RISMEDIA, Nov. 7, 2007-SoCalMLS, the second largest Multiple Listing Service in the United States, announced that it is launching DocCentralTM, a new document management system from Fidelity National Real Estate Solutions (FNRES), a division of Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (NYSE: FNF), a Fortune 500 provider of products, services and technology solutions to the financial and real estate industries.
Russ Bergeron, chief executive officer of the Anaheim-based MLS, announced that the 55,000 members served by SoCalMLS now have access to DocCentral, the Web-based platform that provides brokers with cost-effective and secure document management and storage.
“This is a product that our advisory board has wanted for several years and Fidelity National stepped forward to answer the call,” Bergeron said. “It’s a testament to the company’s sense of partnership with its customers that it not only listened to a client’s request and acted on it, but created a product that will integrate with any existing transaction management platform, not just its own platform. And if that weren’t impressive enough, the fee structure has been set at a low per-agent basis,” Bergeron concluded.
According to the company, DocCentral has been designed as a simple, intuitive and cost-effective tool that allows real estate professionals to manage and organize their documents. Documents are stored on secure servers and accessible online 24/7 by agents and the clients and vendors they authorize. By taking transaction documentation off agent laptops and out of filing cabinets, DocCentral eliminates redundancy, safeguards information, and ensures there will always be enough space for even the largest document files.
If a broker has a transaction management program, or adds one in the future, all data stored on DocCentral will be able to seamlessly integrate with that platform.
“FNRES is excited to introduce this revolutionary solution to the real estate industry,” said Beverly Faull, senior vice president and general manager of Fidelity National MLS. “We constantly monitor feedback from our clients and users so we can improve our products to serve them better. We are very proud to be the originators of such a powerful and forward-looking platform as DocCentral.
“We are grateful to Russ and his team at SoCalMLS,” Faull continued. “Not only for bringing the idea to us, but for being such a vocal participant in its launch. The system is now available to integrate into every MLS system in America. Of course, that includes those powered by ParagonTM, our own flagship MLS system.”
“Fidelity National again proved that they have a finger on the real estate industry’s pulse,” added Bergeron. “Their willingness to get behind a great idea, wherever it may come from, shows why FNRES is such a valuable provider for an MLS. They truly understand how a technology company can best be a partner in today’s real estate industry,” Bergeron concluded.
For more information, visit www.fnf.com or to set up a demonstration at the National Association of REALTORS® Annual Convention, please contact Karen Como at (949) 681-4773.