First American Title, Taylor Morrison Complete 500 Hybrid E-closings

May 21, 2019

First American Title Insurance Company and national builder Taylor Morrison Home Corporation recently completed 500 hybrid electronic closings using First American’s eClosing solution. The hybrid e-closings took place in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida and Texas.

In a hybrid e-closing, homebuyers can review and e-sign many real estate transaction closing documents from a computer at home or on a mobile device in advance of the closing appointment, while some documents must be wet signed in person at the appointment.

“After more than 500 completed hybrid e-closings, we’re consistently seeing closing appointments reduced to an average of 20 minutes and home buyers are grateful for the ability to preview documents in advance and to have a shorter, more convenient signing event,” said Joe Tavarez, president at First American Title’s Homebuilder Services Division. “Equally important, lenders appreciate the ability to offer home buyers the convenience of a hybrid e-closing with minimal process changes and no additional fees. We expect to aggressively ramp up hybrid e-closing transaction volume in the months ahead.”

First American’s e-closing solution includes a mobile interface, consumer-document preview, digital scheduling for mobile notary meetings, consumer appointment confirmation, and eSignatures for hybrid e-closings. The solution will also manage “eVault-ready” loan documents, including fully executed e-notes, and is ready to support a lender’s MERS eRegistry and eVaulting workflows.

“We can offer our customers a new level of service, transparency and peace of mind by allowing them to preview their closing documents in advance of the close date. The speed and simplicity of e-signing exceeds customer expectations as they complete the final steps in their home buying journey,” said Tawn Kelley, president of financial services and executive vice president at Taylor Morrison.


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