Housefax® Adds Local School Data to Property History Reports

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Home buyers cite school proximity and quality as key deciding factors in home purchase

WASHINGTON, August 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ – Housefax, a leader in residential property history information, continues to enhance its property history report for consumers and industry professionals. Recently, Housefax added local school data including proximity, enrollment size, total expenses and advanced placement opportunities to its flagship report. View a sample report here.

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Top Keller Williams Real Estate Team Offers Free Housefax Reports to Homebuyers

WASHINGTON, August 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ – The home buying experience for Metro D.C. homebuyers has been enhanced thanks to Housefax, a leader in residential property information products, and Jennifer Young Homes, the number one Keller Williams Agent in Virginia.

Jennifer Young, CEO and licensed realtor, recently launched a new campaign to leverage the Housefax brand while distinguishing her team’s services. Serious homebuyers working with the Jennifer Young Homes Team can now request a free Housefax Report before writing a contract to help them save both time and money. Young is a subscriber of Keller Williams Housefax PRO, a customized subscription plan for Keller Williams Agents.

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30% of Homeowners Purchased Their Home after Viewing its Housefax Report®

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WASHINGTON, May 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ – Housefax today announced results of a survey that shows 30% of homeowners purchased their home after viewing its Housefax Report. From those who did not purchase a house after viewing its Housefax Report, the number one reason provided was the price of the home.

  • Furthermore, an additional survey revealed that 68% of respondents submitted an offer within two weeks of viewing the Housefax Report.
  • And when asked if Housefax played a role in their decision, another 68% of respondents said “yes.”

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Housefax® Offers Exclusive Pricing to Keller Williams’ 133,000 Associates

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WASHINGTON, Feb. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Housefax, a leader in residential property history information and reports, announces an exclusive pricing arrangement with Keller Williams, the world’s largest real estate franchise by associate count.  As part of the deal, agents will have the ability to offer homebuyers co-branded Housefax Property History Reports® as part of a customized subscription program.

Since 2012, tens of thousands of consumers and real estate professionals have viewed Housefax Property History Reports, which contain extensive property-specific information, not typically found in the MLS, such as building permit and loan history, fire incidents and nearby natural hazards. Continue reading

9 out of 10 Homebuyers Prefer Property Listings that come with a Housefax® Report

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WASHINGTON, Jan. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — According to a new study on the impact of Housefax Property History Reports® on homebuyers, real estate agents who mention Housefax in their online listings increase consumer interest. The findings from the study revealed that nine out of 10 online home shoppers prefer a listing that comes with a free Housefax Property History Report over one that does not.
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Housefax® Offers the Most Comprehensive Fire Incident Data

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Only Housefax Reports Fire Incidents Occurring Before 1999

HAYMARKET, VA., Dec. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Housefax, a leader in residential property information products and services, today announced that its Property History Report has the most comprehensive fire incident data in the marketplace.  Unlike similar products whose data typically only dates back to 1999, Housefax has exclusive access to more than 30 years of reported fire incidents.  That’s nearly twice as much as the average home history report. Continue reading

Housefax® Announces Subscription Program for Industry Professionals

logo-prnEnhanced Property History Reports Now Available to Real Estate Pros and Home Inspectors

HAYMARKET, Va., Nov. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Housefax a leader in residential property information products and services, today announced the launch of Housefax Pro, a subscription service designed to give industry professionals access to Housefax Property History Reports at preferred pricing. Through Housefax Pro, participating professionals can enhance consumer confidence while setting themselves apart from their competition. Continue reading

Housefax Unveils New Advisory Board From Real Estate Industry

Veterans Allan Dalton, Gregg Larson Lend Expertise to Emerging Home Search History Start-Up

HAYMARKET, VA  July 23, 2015 – Housefax, a leader in residential property information products and services, today announced the members of its new Advisory Board, executives who bring a history of real estate technology, residential brokerage and venture finance expertise. The Board, listed below, includes executives who will provide strategic counsel and business advisory to Housefax through its expansion in the coming months.

The new Housefax Advisory Board includes:

Anthony Azar

Anthony Azar is president and co-owner of regional Keller Williams International offices in southern Arizona and Catalina Title Agency with a proven track record of building successful businesses and strategic partnerships.  Over the most recent decade, Anthony’s focus has been on integrated real estate services including real estate brokerage, mortgage lending, title insurance, property/casualty insurance and home warranty. Anthony also served on the Advisory Board of Trulia.com and Keller Williams.

Allan Dalton

Allan Dalton, the former president and CEO of Realtor.com, is currently the president and co-founder of TownAdvisor.com.  Allan has 30+ years of leadership experience, including serving as the co-owner of a 32-office firm, the EVP of Coldwell Banker New England and EVP of NRT National.

Gregg Larson

Gregg Larson is the CEO at Clareity with over thirty years’ experience in the MLS and real estate information industries. Gregg has worked for organizations such as REDI/Multi-List, the National Association of Realtors (NAR), DATOR, and Moore Data Management Services.

Robert Spass

Robert A. Spass is a founding partner of Capital Z Partners, recognized as one of the global leaders in financial services private equity since its inception in 1998. Prior to co-founding Capital Z, he was the managing partner and co-founder of Insurance Partners, L.P. Also, Robert was a director of Investment Banking at Salomon Brothers with responsibility for corporate finance relationships within the insurance industry.

Housefax provides free Property History Reports and other products and services at www.housefax.com

 

Housefax Partners with Clareity Store to Offer Real Estate Pre-Diligence Products Through Multiple Listing Services (MLS) and Realtor® Associations Nationwide

Property History and Insurance Claims Reports Now Available With Easy Access at Clareity Store

 HAYMARKET, VA March 30, 2015 Housefax, a leader in residential property history information and reports, today announced that its leading suite of real estate pre-diligence products are now available to Multiple Listing Service (MLS) subscribers in the Clareity Store, an e-commerce platform that interfaces with many of the nation’s largest MLS organizations.

Housefax will offer its popular Property History and Insurance Claims reports to real estate professionals at discounted prices in the Store. The Property History Report provides a comprehensive history of a home that includes information not currently accessible through MLS, brokerages or online portals. The Insurance Claims Report allows real estate professionals to discover home insurance claims made in the past five years.

“We are excited to market our online products to the thousands of residential brokers and agents browsing through the Clareity Store,” said Michael Abdy, president of Housefax. “MLS members will now have immediate access to our reports for each property they plan to list, all in one convenient location.” Continue reading

Real Estate Technology Leader Clareity Security Closes Capital Investment in Housefax

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. and HAYMARKET, Va., Jan. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Clareity Security LLC, the leading provider of MLS subscriber authentication, Single-Sign-ON (SSO) security, direct data connections and e-commerce solutions for the Real Estate industry, today announced a strategic alliance with Housefax, a leader in residential property history information and reports. As part of the agreement, Clareity is making a capital investment in Housefax and Clareity CEO and founder, Gregg Larson, will be appointed to the Housefax Board of Directors.

“We believe the future in real estate includes providing real estate consumers and industry professionals quick access to in-depth data like Housefax property history reports and pre-appraisals to strengthen and drive better informed residential property transactions,” said Larson. “Housefax is a good fit with Clareity’s business philosophy helping build companies that are true innovators of the real estate marketplace.” Continue reading