On Monday, the National Association of REALTORSĀ® Board of Directors approved a proposal to provide its more than one million members with free access to electronic forms and transaction management software from REALTOR BenefitsĀ® Program partner zipLogix. The zipLogix member benefit will be available to REALTORSĀ® in early 2016.
āAs a REALTORĀ® association-owned company, zipLogix is committed to the success of REALTORSĀ®,ā says zipLogix Chairman of the Board Mark Peterson in a statement to RISMedia. āThis new member benefit will save them time and money and improve their efficiency, productivity, and profitability.Ā Most importantly, it will help us keep REALTORSĀ® at the center of the transaction and ensure they have the tools they need to succeed in todayās ever-changing real estate environment.ā
āNARās partnership with zipLogix is the first step in offering an innovative comprehensive transaction platform that gives REALTORSĀ® an electronic ācontract-to-closeā in one place. Standardizing the technology platform that empowers REALTORSĀ® creates efficiencies and streamlines processes,ā says zipLogix President and CEO Joel Singer in a statement to RISMedia. āMoreover, it provides value to their clients and keeps data in the control of REALTORSĀ®.ā
As the exclusive and official forms software for NAR, more than 600,000 REALTORSĀ® already use zipLogix applications, and more than 900,000 NAR members are currently entitled to use zipLogix products through association member benefits or individual purchases. REALTORĀ® associations that license their forms to zipLogix make it easy for their members to access the most up-to-date local and state forms library. Beyond zipForm PlusĀ®, REALTORSĀ® will also be able to manage transactions through zipLogixās transaction management system zipTMSā¢, and store transactional documents to meet their stateās Department of Real Estate requirements.
āItās no longer a matter of having a product that provides a means of storage and management,ā comments zipLogix Vice President of Software Engineering Mourad Zerroug, Ph.D., in an upcoming article in RISMediaās Real Estate magazine. āAs technology expectations change on the market side, itās a matter of providing a complete solution to all matters from pre-contract to contract and even post-contract activities.ā
āNAR is REALTORSĀ®ā business advantage, and the association is committed to making sure REALTORSĀ® have the latest technology tools to succeed in todayās dynamic real estate environment,ā says Chris Polychron, executive broker with 1st Choice Realty in Hot Springs, Arkansas. āNow REALTORSĀ® will have access to the real estate forms they want, when they need them. Weāre excited to now offer industry leader zipLogixās tools as a member benefit to all REALTORSĀ®. I hope all of our members take advantage of this new benefit to help them save time and money and better succeed in their business.ā
Expanded zipLogix tools for brokers and local and state REALTORĀ® associations will also be offered at exclusive members-only pricing. Along with access to forms, transaction management tools and document storage, brokers have additional options available to them, including measurement and reporting tools as well as oversight and management of their agentās transactions to complete contracts more efficiently and assist with risk management.
For more information, please visit www.realtor.org/forms.