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zipLogix Announces Addition of OfferPlace Solution to EliteAgent by zipLogix Premium Technology Suite
New Feature Allows Top Agents to Manage Multiple Offers Right within zipForm FRASER, Mich., April 15, 2019 -- zipLogix, the industry leader in transaction management software and creators of zipForm®, today announced the release of its exciting new offer management solution, available exclusively as part of EliteAgent by zipLogix, the premier technology suite for top real estate agents. OfferPlace™ provides a convenient and secure environment for agents to send and receive offers right within their zipForm® Plus transaction platform. As part of the EliteAgent by zipLogix™ technology suite, OfferPlace™ provides added value for current and future subscribers. Listing agents can compare multiple offers and keep track of transaction statuses in one central location, streamlining the workflow process. Selling agents can share offer links via social media, websites, and email to increase interest and drive offers. Additionally, agents can save time by auto-populating data from transactions into offers. All offer activities are automatically recorded within the transactions, supporting legal compliance. Combined, these benefits enable users to enjoy an uninterrupted workflow to keep their deals moving in real time. In addition to OfferPlace™, EliteAgent by zipLogix™ features technology that empowers agents to increase their speed to sale with zipForm Record-Connect™, instantly broadcast just-signed listings with ListFlash®, make signing convenient and reliable with zipLogix Digital Ink®, keep their clients' data secure with CyberSafe, stay connected anywhere business calls with zipForm® Mobile and adds a special zipForm® seat license for a transaction coordinator or assistant that will boost productivity. EliteAgent by zipLogix™ also includes superior services to help elite agents go the extra mile for their clients. EliteAgent Customer Care by zipLogix™ provides priority support with a dedicated VIP call line, and EliteAgent Onboarding by zipLogix™ gets top producers up to speed quickly with high-velocity training, helpful tools, tips and reminders. "We are really excited to add OfferPlace™ as a feature to the EliteAgent by zipLogix™ suite after months of market research," said zipLogix™ Chief Executive Officer Scott Strong. "This innovative technology will help top agents get offers accepted and closed faster, giving them a true competitive advantage." To discuss this empowering new product in more detail or to purchase EliteAgent by zipLogix™, please contact the zipLogix™ team at 866-429-2503. For more information visit ziplogix.com/eliteagent/. Fraser, Mich.-based zipLogix™, creators of zipForm®, is a technology company created by, owned by and working for REALTORS® to improve productivity and efficiency industry wide. Its transaction management software, which includes zipForm® Plus, zipTMS® and zipVault®, automates and simplifies the repetitive and complex steps of real estate transactions, and is available as a National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Transaction Management Benefit to more than 1.3 million REALTORS® nationwide. Plus
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EliteAgent by zipLogix, the Ultimate Suite of Transaction Software, Will Bring Real Estate Professionals Next-Level Success
#1 Real estate professionals, meet your #1 transaction technology suite FRASER, Mich., Feb. 12, 2019 -- zipLogix™, the industry leader in transaction management software and creators of zipForm®, today announced the release of its exciting new premium transaction management technology suite, EliteAgent by zipLogix™. EliteAgent by zipLogix™ helps successful real estate professionals deliver the elegant buying or selling experience their clients demand. This premium suite is a curation of all the best new and existing zipLogix™ technology and priority services that support top producing real estate professionals. This elite suite of technology empowers agents to increase their speed to sale with zipForm Record-Connect™, instantly broadcast just-signed listings with ListFlash®, make signing convenient and reliable with zipLogix Digital Ink®, keep their clients' data secure with CyberSafe, stay connected anywhere business calls with zipForm® Mobile and adds a special zipForm® seat license for a transaction coordinator or assistant that will boost productivity. In addition to these powerful products, EliteAgent by zipLogix™ also includes superior services to help elite agents go the extra mile for their business and clients. EliteAgent Customer Care by zipLogix™ provides priority support with a dedicated VIP call line. With EliteAgent Onboarding by zipLogix™, top producers can get up to speed quickly with high-velocity training, helpful tools, tips and reminders. "In this competitive industry, top agents need to continually differentiate themselves and offer a unique, highly efficient digital process for their clients," said zipLogix™ Chief Executive Officer Scott Strong. "We are thrilled for the release of this unparalleled product. Today's clients demand an exceptional experience from their real estate professional, and this premium technology suite delivers all the necessary products and services to meet these demands." "Top producing agents, and those aspiring to be, typically demand more. To be the best, successful agents need top technology," said zipLogix™ Chairman of the Board and Broker/Owner of RE/MAX Masters Realty Mark Peterson. "EliteAgent by zipLogix™ delivers the exceptional product features and services needed to succeed in this demanding market." To discuss this empowering new product in more detail or to purchase, please contact the EliteAgent by zipLogix™ team at 866-429-2503. For more information, visit https://ziplogix.com/. Look for future enhancements to EliteAgent by zipLogix™ by visiting https://ziplogix.com/eliteagent/. Fraser, Mich.-based zipLogix™, creators of zipForm®, is a technology company created by, owned by and working for REALTORS® to improve productivity and efficiency industry wide. Its transaction management software, which includes zipForm® Plus, zipTMS® and zipVault®, automates and simplifies the repetitive and complex steps of real estate transactions, and is available as a National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Transaction Management Benefit to more than 1.3 million REALTORS® nationwide.
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SmartZip Automates Collection of Testimonials for the Real Estate Industry with Integration to Popular Transaction Management Systems
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Adwerx Launches Integration with Dotloop for Top Real Estate Agents
Integration enables agents to easily update sellers on ad campaigns Adwerx Enterprise, creators of the Automated Listing Advertising Program for real estate brokerages, today announced a new integration with Dotloop®, a leading platform for simplifying the real estate buying and selling process. The collaboration offers several unique benefits for users of both Adwerx and dotloop. Through the Automated Listing Advertising Program, Adwerx provides real estate listing ads that launch when a property is publicly listed. These ads appear on the websites and mobile apps that consumers visit most and are targeted by location and lifestyle. Adwerx's integration with dotloop enables agents at participating brokerages to seamlessly leverage the advertising service whenever they start a new transaction on a home listing. This melding of the two workflows will allow a single entry point for data, resulting in increased agent productivity. As an added benefit, sellers will be able to view the ad for their home as soon as it appears online. Dotloop was created to make real estate transactions as simple and seamless as possible. The platform provides agents with all the information they need to close a deal right at their fingertips. "Integrating with dotloop is an important step for Adwerx," said Jed Carlson, CEO of Adwerx. "Many of our brokerage clients use dotloop, and this service will help agents spend less time on data entry and instead focus on the value they provide to their clients." For more information on dotloop integrations, please visit www.dotloop.com/integrations. About Adwerx Adwerx provides Brilliantly Simple Digital Advertising™ for real estate, mortgage, insurance, financial services, and other businesses. Ads powered by Adwerx have received billions of impressions on social media, mobile platforms, and the most widely read news sites. Adwerx's comprehensive reporting and training help businesses navigate the complex world of online advertising with ease. Adwerx has over 115,000 customers across the U.S., Canada, and Australia and has been named to the Inc. 5000 list of America's Fastest Growing Private Companies for two years in a row. To see how Adwerx can work for you, please visit www.adwerx.com. About dotloop Dotloop is the leading online transaction and productivity optimization platform in real estate. Dotloop reduces complexity by replacing separate form creation, e-sign, and transaction management systems with a single end-to-end solution and drives growth by helping real estate professionals streamline their businesses with workflow automation and real-time visibility into transactions. Each year, millions of agents, brokers, and clients trust dotloop to get deals done.
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zipLogix and Sellers Shield Partner to Give C.A.R. Members the First Interactive Seller's Disclosure Process Designed to Prevent Lawsuits
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DocuSign Delivers on Digital Closing Vision with Rooms for Mortgage Offering
Company announces DocuSign Rooms for Mortgage is entering into beta ahead of release next year WASHINGTON, Oct. 15, 2018 -- As part of its goal to make the home buying process digital from end to end, DocuSign today announced that its latest solution—DocuSign Rooms for Mortgage—will enter beta testing ahead of its general availability in the spring of next year. DocuSign Rooms for Mortgage is a secure, collaborative, compliant solution for lenders to support their residential lending process. The company, which offers the world's #1 e-signature solution as part of its broader System of Agreement Platform, shared the news at the annual Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) conference and expo in Washington D.C. And it marks what Georg Gerstenfeld, the general manager of global real estate solutions at DocuSign, believes is the final step in taking the mortgage process digital. "For years, we've seen widespread adoption of e-signatures across the home buying process—the ease of use, simplicity and time-savings can transform the experience for all parties, and that has led to more than 2.5 million real estate transactions being DocuSigned each year," said Gerstenfeld. "We've seen great success with DocuSign Rooms for Real Estate and wanted to expand this experience into our mortgage offering. DocuSign Rooms for Mortgage provides a single digital destination for the parties involved in buying and selling to come together, process and finalize the transaction." With more than 50 million homes in the US having a mortgage—and with the industry employing over a million people—DocuSign built a solution specifically to address the need for a better closing experience. Rooms for Mortgage will bring efficiencies to the process, enhance communication across all contributors, and support compliant transactions. "As a partner to 13 of the top 15 US financial services companies, we work hard to stay connected with our customers and share their vision for bringing a digital closing option to mortgage. Rooms for Mortgage not only offers this to DocuSign customers, but also helps complete the home buyer's experience. This means, from the borrower's first interaction with a potential lender all the way through to the settlement agent recording the deeds with the county, the process can be digital and compliant," added Gerstenfeld. DocuSign Rooms for Mortgage delivers a digital environment for the borrower, lender and settlement agent, and leverages DocuSign's broader suite of solutions for Digital Closing—including eSignature, eNotary, eNote, and eVault. It also facilitates several variants of the digital closing experience, depending on the what is legally-permissible in each state, and how digitally-advanced each party is: Slim Closing: A flexible, hybrid option that allows lenders to reduce the paperwork involved in closing by 70%. This solution combines eSignature and eNotarization, along with DocuSign connectors to leading mortgage systems. This option from DocuSign is used on a national scale at Guild Mortgage and Caliber Home Loans and will be made more powerful with Rooms for Mortgage. Full Digital Closing: DocuSign's Full Digital Closing solution delivers an entirely electronic mortgage, approved by Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, leveraging the components of Slim Closing along with an eNote that is stored in an eVault. Guild Mortgage, a top-10 lender by purchase loan volume and ranked #1 "Highest Customer Satisfaction with Primary Mortgage Originations" by J.D. Power, is already partnering with DocuSign to deliver Slim Closing at scale. Lisa Klika, senior vice president and chief compliance officer at Guild, pioneered this implementation, stating "Our eClose option combines DocuSign's trusted, user-friendly e-signature technology that is already widely used in the industry with the personal touch Guild is known for in order to offer our customers a better lending experience," said Klika. "The Rooms for Mortgage launch marks an exciting time in our industry as we take another step closer to realizing a digital future." DocuSign Rooms for Mortgage will enter closed beta testing with a handful of key customers later this month. The beta is expected to last up to six months, after which all learnings will be integrated and the final Docusign Rooms for Mortgage will hit general availability in spring next year. For more information on DocuSign's strategy and solutions for real estate, please visit https://www.docusign.com/industries/real-estate.
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zipLogix Hitting the Road in Sept. to Showcase the Nation's Best Real Estate Transaction Management Software
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DocuSign Drives Innovation in Fall '18 Release
New capabilities include Responsive Signing, Smart Sections, mobile document scanning, Intelligent Insights, and Ethereum blockchain integration SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 12, 2018 -- As part of its continued commitment to help organizations connect and automate how they prepare, sign, act-on, and manage agreements, DocuSign today announced the general availability of its Fall '18 Release, showcasing innovation enhancements across the board. The DocuSign Fall '18 Release includes updates to the company's eSignature solution and its broader System of Agreement Platform—the most significant of which include Smart Sections, Intelligent Insights, mobile document scanning, and an Ethereum blockchain integration. "The Fall '18 Release builds on the exciting announcements we made around our System of Agreement strategy at our annual customer and partner event, Momentum, in June this year," explained Ron Hirson, chief product officer at DocuSign. "It focuses on updates and enhancements across all four stages of the agreement lifecycle—prepare, sign, act and manage." Smart Sections adds onto the Responsive Signing functionality announced in the Summer '18 Release. Responsive Signing automatically converts a PDF into HTML so it's easy to read on any size screen with any orientation. Smart Sections then takes this several steps further by defining collapsible sections, page breaks, custom formatting options, and more. For longer and complex agreements, this additional structure and interactivity delivers a further streamlined experience. The mobile document scanning feature enables customers to capture, crop, resize and add multiple pages directly from an iOS or Android device before importing into DocuSign to send and sign. This is useful in both personal and business environments—when on the move, or when a professional scanner is not readily available. Intelligent Insights—powered by one of DocuSign's partners, Seal Software—goes beyond keywords to 'understand' concepts in agreement clauses, as a human analyst would. For example, it would recongnize that a clause about Internet cookies related to privacy, even if the word 'privacy' was absent. The same technology can automatically classify and compare how different agreements handle various topics, so customers can spot anomalies, risks and opportunities quickly. To this end, also available is an add-on to Intelligent Insights, the GDPR Compliance Pack powered by Seal. It is designed to help companies meet the European Union's GDPR regulations by analyzing agreements for risk and exposure. Lastly, while DocuSign can verify the signatures and integrity of any DocuSigned document natively, there is increasing interest in accessing similar evidence via blockchain technology. DocuSign is therefore including a pre-built integration with the Ethereum blockchain in the Fall '18 Release. "For customers that opt in, DocuSign will compute a one-way cryptographic hash fingerprint for every completed transaction, and write the value to the Ethereum blockchain—the most popular blockchain for smart contracts in our view," explained Hirson. "This hash acts as tamper-proof evidence for the transaction, and enables any completed document to be validated independently. And by using the Ethereum blockchain, that third party evidence for a transaction is accessible to anyone." For more information on the DocuSign Fall '18 Release, visit the blog. About DocuSign, Inc. DocuSign helps organizations connect and automate how they prepare, sign, act-on, and manage agreements. As part of its cloud-based System of Agreement Platform, DocuSign offers eSignature—the world's #1 way to sign electronically on practically any device, from almost anywhere, at any time. Today, more than 425,000 customers and hundreds of millions of users in over 180 countries use DocuSign to accelerate the process of doing business and simplify people's lives. For more information, visit www.docusign.com.
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Adwerx Launches Integration with Dotloop for Top Real Estate Agents
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DocuSign unveils System of Agreement vision at Momentum 2018
Company announces the future of its agreements platform with product updates for blockchain, artificial intelligence, and responsive signing SAN FRANCISCO, June 20, 2018 -- Following its successful initial public offering in April of this year, DocuSign today kicked off its annual customer, partner and developer conference—Momentum 2018—by unveiling its expanded vision, along with new product innovations designed to deliver on it. The company's vision is centered around modernizing the world's Systems of Agreement: the technologies and processes that companies use to prepare, sign, enact and manage agreements. This builds on DocuSign's existing standing as the world's #1 e-signature solution provider. And it broadens the company's platform to automate and connect what happens before, during and after an e-signature is executed. "We're on a mission to make the world more agree-able by transforming the foundational element of business: the agreement process," said Dan Springer, CEO of DocuSign. "With e-signature, we took the paper out of paperwork—something that has garnered us more than 400,000 paying customers and hundreds of millions of users worldwide today. We now see an expanded opportunity to do the same for the entire agreement process." Geoffrey Moore, author of Crossing the Chasm and co-author of the white paper, The Rise of Modern Systems of Agreement, agrees—adding: "Over the years, companies have invested billions of dollars to digitally transform their Systems of Record and to create automated Systems of Engagement. But neither of those established platforms handles the complexities and legalities of agreement processes natively or easily. I believe that System of Agreement platforms will fill this gap. It's a new and long-overdue category." To bring this vision to life, DocuSign showcased more than a dozen product innovations at Momentum 2018—many of which are slated to ship with the DocuSign Summer '18 Release or at other milestone times later this year. Some highlights of that innovation include: Blockchain: DocuSign demonstrated a live integration with the Ethereum blockchain, allowing evidence of a DocuSigned agreement to be automatically written to Ethereum. DocuSign also announced two policy and standards-based activities: membership in the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance, where DocuSign is collaborating with industry leaders to define blockchain best practices and open standards; and membership in the Chamber of Digital Commerce, where DocuSign will work with policy makers and regulatory agencies on blockchain initiatives. DocuSign for Salesforce CPQ: Agreement processes such as pricing quotes and proposals often involve multiple paper documents, multiple parties, and the time-consuming issues of signing, scanning, and emailing. DocuSign for Salesforce CPQ (Configure, Price, Quote) connects CPQ data into DocuSign agreements, which can be sent directly from Salesforce. The result is a faster and easier experience at every stage of the quote-to-cash process. Responsive Signing: Using a customer example that is already live in hundreds of retail stores across the United States, DocuSign demonstrated a new technology that renders an agreement 'responsively'—meaning it is easily readable whether the user is on a desktop, tablet or phone. The technology automatically converts a PDF agreement into responsive HTML on the fly, which means no more squinting at shrunken PDFs on small screens. Smart Sections: DocuSign also showcased how customers can take Responsive Signing to the next level by defining collapsible sections, page breaks, custom formatting options, and more. Especially important for longer or more complex agreements, this additional structure and interactivity delivers a further-enhanced experience over static PDFs. Artificial Intelligence for Search and Insights: DocuSign also demonstrated AI-based search and agreement analytics. Available as part of the Intelligent Insights platform extension by Seal Software, this technology uses machine learning and natural language processing to go beyond keywords and seek to understand agreement clauses in the way a human being would—for example, knowing that a clause about Internet cookies is about privacy, even when the word privacy is absent. DocuSign is also continuing to invest in one of its most important audiences: developers. The company recently relaunched an entirely new developer center, designed to provide a best-in-class experience with code examples, SDKs and toolkits. According to Marie Huwe, VP developer programs and evangelism at DocuSign, it has never been easier to get started as a developer. "We've automated the process for getting developers their integrator keys, so they can be developing against our API almost instantly," said Huwe. "And with almost 60% of all transactions on the DocuSign platform coming through the API today—and more than 80,000 developer sandboxes currently open on the platform—the developer community is extremely important to us." For more information, visit momentum.docusign.com and developers.docusign.com.
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DocuSign Files Registration Statement for Proposed IPO
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DocuSign Transaction Rooms and LeadStreet: Simplifying the process from lead to close
A real estate agent once told me they use more than 10 different tools to close a deal. These tools and technology are supposed to make it easier to get deals done faster but sometimes they create double work when they don't work together. This is a problem for many real estate professionals – but not those with RE/MAX. DocuSign Transaction Rooms now has an exclusive integration with LeadStreet, making for a seamless transition from managing leads to closing deals. Forget re-entering the same data twice, RE/MAX agents can now easily create a Transaction Room from data in LeadStreet with just a few clicks. And fewer clicks means more time for clients, open houses, and showings. Here's how easy it is to have your data flow from LeadStreet to Transaction Rooms: Create a Transaction Room from a Contact in LeadStreet Create a Transaction Room from a Listing in LeadStreet Create a Transaction Room with LeadStreet Data To learn more about the integration, read up on the release notes or contact your account manager. You can also watch a demo here. To view the original post, visit the DocuSign blog.
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DocuSign expands options and integrations to make tech easier for real estate agents
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Lone Wolf Technologies Acquires Instanet Solutions to Create the Largest Real Estate Brokerage Software Platform in North America
Acquisition Provides Brokerages with a Unique End-to-End Software Solution Cambridge, ON—October 16, 2017—Lone Wolf Technologies, the North American leader in residential real estate software, today announced the acquisition of Instanet Solutions, a leading provider of transaction management, electronic forms and eSignature solutions for the real estate industry. With this acquisition, Lone Wolf supplements its suite of technology products, proven to help real estate brokerages improve their operational efficiency, reduce costs and boost revenue. The addition of Instanet to Lone Wolf paves the way for the industry's first fully integrated end-to-end solution with transaction management, electronic forms, eSignatures, MLS listing upload, back office accounting and CRM. "Instanet is an industry leader in transaction management solutions for the residential real estate market. The company has over 500,000 licensed users, as well as a tight integration with some of the largest MLSs in North America," said Patrick Arkeveld, CEO of Lone Wolf Technologies. "The acquisition strengthens our stance in this market by providing our clients with a unique end-to-end solution to drive all of their operations. A fully integrated transaction management-to-back office accounting solution is exactly what our clients are looking for, as it will radically improve the day-to-day experience of running and working in a real estate brokerage." Instanet is the provider of TransactionDesk®, a transaction management solution comprised of several cloud-based products for document and file management, electronic forms, eSignatures, and file review and compliance. In the last year alone, real estate professionals completed ten million signings through Instanet, while also submitting over 22 million documents and creating 31 million forms. Lone Wolf will be investing millions of dollars into the combined Lone Wolf and Instanet platforms— enhancing the product suite and integrating the solutions—to provide brokerages with a single system to manage their businesses effectively. "We are thrilled to join an amazing technology provider who, like us, has a long history of providing best-in-class solutions to the real estate industry," said Martin Scrocchi, Founder, President and CEO of Instanet Solutions. "This is fantastic news for our customers and the real estate industry at large. Like Instanet, Lone Wolf offers comprehensive, time-saving tools that enable real estate brokerages to take charge of their operations. Together, we can make our client's experience even better through the industry's first transaction management-to-back office accounting solution." About Lone Wolf Real Estate Technologies Lone Wolf Technologies, a Vista company, is the North American leader in residential real estate software, with products in over 10,000 offices across Canada and the U.S. The company offers an ecosystem of technology products, including software for back office, transaction management, front office, and web, as well as professional services and 3rd party integrations. Each element of this ecosystem enables brokerages and agents to operate more efficiently, reduce costs, and increase opportunities for profitability. Lone Wolf's head office is located in Cambridge, ON, with additional offices in Dallas, TX, Langley, BC, and Las Vegas, NV. For more information, please visit lwolf.com. About Instanet Solutions Instanet Solutions is a leading provider of real estate technology with over 500,000+ licensed, paid user accounts of their various real estate focused products – Authentisign®, TransactionDesk®, InstanetForms®, DocBox® and InstanetFax®. Instanet Solutions began delivering residential real estate technology in 1991. Further information about Instanet Solutions and its products is available at http://www.instanetsolutions.com.
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Market Leader Partners with Dotloop to Create a Seamless Lead-to-Close Experience for Real Estate Professionals
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Move, Inc. Launches Realsuite Brand and Beta Test
All-in-one solution helps real estate professionals to manage their business 24/7 and helps convert leads to clients SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 19, 2017 -- Move, Inc., a subsidiary of News Corp, announced the launch of its new brand for real estate professionals -- Realsuite -- along with a beta test of three new Realsuite tools, at its Results Summit event in Las Vegas. The new platform offers real estate professionals a single user experience to help them capture, communicate, and close. With increased consumer expectations for real estate professionals to provide a rapid response to inquiries and instant access to information, professionals need to manage their business in a 24/7-world. Realsuite will give agents the tools to easily connect with the explosion of online leads and help convert leads to clients, as well as provide a paperless transaction tool to help manage transaction details. "Technology does not have to be an industry disruptor," said Luke Glass, executive vice president industry platforms for Move, Inc. "By giving real estate professionals the technology that responds to the increasing client demand for seamless and transparent experiences, the Realsuite platform is designed to help agents be more productive and successful." Realsuite tools and functionality follow the trajectory of an agent's work with a client and will be brought to market in the coming months following an active beta period: Realsuite Respond – is designed to allow agents to more effectively manage and respond to leads Realsuite Connect – is designed to facilitate more effective communication between prospects and agents Realsuite Transact – offers a paperless transaction management system for easy collaboration and tools for improved compliance. "Agents have shared with us their desire to work smarter, increase productivity, and deliver impeccable customer service," Glass added. "By minimizing data entry, automating business processes, and allowing agents to work on the go, the Realsuite platform can help them achieve these goals and help them convert leads to clients." The Realsuite platform will be supported by a new, "Keep Doing You" marketing campaign produced in collaboration with Pereira & O'Dell New York. The effort highlights the unique personalities and skills of fictional professionals while drawing attention to how Realsuite tools can help improve efficiency allowing the agent more time to engage with buyers and sellers. Move unveiled the Realsuite platform during its Results Summit on Sept. 18 to a group of its top customers. Attendees were able to watch demonstrations of the platform, preview the marketing campaign, and sign up for the beta. Real estate professionals who are members of U.S. MLSs are invited to sign up to participate in the free beta by visiting: www.realtor.com/realsuite. About Move, Inc.Move, Inc., a subsidiary of News Corp [NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA] [ASX: NWS, NWSLV], provides unsurpassed real estate information, tools and professional expertise across a family of websites and mobile experiences for consumers and real estate professionals. The Move network includes realtor.com® as well as Doorsteps®, Moving.com™ and SeniorHousingNet, and offers a complete solution of software products and services to help real estate professionals serve their clients and grow their businesses in a digital world.
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DocuSign Transaction Rooms and Profit Power: Stop doing double work
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zipLogix™ Unveils Redesigned zipForm® Plus Technology to More Than One Million Real Estate Professionals Nationwide
Reimagined transaction management solution provides real estate professionals with secure online working environment for enhanced productivity FRASER, Mich., Aug. 31, 2017 -- It's been an exciting year for zipLogix™, creators of zipForm®, which recently unveiled a completely redesigned zipForm® Plus to more than one million real estate professionals across the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The industry-leading real estate forms software has been keeping agents and brokers at the center of the transaction for nearly 30 years. Complete with an intuitive design and robust, easy-to-use functionality, the new and improved zipForm® Plus delivers a seamless solution that empowers real estate professionals with the necessities for streamlining daily workflows, mitigating risk and monitoring transaction activity in real time. Broker administrators are also equipped with a suite of oversight tools and widgets enabling them to maintain compliance and improve risk management for their entire brokerage. "We reached out to various customers to determine how the zipForm® Plus application could be of better use to them, and their helpful feedback is reflected in the new design," said zipLogix™ Chairman of the Board Mark Peterson. "As a result, real estate agents and brokers across the nation now have access to a more streamlined, comprehensive solution that speaks to our reputation as a trusted resource in the real estate industry." Once logged into the new zipForm® Plus, real estate brokers, agents and transaction coordinators are greeted with a customizable dashboard designed to help them stay on top of every task and transaction. There is also a new Guided Help tool to help zipForm® Plus users get acclimated to the new look and functionality of the platform. Advanced widgets and features, including the robust collaborating tool, zipCommunity™, are now integrated directly into the agent's workflow for a more secure, seamless experience when working with clients and third-party participants. Administrative users also have more control over task approvals and permissions for various roles within the transaction. "The latest enhancement to the application is just one of the many initiatives in which zipLogix™ has invested this year to support real estate professionals, providing them with the latest technology and tools to condense their workflows and get them to closing faster," said Peterson. "We utilized modern design frameworks that not only allow for a more consistent experience across devices, but also a more enjoyable and intuitive platform for real estate professionals to use in their everyday work lives." The zipForm® Plus forms engine is provided by the National Association of REALTORS® to REALTORS® nationwide through zipLogix™. The benefit includes zipTMS™ robust transaction management system, unlimited zipVault® document storage, and an exclusive NAR library of REALTOR® Forms & Templates at no cost (some fees, which are set by associations/boards or are not included in this benefit, may apply). To learn more about the new zipForm® Plus and the NAR Member Benefit, please contact a zipLogix™ representative at (866) 693-6767 or visit www.ziplogix.com. Fraser, Mich.-based zipLogix™, creators of zipForm®, is a technology company created by, owned by and working for real estate professionals to improve productivity and efficiency industry-wide. Its software automates and simplifies the repetitive and complex steps of real estate transactions, and is used by more than 700,000 real estate professionals across the country.
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Two more REALTOR® Associations select Instanet Solutions' TransactionDesk®
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BrokerSumo Launches Integration with SkySlope
June 27, 2017 – BrokerSumo, a leading back office, commission management and accounting platform for real estate brokerages and agent teams today announced a new integration partnership with SkySlope. The partnership brings together SkySlope, an industry leading transaction management platform with BrokerSumo to make the process of managing and closing out transactions simple. The integration allows BrokerSumo customers to pull their SkySlope transactions seamlessly into BrokerSumo eliminating double entry of data, the potential for human errors when entering data and making the contract to close process more efficient. "Having SkySlope and BrokerSumo integrated has further automated our contract to close process. The two systems are vital to us in managing our day to day closings and the integration only makes that process more efficient," said Paul Knighton, President and Managing Broker, More Realty, Portland, Oregon. Data synced includes property address, agent assigned, commissions, close date, sales price, and buyer and seller information. Users can then close out the transaction in BrokerSumo by automatically calculating commission splits, creating commission disbursements, paying agents and managing their office accounting. BrokerSumo will also run commission income estimates so brokerages and agents can gain insight into their projected income on active deals. "I'm excited to offer our customers an integration with SkySlope," said Jeremy Shoenig, founder of BrokerSumo. "Our customers have been asking for a SkySlope integration for some time. SkySlope is a very important tool for many brokerages in their day to day operations and our goal is to connect BrokerSumo to the key products that brokerages use in order to make the management of their day to day business more efficient." Tyler Smith, Founder and CEO of SkySlope said, "SkySlope's customer obsession is the reason why we're the leading transaction management platform. We want agents to have the most streamlined workflow, so integrating with BrokerSumo was a no-brainer. It's just one more way we can remove redundancies and increase efficiency for agents." For more information on BrokerSumo, visit www.brokersumo.com For more information on SkySlope, visit www.skyslope.com About BrokerSumo BrokerSumo is a back office, commission management and accounting solution for real estate brokerages and agent teams. It enables brokers to manage their agent's information, track transactions and commission dollars, automatically calculate commission splits, create commission disbursements, bill agents for monthly fees, pay agents their commissions electronically, report on agent and office performance and sync financial data to QuickBooks. About SkySlope Pioneering the industry standard in digital transaction management technology, SkySlope currently services real estate professionals in all 50 states as well as Canada. Forty-two percent of the nation's top 100 brokerages leverage the company's full suite of solutions in the form of mobile accessibility, secure cloud storage, and paperless transaction processing. With best-in-class customer service, SkySlope's award-winning support team is available 24/7/365. SkySlope is proudly based in Sacramento, California.
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Instanet Solutions Releases New TransactionDesk App
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West Virginia Real Estate Professionals Gain Time-Saving Data Solution with Black Knight's MLS Connect for Paragon
Users can exchange listing data and upload a partial listing in zipForm®Plus with the simple click of a button FRASER, Mich., June 13, 2017 -- zipLogix™ is pleased to announce the North Central West Virginia Real Estate Information Network (NCWV) now has access to MLS Connect for Paragon, the advanced MLS data solution created by zipLogix™ and Black Knight Financial Services (NYSE: BKFS). The integrated tool provides NCWV members with the ability to seamlessly create listings in Black Knight's Paragon MLS system and easily imports listing data directly into the zipLogix™ zipForm® Plus transaction system. This helps users eliminate repetitive data entry into multiple applications and reduce rekeying errors for a more accurate, efficient real estate transaction. "As one of the leading MLS providers of West Virginia, our top priority is to empower our members with the ability to easily access and exchange high-quality data between applications, and MLS Connect for Paragon enables us to do just that," said NCWV Association Executive Marsha Simons. MLS Connect for Paragon integrates zipForm Plus® with Black Knight's Paragon MLS system to also help real estate professionals more easily manage transactions from their computers and/or mobile devices. With MLS Connect for Paragon, real estate professionals can use zipForm Plus® to fill out data input forms, get them signed and then quickly create a partial listing in Paragon MLS. Users can also import listing data directly from their MLS into a zipForm® Plus transaction, auto-populate data between Paragon MLS and zipLogix™ and leverage single sign-on for quick logins. "This solution responds to our customers' requests for seamless integration between the applications they regularly use and to reduce the duplicate data entry faced daily by so many agents," said Black Knight Real Estate Market Leader Chip McAvoy. "We are pleased to collaborate with zipLogix™ on this initiative for the benefit of our mutual customers." "Providing real estate professionals with the productivity tools they need to better manage their transactions is our number one goal," said zipLogix™ Chairman of the Board Mark Peterson. "Teaming up with Black Knight to create MLS Connect for Paragon will give our customers the advantage of saving valuable time on data access and entry when forming transactions." MLS Connect for Paragon is available from MLS providers that are partnered with zipLogix™. For additional information on this and other zipLogix™ products, please contact [email protected] or visit www.ziplogix.com/mlsconnect/index.asp for details. Fraser, Mich.-based zipLogix™ is a technology company created by, owned by and working for real estate professionals to improve productivity and efficiency industry wide. Its software automates and simplifies the repetitive and complex steps of real estate transactions, and is used by more than 650,000 REALTORS® across the country. Black Knight MLS Solutions, a division of Black Knight Financial Services, Inc., offers a suite of multiple listing service (MLS) systems and data to give real estate professionals more power to compete and add value to their customers. More information can be found at http://www.BKFS.com/MLS. About Black Knight Financial Services, Inc.Black Knight Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE: BKFS) is a leading provider of integrated technology, data and analytics solutions that facilitate and automate many of the business processes across the mortgage lifecycle. Black Knight Financial Services is committed to being a premier business partner that lenders and servicers rely on to achieve their strategic goals, realize greater success and better serve their customers by delivering best-in-class technology, services and insight with a relentless commitment to excellence, innovation, integrity and leadership. For more information on Black Knight Financial Services, please visit www.bkfs.com.
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BrokerSumo Launches Seamless Integration With dotloop
San Jose, CA, April 26, 2017 - BrokerSumo, a leading back office, commission management and accounting platform for real estate brokerages and agent teams, today announced a new integration partnership with dotloop®. The partnership brings together dotloop, a leading transaction management platform, with BrokerSumo to make the process of managing and closing out transactions simple. The integration allows dotloop customers to sync their transaction data seamlessly into BrokerSumo to avoid double entry and minimize errors from manually re-entering information from transaction process to back office management. "I'm impressed with the integration between dotloop and BrokerSumo. It allows us to eliminate redundancies across our transaction processes within our back office management. This communication between companies enables our company to be that much more productive," said Tom Lischak, Real Estate Broker at Bridgeway Commercial Realty, LLC, Syracuse, New York. Data synced includes property address, agent assigned, commissions, close date, sales price, and buyer and seller information. Users can then close out the transaction in BrokerSumo by automatically calculating commission splits, creating commission disbursements, paying agents and managing their office accounting. BrokerSumo will also run commission income estimates so brokerages and agents can gain insight into their projected income on active deals. "We couldn't be more excited to have partnered with dotloop, one of the leading transaction management platforms for real estate professionals," said Jeremy Shoenig, founder of BrokerSumo. "Our customers have been asking for a dotloop integration for some time, and we're excited to bring them another solution that will continue to automate and simplify their brokerage operations. Now dotloop and BrokerSumo users have an end-to-end transaction and back office management solution." "Our partnership enables real estate professionals to spend less time on data entry across multiple systems and focus on what they do best: building relationships and getting deals done," said Alex Allison, Director of Business Development at dotloop. "This partnership is another example of bringing greater efficiency and productivity to the market, and we couldn't be more pleased to partner with BrokerSumo." For more information on BrokerSumo, visit www.brokersumo.com/dotloop-integration. For more information on dotloop, visit www.dotloop.com. About BrokerSumo BrokerSumo is a back office, commission management and accounting solution for real estate brokerages and agent teams. It enables brokers to manage their agent's information, track transactions and commission dollars, automatically calculate commission splits, create commission disbursements, bill agents for monthly fees, pay agents their commissions electronically, report on agent and office performance and sync financial data to QuickBooks.
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DocuSign Bolsters Functionality with Spring '17 Release
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DocuSign and RE/MAX Announce Tech Integrations that Save Time and Money
LAS VEGAS, Feb. 28, 2017 -- DocuSign, the global eSignature and Digital Transaction Management (DTM) leader, and RE/MAX LLC, the global real estate franchisor, today announced plans to bring the benefit of digital technology to more than 110,000 broker and agent affiliates around the world. The news comes as part of an ongoing initiative that represents an unprecedented level of integration between DocuSign and the RE/MAX tools used most by brokers and agents. And it follows RE/MAX's announcement in August last year that it would standardize on the DocuSign eSignature platform and Transaction Rooms for Real Estate solution for its broker and agent affiliates. This initiative comprises three key elements: a 'single sign on' integration between DocuSign and the RE/MAX internal portal, MAX/Center, in North America; another integration with RE/MAX's lead-generation engine, LeadStreet – powered by Homes.com – again in North America; and special discounts for all brokers and agents new to the DocuSign platform around the world. Once fully operational, the MAX/Center integration will automatically offer RE/MAX brokers and agents direct log in access to DocuSign Transaction Rooms for Real Estate. This not only simplifies the working experience, it also means brokers and agents work even more efficiently with DocuSign. The LeadStreet integration goes one step further. When agents enter property details or buyer/seller information into LeadStreet, data can flow directly into a DocuSign Transaction Room – eliminating the need to rekey information, and dramatically cutting time and improving accuracy. The special offer for RE/MAX provides brokers a free version of DocuSign Transaction Rooms for Real Estate, and have the option to purchase DocuSign eSignature on behalf of their office at an exclusive, discounted price. Agents get access to DocuSign eSignature for 25% off the retail price. "RE/MAX is dedicated to making agents and brokers successful – and technologies that can efficiently manage the entire real estate transaction and deliver a superior customer experience are key to that," explained Geoff Lewis, President, RE/MAX. "That's why we chose to extend our strategic alliance with DocuSign even further, and offer our affiliates the chance to get started right here at the RE/MAX R4 convention." "Since we signed our strategic alliance agreement in August last year, we've been laser-focused on helping RE/MAX brokers and agents save time, money and hassle," said Georg Gerstenfeld, the VP and GM of real estate solutions at DocuSign. "With a single click, users will be able to create new Transaction Rooms that can be automatically pre-populated with listing and lead data so they don't need to enter it twice. Users will also be able to access their DocuSign Transaction Rooms account directly from MAX/Center, without having to log in multiple times. This will save time for agents and help brokers operate more efficiently. So far, the reception from the RE/MAX brokers in the pilot has been incredible, and we're excited to showcase these solutions at R4." DocuSign has a large booth presence at the RE/MAX R4 international convention. Brokers can have their free DocuSign Transaction Rooms for Real Estate accounts provisioned on the spot. The onsite team will also be able to help agents sign up for DocuSign eSignature and receive their discount. "Using DocuSign's single sign on as part of the pilot project has been a great experience," said James Ellis, Broker Manager of RE/MAX Classic in Mesa, AZ, who took part in the testing. "Signing in through MAX/Center is quick, easy and reliable. Having single sign on is definitely a benefit for my agents. In addition, DocuSign actually cares about making it the best experience possible. With their help, our office was on-boarded quickly and seamlessly. Once this is fully operational, I'd imagine all my agents would want to switch over." For more information on the DocuSign presence at the 2017 RE/MAX R4 international convention in Las Vegas, visit https://www.docusign.com/blog/love-docusign-remax-r4/, and if you're a broker, visit the Q&A page at http://esign.docusign.com/LP=597. For more information on RE/MAX, visit www.remax.com and for DocuSign, visit www.docusign.com. About DocuSign, Inc. DocuSign® is changing how business gets done by empowering anyone to send, sign and manage documents anytime, anywhere, on any device with trust and confidence. DocuSign and Go to keep life and business moving forward. For more information, visit www.docusign.com.
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Instanet Solutions adds 16 new MLS/Association clients totalling 120,000+ new users in 2016
Austin Texas, November 6, 2016 - Instanet Solutions capped its 25th year with record growth, client retention and system usage. In the last year Instanet Solutions has signed 16 new MLS and Association enterprise clients totalling over 120,000 new users. To go along with its record new growth, Instanet has also re-signed all current MLS and Association enterprise clients that were up for renewal over the past year totalling more than 55,000 users. Martin Scrocchi, CEO of Instanet Solutions, commented, "In 2016 Instanet has added several new Association and MLS enterprise clients totalling over 120,000 new users of our services. Equally important is the fact that Instanet retained all current enterprise clients that were up for renewal. Our continuing growth and retention is taking place in a market environment where competitors are offering their services for "free". Instanet is proud of our strong relationships, solid reputation and is grateful for the many client referrals that have helped us to continue to grow and succeed." About Instanet Solutions Instanet Solutions is a leading provider of real estate technology with over 500,000 licensed, paid user accounts of their various real estate focused products-Authentisign®, TransactionDesk®, InstanetForms®, and DocBox®. Instanet Solutions began delivering residential real estate technology in 1991 and is proud to be celebrating our 25th year of providing technology to the real estate world. Further information about Instanet Solutions and its products is available at http://www.instanetsolutions.com.
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DocuSign Empowers Agents and Brokers to Get More from Their Real Estate Business by Transforming Transactions from Lead to Close
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Homes.com Helps Streamline Real Estate Transactions
  NORFOLK, VA. (NOVEMBER 04, 2016)--Working to reduce paperwork and integrate more seamlessly with consumer inquiries, Homes.com®, a top consumer real estate resource and leading provider of marketing solutions for real estate professionals, announced today its partnership with DocuSign – the global eSignature and Digital Transaction Management (DTM) leader – to streamline the full real estate transaction process, from lead generation to closing. "At Homes.com, we're committed to connecting real estate professionals with the highly engaged consumers that visit our site and use our marketing products. Partnering with DocuSign takes this one step further by streamlining an agent's workflow, creating a seamless process of moving a consumer from lead status into a transaction," said Dave Mele, president of Homes.com. "Agents will avoid duplicate data entry and the inconvenience of logging into different systems, offering a big win that simplifies the transaction process." The partnership is a natural alignment between two widely used product platforms. Through its Homes.com Connect platform, Homes.com collects early-stage transaction information when properties are listed for sale and as consumers interact with their agent in the home search process. DocuSign collects and organizes information through DocuSign Transaction Rooms for Real Estate, providing real estate professionals and their clients with a complete solution for managing their transactions online. "We're excited to have Homes.com as part of our 'lead to close' strategy. Integrating its listing and client contact information with our DocuSign Transaction Rooms will allow agents to populate a new transaction with the click of a button, saving time by eliminating manual data entry," said Georg Gerstenfeld, VP & GM for Global Real Estate Solutions at DocuSign. "Homes.com shares our values of empowering agents and protecting their data. Connecting these two platforms allows agents to get more from their data." Through this partnership and product integration, Homes.com and DocuSign will provide real estate professionals with an efficient method for connecting the early and closing stages of a transaction, tracking listings and leads from origination to closing. Leads and listings will flow from Homes.com into DocuSign's Transaction Rooms for Real Estate, allowing real estate agents to manage their transactions in the cloud using a secure and flexible platform. For more information about Homes.com marketing services visit http://connect.homes.com/ and http://www.docusign.com/realestate. About Homes.comHomes.com is a top real estate search destination, visited by more than 14 million consumers each month. Homes.com leverages search visibility to connect this in-market audience with real estate professionals in their local areas of interest. Homes.com offers the following real estate marketing and media services: brand advertising, property listing exposure and syndication, search engine marketing and instant response lead generation to help real estate agents and other real estate related partners succeed online. For more information, visit http://www.Homes.com. About DocuSign, Inc.DocuSign® is changing how business gets done by empowering anyone to send, sign and manage documents anytime, anywhere, on any device with trust and confidence. DocuSign and Go to keep life and business moving forward. For more information, visit http://www.docusign.com.
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William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty Chooses Instanet Solutions' TransactionDesk
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DocuSign to Make eMortgage a Reality with New Platform Enhancements
BOSTON, Oct. 25, 2016 -- At the annual Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) conference and expo here today, DocuSign – the global eSignature and Digital Transaction Management (DTM) leader – announced a series of expanded features that will allow lenders and title companies to complete a mortgage 100% digitally. Known as eMortgage, the new service will empower lenders and their clients to electronically-sign the mortgage paperwork associated with the more than 12 million real estate documents and 2.5 million real estate transactions already DocuSigned every year. The news marks an expansion of DocuSign's 'lead to close' strategy for the real estate industry, first announced by the company's Chairman and CEO Keith Krach in July this year. The strategy entailed DocuSign making its biggest investment in the real estate industry to date. "DocuSign's vision is to make the home buying process fully digital, from lead to close. DocuSign has transformed several aspects of home buying, but enabling a seamless, digital mortgage remained a paper-burdened experience for home buyers and sellers. Today's expanded investments in eNotary demonstrate our commitment to making a completely paperless eMortgage reality," explained Georg Gerstenfeld, general manager: Global Real Estate Solutions, DocuSign. "This is against the backdrop of the real estate industry's widespread adoption of DocuSign, and is helping to add more than 130,000 new users to the DocuSign Global Trust Network every day. eMortgage is a natural next step to simplifying the end-to-end experience." Today's announcement centers around two key areas: eNotary – this enhancement ensures that in-person eNotarizations can now be performed via DocuSign in Florida and Washington (in addition to North Carolina, which has been available since 2014). It is also expected that more than ten other states could be added before the end of the year. With eNotary, there is no need to print, scan or mail closing documents – all actions can be performed within the DocuSign platform, including applying a seal and exporting a notary log. Fannie Mae – reflecting the potential for the DocuSign platform to help speed the adoption of the broader eMortgage process, the company (with eOriginal as a partner) is seeking certification as an official Fannie Mae eMortgage Technology Service Provider – a certification that only a handful of technology organizations have been granted by the mortgage lender. Certification is expected by the end of year. Several of DocuSign's partners and customers have thrown their weight behind today's announcement – including Fannie Mae and Accenture Mortgage Cadence. "Fannie Mae is pleased that DocuSign is undergoing technical compliance testing with us for delivery of eMortgage loans, and is seeking approval to join our eMortgage Technology Service Provider listing," said Cindy McKissock, Vice President of Customer Digital Experience, Fannie Mae. "Supporting our customers' transition to digital closings is a priority for us – and we expect DocuSign's platform to help remove barriers and obstacles to the adoption of eNotes, thereby increasing usage across the industry." For its part, Mortgage Cadence, an Accenture Company – an existing DocuSign partner – is excited about this focus on eMortgages. "Mortgage Cadence is committed to making digital mortgages a reality. Combined with DocuSign's digital mortgage strategy, these additional enhancements align well with our own vision to provide the last lending solution our customers will ever need," said Jim Rosen, Document Center Product Manager at Mortgage Cadence. "Today, lenders and title companies tend to rely on paper or hybrid processes to complete loans," explained DocuSign's Chief Product Officer, Ron Hirson. "We are supporting our Real Estate customers for today's launch by delivering new eNotary and eNote features to our DTM platform – that helps more organizations move to a paperless process that is fully auditable, less prone to errors, and results in faster closings." The enhanced features are slated to come to market towards the end of the year. For more information, visit www.docusign.com.
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Dayton Area Board of REALTORS Chooses Instanet
LAS VEGAS, Sept. 27, 2016 -- During industry group meetings of the Council of MLS being held this week, Instanet Solutions and CoreLogic® announced that the Dayton Area Board of REALTORS® (DABR) will be installing its TransactionDesk® platform, including Authentisign® and InstanetForms®. This means all members of DABR will receive Instanet's services as a member-benefit. TransactionDesk integrates deeply with CoreLogic® multiple listing and property information platforms, including Matrix™ and Realist®. Integration with these systems greatly reduces data entry by automatically populating transactions and forms with MLS and tax data, as well as populating transactions with documents attached to listings. For listing agents, these integrations also improve the workflow for attaching documents to listings. Martin Scrocchi, Instanet's CEO commented, "We are thrilled to be chosen by DABR. It is a testament to our products, services, integrations and our team. Instanet Solutions continues to add new enterprise clients at a record pace. More organizations are choosing our new TransactionDesk service as it enables comprehensive and complete end-to-end transaction management in one product while also leveraging unique and powerful integrations with Matrix and Realist resulting in the best possible user experience." "Dayton Realtors have been well served by CoreLogic's Matrix MLS platform, and we look forward to expanding that relationship with their Instanet service. Instanet's features will be an enormous benefit, allowing agents in the field or in the office to better serve consumers. We can't wait to roll it out," stated Dayton Area Board of Realtors president Michael Martin. About Instanet Solutions Instanet Solutions is a leading provider of real estate technology with over 500,000 licensed, paid user accounts of their various real estate focused products—Authentisign®, TransactionDesk®, InstanetForms®, and DocBox®. Instanet Solutions began delivering residential real estate technology in 1991 and is proud to be celebrating our 25th year of providing technology to the real estate world. Further information about Instanet Solutions and its products is available at www.instanetsolutions.com. About the Dayton Area Board of REALTORS® The Dayton Area Board of REALTORS® is a trade association representing over 2,700 REALTOR® and affiliate members in Montgomery, Greene, Darke, Warren, and Preble Counties in Ohio. As members of organized real estate, REALTORS® subscribe to a strict code of ethics and have access to numerous services and programs to enhance their professionalism. Since 1909, DABR has provided its members with the resources they need to ensure the continued growth and success of real estate practitioners to better serve the consumer.
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Instanet Solutions Adds Another 2,000 TransactionDesk Subscribers in Louisiana
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Instanet Solutions adds another 12,000+ subscribers Deep in the Heart of Texas
AUSTIN, Texas – Sept. 21, 2016 - Instanet Solutions announced today that the Austin Board of REALTORS® (ABoR) will provide the complete TransactionDesk suite as an additional benefit to subscribers of its wholly owned multiple listing service Austin-Central Texas Real Estate Information System (ACTRIS). TransactionDesk, by Instanet Solutions, is a full-featured eSignature, online forms, transaction and document management system that includes a comprehensive set of tools for both agents and brokerages to manage their business. TransactionDesk integrates deeply with CoreLogic® multiple listing and property information platforms, including Matrix™, InnoVia® and Realist®. Through the addition of TransactionDesk, all ACTRIS subscribers will have direct access to the form libraries of the Texas Real Estate Commission, and those who are also ABoR members will be able to use it to directly access forms from the Texas Association of REALTORS®, which Instanet Solutions recently licensed. All ACTRIS subscribers will also be able to add and input listings to the multiple listing service (MLS) by completing an MLS input sheet using Instanet's Listing upload feature in the InstanetForms module within TransactionDesk. "At ABoR, we continually look for ways to make the jobs of our ACTRIS subscribers easier and this service enhancement is one more, enabling our members to obtain the documents they need to conduct business directly in the MLS," said Tim Dain, MLS Director for ABoR. "Right now, subscribers often use multiple products to access forms and update listings, none of which are integrated directly into the MLS or tax systems. With TransactionDesk's deep integrations, members will now be able to fill out forms without leaving the MLS system, they can set those forms to auto-populate consistent information and they can obtain signed documents and manage their transactions with much more ease." "We are very excited to add Austin as we continue to grow the Instanet footprint in Texas by adding another 12,000+ subscribers across Central Texas," said Martin Scrocchi, CEO and President of Instanet Solutions. "ABoR MLS subscribers will now have a very complete transaction, forms, e-signature and compliance management solution that will be brought to them by their MLS." Instanet now has approximately 45,000 paid subscribers in the state of Texas. Instanet recently announced that the Dallas-based North Texas Real Estate Information System (NTREIS) had selected TransactionDesk as member benefit. About Instanet Solutions Instanet Solutions is a leading provider of real estate technology with over 500,000 licensed, paid user accounts of their various real estate focused products-Authentisign®, TransactionDesk®, InstanetForms®, DocBox®, InstanetOffers® and InstanetFax®. Instanet Solutions began delivering residential real estate technology in 1991 and is proud to be celebrating our 25th year of providing technology to the real estate world. Further information about Instanet Solutions and its products is available at http://www.instanetsolutions.com. About The Austin Board of REALTORS® The Austin Board of REALTORS® (ABoR) builds connections through the use of technology, education and advocacy to strengthen the careers of its 12,000 members and improve the lives of Central Texas families. We empower Austin REALTORS® to connect their clients to the region's most complete, accurate and up-to-date listings data and operate a wholly owned multiple listing service, the Austin-Central Texas Real Estate Information System (ACTRIS). For more, contact the ABoR Department of Public Affairs at marketing(at)abor.com or 512-454-7636. For the latest local housing market listings, visit AustinHomeSearch.com.
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RE/MAX to Standardize on DocuSign for Global Franchise Network
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DocuSign Doubles Down in Real Estate
SAN FRANCISCO, July 25, 2016 -- DocuSign today announced that the company has deepened its investment in the real estate market. As part of this broader commitment, DocuSign will debut new partnerships, expand several existing partnerships, announce additional Real Estate thought leaders to its Advisory Board, and launch significant new product enhancements during Inman Connect 2016 in San Francisco August 2-5, 2016. "DocuSign is the real estate global standard for eSignature and Digital Transaction Management," said Dale Stinton, CEO of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (NAR). "The real estate industry was one of the first to make the digital transformation, and we've been benefiting ever since from DocuSign's ease of use and great end user experience. DocuSign's latest investments bring even more innovation, control and peace of mind to brokers and agents so that they can focus on what matters most – their clients." DocuSign is making its biggest real estate investment to date to enable brokers and agents to process more than 12 million documents annually and close more than 2.5 million real estate transactions every year. The company continues to make innovative enhancements to its product – like offline signing, in-person signing, and the latest improvements to DocuSign Transaction Rooms – that are driving the real estate industry's widespread adoption of DocuSign and helping to add more than 85,000 new users to the DocuSign Global Trust Network every day. "DocuSign has a long history of putting brokers and agents at the center of the real estate transaction so that they can do the same for their clients," said Ed Krafchow, chairman and CEO of Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie Real Estate."From the company's mobile-first product approach, to ensuring brokers and agents have complete control over the transaction, to its industry-leading data privacy practices that keep broker, agent and client information safe and secure, DocuSign is paving the way for the best transaction experiences in real estate." As part of the company's presence at Inman Connect, DocuSign Chairman and CEO Keith Krach – named by Inman News as one of the top 100 most influential people in real estate in 2016 and one of 33 people who are changing the face of real estate in 2015 – will be sharing insights and best practices for brokerages and agents in Imagining the Future Digital Transaction during a Fireside Chat with Brad Inman on Wednesday, August 3 at 11:30am Pacific. "Nothing is more important to the real estate market running smoothly and efficiently than ridding the process of paperwork to make buying a home more transparent and seamless – and DocuSign is leading the way," said Inman Publisher Brad Inman. "The real estate business is about trust and relationships, and it starts with brokers and agents," said Keith Krach, chairman and CEO, DocuSign. "At DocuSign, we are manically focused on providing real estate professionals with the most available, secure, and easy to use platform in the industry. This has been vitally important to us from the beginning and we will continue to put brokers and agents at the center of the transaction." The company will showcase DocuSign Transaction Rooms at Inman Connect – the only digital platform finalist in Inman's Innovator of the Year awards with winners to be announced at the event. DocuSign Transaction Rooms empower brokers and agents to manage the entire real estate transaction, from listing to close, 100% digitally. Its release has shown to be a valuable addition to DocuSign's DTM platform with growth of transactions room usage at 125% year over year for the company. Also, DocuSign has increased its investment in product development by 50% this year demonstrating its commitment to innovation as the market leader. "As the world's market leading independent residential network with more than 120,000 associates at more than 500 firms across more than 50 countries, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World has endorsed DocuSign for eSignature and transaction management," said Pam O'Connor, president & CEO, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World. "DocuSign Transaction Rooms put control over the entire real estate transaction – including client data – right where it belongs: in the hands of our brokers and agents so that they can best manage their transactions – anytime, anywhere, on any device." DocuSign helps close more deals faster, maintain greater control over the transaction, lower cost, and ensure data privacy and security while being compliant with the xDTM Standard. All the while, the company maintains a resilient focus on delivering a great client experience. "DocuSign Transaction Rooms is transforming the real estate industry and has become the hub for a truly end-to-end paperless transaction," said Glenn Shimkus, vice president of real estate product at DocuSign and one of the top 100 most influential people in Real Estate in 2016 according to Inman News. "This is achieved by leveraging DocuSign's industry-leading eSignature solution, API integrations, and the DocuSign Global Trust Network – which includes a wealth of real estate partners – all to enable brokers and agents to better focus on their clients' needs and close more deals faster." During Inman Connect, DocuSign will also announce additional real estate thought leaders to its Advisory Board to add deep real estate expertise. A few members include Rick Smith, CEO of Equifax; Don Thompson, Former CEO of McDonalds; Jerry Yang, co-founder of Yahoo; Bruce Chizen, Former CEO Adobe; and Rick Wagoner, Former CEO General Motors. Strategic investors include the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, Microsoft, Google, SAP, Visa, Salesforce, Dell, Intel, Comcast, Samsung, Ziplogix and others. Numerous organizations including The California Association of REALTORS®, The Canadian Real Estate Association, Ellie Mae Partners, HSF Affiliates, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, LenderLive, Lone Wolf, MLS Listings, MRED, The National Chamber of Trade Union Officers and Agents for Commercial Real Estate (CNASIM), the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, the National MultiFamily Housing Council, NextHome, Inc., RE/MAX, Realogy, Real Estate Webmasters, RESAAS,Royal LaPage, Texas Association of REALTORS®, and many others have partnered with DocuSign on behalf of their members. DocuSign Real Estate customers include Allied Home Mortgage, Auction.com, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox and Roach, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices N.E. Prime Properties, The Boutique Real Estate Group, Crye-Leikie Real Estate Services, ERA Colonial Real Estate, The GoodLife Team Real Estate Brokerage, The Malibu Life, Mortgage Lenders of America,Nancy Alert & Associates Lands Real Estate, Nest Realty, Prominent Properties Sotheby's International Realty, Prudential California Realty, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary GREENE, Rate One, Re/Max Integra, Re/Max Signature Properties, Real-a-Save, Resort Realty, REThink Real Estate, Schoolhouse Realty, Service First Mortgage, Seven Gables Real Estate, Summit Mortgage Corporation, Tim Dunham Realty, Twiddy and Company REALTORS, Westgate Resorts, and zipLogix among others. For more information on DocuSign, visit www.docusign.com.
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Over 30,000 Texas REALTORS® to Get TransactionDesk® by Instanet Solutions
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Lone Wolf adds repree as a partner to its Transaction Data Integration Program
  Lone Wolf is excited to announce repree™ as an addition to our ever growing Transaction Management Integrations.  Through this partnership, repree™ will use Lone Wolf's API set (Application Programming Interface) to facilitate the process of transaction and document management between platforms. The transaction process can require a number of different technologies, depending on how your agents and their clients choose to complete a transaction.  With our dedicated efforts to connect the industry we are providing brokerages with the option to create a connected office by engaging the tools they have in place. Simplify transaction submission into one central system as opposed to having to manually consolidate from various media such as fax and email. Integrating systems to bring the real estate transaction into one space can save even more time. Contact us to learn more about how you can integrate repree™ with brokerWOLF, your back office solution. To view the original post, visit the Lone Wolf blog.
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DocuSign Achieves Certification with xDTM Standard
SAN FRANCISCO, April 1, 2016 -- On the heels of the xDTM Standard Association making the first version of the Digital Transaction Management (DTM) Standard available to the public last week, DocuSign, the eSignature and DTM leader, today announced it has finalized its compliance with the xDTM Standard. Developed by the organization's participants over the past two years, the Standard provides in-depth guidelines and best practices that a DTM provider should address to create a trusted online environment for digital transactions. It also establishes eight core requirements for trust and reliability that a DTM provider must adhere to in order to be compliant. DocuSign's compliance with the Standard provides greater transparency for companies considering its solutions, by highlighting the practices that DocuSign employs to ensure quality in digital transactions, which is of critical importance, given that DocuSign just announced major growth in its customer base – over 225,000 customers and 85 million users generating nearly 950,000 transactions per day. "As the demand grows, it's critical that businesses and consumers can trust that the DTM provider follows best practices to protect their transactions and ensure that they can be securely retrieved when needed," explained Reggie Davis, general counsel and chief legal officer, DocuSign. "xDTM certification provides a verifiable level of assurance for our customers." According to the standard, the eight areas a DTM provider needs to successfully address include: Security – features best-in-class technical protection, highly secure access, and proactive protection policies Assurance – provides assurance that xDTM transactions are compliant with applicable laws Privacy – allows a person or company to reveal information selectively, at their discretion Validity – has a reliable, transparent and verifiable chain of custody, and a digitally signed, tamper-evident audit trail Availability – ensures that transactions are always accessible and obtainable, high performing during periods of peak use, resilient across disaster scenarios, and free of scheduled offline maintenance Scalability – accepts increased volume without impacting performance due to ongoing capacity modeling and proactive lifecycle management Universality – functions across heterogeneous environments/devices and is accessible worldwide Interoperability – works across collaborative services environments and includes integration guidelines and APIs "Achieving compliance is a significant accomplishment for DocuSign," added Davis. "Our goal is to help change how business gets done by enabling organizations and businesses to transact online with confidence – and adopting the standard demonstrates our commitment to making it safer and easier for all of our customers to embrace digital transaction management." Visit www.xdtm.org for more information on the xDTM Standard, and to submit comments that will help shape future enhancements. Also visit www.docusign.com. About DocuSign, Inc.DocuSign® is changing how business gets done by empowering more than 250,000 companies and more than 85 million users in 188 countries to sign, send and manage documents anytime, anywhere, on any device with trust and confidence. DocuSign replaces printing, faxing, scanning and overnighting documents with the easiest, fastest, most trusted way to make every approval and decision digital. Organizations of all sizes, industries and geographies are accelerating contracts, approvals and workflows with DocuSign's eSignature software and Digital Transaction Management (DTM) platform. DocuSign and Go to keep life and business moving forward.
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New Technology Partnership Streamlines Real Estate Transaction Process
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zipLogix™ Forms Web Services Partnership with Roostify
Fraser, MI – February 1, 2016 – zipLogix™, a technology company helping real estate professionals improve productivity and efficiency, today announced a new web services partnership with Roostify, a provider of automated mortgage transaction technology. Roostify is a web and mobile service that makes the home-buying experience easier and quicker by simplifying the loan application and digitizing the application-to-closing process. "Roostify represents our first foray into offering a home loan solution to consumers and real estate professionals that makes the mortgage application, funding and closing process simple, efficient and secure," said zipLogix™ Chairman of the Board Mark Peterson. "The technology provides a similar ease-of-use experience for real estate professionals as well as loan officers and other mortgage and financial professionals." As the nation's recognized real estate software technology leader, zipLogix™'s zipForm® Plus electronic forms software, zipTMS™ transaction management software and zipLogix™ Digital Ink® electronic signature software are utilized by more homebuyers, sellers and real estate professionals than any other solution on the market today. "The home loan process today involves several parties, many who operate in different silos, making what is already an exhausting process, even more so," said Roostify CEO and Founder Rajesh Bhat. "This partnership will allow for real estate agents, who are integral to the home loan closing process, to seamlessly collaborate in real-time, improving the integrity and speed of a home closing and increasing transparency for the consumer. Our lender customers desire to provide greater visibility and responsiveness to their real estate partners. This integration results in a more efficient process for the lender and real estate agents and a happier customer at the close of the loan." By utilizing Roostify, consumers can submit a full loan package in minutes and loan officers can conduct closing activities with their clients, all electronically and in one place. About Roostify Roostify was founded by three technologists frustrated with their individual home buying and re-financing experiences who believed there was a more efficient, open way to complete transactions. They leveraged the expertise of real estate and mortgage banking experts to develop this new web and mobile service that benefits agents, lenders and homebuyers. Roostify is headquartered in San Francisco, California, and is backed by private investors. For more information, visit: www.roostify.com About zipLogix™ Fraser, Mich.-based zipLogix™ is a technology company created by, owned by and working for real estate professionals to improve productivity and efficiency industry wide. Its software automates and simplifies the repetitive and complex steps of real estate transactions, and is used by more than 650,000 REALTORS® across the country.
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NextHome, Inc. and DocuSign Team to Automate the Real Estate Transaction Experience
SAN FRANCISCO, January 6, 2016 — NextHome, Inc., a progressive real estate franchise, announced today that it is integrating DocuSign, Inc.'s (DocuSign®) eSignature software and Transaction Rooms into its franchise technology platform using DocuSign's Application Program Interface (API). With DocuSign's eSignature software and Transaction Rooms, NextHome and Realty World Northern California & Nevada brokers and agents will use the most trusted, secure, and easy-to-use tool for managing real estate transactions electronically. "Our goal is to equip franchisees with tools that optimize their success in today's real estate market," said James Dwiggins, Chief Executive Officer, NextHome, Inc. "We selected DocuSign because the company and its products set the standard for transaction management and eSignature in real estate. With DocuSign's industry-leading API, we were able to quickly and easily embed their solutions into our existing systems to enable broker and agent success." NextHome, Inc. delivers an innovative real estate franchise model that leverages customer-centric branding, impactful marketing, and technology, which combines custom, proprietary solutions and partner integrations. "DocuSign and NextHome share a vision of empowering real estate professionals to win in today's busy, on-the-go mobile world," said Georg Gerstenfeld, Vice President and General Manager, Global Real Estate Solutions, DocuSign. "We're proud at DocuSign to collaborate with NextHome to bring this vision to life by integrating our eSignature and Transaction Rooms into the NextHome platform to enable franchisees to transact business 100% digitally from listing to close." The NextHome, Inc. franchise brands serve more than 1,300 agents and 230 offices across 25 states. The company closes more than 6,000 transactions annually worth $2.5B and is committed to driving the future of real estate. For more information about DocuSign Transaction Rooms and other real estate offerings from DocuSign, please visit www.docusign.com/realestate. For more information about NextHome, Inc. visit www.nexthome.com. About NextHome, Inc. NextHome, Inc. is an independently owned, progressive real estate franchise company, with consumer focused branding, technology and marketing. It owns the NextHome national real estate franchise, which launched in January of 2015 and has grown to over 65 offices, across 25 states with over 400 agents. It also owns the regional franchise Realty World Northern California & Northern Nevada with over 160 offices and more than 900 agents. The company closes over 6,000 transactions annually worth over $2.5B in sales volume. For more information, visit nexthome.com and rwnc.com. About DocuSign, Inc. DocuSign® is changing how business gets done by empowering more than 100,000 companies and more than 50 million users in 188 countries to sign, send and manage documents anytime, anywhere, on any device with confidence. DocuSign replaces printing, faxing, scanning and overnighting documents with the easiest, fastest, most trusted way to make every approval and decision digital. Organizations of all sizes and industries are accelerating contracts, approvals and workflows with DocuSign's Digital Transaction Management (DTM) platform and eSignature solution. DocuSign keeps life and business moving forward. DocuSign offers transaction management services and is the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Official and Exclusive provider of electronic signature services under the REALTOR Benefits® Program. For more information, visit www.docusign.com.
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zipForm® Plus And zipTMS™ At No Cost For 1.1 Million Realtors® As Member Benefit From National Association of REALTORS®
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New Real Estate Industry Partnership Aims to Further Connect the Industry
  Cambridge, ON (November 25, 2015)--Today, Lone Wolf Real Estate Technologies ("Lone Wolf"), the North American leader in residential real estate software, announces the availability of data integration with BackAgent, a service provider of intranet and transaction management solutions for the real estate industry. The integration enables transaction data to flow from the BackAgent platform to Lone Wolf's back office management solution, brokerWOLF; used by nearly 10,000 real estate offices throughout North America. Achieved through Lone Wolf's API (Application Programming Interface) set, the integration streamlines processes for mutual clients and eliminates the need for duplicate data entry in the two platforms. "We believe that connecting Lone Wolf software to other industry leading applications delivers tremendous value for our clients," says Brian Friemel, Executive Vice President, Brokerage Services at Lone Wolf. "BackAgent is an excellent company, sharing many clients with Lone Wolf. We are excited about the efficiencies that we will introduce for current and future Lone Wolf clients." Lone Wolf's Partner Services division enhances the connectivity in the real estate industry by partnering with other industry service providers to enable clients to engineer a healthy eco-system of technology and tools for their business. "We're delighted to have an integration with Lone Wolf that allows our mutual clients to benefit from the flow of data from our system directly into Lone Wolf's system. At BackAgent, our focus is to make things more seamless for our clients and this integration certainly provides yet another way for our clients to save time and effort," says BackAgent President and CEO, Eric Reed. The availability of this feature to mutual clients stems from a recent announcement of Lone Wolf's newest partnerships with transaction management companies, including BackAgent. About BackAgent Houston, Texas–based Agent Extra, LLC d/b/a BackAgent offers brokers and agents a complete ecosystem with a comprehensive intranet and the most robust intelligent transaction management workflow platforms in the industry. With over 150,000 plus brokers and agents already utilizing the BackAgent platform, BackAgent has built a proven system for any size corporate brand or brokerage firm. For more information, visit http://backagent.com. About Lone Wolf Real Estate Technologies Lone Wolf Real Estate Technologies Inc. is the North American leader in real estate solutions and services with nearly 10,000 offices and over 250,000 agents utilizing their fully integrated product lines. Lone Wolf's Complete Enterprise Solution is comprised of its core products and services – brokerWOLF back office management solution, WOLFconnect front office management solutions, globalWOLF website solution, loadingDOCS paperless office solution, mobileWOLF mobile solution, WOLFmedia ad revenue generation service, WOLFwatch accounting service and Lone Wolf's newest service specific to the agent marketplace, agentWOLF. The Complete Enterprise Solution is ideal for real estate offices looking to seamlessly manage their data from the back office to the front office to brokerage and agent websites, providing a single point of entry for data, significant time savings and profitability opportunities. The Complete Enterprise Solution is an invaluable component of a successful real estate brokerage. Lone Wolf has offices in Cambridge, ON, Langley, BC, Las Vegas, NV and Show Low, AZ. For more information please visit www.lwolf.com.
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Realtors® to Receive zipForm Plus® and zipTMS™ as Free Member Benefit
  SAN DIEGO, November 16, 2015 — The more than one million members of the National Association of Realtors® will soon have free access to electronic forms and transaction management software from REALTOR Benefits® Program partner zipLogix. zipLogix is a powerful, easy-to-use real estate forms and transaction management software platform that helps real estate professionals improve their efficiency, productivity and profitability. As the exclusive and official forms software for NAR, more than 600,000 Realtors® already use zipLogix applications, and more than 900,000 NAR members are currently entitled to use zipLogix products through association member benefits or individual purchases. "NAR is Realtors®' business advantage, and the association is committed to making sure Realtors® have the latest technology tools to succeed in today's dynamic real estate environment," said Chris Polychron, executive broker with 1st Choice Realty in Hot Springs, Arkansas. "Now Realtors® will have access to the real estate forms they want, when they need them. We're excited to now offer industry leader zipLogix's tools as a member benefit to all Realtors®. I hope all of our members take advantage of this new benefit to help them save time and money and better succeed in their business." Realtor® associations that license their forms to zipLogix make it easy for their members to access the most up-to-date local and state forms library. Beyond zipForm Plus®, Realtors® will also be able to manage transactions through zipLogix's transaction management system zipTMS™, and store transactional documents to meet their state's Department of Real Estate requirements. "As a Realtor® association-owned company, zipLogix is committed to Realtors®' success," said zipLogix Chairman of the Board Mark Peterson. "We look forward to expanding our partnership with NAR and helping facilitate transactions for even more Realtors® and their clients." Expanded zipLogix tools for brokers and local and state Realtor® associations will also be offered at exclusive members-only pricing. Along with access to forms, transaction management tools and document storage, brokers have additional options available to them, including measurement and reporting tools as well as oversight and management of their agent's transactions to complete contracts more efficiently and assist with risk management. The zipLogix member benefit will be available to Realtors® in early 2016. Members and associations can learn more about at www.realtor.org/forms. NAR's REALTOR Benefits® Program offers practical solutions for Realtors® on the products and services they use every day. The program includes offerings in a variety of categories from nearly 30 companies recognized as leaders in their respective industries. Fraser, Mich.-based zipLogix is a technology company created by, owned by and working for real estate professional to improve productivity and efficiency industry wide. Its software automates and simplifies the repetitive and complex steps of real estate transaction, and is used by more than 650,000 real estate professionals across the country. Visit zipLogix.com to learn more.
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DocuSign Enhances Broker Offering via New Integration with Lone Wolf Accounting
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DocuSign Empowers Agents and Brokers to Manage Deals From Listing to Close 100% Digitally
SAN FRANCISCO and SAN DIEGO, November 12, 2015 — NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® ANNUAL CONFERENCE — With 2.7 million real estate transactions closed annually, DocuSign, Inc. (DocuSign®) extended its leadership in transaction management and eSignatures with enhancements to its Broker Edition product. New functionality includes a task dashboard, mobile tools, extended zipLogix forms integration, and back-office integration via a new partnership with Lone Wolf —all to simplify transactions and protect data for real estate professionals and their clients. "DocuSign is a trusted partner that brokers and REALTORS® count on every day to protect their data and manage their transactions from listing to close," said Glenn Shimkus, vice president, Global Real Estate Products at DocuSign. "We're delivering the visibility, compliance and control that brokers need, along with access and mobility for agents—all in a highly secure, easy-to-use platform—so real estate professionals can manage and close deals faster to best serve their clients." Updated Broker Edition for Compliance and Visibility Based on extensive customer feedback, DocuSign has made continuous improvements to DocuSign Transaction Rooms, Broker Edition, delivering smooth integration and greater depth of features than other industry offerings. With DocuSign Transaction Rooms, brokers have visibility into all transactions, across all agents, including: Brokerage Management: Users can set up their brokerages with office and administrative team access, enabling support staff to manage transactions on behalf of agents, as needed. Data Integration: The Broker Edition will link transaction data from zipForm, such as list prices, listing expiration dates and seller information to DocuSign Transaction Rooms – all in a secure environment. Compliance: The Broker Edition identifies optional and required tasks and documents, while providing an approval process so managers can approve or decline tasks and documents at key stages in the process. Mobile Convenience via Tablets, Smart Phones and Apple Watch for REALTORS® On the Go With more than 90% of REALTORS® communicating with clients via mobile devices, productivity tools that travel with brokers and agents are a must. DocuSign leads the industry with mobile applications designed natively for each platform, now including Apple Watch, so that the mobile experience is highly responsive, intuitive and secure. Enhancements include: Mobile Tasks: DocuSign's extensive tasks functionality will be accessible via most major mobile devices, enabling users to track to-do's, mark tasks as complete and send reminders directly from their smart phone, tablet and even their Apple Watch. Mobile Signatures: DocuSign enables in-person signing on tablets—with even more information, stronger security, and greater ease-of-use than paper-based signing. Agents can take a picture of the person signing and include a map of where the signing took place, making both part of the transaction history and the legally-enforceable audit trail. Intelligent Task Management DocuSign's Broker Edition now includes a Task dashboard, a powerful new way for brokers to manage their business and customize their team's workflow. Also accessible via the web, the dashboard enables brokers to access a comprehensive list of everything requiring attention, from past-due documents and transaction approvals, to other tasks that don't require paperwork. Task management is simplified via brokerage-created rules and built-in intelligence. For example, if a broker enters a task to ensure buyers complete a home inspection five days prior to a contingency deadline, the system automatically accesses the data from the transaction room and inserts the correct deadline. Time-Saving Integration with Industry Partnerships Lone Wolf: DocuSign is delivering integration with Lone Wolf's brokerWOLF accounting system at no additional charge – minimizing errors and saving time and money on data entry. Unlike other offerings, DocuSign covers the integration cost, eliminating per-transaction fees for brokers. Realogy: DocuSign will be a featured partner for the launch of ZapStore, a platform that brings together, in one simple interface, the applications most used by brokers and agents affiliated with Realogy franchise brands. ZapStore will enable Single Sign On capability and is launching with participating brokerages across Century 21, ERA, and Coldwell Banker. zipLogix: DocuSign has extended its integration with zipLogix, the top real estate forms software. DocuSign's one-of-kind integration with zipForm® into the DocuSign Transaction Room simplifies the transaction process for agents and their clients. REALTORS® will be able to complete zipForms directly from the DocuSign Transaction Room via mobile browser. About DocuSign, Inc. DocuSign® is changing how business gets done by empowering more than 100,000 companies and more than 50 million users in 188 countries to sign, send and manage documents anytime, anywhere, on any device with confidence. DocuSign replaces printing, faxing, scanning and overnighting documents with the easiest, fastest, most trusted way to make every approval and decision digital. Organizations of all sizes and industries are accelerating contracts, approvals and workflows with DocuSign's Digital Transaction Management (DTM) platform and eSignature solution. DocuSign keeps life and business moving forward.
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Florida Realtors® Delivers Form Simplicity and Tech Helpline to Leading State Realtor® Associations
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The Connecticut MLS Chooses Instanet Solutions
Kansas City, MO – October 6, 2015 – The Connecticut Multiple Listing Service (CTMLS) and Instanet Solutions, announced today that they have signed a multi-year agreement that will provide over 10,000 REALTOR® members across the state of Connecticut with a unified paperless system. Instanet will provide CTMLS members with TransactionDesk®. The TransactionDesk system includes electronic forms & contracts, document & transaction management, plus a tool to collaborate online with clients and other transaction participants such as attorneys. CTMLS members will also have the option to seamlessly add Authentisign® which is Instanet's electronic signature module, an ESIGN and UETA compliant electronic signature solution which is also FHA and Fannie Mae approved. "On behalf of everyone at Instanet, we are thrilled to have been chosen by CTMLS", says Martin Scrocchi, CEO of Instanet Solutions. This new partnership will help REALTORS® in Connecticut truly move toward a paperless real estate transaction. We will be tightly integrated with CTMLS' Matrix MLS where users can both pull and push data seamlessly between the forms and the MLS. Our company has one main goal – to provide clients with fresh technology that makes it easier to conduct real estate transactions." CTMLS CEO Cameron Paine added, "The Instanet products, once integrated with CTMLS' Matrix platform, will provide a powerful single point of entry system that will give our members the ability to edit, save and share forms and contracts for specific properties. The integration will also effectively eliminate duplicate data entry and will allow data to be pushed into Matrix or conversely for Matrix to pull listing and tax data into contracts. When you add in back end office integration and the ability to use the product on any device this decision is a game changer for our members." About The Connecticut MLS CTMLS is run by REALTORS®, for REALTORS®. Founded in 2006, CTMLS is among the top twenty largest MLSs in the country and is recognized as an industry leader. Based in Wallingford, CT, the CTMLS empowers over 10,000 brokers and realtors with knowledge, tools and services that enable them to excel in their profession. The CTMLS listings database has over 25,000 listings and facilitates over $7 billion in annual Connecticut real estate transactions. About Instanet Solutions Instanet Solutions is a leading provider of real estate technology with over 480K licensed, paid user accounts of their various real estate focused products –TransactionDesk®, Authentisign®, Instanet Forms®, DocBox®, InstanetFax® and InstanetOffers®. Instanet Solutions began delivering residential real estate technology in 1992. Further information about Instanet Solutions and its products is available at http://www.instanetsolutions.com.
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Form Simplicity Adds New Paperless Management Tools for Real Estate Brokers
ORLANDO, FL (Sep 30, 2015)—One of the real estate industry's most popular and advanced paperless transaction solutions, Form Simplicity, has added Broker Transaction Management into its cloud-based platform. Broker Transaction Management creates a single place inside Form Simplicity for real estate brokers to manage, review, approve, track and store every agent's transaction activity from beginning to end. Form Simplicity's new Broker Transaction Management tools allow real estate brokers to reduce their risk through a customizable, automated, paperless review process that helps safeguard brokerage transactions to remain compliant. Brokers may collaborate with agents throughout the transaction review process to ensure accuracy across the streamlined workflow. For office transparency, the new Broker Transaction Management feature also tracks email and text correspondence for every transaction, gives brokers visibility into each agent's transaction activity, and allows brokers to evaluate, comment on and approve all forms digitally submitted by their agents. Eric Forsman, Vice President of Technology Services at Florida Realtors®, says that the development of the Broker Transaction Management features for Form Simplicity was driven by client recommendations. "Form Simplicity was made by Realtors® for Realtors® and was improved upon based on users' feedback," Forsman says. "Form Simplicity truly puts everything in one place that a Broker and agent need to process a paperless transaction from beginning to end." Tom Baker, Regional Sales Manager for The Keyes Company and 2015 Florida Realtors Vice President District 3, who has been beta testing these new features, says, "We are in the process of implementing the Broker Review transaction management platform companywide. We evaluated competitor platforms and made the decision that Form Simplicity was the best solution for transaction management." Among the new features that Broker Transaction Management brings to Form Simplicity is access to the detailed history of each checklist review as well as a fully customizable, color-coded, checklist system that allows Brokers to easily see agent activity by transaction type. The new Broker Review feature allows agents to submit electronically their completed contracts to their broker for final approval. During the digital review process, when brokers or agents add comments, each party is automatically alerted, which expedites the process online. When the broker marks the submission as complete or incomplete, Form Simplicity automatically notifies the agent of the change in status. For easy reference, the review process logs all comments and activities made throughout the workflow. What are the additional costs for Brokers? "Absolutely nothing," says Tricia Stamper, Director of Technology Products at Florida Realtors®. "It's actually better than free, because Brokers gain increased productivity as paperless transaction management makes both the broker and the agent more productive. Plus, there are additional savings from reduced paper copying, both time and the expense, which also makes a positive environmental impact," she adds. Form Simplicity, which is owned by Florida Realtors®, saves agents time with auto-populating smart forms and secure digital signatures; allows agents to share and negotiate transactions with built-in collaboration tools; and provides bank-grade, secured cloud storage of all documents and logs. Used daily by Realtors from Florida to Wyoming, New Jersey to Iowa and Arkansas, Form Simplicity may be used on mobile devices and has an integrated, digital signature solution, speeding up the process of closing transactions. Also included is free tech support provided by the real estate industry's #1 tech support team, Tech Helpline. Tech Helpline is a service owned by Florida Realtors and is known for its friendly, U.S.-based tech analysts. More information about Form Simplicity with Broker Transaction Management is available online at www.formsimplicity.com or by calling 888-784-5404. A video demo is at http://bit.ly/btm-video. About Form Simplicity Form Simplicity serves the real estate industry by providing real estate professionals with an end-to-end, online real estate transaction solution for expediting real estate transactions that eliminates the need for paper transactions. Form Simplicity gives real estate professionals the tools to create, manage, share and store transactions digitally for on-the-go, paperless transactions. Users have the capability to create and edit transactions on mobile devices. Form Simplicity is currently available nationwide to Realtor® associations, MLS systems and brokerage firms, providing a cost-effective, paperless platform to help real estate agents and brokers integrate their transaction processes through online automation and cloud-based solutions. Tech Helpline, the real estate industry's number one tech support team, supports Form Simplicity. Form Simplicity and Tech Helpline are owned by Florida Realtors® based in Orlando, Fla. Florida Realtors®, formerly known as the Florida Association of Realtors®, serves as the voice for real estate in Florida. It provides programs, services, continuing education, research and legislative representation to its 140,000 members in 58 boards/associations.
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Zapelo Launches at Real Estate Connect
San Francisco, CA – August 3, 2015 – America's one-million-plus real estate brokers and agents use separate technology systems for email, CRM, lead generation, calendar scheduling and task tracking, document storage, electronic signatures, transaction management, and drip marketing. Zapelo is looking to disrupt real estate technology's silo approach with the industry's first cloud-based, wholly integrated and end-to-end mobile real estate management system. "Zapelo is like taking the right pieces from Gmail, Dropbox, MailChimp, dotloop, REESIO and Top Producer, putting them together and making it affordable for any brokerage," says Jack Berube, CEO of Zapelo. Zapelo is a simple-to-use, fully integrated, mobile real estate management system that offers a CRM, lead generation, transaction management, email, calendar and task tracking, workflow checklists, integrated electronic signatures and shareable document storage – all on the cloud. "It's the first system that truly manages the real estate sales funnel from top-to-bottom," Berube says. "Everyone is paying for technology no one is really using. For the technology you actually use, most brokerages will subscribe to multiple products, log in and out of various systems, and re-enter the same damn data again and again. It's nuts," Berube adds. Zapelo launches tomorrow at Inman Real Estate Connect in San Francisco, and is featured as part of the conference's coveted Startup Alley. Real Estate Connect, the real estate industry's preeminent gathering of the leaders in real estate and technology industries, has launched some of the real estate technology industry's biggest brands. Rhonda Duffy (duffyrealtyofatlanta.com), who is ranked as the number one listing agent in the U.S. and the number one agent in Georgia, calls Zapelo, "The Swiss-Army knife" of real estate technology. "Vendors keep pushing single apps or bloated software with features that agents will never use," Duffy said. "Zapelo has created a 'right-sized' technology to include only the features a broker or team needs to manage their real estate pipeline." "Zapelo has made the complex simple and affordable, which is exactly what agents must have," Duffy adds. "Agents don't have time to sit in a training class to learn every new product and most agents can't afford to pay $30 to $100 a month for a dozen different services. Zapelo solves both of these problems." Zapelo integrated product features: Email system: Full-featured email system leverages your email address (IMAP) throughout all these features and connects email to tasks, schedules, documents, and more. CRM tool: Agents can quickly add prospects and clients to a new marketing campaign; everything is synchronized, time stamped and trackable. Transaction management: A fully collaborative system that allows agents to interact with their clients – no exporting or importing, everything is all on the cloud in this single environment. Lead generation: Leads generated from any source can be automatically imported into the platform. Drip marketing: Fast, easy to use templates to stay-in-touch with prospects and past clients. Calendar and task tracking: Everything agents needs for scheduling their daily routine and track tasks throughout the transaction process to help agents keep on top of their pipeline. Electronic signatures: Fully integrated into the platform and ultra secure, works just like the most popular eSignature systems but is completely integrated, storing everything in one place (for brokerages, Zapelo is designed to work in concert with their current solution in most cases). Document storage and sharing: Features a secure and easy way to securely share documents so your customers don't need to open a third-party account to access their files. "White label" for brokerages: The platform is designed to promote the brokerage's brand, not Zapelo's brand, with a 24-hour "White label" offering to customize the platform to the look and feel of the brokerage's brand. "White label" customized branding includes color scheme, corporate logo, and customized task lists.   Today the Beta version of Zapelo is available to real estate brokerages, teams and agents. Brokerages pay a one-time setup fee, which includes their "White label" customized branding, for $500 and $199 a month. Individual agent accounts are $49 per month, and volume discounts are available for brokerages. Zapelo CEO Berube is also offering MLS firms and Realtor associations their own branded versions of Zapelo to offer their members a new potential source of revenue. About Zapelo Zapelo, based in Atlanta, Georgia, is the real estate industry's first fully-integrated mobile real estate management system. This cloud-based platform features just the right tools active agents need to manage their business, including CRM, lead generation, transaction management, drip marketing, email, calendar and task tracking, workflow checklists, integrated electronic signatures and shareable document storage. Zapelo offers brokerages one system to reduce operating risk, boost efficiency and improve the overall customer experience. Discover Zapelo online at http://www.zapelo.com.
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PDF Editing, zipForm® Plus, and More with Latest DocuSign Transaction Rooms Mobile Update
The latest DocuSign Transaction Rooms update takes a big step in that direction as well. There were a handful of abilities you had only in our web app that have now made their way to our mobile apps for Android and iOS. Do more with your PDFs The big one is the ability for you to do more with your PDFs right from your phone or tablet. With this update, you can choose a view that shows thumbnails of every page within a PDF. You can also manipulate your PDFs in a number of ways without leaving the app. Split a PDF into multiple documents or combine several PDFs into a single document. You can also change the page order and rotate pages within the PDF, which is helpful if it scanned in upside down. zipForm® Plus and your tablet If you do a lot of work on your iPad or Android tablet, you might be pleased to hear that DocuSign eSignature tags attached to zipForm® documents carry over to your Transaction Room when you pull them in on your tablet. You can use these pre-tagged forms directly in an envelope by assigning signing roles to people, which can also be done on your tablet. This is in addition to the existing capability of manually assigning tags that show signers exactly where they need to sign or initial. A quick update Your paid DocuSign Transaction Rooms account gives you the ability to send and receive faxes. If this is something you're interested in, you can request a personal fax number from within the app on your smartphone or tablet. A lot of folks still fax, and it comes in pretty handy to have a "fax machine" right at your fingertips. Currently you can send 300 pages outbound per month at no additional charge, with unlimited inbound pages. If you really stop and think about how much more you're doing on your phone these days, it's easy to see why our laptops are collecting dust. The fact is, sometimes you probably feel like you need to be in about eight places at once. While we can't exactly clone you—yet—we can make things that much easier in terms of working on the go. Paul Koziarz Paul Koziarz is the Director of Product Marketing for Transaction Rooms at DocuSign, and co-founder of Cartavi (acquired by DocuSign). He continues to work with real estate professionals, and is also focused on expanding our Transaction Rooms solution to serve other key industries. Connect with Paul on Twitter or on LinkedIn. DocuSign offers transaction management services and is the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Official and Exclusive provider of electronic signature services under the REALTOR Benefits® Program. zipLogix, a subsidiary of Real Estate Business Services, Inc. (REBS), is a joint venture between REBS and the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. zipLogix is also a proud partner in NAR's REALTOR Benefits® Program. You must have an active zipForm® Plus account connected to your DocuSign for REALTORS® PLUS, DocuSign for Real Estate PLUS, or DocuSign for Real Estate PLUS, Broker Edition account in order to utilize the zipForm® Plus integration. Please check with your association to see if zipForm® Plus is available to you.
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Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and DocuSign Strengthen Partnership to Bring Power of Digital Transaction Management to Brokers and Agents Worldwide
CHICAGO, April 27, 2015 -- Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE), the largest global network of premier real estate firms, and DocuSign, Inc., the Global Standard for Digital Transaction Management® (DTM), have extended their partnership globally, announcing today that DocuSign Professional Edition is now available at a preferred rate to LeadingRE members worldwide. DocuSign, among the first of LeadingRE's approved suppliers to make an offering to the company's international members, helps real estate professionals close more deals faster with a better client experience. DocuSign and LeadingRE first announced an exclusive agreement in October 2013 in which LeadingRE's members in the United States receive preferred access to DocuSign. The companies are extending their current offer to LeadingRE's global network, providing members in more than 50 countries with the ability to manage, track, send, sign and retain real estate documents securely from anywhere, anytime, on any device. With DocuSign Professional, LeadingRE members can eliminate the challenges, costs and lack of security in printing, faxing, scanning, overnighting and driving around town to complete real estate transactions. Today's announcement adds to recent news that DocuSign will open three new data centers in the European Union and has signed agreements with numerous global partners – all to further accelerate the expansion of The DocuSign Global Trust Network. DocuSign is trusted by more than 100,000 customers and serves more than 50 million users worldwide through offices in Chicago, Dublin, London, New York, Paris, San Francisco, Sao Paulo, Seattle, Singapore and Sydney. "At LeadingRE, our clients expect blue-ribbon experiences, and our members need digital solutions that allow them to do just that," said LeadingRE's Vice President International Operations Chris Dietz. "As the global standard for Digital Transaction Management, DocuSign has been an approved provider for years, and we are proud to extend the DocuSign experience and value to every LeadingRE member around the world." "We're pleased to be LeadingRE's choice to take Digital Transaction Management and eSignature to their international members," said DocuSign's VP and GM of Global Real Estate Solutions Georg Gerstenfeld. "With DocuSign Professional, LeadingRE professionals in more than 50 countries can impress clients by offering a delightful mobile experience – anytime, anywhere, on any device." To learn more about DocuSign in the real estate industry, visit https://www.docusign.com/dsre/. For information about Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, visit www.leadingre.com. About Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® is the largest network of over 500 premier locally-branded firms with 3,500 offices and 120,000 sales associates producing over one million annual home sale transactions annually. LeadingRE provides its affiliates with an extensive range of brokerage services, including lead generation, cross-market referrals, branding support, luxury marketing, online exposure, technology systems, and industry-leading professional development. About DocuSign, Inc. DocuSign® is The Global Standard for Digital Transaction Management®. DocuSign is helping more than 100,000 companies across nearly every industry and department make their digital transformation by putting an end to the paper chase. More than 50 million people in 188 countries turn to DocuSign to manage their most important transactions—digitally. DocuSign's DTM platform supports legally compliant signature processes tailored to meet requirements globally with localization in 43 languages. Every day more than 50,000 new users join The DocuSign Global Trust Network to increase speed to results, reduce costs, enhance security and compliance, and delight clients with a secure digital experience. For more information, visit www.docusign.com or call 206-582-4819. DocuSign offers transaction management services and is the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Official and Exclusive provider of electronic signature services under the REALTOR Benefits® Program.
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NAR and DocuSign Take Strategic Partnership Global
CHICAGO, April 13, 2015 -- The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), America's largest trade association, and DocuSign, Inc. further their strategic partnership by announcing today that DocuSign Professional is now available to 3,000 International REALTOR® members at a discounted rate. DocuSign Professional enables real estate professionals and brokerages to securely prepare, execute and manage an unlimited amount of custom-branded documents digitally from anywhere, anytime, on any device. With this offering, brokerages and REALTORS® outside the United States can accelerate business, improve security and compliance, and deliver clients a best-in-class buying and selling experience—regardless of whether the client is purchasing internationally or doing domestic transactions at a brokerage in another country. "As the exclusive eSignature solution for the National Association of REALTORS®, DocuSign's platform has been helping NAR members in the United States accelerate business for years," said NAR's Director Global Alliances Jeff Hornberger. "We are thrilled to extend this exclusive offer internationally so REALTORS® and their clients can benefit from the same ease-of-use, mobility, and security of DocuSign Professional from around the world." "The National Association REALTORS® is an early and very strategic partner to DocuSign," said DocuSign's Chief Strategy Officer Tom Gonser. "We are thrilled to bring the power of DocuSign to REALTORS® and brokerages around the world to modernize the home buying and selling process." To learn more about this exclusive offer, visit https://secure.docusign.com/landing/real-estate/IntREALTORS, or for additional information about DocuSign in real estate, https://www.docusign.com/solutions/industries/real-estate. About The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® The National Association of REALTORS®, "The Voice for Real Estate," is America's largest trade association, representing 1 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries. About DocuSign, Inc. DocuSign® is The Global Standard for Digital Transaction Management®. DocuSign helps more than 100,000 companies across nearly every industry and department make their digital transformation by putting an end to the paper chase. More than 50 million people in 188 countries turn to DocuSign to manage their most important transactions—digitally. DocuSign's DTM platform supports legally compliant signature processes tailored to meet requirements globally with localization in 43 languages. Every day more than 50,000 new users join The DocuSign Global Trust Network to increase speed to results, reduce costs, enhance security and compliance, and delight clients with a secure digital experience. For more information, visit www.docusign.com or call 877.720.2040. DocuSign offers transaction management services and is the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Official and Exclusive provider of electronic signature services under the REALTOR Benefits® Program.
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DocuSign and Real Estate Webmasters Partner to Help Real Estate Professionals Close More Deals
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 5, 2015 -- DocuSign, Inc., The Global Standard for Digital Transaction Management® (DTM), announced a partnership with Real Estate Webmasters Inc. The partnership includes a new integration that brings together DocuSign's DTM platform and industry-leading eSignature solution with Real Estate Webmasters custom-built websites and lead management systems. The combined solution from DocuSign and Real Estate Webmasters enables real estate professionals to go fully digital for faster real estate transactions, increased security and compliance, and lower cost – all while delivering an enhanced home buying and selling experience. "DocuSign is the gold standard in the real estate industry for Digital Transaction Management and eSignature solutions," said Morgan Carey, CEO of Real Estate Webmasters Inc. "We only work with the best and are thrilled to become an exclusive DocuSign partner. Integrating the DocuSign platform within our portfolio of innovative web marketing services provides our customers with a powerful set of options for building their real estate business." "Partnering with Real Estate Webmasters further cements DocuSign's leadership as the platform of choice for transaction management in Real Estate," said Georg Gerstenfeld, VP and General Manager of Global Real Estate Solutions, DocuSign. "The integration between DocuSign and Real Estate Webmasters' best-in-class web marketing services will provide agents and brokers more options on how they find, manage and close business." As part of the agreement, Real Estate Webmasters will bundle DocuSign products into their web marketing services. For information about DocuSign in the real estate industry, visit https://www.docusign.com/solutions/industries/real-estate. For information about Real Estate Webmasters visit: www.realestatewebmasters.com. About DocuSign, Inc. DocuSign® is The Global Standard for Digital Transaction Management®. DocuSign is helping more than 100,000 companies across nearly every industry and department make their digital transformation by putting an end to the paper chase. More than 50 million people in 188 countries turn to DocuSign to manage their most important transactions—digitally. DocuSign's DTM platform supports legally compliant signature processes tailored to meet requirements globally with localization in 43 languages. Every day more than 50,000 new users join The DocuSign Global Trust Network to increase speed to results, reduce costs, enhance security and compliance, and delight clients with a secure digital experience. For more information, visit www.docusign.com or call 877.720.2040. About Real Estate Webmasters Recently honored by Profit 500 as one of Canada's fastest growing companies, Real Estate Webmasters offers end-to-end solutions for real estate professionals, from Websites, CRM to consulting and marketing (SEO and PPC). Recognized as the leading provider of custom website development, marketing and software applications the company understands itself as a key technology partner to their clients and takes huge pride in serving many real estate industry leaders across the United States and Canada. Located in beautiful, downtown Nanaimo, B.C., on Vancouver Island, Real Estate Webmasters has 150 employees and serves more than 35,000 real estate professionals with their products and services.
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DocuSign Elevates the Standard for Digital Transaction Management in Real Estate
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Tennessee REALTORS® Go Paperless with Instanet Solutions
Nashville, Tennessee and Austin, Texas (January 28th, 2015) – The Tennessee Association of REALTORS® (TAR) and Instanet Solutions announced today that they have expanded the paperless system used by TAR. TAR members have enjoyed Instanet's online InstanetForms® service since 2005. Effective immediately, every member will now have Instanet's complete paperless product suite as a benefit of their membership in TAR. This includes TransactionDesk® as well as unlimited electronic signatures using Authentisign®. Authentisign is the ESIGN-compliant electronic signature solution, allowing REALTORS® to easily and securely transmit deal documents to clients for online signing. As an additional benefit, TAR has authorized direct integration between all participating MLS's in the state and Instanet. That means a REALTOR® who is making an offer on a listing can simply click a single button inside the MLS which will automatically open and complete the purchase and other necessary offer forms inside Instanet. Brokerages with their own internal back office applications will also be allowed by TAR to integrate their forms for direct and secure access through Instanet. The new arrangement with TAR also includes Instanet's Brokerage software modules at no extra cost to the firms seeking to take their company paperless. The Broker File Manager automates the entire lifecycle of listing and sales and virtually eliminates the need to read and approve paper files. "TAR helped lead the real estate industry nationwide when they introduced electronic InstanetForms as a core business practice more than 10 years ago. They have been a great partner and we are excited to help them take the next step in going paperless," says Martin Scrocchi, CEO & President of Instanet Solutions. "By adding our full suite of services, REALTORS® in Tennessee will now have the complete TransactionDesk service including Authentisign, our, online collaboration and electronic signing system. Instanet remains dedicated to innovation and delivering easy-to-use supercharged products and this expanded service relationship in Tennessee is a great fit." Buzz Steele, TAR's Director of Marketing & Member Services added, "This is the next step in evolution for the TAR Firms and Membership to go as GREEN as they choose. It provides Managing Brokers the opportunity to manage all of their agents' transactions in one location – TransactionDesk. TAR plans to focus more education for the Brokers and intensify its efforts in educating its REALTOR® members on all the new features available. Ultimately, TAR wants to provide the most efficient, relevant and useful services for its membership. With the help of Instanet Solutions, TAR is well on its way in meeting this goal. We look forward to working alongside Instanet Solutions and maintaining our outstanding relationship!" About the Tennessee Association of REALTORS®: The Tennessee Association of REALTORS® (TAR) is headquartered in Nashville and serves over 20,000 REALTOR® members, REALTOR® member firms, and local associations throughout Tennessee. TAR's annual dues, however, are among the lowest in the nation! Members can access a wide range of member services including: Free TAR Legal & Ethics Hot Line Free Online Real Estate Forms (via TransactionDesk) A Free Internet page on the TN Living Network News services, including the TAR DIGEST, forms updates, & our Grassroots Legislative Action Center Legislative advocacy Numerous Educational opportunities About Instanet Solutions Instanet Solutions is a leading provider of real estate technology with over 400,000 licensed, paid user accounts of their various real estate focused products –TransactionDesk®, Authentisign®, Instanet Forms®, DocBox® and InstanetFax®. Instanet Solutions began delivering residential real estate technology in 1992. Instanet Solutions services have processed more than 200 million pages of electronic documents just since 2009 and have saved millions of pages of paper. Instanet Solutions was a pioneer of paperless efforts in the real estate industry, including its Go Green Go Paperless campaign initiated in 2008. Instanet Solutions continues to lead the industry in promoting and developing paperless real estate technologies. Further information about Instanet Solutions and its products is available at http://www.instanetsolutions.com.
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Real Estate Software Developers Realty Commander Releases Most Comprehensive Real Estate IOS App
Ann Arbor, Mich--Independent software developer Elk Software released Realty Commander Mobile, the most feature heavy real estate productivity application for all iPhone and iPad devices. The free app can help both agents and brokers run their real estate business from the palm of their hand. The Realty Commander app is built from the ground up to increase productivity and help close more homes. Like its parent software for desktops, the Realty Commander app was built with input from real estate industry professionals across the U.S. to ensure the app included features top agents wanted or needed to run their business. "Our main goal with the Realty Commander app was to create software agents can use to improve their day-to-day business operations and that's what it accomplishes," said Realty Commander's Director of Technology Vincent R. Tinch II. "We can get a real estate business to go both paperless and mobile in one painless motion." Features in the Realty Commander mobile app that include transaction, email, contact and property management, esignatures, guest access, task lists and the ability for teams to collaborate on files and properties. The sleek design allows for easy navigation and the software will never be bogged down by ads. Realty Commander is a team of real estate industry vets and digital technology experts based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. They have been developing and supporting transaction management software since 2008. The desktop version of Realty Commander has over $4.5 billion in transaction dollars managed, and has constantly pushing the envelope in digital real estate technology. "Our software is very unique, we are always updating and tweaking to make sure agents using our system are getting the best product on the market," said Randy Tobbe, Realty Commander's Senior Sales Executive "We combine a CRM, transaction, communication, signatures and task management systems in one package. We really want to change what people expect out of a real estate software." If you would like more information on the app or an interview with our development or executive teams please contact Jon Shihadeh by phone or email at 734- 956-8904 or [email protected]
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eBrokerHouse Platform Celebrates Milestone of $15 Billion in Closed Transactions
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Single Point of Data Entry for Real Estate Brokerages is the Focus of New Integration with Forms Provider
  CAMBRIDGE, ONTARIO (DECEMBER 4, 2014) – Lone Wolf Real Estate Technologies, the industry leader in real estate solutions and services, announces the completion of an API (application programming interface) integration with electronic forms provider, formsRus.com. The API is available through Lone Wolf's transaction management solution, loadingDOCS. This API allows agents to seamlessly access and send completed transaction documents from their formsRus.com platform directly to their loadingDOCS clipboard. This integration supports single point of data entry for real estate brokerages, simplifying the transaction process for real estate agents and administrators. "The strategic partnerships we're implementing in our transaction management solution, loadingDOCS, bring together all the steps required to successfully operate a paperless office," says Lorne C. Wallace, CEO of Lone Wolf. "This, in conjunction with the integrated functionality of the Complete Enterprise Solution, further streamlines brokerage operations and fosters efficiency for brokers, agents and administrators." The formsRus.com integration, along with other recent forms provider APIs, enables Lone Wolf clients to access their transaction documents from different sources in one central location for improved operational efficiency. "We are committed to improving workflow and eliminating paper-based processes for our clients. Lone Wolf's loadingDOCS integration is a logical and synergistic addition to our platform. By partnering with Lone Wolf, our real estate brokerages now have access to a simple and seamless end-to-end transaction management system," says Matt Maynard, President of formsRus.com. Additional APIs within loadingDOCS will continue to reinforce the value of the transaction management component for Lone Wolf clients. Currently, Lone Wolf services nearly 10,000 real estate offices and almost 250,000 agents across North America with its Complete Enterprise Solution. loadingDOCS is Lone Wolf's transaction management component within the Complete Enterprise Solution. loadingDOCS, and its partnerships, cover the five steps of going paperless for a real estate brokerage including creation, execution, submission, review/approval, and storage of transaction documents. About Lone Wolf Real Estate Technologies Lone Wolf Real Estate Technologies Inc. is the North American leader in real estate solutions and services with almost 10,000 offices utilizing their fully integrated product lines. Lone Wolf's Complete Enterprise Solutions is comprised of its core products and services – brokerWOLF back office management solution, WOLFconnect front office management solutions, globalWOLF website solution, loadingDOCS paperless office solution, mobileWOLF mobile solution, WOLFmedia ad revenue generation service, WOLFwatch accounting service and Lone Wolf's newest service specific to the agent marketplace, agentWOLF. The Complete Enterprise Solution is ideal for real estate offices looking to seamlessly manage their data from the back office to the front office to brokerage and agent websites, providing a single point of entry for data, significant time savings and profitability opportunities. The Complete Enterprise Solution is an invaluable component of a successful real estate brokerage. Lone Wolf has offices in Cambridge, ON, Langley, BC, Las Vegas, NV and Show Low, AZ. For more information please visit www.lwolf.com.
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New eSignature Integration Streamlines the Transaction Process for Real Estate Brokerages
  CAMBRIDGE, ONTARIO, NOVEMBER 7, 2014– Lone Wolf Real Estate Technologies, the industry leader in real estate solutions and services, announces a new integration with Instanet Solutions Authentisign Signit eSignature module. The Authentisign integration allows Lone Wolf clients to electronically sign the Transaction Record Sheet for each real estate transaction. It is a complementary service that streamlines the transaction management process and enhances the efficiency of brokerage operations. "This partnership showcases the true value of integrated solutions for a real estate brokerage and is an integral component in reducing manual processes for our clients," says Chris Avery, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Lone Wolf. "Our goal has always been to offer one point of data entry through solutions that integrate and streamline brokerage operations. With the Complete Enterprise Solution and this new partnership, we're providing more time for our clients to focus on growing their business and servicing their customers." Brokers, agents and administrators are often required to go through multiple steps when processing a real estate transaction. This includes manual processes such as printing, signing, scanning/faxing and uploading documents. With Lone Wolf's Complete Enterprise Solution and the new Instanet Authentisign integration, brokerage processes and transaction data flows seamlessly, significantly reducing the time and manual processes required to complete a real estate transaction. "Instanet Solutions has always been a leader in providing solutions to optimize the workflow in real estate. The integration of the Authentisign Signit API into Lone Wolf's Transaction Record Sheet is a perfect example of how brokerages can reduce operational costs, save time and become more efficient through the use of Instanet Solutions technology," said Martin Scrocchi, President and CEO of Instanet Solutions. In recent months, Lone Wolf has focused on expanding their partnerships in the forms and eSignature space for their transaction management solution, loadingDOCS. loadingDOCS, and its partnerships, cover the five steps of going paperless for a real estate brokerage including creation, execution, submission, review/approval, and storage of transaction documents. About Lone Wolf Real Estate Technologies Lone Wolf Real Estate Technologies Inc. is the North American leader in real estate solutions and services with almost 10,000 offices utilizing their fully integrated product lines. Lone Wolf's Complete Enterprise Solutions is comprised of its core products and services – brokerWOLF back office management solution, WOLFconnect front office management solutions, globalWOLF website solution, loadingDOCS paperless office solution, mobileWOLF mobile solution, WOLFmedia ad revenue generation service, WOLFwatch accounting service and Lone Wolf's newest service specific to the agent marketplace, agentWOLF. The Complete Enterprise Solution is ideal for real estate offices looking to seamlessly manage their data from the back office to the front office to brokerage and agent websites, providing a single point of entry for data, significant time savings and profitability opportunities. The Complete Enterprise Solution is an invaluable component of a successful real estate brokerage. Lone Wolf has offices in Cambridge, ON, Langley, BC, Las Vegas, NV and Show Low, AZ. For more information please visit www.lwolf.com. About Instanet Solutions Instanet Solutions is a leading provider of real estate technology with over 400,000 licensed, paid user accounts of their various real estate focused products – Authentisign®, TransactionDesk®, Instanet Forms®, DocBox® and InstanetFax®. .Instanet Solutions began delivering real estate technology in 1992. For more information please visit www.instanetsolutions.com. For Instanet Solutions media inquiries, please contact Joe Kazzoun, VP Business and Product Development at [email protected]
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DocuSign and zipLogix Deepen Integration to Help Real Estate Professionals Close Deals Faster
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New API Functionality Improves the Transaction Process for Real Estate Agents
  CAMBRIDGE, ONTARIO, October 14, 2014 – Lone Wolf Real Estate Technologies, the industry leader in real estate solutions and services, announces the completion of an API (application programming interface) integration with eSignature provider, DealTap, available through Lone Wolf's loadingDOCS transaction management solution. The API allows agents to automatically send signed transaction documents from their DealTap system directly to their loadingDOCS clipboard. This API streamlines the transaction process for real estate agents, significantly reducing the manual processes and time required to upload and submit documents to their brokerage staff for approval. "Our focus has always been on improving efficiency and identifying ways to increase profitability for our clients and this API is an excellent example of that," says Lorne C. Wallace C.A., CEO of Lone Wolf. "By strategically selecting partner companies that can help us further improve the functionality of our solutions, we'll continue to streamline real estate transaction processes and deliver deeper data integration to our clients." The completion of the API within loadingDOCS further solidifies the value of Lone Wolf's transaction management system and reinforces Lone Wolf's product and service offerings for real estate agents. Currently, Lone Wolf services nearly 10,000 real estate offices and almost 250,000 agents across North America. The DealTap API, along with other partnerships in the transaction management space, will enable Lone Wolf clients to leverage the data in their systems and implement more efficient processes to improve brokerage operations. "This is a pivotal move for the industry. Working with Lone Wolf, the entire real estate transaction becomes seamless, integrated right into the backbone architecture of a brokerage. It is a significant shift in terms of how real estate transactions can be managed by the business," says Zoran Vukasovic, B.Com, MBA, F.CIM, Managing Partner of DealTap Inc. "We believe this is just the beginning and look forward to working with Lone Wolf." loadingDOCS is Lone Wolf's transaction management component within the Complete Enterprise Solution. loadingDOCS, and its partnerships, cover the five steps of going paperless for a real estate brokerage including creation, execution, submission, review/approval, and storage of transaction documents. About Lone Wolf Real Estate Technologies Inc. Lone Wolf Real Estate Technologies Inc. is the North American leader in real estate solutions and services with almost 10,000 offices utilizing their fully integrated product lines. Lone Wolf's Complete Enterprise Solutions is comprised of its core products and services – brokerWOLF back office management solution, WOLFconnect front office management solutions, globalWOLF website solution, loadingDOCS paperless office solution, mobileWOLF mobile solution, WOLFmedia ad revenue generation service, WOLFwatch accounting service and Lone Wolf's newest service specific to the agent marketplace, agentWOLF. The Complete Enterprise Solution is ideal for real estate offices looking to seamlessly manage their data from the back office to the front office to brokerage and agent websites, providing a single point of entry for data, significant time savings and profitability opportunities. The Complete Enterprise Solution is an invaluable component of a successful real estate brokerage. Lone Wolf has offices in Cambridge, ON, Langley, BC, Las Vegas, NV and Show Low, AZ. For more information please visit www.lwolf.com.
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Reesio Launches CRM, Listing Syndication, and Its Own E-Signatures; Pivots to Paid Pricing Model
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 19, 2014 -- Reesio, the real estate technology startup that has focused primarily on transaction management during its 21-month existence, has announced the launch of several new features that it feels will propel it faster and faster towards becoming an all-in-one technology platform: CRM and Lead Tracking/Management Listing Syndication to popular portals like Trulia, HomeFinder, and Foreclosure.com Its own E-Signatures powered by Adobe EchoSign. The ability for users to turn on/turn off their Reesio single property page websites. All of the above new features are being launched and tightly integrated into Reesio's existing transaction management product. According to Reesio Co-Founder and CEO, Mark Thomas, these new features are based entirely on feedback from its existing base of customers, who have been asking for CRM and more control over their single property page websites for awhile. "A lot of companies talk a good game about being there for its customers and listening to their feedback, but we really put that into action by offering 24x7 chat support and releasing new features every single week based on customer feedback in order to constantly keep our product on the cutting edge." As Thomas discussed earlier this year with Inman News, all of these new features tie into Reesio's goal of becoming the go-to technology platform that has everything that modern real estate professionals need. According to a WAV Group study that was released earlier this year, the number one pain point for brokers and agents is not having all of their technology needs in one place. "Real estate professionals hate having to cobble together 4 or 5 different products to do their job. They want and need everything all in one place. So many products do just one thing. While we're certainly not 100% done, we are the only company with the goal of building out all of the features that real estate professionals need to do their job. And in a beautifully designed format that is fully integrated and not clunky to use." Ending DocuSign relationship in favor of Adobe EchoSign One of the changes that Reesio is making will be the launch of its own e-signatures, powered by Adobe EchoSign. Since Reesio launched in November 2012, it has always used DocuSign's e-signatures integrated within its transaction management product. That integration with DocuSign has ended and Reesio has instead integrated Adobe EchoSign's e-signatures into its product. With the new Adobe EchoSign integration, users will no longer be required to have a separate paid e-signatures account with another provider -- users will simply need a Reesio account, and e-signatures will automatically be included, thus saving Reesio's customers a considerable outside expense. "Reesio customers were frustrated with having to pay for a separate e-signature account and then linking that outside account within Reesio in order to e-sign documents," said Thomas. With our new Adobe EchoSign integration, there won't be any separate paid e-signature accounts or linking required. Just use Reesio and you'll be all set." There are other reasons for the change. According to Thomas, "DocuSign bought a competitor of our's (Cartavi) 15 months ago, and recently re-branded that product to be called 'DocuSign Transaction Rooms'. It became increasingly difficult to differentiate our branding from them when we were essentially offering a competing product directly within our own product." Thomas said that Adobe EchoSign approached him about a dedicated partnership earlier this year, and it was clear "that they really wanted to work with us and become a true partner. Even though EchoSign doesn't currently have a big presence within the real estate industry, they're owned by a publicly-traded company in Adobe, and they have a lot of Fortune 500 clients. "EchoSign is owned by one of the top brands in the world in Adobe, and has a world-class list of high profile customers using its product", said Thomas. "We couldn't be more thrilled to be working with them". Pivot to a Paid Product Partly due to the switch of eliminating DocuSign and offering its own E-Signatures through Adobe EchoSign, and partly due to other factors, Reesio has also become a purely paid product. "By offering our own e-signatures without requiring users to have a separate paid e-signatures account with another company, we have no choice but to begin charging for our product." However, there are other reasons that Thomas cited for the change as well, including: As Reesio has added more and more features in becoming a one-stop-shop (like CRM and Listing Syndication), the direction that Reesio is heading in is that of becoming a "premium product" that does everything for real estate professionals. Thomas said the Reesio team found that over the past 9 months while they were giving their product away for free, it actually had a negative connotation with their users. According to Thomas, "We had many new users who were hesitant to use our product because they thought that something must be wrong with it if it was free." When asked how the reception of switching to a paid product has been among its existing base of customers, Thomas said he was personally overwhelmed by the positive response. "To be honest, we were a bit nervous that there would be a lot of backlash. However, we're truly humbled by the positive response from our existing customers, who already started paying us 6 weeks ago even though we haven't officially required them to do so until last week. Essentially, we've had customers voluntarily paying us for the past month and a half. You don't get that unless you have a great product that users love." One such customer is Brian Lyons, a Realtor from Urban Homes Real Estate in San Diego. Brian states, "We've been using Reesio for the past 15 months, and not only is it a great product that does everything that we need all in one place, but the Reesio team provides Zappos-like customer service 24x7. We were even voluntarily paying for the product every month while it was free because we appreciated how much it streamlined our business."
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Realty Commander Transaction Management Now Features DocuSign Integration
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REALTORS® in Canada Are Paperless with Instanet’s TransactionDesk® Software
Ottawa, Ontario, July 25th, 2014 – The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) and Instanet Solutions announced today that they have gone live with powerful software allowing its over 106,000 members to marry CREA's online forms directly into Instanet's TransactionDesk cloud-based paperless application. In 2013, CREA integrated their proprietary WEBForms® platform with Instanet's electronic signature solution, known as Authentisign®. That was the first step in helping members complete their real estate contracts and have them signed online without the need for paper. With today's announcement, REALTORS® across Canada will be able to seamlessly create real estate forms and contracts in WEBForms®, import other deal-related documents such as surveys, title, and home inspections, and send the full package out to be signed electronically all in one unified online system. 24/7 SupportIn addition to unlimited online document storage, TransactionDesk allows members to easily collaborate online with their buyers, sellers and other transaction participants. And, with the existing Authentisign partnership, REALTORS® across Canada will be able to easily distribute any transaction documents to their clients to sign electronically. As an added benefit, REALTORS® in Canada will also receive unlimited toll-free inbound and outbound electronic faxing included at no charge. "As a national organization, CREA partners with industry leaders to offer powerful tools to our members, allowing them to become more efficient and to better achieve their business objectives," said Marc Lafrance, CREA's Director of Product Management and Member Services. According to Martin Scrocchi, Instanet's President & CEO, "Instanet is committed to providing the best services to CREA members and REALTORS® across North America. We know they expect easy-to-use and highly mobile applications. We deliver exactly that every day through our 24/7 access to forms, transactions management, e-signatures, cloud storage and brokerage management tools. This expanded relationship with CREA definitely gives REALTORS® in Canada the ability to go paperless thereby saving CREA members hundreds of thousands of dollars every year. Buyers and sellers will love how easy it is to list and sell real estate. Everyone wins." Scrocchi added, "Our clients in the United States have used TransactionDesk and Authentisign for many years where it is extremely popular. As a Canadian company, we are especially thrilled to be taking this next step in the paperless journey with CREA." About CREA The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) is one of Canada's largest single-industry trade associations. Our membership includes more than 106,000 real estate brokers, agents and salespeople, working through more than 90 real estate boards and associations across Canada. For more information about CREA, visit CREA.ca. Discover our blog at www.CREACafe.ca, and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook. About Instanet Solutions Instanet Solutions is a leading provider of real estate technology with approximately 400,000 licensed, paid user accounts of their various real estate focused products – Instanet Forms®, TransactionDesk®, DocBox®, DocBox2Go®, InstanetFax®, Authentisign® and Authentisign2Go®. Instanet Solutions began delivering residential real estate technology in 1992. Instanet Solutions services have processed more than 160 million pages of documents in the last three years and have saved millions of pages of paper. Instanet Solutions was a pioneer of paperless efforts in the real estate industry, including its Go Green Go Paperless campaign initiated in 2008. Instanet Solutions continues to lead the industry in promoting and developing paperless real estate technologies. Further information about Instanet Solutions and its products is available at InstanetSolutions.com.
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SkySlope Forms Partnership With Largest Privately-Owned, Independent Brokerage in California
Saratoga, California, July 10, 2014 -- SkySlope, the industry leader in digital transaction management solutions, has formed a partnership with Alain Pinel Realtors (APR), the largest privately owned and independent brokerage in California. The expansive partnership will grant APR's approximate 1,400 agents access to SkySlope's complete suite of cloud-based transaction management tools. SkySlope offers a unique set of easy-to-use tools to assist agents, home buyers and sellers throughout a transaction. Through mobile apps, cloud access, task lists, paperless transaction and document processing, a 24/7 helpdesk, compliance review, digital signing and more – the platform brings step-by-step ease and convenience for agents and their clients. APR, which primarily serves the Bay Area and Lake Tahoe, has chosen to implement SkySlope's solutions as it aligns with the firm's mission. "We look forward to pairing our unique customer service culture with a cutting-edge platform to produce exceptional experiences for our clients," says APR Executive Vice President Rainy Hake. "It is our belief that technology is only useful when it creates ease; this partnership allows our agents to create exactly that for our clients throughout the entire home buying and selling process." The family-owned brokerage changed what real estate offices looked like in 1990 when it opened its first office featuring computers on every desk. The implementation of SkySlope's solution is another major step in reimagining more eco-friendly real estate offices of the future as it allows agents to work in more mobile, efficient and paperless ways. APR's commitment to leveraging the most effective tools and technologies have helped it become the fifth largest residential brokerage in the United States. By working with APR, Skyslope is adding yet another prominent client to its California portfolio. In a relatively short time, SkySlope has become the favorite digital transaction management provider for a number of renowned firms. The firm credits this to the fact agents quickly adopt their software and allows them to efficiently meet state compliance requirements through tools like text message tracking, email compliance and other digital footprints. "I believe the reason SkySlope has been so successful with large brokerages is because we understand what they value most," says Tyler Smith, Founder & CEO of SkySlope. "We have been developing our platform much longer than our competitors and we recognize that agent adoption and compliance are two of the highest priorities for both brokers and owners." About SkySlope SkySlope is the industry leading Digital Transaction Management software provider offering superior support to brokers across the United States. The network currently includes more than 1,000 brokerages and 100,000 subscribers, all leveraging the company's full suite of solutions in the form of powerful mobile apps, cloud access, paperless transaction processing and other services. Created by a former top-producing agent, CEO Tyler Smith works to ensure that SkySlope sets and then exceeds the industry standard for paperless real estate offices. For more information on SkySlope, visit the website or connect with them via Facebook or Twitter. About Alain Pinel Realtors Alain Pinel Realtors (APR) is the largest privately-owned and independent residential real estate company in California. APR is the fifth largest residential real estate firm in the United States based on its closed sales volume. The firm has 1,400 agents in 32 offices throughout Northern California. Celebrating almost a quarter century in Bay Area real estate, APR was founded in 1990 by CEO and President Paul L. Hulme, and is based in Saratoga, California.
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COMING SOON! Realty Commander Welcomes DocuSign and Zillow
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Realty Commander Syncs with Google Calendar
Realty Commander is proud to welcome Google as its latest integrated vendor into their powerful, easy-to-use real estate transaction management system. Many brokers and agents use Google products to help them stay focused and keep track of clients and sales, and with this new integration we have made it easier to stay on top of things by combining our product with Google to keep up with tasks and notifications. This new feature allows users to receive notifications on any device that they can access Google Calendar – smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop. Each time a Commander user has a task due or important date to remember, they will automatically receive a notification via Google. "It's about access to all of your tasks in one place," said Vincent Tinch, Director of Information Technology and head of Product Support and Development. "We are providing a way for busy brokers and agents to streamline their task management from anywhere using software they already use daily to manage their personal life." It can be used by anyone with an existing Gmail account, and accessible via iPhone, Android and various other devices and operating systems. "The Google calendar sync is great," says Ania Bachta, Team Coordinator at Costello and Costello Real Estate Group. "It's very easy to use and for as busy as my life is, I can see everything in one place. Specifically what I like about is that it has all my tasks and to-dos all in one place. I can just wake up in the morning, pick up my cell phone, and plan out my day." Stay on track, save time and succeed with consistent product enhancements from Commander. To view the original article, visit the Realty Commander blog.
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zipLogix Releases zipForm Plus Broker Team and New Features for zipForm Plus
FRASER, MI, May 14, 2014 -- zipLogix releases a multitude of enhancements for zipForm® Plus, the official and exclusive forms software of the National Association of REALTORS®. These dynamic solutions include updates to the single user version of zipForm® Plus and the release of the new powerful zipForm® Plus Broker Team. The focus of the release is optimizing workflows and strengthening integration capabilities. "Delivering a product that matches the many needs of our entire customer base is essential in a market that offers so many choices," said Walt McDonald, Chairman of the Board for zipLogix. "With this release, the added dimensions of collaboration and document approval accelerate the future possibilities for our zipForm brand." The latest development for the zipLogix multi-user form software solution is zipForm® Plus Broker Team. The office focused features provide a brokerage with the flexibility and the administrative tools needed. These advanced abilities streamline office workflows and eliminate the repetitive paperwork. These features are available for zipForm® Plus Broker Team: Manage agent account access Form and form library access may be restricted Create and share templates with offices, agents and teams Group agents into collaborative teams Team members can edit or create transactions for other members Search and filter transactions per creator Available for an additional purchase is the powerful Document Approval function for zipForm® Plus Broker Team. This feature empowers brokers to effectively train new agents and ensure that correct processes are followed for all transactions within their company. All documents within zipForm® Plus Broker Team can be flagged for approval: zipForm® transaction forms, PDF documents, folders or complete transaction files. Accompanying the launch of zipForm® Plus Broker Team are new features for single users. These features enhance integration and streamline workflow for all zipForm® Plus users. Embedded E-Signature Integration - Never leave zipForm® Plus to complete and E-Signature submission. Parties and Property Tabs - Enter basic information for an entire transaction before adding forms. Address Book - Parties tab integration to fill forms and easily save transaction participants to address book. zipForm® Plus is currently available to more than 800,000 real estate professionals that are members of the 278 associations and MLS providers that have partnered with zipLogix. Many of these real estate organizations have chosen to provide their members with zipLogix software solutions as a member benefit. Members of these real estate organizations attest to the value of having access to the most up-to-date forms and the latest zipLogix software solutions. With extensive knowledge of the way real estate professionals do business, zipLogix continuously develops and enhances its suite of tools for the real estate industry. For more information on solutions for today's real estate industry or to discuss association partnership opportunities, contact Wendy Waldrep at 888-318-2660 X130. About zipLogix The zipLogix family of tech-savvy products are the recognized industry standard for electronic real estate forms and transaction management systems. zipForm® is the Exclusive and Official forms software of the National Association of REALTORS®. zipLogix also offers relay®, the web-based transaction management system. zipLogix provides transaction solutions to real estate professionals that enhance the value of services they deliver to their clients while improving productivity and efficiency.
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Improved Document Organization Features from Realty Commander
At Realty Commander, our goal is to provide our users with powerful easy-to-use real estate transaction management software that helps them automate, track, and succeed in any real estate business. We are consistently releasing new product enhancements to make our users' experience more cohesive, organized and efficient. The latest product enhancements from Realty Commander are intended to help users keep their documents more organized and improve the process of approval. View Document Activity from the Documents Tab This new feature allows users to view all activity associated with a specific document right from the Documents Tab. To see how this works, simply right-click on a document and select 'View Document Activity.' This will show you all the history of that specific document. You no longer have to go to the Activity Log and filter documents in order to see the activity for each document. This helps Commander users with document organization, visibility, and accessibility. *This feature is available only for documents that were added into Commander after the enhancement was released (March 25, 2014). Document Replacement & Document Archiving Does it seem like your Documents Tab is cluttered with old and out-of-date documents? You can now replace or archive these documents that are no longer in use, sending them to the 'Archived' folder. To use this new feature, simply right-click on a document and select 'Archive.' This will make it disappear from the Documents Tab. To see all old documents, filter documents to 'Show Archived.' When you replace an older document with a new or updated version, the older document will automatically be sent to the 'Archived' folder. To retrieve a document that has been archived, right-click on it and select 'Unarchive.' Handle Multi-Step Approvals with Document Approval Realty Commander has made it possible to handle multiple-step document approvals by offering the option to have a document approved by all or any of its recipients. This flexibility allows Document Approval to function effectively in any team setup. For example, if a broker has a team of assistants, they can send the document to all, and then opt for it to be approved by any one person in that group or by multiple recipients. Realty Commander listens to user requests, and we provide our customers the tools they need to succeed in their real estate business. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or suggestions on future product enhancements. We always like to hear from our users! To view the original article, visit the Realty Commander blog.
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Google Calendar Integrated into Realty Commander Transaction Management Software
Ann Arbor, MI, April 14th, 2014 – Realty Commander recently announced that they will now offer Google Calendar Sync as one of their newest product enhancements. Realty Commander is proud to welcome Google as its latest integrated vendor into their powerful, easy-to-use real estate transaction management system. This new feature allows users to receive notifications on any device that they can access Google Calendar – smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop. Each time a Commander user has a task due, they will automatically receive a notification via Google. "It's about access to all of your tasks in one place," said Vincent Tinch, Director of Information Technology and head of Product Support and Development. "We are providing a way for busy brokers and agents to streamline their task management from anywhere using software they already use daily to manage their personal life." It can be used by anyone with an existing Gmail account, and accessible via iPhone, Android and various other devices and operating systems. "The Google calendar sync is great," says Ania Bachta, Team Coordinator at Costello and Costello Real Estate Group. "It's very easy to use, and for as busy as my life is, I can see everything in one place. Specifically what I like about is that it has all my tasks and to-dos all in one place. I can just wake up in the morning, pick up my cell phone, and plan out my day." To set up the new feature, users simply have to go to their Commander calendar, click "sync," and sign into Google. About Realty Commander As the leader in real estate transaction management technology, Realty Commander offers agents and brokers the most comprehensive and convenient solutions on the market. With more than $4 billion in transactions managed and tracking of over 27 million activities, Realty Commander helps professionals in all areas of real estate succeed with automatic and seamless paperless transaction management. Founded in 2008, Realty Commander has helped thousands of agents and brokers automate and expand their real estate business by managing listings, buyer's leads, showings and short sales all from one cutting-edge, web-based platform. For more information on Realty Commander, visit their website at www.realtycommander.com.
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Google Calendar and Document Approval Enhancements Added to Realty Commander
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Realty Commander Releases New Import Tool Enhancements
Mar. 17, 2014 - ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Realty Commander, the leading provider of real estate transaction management software, recently announced two new Import Tools that have been added to their product package to help users easily transfer contacts and files from external systems. Import from .csv – Realty Commander users can now export all contacts and files from any system to .csv, and import them directly into Commander. This allows agents and brokers to all of keep their information more centralized. Import Contacts from Contactually – Realty Commander subscribers that use Contactually, the professional relationship management service, can now seamlessly import all of their contacts from Contactually into Commander. This makes it easier for agents to keep track of all information and nurture leads. "Both the .csv import and contact import product enhancements lower the barriers for new agents to get into our system," said Erik Lovell, CEO, Realty Commander. "They allow the seamless import of information into Commander, which improves new user engagement and makes it easier for agents to keep all of their contacts and files right on the Commander platform." The new Import Tool enhancements enable new users to utilize all of their existing data by seamlessly transferring it into the Commander platform. This benefits agents by keeping all contacts and files organized in one central location, giving them more time to nurture leads and complete transactions. About Realty Commander As the leader in real estate transaction management technology, Realty Commander offers agents and brokers the most comprehensive and convenient solutions on the market. With more than $4 billion in transactions managed and tracking of over 27 million activities, Realty Commander helps professionals in all areas of real estate succeed with automatic and seamless paperless transaction management. Founded in 2008, Realty Commander has helped thousands of agents and brokers automate and expand their real estate business by managing listings, buyer's leads, showings and short sales all from one cutting-edge, web-based platform. For more information on Realty Commander, visit their website at www.realtycommander.com.
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Realty Commander Announces Broker Document Approval and Document View Tracking Enhancements
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Reesio Launches Revamped Documents Platform To Make Dropbox Obsolete
SAN FRANCISCO, March 4, 2014--Reesio, the only completely free transaction management system available to real estate brokers, transaction coordinators, and agents, has launched a revamped Documents section today that offers an abundance of new features: Folders and filters for better organization of documents. Search functionality to be able to search for any documents within the system. Splicing and splitting of documents. These features allow users to turn multiple documents into one document, and also split one document into multiple documents. Emailing documents directly into transactions. With this feature, each real estate transaction within Reesio has a unique email address. When users receive documents via email from other sources, they can simply forward those documents directly into the transaction in Reesio without having to download, save, and re-upload those documents. According to Reesio Co-Founder and CEO, Mark Thomas, with these new features, he expects the rest of its customers to formally cancel their Dropbox accounts. "Most of our customers already ditch their Dropbox accounts once they start using Reesio, because unlike Dropbox, we offer unlimited storage for free, whereas Dropbox charges $120/year for storage (and more if you want to go beyond certain limits). We also make it much clearer within our product regarding whom you've shared documents with than Dropbox does. And of course, Dropbox doesn't offer e-signatures, which Reesio does through its integration with DocuSign. With the additional features that we're launching today, we expect to fully replace real estate professionals' need for Dropbox." Like all other features that the company works on, these new Documents features were built as a direct result of customer feedback that it receives. "Because Reesio provides 24x7 chat and email support, we're more in tune with what our customers are saying than all of our competitors," says Thomas. "We therefore can move much more quickly to build and release new features than other companies can." The new Documents features were built in about six weeks according to Thomas, and this work was done in addition to their normal weekly feature release cycles that they have. A unique approach that Reesio takes is publicizing all of their new feature releases that they make every week. They've even built a Product Updates page directly on their site, which gives a play-by-play of every single new feature that they release every Monday. Thomas says that this transparency endears Reesio to its customers because "they feel like we're constantly improving on what we're doing and never getting complacent. And they see how their feedback is directly impacting our product, which they love." As for upcoming features that the company will be rolling out in the next few months, Thomas wouldn't give specifics, but said that the company "will be launching some cool new stuff that will continue to put pressure on legacy products that fail to innovate."
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REALTORS® in Northern Virginia Go Paperless
Fairfax, VA & San Francisco, CA – November 9th, 2013 – The Northern Virginia Association of REALTORS® (NVAR), one of the largest real estate trade associations in the country, and Instanet Solutions announced today that they have signed a multi-year agreement that will provide all NVAR members a unified paperless system for its members across the region. Every NVAR member will now have Instanet's complete product suite as a free member benefit. Instanet provides a full-featured transaction management system, which includes real estate forms and contracts, electronic signatures, document management, transaction management and internet faxing. The Authentisign electronic signature module is an ESIGN and UETA compliant electronic signature solution which is also FHA approved. "We have been honored to serve NVAR and their very large membership with our Instanet Forms module for years. It is gratifying to have earned their trust and expanded business with our total document management, online transaction collaboration and electronic signing system. NVAR is a major leader in the real estate vertical. We are humbled by their vote of confidence and look forward to serving them for many more years to come. Instanet is dedicated to innovation and delivering an easy-to-use but supercharged platform. So, this is a great fit and we couldn't be happier," says Martin Scrocchi, CEO & President of Instanet Solutions. Jon Wolford, NVAR's Chairman of Board added, "Our members have been fortunate to be able to use Instanet for years. Instanet and their products have given us the ability to provide greater member benefits and allowed our members to improve their businesses in many ways. We are excited to be able to work with Instanet in the years to come as we continue to move into an even more paperless world. The technology Instanet provides allows each and every one of our members to join in NVAR's commitment to being eco-friendly." About the Northern Virginia Association of REALTORS® The Northern Virginia Association of REALTORS® (NVAR) was established in 1921 with about 40 members. NVAR has grown to about 10,000 REALTORS® who carry out an $11 billion real estate industry in a community of more than 2 million residents. A premier local association, NVAR is one of the hundreds of associations that comprise the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), which boasts more than 1.1 million members. NVAR serves as The Voice For Real Estate in Northern Virginia and provides a variety of services to its members including educational opportunities, professional standards enforcement, market statistics, legislative reviews, issues lobbying, multiple listing and lockbox services, and more. The mission of promoting "the right to own, transfer and use real property" extends beyond Northern Virginia to serve a national and international community. NVAR assists struggling associations around the world, sharing knowledge about how the industry works in the U.S. with real estate leaders from Poland, China, Russia, Ukraine, the Middle East, and other areas. About Instanet Solutions Instanet Solutions is a leading provider of real estate technology with over 400,000 licensed, paid user accounts of their various real estate focused products – Instanet Forms™, TransactionDesk™, DocBox™, DocBox2Go™, InstanetFax™, Authentisign™ and Authentisign2Go™. Instanet Solutions began delivering residential real estate technology in 1992. Instanet Solutions services have processed more than 160 million pages of electronic documents just since 2009 and have saved millions of pages of paper. Instanet Solutions was a pioneer of paperless efforts in the real estate industry, including its Go Green Go Paperless campaign initiated in 2008. Instanet Solutions continues to lead the industry in promoting and developing paperless real estate technologies. Further information about Instanet Solutions and its products is available at http://www.instanetsolutions.com.
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Lone Wolf Real Estate Technologies purchases Pulse transaction management
  LAS VEGAS, NV (OCTOBER 9, 2013) – Lone Wolf Real Estate Technologies Inc., the largest supplier of real estate brokerage management software in North America, announces the purchase of the Pulse transaction management software assets from Pulse Realty Software, LLC. The purchase expands the privately-held company's offerings to real estate brokerages for transaction management and electronic deal processing. "We are excited to make this acquisition and bring the Pulse clients deeper into the Lone Wolf system," said Lorne C. Wallace C.A., CEO of Lone Wolf. "A number of the Pulse clients use our brokerWOLF product and this acquisition will not only enhance the new loadingDOCS and Electronic Deal Sheet options that we are rolling out, but bring the Pulse product offering to the rest of the Lone Wolf clients and expand our data pipeline." Lone Wolf Real Estate Technologies adds the Pulse program to its suite of brokerage tools; brokerWOLF for back office operations, WOLFconnect for the virtual office and globalWOLF for the public office of the real estate brokerage. The combined customer list now services almost 10,000 real estate offices throughout the United States and Canada. Brian Friemel, President of Pulse, adds "We are excited to take Pulse to the next level by partnering with Lone Wolf. Our goal has been to deliver an end-to-end brokerage platform to our clients, and the Lone Wolf suite of products will allow us to deliver that goal. We look forward to working with Lorne and his staff and to supporting our users through this transition." About Lone Wolf Real Estate Technologies Lone Wolf Real Estate Technologies Inc. is the North American leader in real estate solutions and services with almost 10,000 offices utilizing their fully integrated product lines. Lone Wolf's Complete Enterprise Solutions is comprised of its core products and services – brokerWOLF back office management solution, WOLFconnect front office management solutions, globalWOLF website solution, loadingDOCS paperless office solution, mobileWOLF mobile solution, WOLFmedia ad revenue generation service, WOLFwatch accounting service and Lone Wolf's newest service specific to the agent marketplace, agentWOLF. The Complete Enterprise Solution is ideal for real estate offices looking to seamlessly manage their data from the back office to the front office to brokerage and agent websites, providing a single point of entry for data, significant time savings and profitability opportunities. The Complete Enterprise Solution is an invaluable component of a successful real estate brokerage. Lone Wolf has offices in Cambridge, ON, Langley, BC, Las Vegas, NV and Show Low, AZ. For more information please visit www.lwolf.com.
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The Rhode Island Association of REALTORS® Chooses Instanet Solutions Paperless System
London Ontario/Warwick Rhode Island, September 27th, 2013 - The Rhode Island Association of REALTORS® and Instanet Solutions announced today that they have signed a multi-year agreement that will provide all RIAR members the Instanet Forms service for its members across the entire state. Instanet provides a full-featured transaction management system, which includes real estate forms and contracts, electronic signatures, document management, transaction management and internet faxing. The Authentisign electronic signature module is an ESIGN and UETA compliant electronic signature solution, which is also FHA approved. "We are extremely excited to jointly announce our new relationship with RIAR. Their organization is committed to providing members with fresh technology aimed at streamlining the way they conduct real estate transactions. Our company is committed to innovation and delivering an easy-to-use yet supercharged platform. So, this is a great fit and we are thrilled," says Martin Scrocchi, CEO and President of Instanet Solutions. "One of the great things about providing InstanetForms to our members is that it will give them the choice of how much technology they want to use," says Susan Arnold, CEO of the Rhode Island Association of REALTORS®. "Because InstanetForms is part of a larger platform, including electronic signatures, document management and transaction management, members and companies will be able to choose to turn on the specific additional features they want." About Rhode Island Association of REALTORS® The Rhode Island Association of REALTORS® exists to facilitate members' ability and opportunity to conduct their business ethically and competently. We accomplish this mission by being the primary resource for members' education, communication, technology, legal information and services and by advocating the use and transfer of real property. About Instanet Solutions Instanet Solutions is a leading provider of real estate technology with approximately 400,000 licensed, paid, user accounts of their various real estate focused products – InstanetForms™, TransactionDesk™, DocBox™, DocBox2Go™, InstanetFax™ Authentisign2Go™ and Authentisign™. Instanet Solutions began delivering residential real estate technology in 1992. Instanet Solutions services have processed more than 160 million pages of documents just since 2009 and have saved millions of pages of paper. Instanet Solutions was a pioneer of paperless efforts in the real estate industry, including its Go Green Go Paperless campaign initiated in 2008. Instanet Solutions continues to lead the industry in promoting and developing paperless real estate technologies. Further information about Instanet Solutions and its products is available at InstanetSolutions.com.
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