White-Labeled Smart Query Available Through Ernst

Title companies now have a new way to build their businesses.

Title companies that need technology on their websites to get more lender business now have a great option. Ernst is making its Smart Query software available for title agents.

Ernst — the leading provider of technology and closing cost data for the real estate and home finance industries for the past 29 years — is now offerings its Smart Query fee calculator available to title and settlement agents on a white-labeled basis.

Ernst’s Smart Query technology was originally designed to calculate recording fees, transfer taxes, title and settlement fees, inspection fees and property taxes. And with this new offering, settlement agents are able to personalize this search engine, market their services with accurate calculations, and leave generic title and settlement fees in the past.

“Making our technology available to title and settlement companies … provides an easy way for our partners to build their title businesses.”

Gregory E. Teal

Agents will now be able to place personalized, self-branded calculators on their websites that match their own aesthetic, and quote their own title premiums and settlement fees with guaranteed accuracy to any lender who requests it. The result is easy access for lenders to the information they need, backed by Ernst’s guaranteed reporting, fee calculation and management.

Ernst programs processed 250 million real estate transactions in 2017, making it the most used technology of its kind in the industry. Since the company was founded 29 years ago, Ernst has processed well over 1 billion transactions and unveiled dozens of technologies and products that produce efficiency across the real estate industry. The firm estimates that its technology is in use for 90% of the nation’s new loan originations and refinance transactions.

This new offering is sure to make both marketing and operating easier and more accurate for settlement agents. As Gregory E. Teal, President and CEO of Ernst, said in the press release: “Smart Query is the industry’s most relied on fee calculator. Making our technology available to title and settlement companies … provides an easy way for our partners to build their title businesses.”

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