MarketLinx Launches Document Manager

—Total Integration with Broker and MLS Systems Provides Class-leading Convenience and Efficiency—


September 23, 2008, SANTA ANA, Calif.

MarketLinx, Inc., a leading provider of information technology to the residential real estate industry, today announced the launch of Document Manager, a new product that provides powerful document management capabilities for real estate professionals.  Available as a stand-alone product or as an add-on to existing multiple listing service and broker systems, Document Manager provides a secure solution for storing and sharing real estate files and documents online.

Document Manager’s unique ability to completely integrate with a variety of MarketLinx and third-party products—including Multiple Listing Service (MLS), broker back-office, membership management and forms software—makes it the most convenient and efficient real estate document management system available.

“Our clients continue to express great interest in a solution that simplifies the storage of transaction documents and improves workflow,” said Bryan Foreman, MarketLinx executive vice president.  “We already have five customers in various stages of implementation and many more evaluating the system.  We are very excited about this new product.”

New York’s Greater Hudson Valley MLS is the first MarketLinx customer receiving Document Manager.  “We are constantly evaluating new products to expand and improve our member services,” said Ann Garti, executive officer for Greater Hudson Valley MLS.  “Effective document management is key to streamlining the real estate transaction process.  Document Manager’s intuitive interface and tight integration with the MLXchange MLS system makes it easy to take advantage of everything the program has to offer.”

Document Manager supports a variety of upload methods, including fax, e-mail, Web services and direct user upload. Users can define document standards, versioning rules and access privileges, manage public documents using automatically created Web sites, schedule and track document-related tasks, create packages for archiving and customize virtually every aspect of the application, including document phases, letter and e-mail templates, reports and graphics.

“With Document Manager, you can get the key functionality you want right now with the knowledge that you can easily upgrade to a complete transaction management solution later,” said Chip McAvoy, vice president of broker solutions for MarketLinx.  “Document Manager gives you the freedom to work with your choice of technology providers and to expand your services when the time is right for you.”

Document Manager is based on the same platform as MarketLinx’s Transaction Manager product, giving interested customers a quick and easy upgrade path.  Document Manager can also serve as a secondary interface for Transaction Manager users who want a simpler, document-centric view of the system. For more information, visit www.marketlinx.com.  

About MarketLinx®
MarketLinx, Inc., a subsidiary of The First American Corporation (NYSE: FAF), offers a full range of products and support services to address the information technology needs of the real estate brokerage and multiple listing service (MLS) market segments. The company’s full array of capabilities streamlines the real estate listing, financing and closing processes, resulting in increased efficiency and profitability. MarketLinx provides North America’s leading MLS and real estate software systems, including solutions for broker business management, agent productivity, front and back-office management, and MLS data aggregation and distribution. For more information, visit www.marketlinx.com.

About First American
The First American Corporation (NYSE: FAF) is a FORTUNE 500® company that traces its history to 1889. With revenues of approximately $8.2 billion in 2007, it is America’s largest provider of business information. First American combines advanced analytics with its vast data resources to supply businesses and consumers with valuable information products to support the major economic events of people’s lives, such as getting a job, renting an apartment, buying a car or house, securing a mortgage and opening or buying a business. The First American Family of Companies, many of which command leading market share positions in their respective industries, operate within five primary business segments, including: Title Insurance and Services, Specialty Insurance, Information and Outsourcing Solutions, Data and Analytic Solutions, and Risk Mitigation and Business Solutions. More information about the company and an archive of its press releases can be found at www.firstam.com.

 

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