Ernst Offers White-labeled Version of Smart Query

September 18, 2018

Ernst Publishing announced it will provide its Smart Query fee calculator to title and settlement companies on a white-labeled basis. The new offering will allow settlement agents to place self-branded calculators on their websites and quote their own title premiums and settlement fees with guaranteed accuracy to any lender who requests it.

"Smart Query is the industry's most relied on fee calculator and now title agents can use it to win more business," said Gregory E. Teal, president and chief executive officer of Ernst Publishing. "By making our technology available to title and settlement companies, we are giving them the power to offer customized fee calculations right on their websites with their own fees and branding while backed by the power of Ernst. It provides an easy way for our partners to build their title businesses."

Ernst's technology was originally designed to calculate recording fees, transfer taxes, title and settlement fees, inspection fees and property taxes, but this personalized search engine puts an end to generic title and settlement fees and offers an instant product for agents to market their services, the company said in a release.

Agents are now able to market their personalized services with their preferred style, merging Smart Query into the aesthetic of their business website.

Ernst reported its programs processed 250 million real estate transactions in 2017.

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