Source: Fidelity National Real Estate Solutions
Fidelity National Real Estate Solutions, a division of Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (NYSE: FNF), announced today that it has acquired the assets of Realigent, an Irvine, California-based technology company that provides software solutions for real estate professionals.
Fidelity National Real Estate Solutions (FNRES) will now own and offer Realigent's industry-leading rDesk, CMA Deluxe, VantagePoint and SearchPoint, as well as HomeSeekers.com, Realigent's established consumer portal for locating properties and REALTORS.
According to Fidelity National Real Estate Solutions SVP and General Manager of Broker Agent Products and Data Aggregation, John Hensley, his company's acquisition of Realigent's superior tools for REALTORS, brokers and Multiple Listing Services will significantly enhance FNRES' already robust product line up, firmly solidifying the company as the industry's preeminent technology solution provider.
"This asset acquisition marks a tremendous boost in capabilities for FNRES, Realigent's products and our clients who use them," Hensley said. "Integrating such a proven, award-winning product line into the FNRES family enables us to enhance our leading-edge technology offerings for brokers and agent-clients, as well as through the company's well-established MLS channel. Realigent's rDesk, which earned Clareity's Best Technology of Show Award in 2005, along with VantagePoint, SearchPoint and CMA Deluxe, will surpass the expectations of even the most aggressive real estate professional," Hensley concluded.
Among the MLS's with existing relationships with Realigent are the nation's largest - Southern California's SoCalMLS and MRIS, based in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area. SoCalMLS CEO Russ Bergeron anticipates his members and their clients will benefit even more through Realigent tools now that they are backed by the power of FNRES.
"SoCalMLS has enjoyed a long and valued relationship with Realigent since its inception as HomeSeekers.com back in 1995," said Bergeron. "Our customers have looked to Realigent to provide valuable tools for real estate professionals. With the resources of Fidelity behind them, we expect even bigger and better things from them."
Two years ago Fidelity acquired Realigent's Lightning CMA Plus. The robust online version, CMA Deluxe, is among the 2007 acquisitions.
A Web-based application, rDesk integrates vital productivity and business tools into a single, personalized real estate agent portal. Compatible with any MLS system, rDesk complements the tools and technologies presently used by many real estate professionals, generating leads, managing businesses and combining the essential information that agents and brokers need to serve clients and close deals. rDesk is the gateway to all other Realigent products, including the VantagePoint Control Panel, SearchPoint Control Panel and LeadPoint.
VantagePoint is a customizable Web site offering with full-range functionality, from dynamic lead generation to security and registration requirements and industry and consumer news feeds. Its marketing tools offer image-enhancing promotion for the agent or broker as well as preferred vendors and services, to stimulate reciprocal promotion. A full-access subscription to rDesk is included with every VantagePoint subscription.
SearchPoint is a lead generation tool designed to turn property shoppers into homebuyers, and to retain those homeowners as customers for life. Client profiles can be created to save searches, bookmark properties and enable automatic email listing updates. These client profiles allow an agent to monitor who uses the search engine, the types of searches run, and the types of properties sought.
CMA Deluxe creates Comparative Market Analyses geared to establishing an agent's market expertise as it establishes a property's fair list price for the seller. An easy-to-use wizard creates professional presentations for potential buyers. These presentations are available in PDF format and may be posted to a My Web Documents Folder, e-mailed, or delivered to a printer or online print service. The rDesk CMA Deluxe provides multiple CMA formats to help agents and brokers personalize their presentations.