Electronic Integration Means More Timely Information and Better Transparency for Agents and Consumers
VANCOUVER, BC and HOUSTON, TX - November 10, 2006 - Streamlined closings and greater transparency into real estate transactions are some of the benefits targeted by two large software suppliers in the real estate industry.
Top Producer® Systems and Stewart Transaction Solutions announced today their plan to integrate Top Producer® 7i, the real estate industry’s leading sales and marketing system, with SureClose®, the industry’s most widely used online transaction management platform. The integration will enable the one-click transfer of property data - including buyer, seller and other transaction information - from an agent’s Top Producer 7i closing files directly into SureClose’s secure transaction management platform. Agents will also be able to view the real-time status of their transactions, including open tasks and key documents, from a dashboard within Top Producer 7i. The integration, slated for commercial release in early 2007, will be demonstrated at the REALTORS® Conference and Expo, being held in New Orleans from November 10-13, 2006.
“The interoperability between our two software applications is another leap forward in the industry-wide transformation to the electronic real estate transaction,” said Travis Wright, president of Stewart Transaction Solutions. “Integrations such as this enhance the seamless transfer of contacts, data, events and documents from REALTORS® and other real estate professionals to their customers and service providers. Future developments between Top Producer and SureClose will offer even more connectivity and transparency.”
Using virtually any Internet-enabled PC at the office, at home or on the road, agents will be able to initiate and track transactions, without resorting to paper documents and offline processes. The seamless, Web-based connectivity will result in a number of immediate benefits, including:
- Enabling agents to better manage their transactions and keep their clients fully up-to-date, improving the customer experience.
- Recovering the time spent re-entering closing information for multiple documents and reducing the risk of errors resulting from duplicate data entry.
“Home buyers and sellers rightfully expect current and detailed information on the status of their transactions,” said Errol Samuelson, president of Top Producer Systems. “By facilitating information flow between Top Producer 7i and SureClose, we help agents meet these expectations, and stay on top of the transaction - helping them to ensure a timely and smooth closing and provide a differentiated level of service.”
About Top Producer Systems
Top Producer Systems Company is the No. 1 provider of real estate sales and marketing software solutions. The Company's flagship product, Top Producer® 7i™, is the de facto industry standard, and has been selected for customization by large brokers and six of the largest international franchises: RE/MAX International, Keller Williams Realty, Coldwell Banker, Century 21, ERA and GMAC Real Estate. Top Producer Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of Move, Inc. On the Net: http://www.topproducer.com.
Warren Cree, Top Producer Systems
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Stewart Transaction Solutions is a wholly owned subsidiary of Stewart Information Services Corp. (NYSE-STC), a customer-oriented, technology-driven, strategically competitive, real estate information and transaction management company. Stewart provides title insurance and related information services required for settlement by the real estate and mortgage industries through more than 9,500 policy-issuing offices and agencies in the United States and international markets. Stewart also provides post-closing lender services, mortgage default management solutions, automated county clerk land records, property ownership mapping, geographic information systems, property information reports, flood certificates, document preparation, background checks and expertise in tax-deferred exchanges. More information can be found at http://www.stewart.com.