology to streamline the real estate process. Recognized in 2012 by Forbes as one of the Most Trustworthy Companies in America, Stewart offers personalized service, industry expertise and customized solutions for virtually any type of real estate transaction, and is the preferred real estate services provider. More information can be found at http://www.stewart.com/news.