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WILKES COUNTY ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® ‘INKS’ DEAL WITH SETTLEWARE®

August 9th, 2011 No comments

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WILKES COUNTY ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® ‘INKS’ DEAL WITH SETTLEWARE®

Innovative ‘Pay As You Go’ e-Signing Benefits All Real Estate Association Members

North Wilkesboro, NC  - August 8, 2011  – Settleware Secure Services, Inc., the pioneering e-Sign leader to the Real Estate Industry, is pleased to announce that Wilkes County Association of REALTORS® (WCAR) has licensed both its innovative e-Signature technology and US patent for the benefit of all WCAR members.

“We are pleased to partner with Wilkes County Association of REALTORS® and its’ visionary leadership to provide relevant e-Signing technology to all Association members, enabling each member to take their business to the next level” says 30 year real estate veteran and Settleware President & CEO, C. Richard Triola

“The Wilkes County Association of REALTORS® is proud to add Settleware e-Signing as a membership benefit to our REALTOR® members.  e-Signing is a safe, quick method of signing documents that will assist our agents and clients with their transactions.  Providing Settleware e-Signing as part of our Wilkes County Association of REALTORS®  membership,  not only enhances the professionalism of our members, but also provides their clients with a secure, fast method of signing documents ” stated Viva Aldrich, Executive Officer, Wilkes County Association of REALTORS®.

Over the past decade Settleware has been leading the charge to deliver the first and only real estate electronic and paperless transaction – from opening to closing – completely over the Internet. “We realize there were several choices available and appreciate the Wilkes County Board’s extensive due diligence and selection of our unparalleled e-Signing service, expertise and offering,” Triola continued.

“We fully understand these trying times and the challenges that our real estate colleagues face on a daily basis. With this offering, no Agent will be left behind and all will have the immediate benefit of processing legally binding, compliant documents in real time – more efficiently meeting critical time frames and eliminating the heavy paper use they currently experience with each and every transaction.  It’s hard enough these days to close a transaction without having to chase documents and signatures not only across the county, but also to clients who live out of town, out of state, or may be away on vacation or business.  With technology such as Settleware e-Sign, the business of buying and selling real estate continues as easily as it would if all parties were sitting together in the same room” continued Aldrich.

 ABOUT SETTLEWARE

Created by REALTORS® Settleware Secure Services, Inc. has been spearheading the initiative to facilitate a complete electronic and paperless real estate transaction over the Internet since 1999.  Today, Settleware is the leading provider of e-Signatures, e-Notarization and e-Recording workflow to the Real Estate/Mortgage Industry and offers the Nations first and only patented and complete electronic real estate/ mortgage transaction, from the initial purchase offer contract – to Escrow/Settlement – to the County Recorder – to the Secondary Investor.  Settleware has served as the catalyst for a pure end–to-end pure electronic and paperless real estate/escrow transaction, spending years collaborating with Industry pioneers and experts to gain Industry wide ‘buy-in’. Settleware is the first and only e-Sign solution provider that has been certified by County Recorders (e-Recording), Secretaries of State (e-Notary), Fannie Mae (e-Notes) and MERS e-Registry (e-Vault), Wells Fargo (e-Disclosures) and One West Bank. (e-REO)

The company offers a secure signing solution that provides document tamper sealing, roles and permissions access and secure digital encryption algorithms that can authenticate the source of a digital signature as “valid” while providing one of the Industry’s first certified e-Vaults. The company’s innovative and patented software, offered as a service subscription-based model (SaaS), seamlessly connects all participants and contracts in the real estate/escrow/mortgage transaction. Settleware is offered through MLS, REALTOR® Associations and Broker-owned companies to benefit over 1 million members nationwide. To learn more how Settleware can take your business to the next level call 888.632.3833, email info@settleware.com or visit www.settleware.com.  Join the discussion by subscribing to the Settleware’s blog at www.settleware.com/blog and become a Friend on Facebook.

 ABOUT WILKES COUNTY ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®

The Wilkes County Association of REALTORS® strives to be the premier trade association dedicated to the professional development of its membership.

The purpose of the Wilkes County Association of REALTORS® is to encourage professionalism through information and resources to better develop, support, protect and guide both members and clients.  This is the result of innovative programs, locally focused services and advocacy for ethical business practices and individual property rights for all Wilkes County citizens. WCAR is constantly striving to set the bar on high quality care and attention to detail in each and every real estate transaction.  If you decide to be a Buyer or Seller here in Wilkes County, WCAR members take very seriously their role in assisting you with your real estate property needs.  For more information, please visit www.wilkescountync.com.

Contact:

C. Richard Triola                                                                                 Viva Aldrich

Rick@settleware.com                                                                         wcar@wilkescountync.com

2901. W. Coast Highway, Suite 200                                                     717 Main Street

Newport Beach, CA 92663                                                                   North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

949.289.3299                                                                                      336.667.9331

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2011 – The Year of Electronic Escrows and Closings

February 26th, 2011 2 comments

After more than a decade of the passage of the e-Sign Act we’re pleased to announce that the Escrow/Settlement Industry is poised to adopt electronic signature technology into their paper intensive processes. In our recent Escrow Survey an overwhelming majority of respondents (67%) stated that they would be adding e-Signatures to their escrow workflow, contracts and agreements within the next 12 months.

Seems like the rapid acceptance and adoption of electronic signatures by real estate agents, buyers and sellers may be the primary cause for this recent change of priorities. Escrow officers and settlement/closing agents generally carry out the instructions from the principal parties and are not particularly known to be ‘early adopters’. Buyers/Sellers/Borrowers, who are becoming more comfortable with e-Signing upfront purchase and counter offers, instructions and agreements, will now be able to complete their transaction over the Internet (anytime, anyplace-even at the airport on their mobile phone) removing most, if not all, the friction associated with current paper-based processes. No paper, no faxing, no scanning, no expensive overnight FedEx or UPS shipping charges and most importantly, no more chasing down missing documents, pages or signatures!
Removing the stress for all parties, especially the overworked escrow officers and closing agents, will be very much appreciated!

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Electronic Signatures for Trustees and Custodians

February 8th, 2011 No comments

Recently, a real estate agent client of ours was in a quandry. She needed to get an electronic signature on a contract but the signer was a trustee-signing on behalf of a trust. The signature space on the contract (Purchase Agreement) was limited and ‘Jane Doe Trustee, for the John Doe Trust’ would not fit very well. Solution – she simply added the complete name of the Trust to our “Additional Custom Field’ option and the Signature Stamp defaulted to the last page of the agreement – with the  complete signature in tact . Just one of the many features that will streamline and eliminate the friction associated with any typical paper based process. Go paperless and digital now!

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Yolo County MLS e-Signature Launch

November 30th, 2010 No comments

We’re excited to be in Woodland, CA for the December 1st launch and training for all members of the Yolo County Association of Realtors (YAR).

Veteran real estate and Settleware founder Rick Triola will also be on hand as YAR becomes the first REALTOR Association in the nation to offer FREE e-Signing and patent protection as a benefit to all members.

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July 6th, 2010 No comments

SUPREME COURT AFFIRMS BUSINESS METHOD PATENTS

 Orange County, CA, July 5, 2010 Settleware® Secure Services, Inc. a leading provider of patented and innovative e-Signature solutions, today announced that it welcomed last week’s ruling by the Supreme Court in the Bilski v. Kappos case.  After much anticipation, the Supreme Court reaffirmed the need for patent laws that ensure technological progress, rejecting a federal circuit court’s opinion

“We were pleasantly surprised and applaud the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Bilski case,” stated C. Richard Triola, President & CEO of Settleware Secure Services, Inc. With this ruling, the court has opined that applying the lower court’s very narrow view of business method patents would stifle innovation of technologies such as those utilized by Settleware in the Internet and computer software industry.  Triola continued, “We have developed and patented our industry leading solutions, and our IP portfolio provides protection for our innovations. With the higher courts ruling patent law has been enriched and provides critically important incentives to all of our stakeholders and strengthens the value proposition and ownership of our technologies in our business sector. This important Supreme Court ruling will enable Settleware, innovators and the entire software industry to continue making important contributions in the future. 

About Settleware®

 With offices in Orange County, Calif. and Raleigh, NC, Settleware Secure Services, Inc. has been working to facilitate electronic and paperless real estate/mortgage transactions since 1999 and is the leading provider of e-Signatures, e-Notarization and e-Recording workflow to the Mortgage/Real Estate/Mortgage Industry. Settleware offers the first and only e-signing solution for the fully-electronic real estate and mortgage transaction, from the offer contract to the County Recorder and to the Secondary Investor. The company’s innovative workflow meets guidelines set by the E-Sign Act and UETA and supports both MISMO SMART Doc® and e-Signed PDF standards. The company offers a secure signing solution that provides document tamper sealing, roles and permissions access and secure digital encryption algorithms that can authenticate the source of a digital signature as “valid” while providing one of the Industry’s first certified e-Vaults. The company’s low-cost and patented Web-based solution seamlessly connects all participants in the real estate/mortgage transaction, is vendor neutral and is offered as an affordable Software as a Service (SaaS) subscription basis. For more information about Settleware contact us 949.313.7703, info@settleware.com or visit the company’s website at www.settleware.com.

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