Volume 12 Number 4 Spring 2014
Spotlight on Vantage Point
Vantage Point is a new, national Web portal that connects you with three resources that can help you research, qualify, and validate details of real estate transactions:
The value of convenience
“We constructed Vantage Point to consolidate and centralize a fragmented array of information, data and services used by industry professionals, enabling them to quickly access quality resources on a national scale through one platform,” explained Program Director Roy Wittig. “Vantage Point combines the convenience of data automation with a professional services network to produce a 100% solution.”
A “Who’s Who” of real estate services
Vantage Point’s National Resource Directory lists public record data sources and professional services providers, with contact information, for every county in the U.S. Today, the National Resource Directory lists 11,000 data sources and more than 4,000 professional listings, and industry participation continues to grow.
Private service providers can also place ads and secure premium listings in the Resource Directory.
“By virtue of its use as a production resource, the National Resource Directory provides an excellent editorial environment for professional services advertising,” said Roy. “Our users can identify vendors who offer experience and have capacity and expertise in a specific market,” he added.
Visit our National Resource Directory and conduct a free listing search.
Reports that are made to order
At the heart of Vantage Point is a sophisticated data integration engine capable of combining Property Insight’s own rich data resources with a variety of third-party data feeds to produce on-demand reports quickly and reliably, according to Jim Violette, Property Insight Senior Vice President.
“Vantage Point employs modern .NET technology and a robust database design to enable real-time creation of products using data streaming from multiple sources,” explained Jim. “Improvements to data made by providers throughout our network instantly manifest in our products,” he added.
Click here to learn more about our prepared report products.
Business rules, honed from the company’s expertise in managing large, complex title plants in some of the nation’s busiest real estate markets, dictate how records and properties are matched using the best-available data, producing high-grade reports and XML data feeds.
Learn more about our national services here.
Is it working?
Vantage Point has earned market recognition since its introduction. On average, nearly 2,000 unique visitors access the site each month and generate more than 120,000 page views, numbers that continue to climb. Order volume for service orders is on a steady growth track.
Clearly the market is resonating with the quality message.
Lessons from the past guide future development
Lessons learned from the years leading to the mortgage collapse of 2007 sustain Roy’s belief that those companies that originate, invest in and service loans, and those who support them, will be far more diligent about quality.
“In order to abide by regulations and earn back the trust of investors, we as an industry will have to be much more thorough and accurate when it comes to property and loan documentation,” he explained. “We understand that high standard, and our vision is to bring a new level of diligence to information used in non-title components of transactions.”
Reach prospective new clients. Advertise in the National Resource Directory. Learn more.
What does it take to get listed in the National Resource Directory? It's free. Get listed here.
Designed for title underwriters, title companies, abstractors, loan servicers and subservicers, lenders, banks, credit unions and private investors.
Vantage Point features the following products and services: