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Xactware and RES.NET Partner for Digital Asset Management

DigitalRES.NET and Xactware have announced an integration between RES.NET and the Xactware RepairWise and XactPRM platforms. The combined solution, tailored for repair and renovation servicers and investors, supports every phase of the renovation process and allows servicers to analyze a wide variety of upgrade scenarios for each property before committing to a course of action.

A large class of buyers are currently demanding an upgraded, aesthetically pleasing, turnkey property. These types of extensive renovations have even become a favorite with investors, with GSEs such as Fannie Mae finding value in the completion of large-scale renovations. By moving a property into a higher condition classification and attracting an expanded pool of buyers, servicers are reducing days on the market and the associated costs.

“Critical milestones have to be accounted for throughout a repair or renovation project,” said Dave Obert, VP of Xactware PropTech Solutions. “The integration between these two solutions will organize, simplify and modernize that process.”

While renovations have proven effective, they are also highly dependent on local factors such as the cost of labor and materials, communication with vendors across the country, and the accurate appraisal of comps, which can vary greatly even within a single city. The integration between Xactware and RES.NET provides a streamlined solution for this phenomenon—from value assessment, cost estimation and bid management, through scope approval, project tracking and performance analysis. The Repair Module now represents 460 regions across the United States and Canada.

Angela Hurst, SVP for RES.NET, added, “RES.NET takes pride in offering a complete servicer suite of solutions to assist customers as they pursue REO, loss mitigation, valuations, property preservation and now repairs and renovations. The Repair Module represents the latest phase in our mission to provide the industry with practical technology solutions that address our clients’ needs. Together with Xactware, we provide a comprehensive solution that empowers servicers by bringing order to an inherently complex process. The Repair Module incorporates cost estimation from three decades of RES.NET project planning and workflow solutions with the value-added and wide-ranging cost data from more than 460 locally researched price regions from Xactware. We have created an agile application that will evolve alongside the real estate market and meet the needs of modern servicers looking to pivot as new strategies and tactics emerge.”

About Author: David Wharton

David Wharton, Editor-in-Chief at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 17 years' experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at David.Wharton@thefivestar.com.

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