MarketLinx Launches Fax Manager

—Intuitive Document Management Add-on Reduces Paper Consumption—


November 9, 2009, SANTA ANA, Calif.

MarketLinx, Inc., a leading provider of information technology to the residential real estate industry and a member of The First American Corporation (NYSE: FAF) family of companies, announced today the launch of Fax Manager, an optional module for its Document Manager and Transaction Manager product line. Fax Manager is a “green” solution that helps real estate professionals use less paper by making it easy to digitize documents and share them electronically.

With Fax Manager, paper documents are faxed into the Web-based system and automatically converted to electronic Adobe® PDF documents. The program boosts efficiency by providing each user with a reusable fax coversheet, a personal document inbox for receiving both e-mailed and faxed documents and the ability to easily share documents with other people. Fax Manager’s total integration with Document Manager and Transaction Manager lets users easily move documents from their inbox to the appropriate listing or closing folder.

Fax Manager is currently being implemented for the Real Estate Information Network and has already been installed at several other MarketLinx client sites, including California’s Multi-Regional Multiple Listing Service, the Greater Las Vegas Association of REALTORS®, the Fayetteville Area Association of REALTORS® and Atlanta’s First Multiple Listing Service.

“Fax Manager has proven to be a very powerful tool for our membership,” said Denise Gryder, executive vice president of Atlanta’s First Multiple Listing Service. “The system is so effective because it leverages technology that agents already use every day—fax machines—to automate the electronic storage and organization of documents. Our members have been quick to embrace the system because it enhances, rather than disrupts, their existing business practices.”

 “Fax Manager exemplifies our commitment to delivering innovative functionality with outstanding usability,” said Chip McAvoy, MarketLinx vice president of broker solutions. “We’re tremendously excited by the product’s excellent reception among existing customers and the larger market. We fully anticipate continued strong adoption.”

For more information on Fax Manager—or any of the MarketLinx real estate information technology solutions and services—contact your MarketLinx account representative or 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, 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 $6.2 billion in 2008, 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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