Digital Doesn’t Have to Be Disruptive –The Harvard Business Review

The FNF Digital Solutions Team picked this piece because we felt like a lot of the information in this article could apply to our agents as you work to determine how digital best helps you and your customers. Hopefully, it alleviates some potential fears you have and gets you excited about everything this technology can offer your business! Check out this excerpt:

It’s not surprising that many managers expect digital transformation to involve a radical disruption of the business, huge new investments in technology, a complete switch from physical to virtual channels, and the acquisition of tech start-ups. To be sure, in some cases such a paradigm shift is involved. But our research and work suggest that for most companies, digital transformation means something very different from outright disruption, in which the old is swept away by the new. Change is involved, and sometimes radical replacements for manufacturing processes, distribution channels, or business models are necessary; but more often than not, transformation means incremental steps to better deliver the core value proposition.

More States Legalize Digital Home Closing Process – Think Realty

Iowa is the latest state to allow buyers to electronically close on a home, continuing a shift across the country to make mortgage transactions more efficient.

To close out April, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a law that enables digital closings for mortgage transactions, digitizing a time consuming and paper-intensive process.

Fidelity National Financial remotely notarizes Texas property purchase – HousingWire

Fidelity National Financial helped clients complete a real estate closing in Texas, even though the parties were in separate parts of the Lone Star State.

Indeed, the property sellers were in Austin, while the escrow officer was just south of Houston. No matter, FNF closed the gap between the two digitally.

Remote Notarizations Available for Fidelity National Financial Network – MReport

NotaryCam, a provider of online notarization and mortgage eClosing solutions, announced that Fidelity National Financial (FNF), will allow the use of NotaryCam to deliver remote online notarization (RON) and remote online closing (ROC) capabilities to FNF’s network of direct title and settlement operations, as well as its network of independent title agents. Most recently, FNF used the NotaryCam platform to complete its first remote notarization in Texas.

Fidelity National Financial takes digital closing nationwide – HousingWire

The digital real estate closing revolution is about to take a giant step forward, as the nation’s largest title insurance company is rolling out hybrid and fully digital closing options throughout its entire title insurance network.

How Many Trees Can Be Saved With Fully Digital Home Closings? – Redfin Blog

So, just how much paper would be saved in the U.S. if every single home closing was fully digital? Let’s break it down:

There were about 6 million home sales last year in the U.S. and about eight out of every 10—roughly 4,800,000—included a mortgage. For the sake of simplicity, we’re limiting this analysis to home sales including mortgages. The total documentation required to close a home sale—including the loan paperwork along with title, tax and various other legal documents—generally totals around 200 pages, according to Redfin Mortgage head Jason Bateman, though the pile of paper can be up to 2,000 pages.

Say goodbye to all that paperwork: Digital mortgages have arrived – Washington Post

If you’re a move-up buyer looking to purchase your second home, you might be pleasantly surprised by changes in one aspect of your experience: You can now apply for your mortgage completely online, rather than having to deal with all the onerous paperwork of yesteryear.

Check back soon for more Digital Closing news!