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Stewart and the Arizona Association of Realtors® Partner

January 9, 2008

HOUSTON -- The Arizona Association of Realtors® and Stewart Transaction Solutions have partnered to deploy SureClose, a widely used transaction management system, to more than 5,000 real estate brokerages across the state.

With the integration of our TrueForms(R) online contracts with electronic signatures, SureClose will prove to be the collaboration platform that propels the real estate transaction into the digital age.

“As the seventh-largest state association of Realtors® in the United States, we strive to provide the best possible service to our members,” said John Gall, the 2008 president of the Arizona Association of Realtors®. “We believe that the deployment of transaction management across the state will raise the level of professionalism, create a better work environment for our brokers and real estate professionals, as well as enhance the service we offer our home buyers and sellers.”

“This project creates the ability for all Arizona brokerages to jointly conduct real estate purchases and sales in an online paperless community through SureClose,” Wright continued. “With the integration of our TrueForms® online contracts with electronic signatures, SureClose will prove to be the collaboration platform that propels the real estate transaction into the digital age.”

“Arizona Association of Realtors® has been evaluating transaction management for over three years,” said Craig Sanford, 2006 president of the Arizona Association of Realtors®. “Eighteen months ago we formed a technology task force of association brokers led by an industry consultant to evaluate the leading transaction management platforms. Our selection of the SureClose system, together with the training and implementation resources of the Stewart team, gives us the confidence that we have the right mix of technology, marketing and people to be successful in our statewide initiative.”

“As an early adopter of the transaction management technology in December 2005, Dan Schwartz Realty saw many other broker attempts fail,” said Duane Fouts, president of Dan Schwartz Realty of Phoenix and member of the Arizona Association of Realtors® transaction management task force. “We selected Stewart in our endeavor because they demonstrated a true partnership in our deployment and adoption of the technology. Today we are proud to share our SureClose success with the Stewart team, and we look forward to expanding our successful model throughout the state of Arizona.”

The Arizona statewide deployment is set to begin in early 2008.

Source: Stewart Title Guaranty Co.



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