MarketLinx Solutions Appoints Director of Software Development


June 10, 2004, SANTA ANA, Calif.

First American Residential Group, Inc., a member of The First American Corporation (NYSE: FAF) family of companies, today announced that its subsidiary, MarketLinx Solutions™, the leading provider of browser- based Multiple Listing Service (MLS) systems, has appointed John Lewis director of software development.  In this position, Lewis will manage the development, delivery and maintenance of software to MarketLinx’s clients across the U.S.   

Lewis has been at the forefront of successful software engineering and delivery projects for more than 14 years.  He has extensive experience with complex, scalable software delivery solutions, program management and product development.  Lewis’ previous work includes serving as senior director of software engineering for a national travel services company, as regional director of professional services for a software architecture consulting firm and professional instruction as a Rational Certified Instructor.

About MarketLinx
MarketLinx began operating as a privately held company in 1996 and was acquired by The First American Corporation in September 2003.  Headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., MarketLinx currently employs more than 115 people.  Its TEMPO™ MLS system is used by more major MLSs than any other browser-based software system, supporting MLSs ranging in size from 1,000 to more than 26,000 subscribers.  In total, more than 280,000 Realtors® in 20 states utilize TEMPO, including Realtors in such notable cities as Houston, Atlanta, Phoenix, Memphis, Dallas and San Diego.  

About First American Residential Group
First American Residential Group provides service, product solutions, outsourcing and technology to members of the real estate and relocation industries. The company offers integrated solutions to real estate brokers and agents, and the Associations and MLSs that serve them, that streamline the listing, financing and closing processes and lead to increased efficiency and profitability. Additionally, First American Residential Group is responsible for MarketLinx, the nation’s leading provider of MLS services; and Relocation Advantage, a leading provider of closing management services to relocation companies. First American Residential Group’s product, outsourcing and technology solutions have been built specifically to meet today’s real estate management needs. For more information, visit: www.firstam.com/residential.

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