a la mode News

Third straight year: Mercury Network honored with Progress in Lending's "Top Innovation" award

March 24, 2014

a la mode announced today that Mercury Mobile™, a new iOS app enabling appraisers to respond to new Mercury Network orders instantly, was named a Top Innovation of 2013 by the PROGRESS in Lending Association. Mercury Mobile is available for free for iPhone and iPad in the Apple App Store℠.


a la mode turns MLS data into powerful marketing content for free with new version of RE:Focus app

March 18, 2014

Rich data from multiple listing services (MLS) is widely regarded as the “holy grail” of content for capturing, nurturing, and converting real estate prospects. Today, mobile MLS trailblazer a la mode announced a new version of their iPad app RE:Focus Analytics aimed at turning arcane MLS data and statistics into revenue-generating marketing presentations for real estate agents and brokers. Astoundingly, the company has also made the app available to MLS subscribers at no cost.


a la mode named to HW Tech100 list of most innovative tech firms in the U.S. housing industry

March 13, 2014

a la mode announced today they were named to HousingWire magazine's HW Tech100™, which lists the housing economy's most innovative technology companies.


Mercury Network's SureReceipts now available to any lender for automated compliance with new disclosure requirements

March 03, 2014

a la mode's Mercury Network today announced the expansion of their SureReceipts™ service to a universally available eDisclosure compliance solution. SureReceipts securely sends any document to borrowers in compliance with disclosure requirements, and it automatically produces an audit trail on every send for compliance verification. SureReceipts can be deployed quickly by lenders of all sizes, and is now available as a stand-alone web-based service or as an API for integration in existing workflow systems.


a la mode releases Mercury Mobile to eliminate common appraisal delays

February 19, 2014

a la mode announced today that Mercury Mobile, a new iOS app enabling appraisers to respond to new Mercury Network orders instantly, is now available at no charge for iPhone and iPad in the Apple App Store. An Android version of the app will also be available soon.


ECOA Valuations Rule effective January 18th: Mercury Network automates compliance

January 09, 2014

The ECOA Valuations Rule is effective January 18th, and it mandates that all borrowers confirm statements prior to receiving an electronic copy of any appraisal report. Mercury Network has launched automated compliance for lenders and AMCs, and also creates a full audit trail to prove compliance with the new regulation.


a la mode announces HomeBeacon, harnesses new BLE wireless communication for location-aware tours

November 08, 2013

a la mode introduces HomeBeacon, a technology using Bluetooth Low Energy "iBeacon" technology to allow listing agents to create interactive location-aware property presentations which pop up automatically on consumer mobile devices simply by being near a listed property. But HomeBeacon isn't simply a one-way marketing channel. It provides data back to agents as well. Agents with HomeBeacon-enabled listings will get reports of how many buyers visit a home, how long they stay, and even how long they were in each room.


Forbes names a la mode one of “12 Companies Transforming Their Industries” [memo]

September 05, 2013

It's not every day that Forbes highlights a tech company in the real estate sector. But that's exactly what they did in their recent article "12 Companies Transforming Their Industries."


“Appraisal Quality Control” white paper released from collaborative industry effort

August 20, 2013

In preparation for the January 14th, 2014 CFPB effective date, a la mode announced today the release of a multidisciplinary white paper entitled “Appraisal Quality Control: Best Practices for accuracy, efficiency, and compliance."


Sierra Pacific Deploys Mercury Network's Enterprise Vendor Framework For Superior Appraisal Operations

August 13, 2013

a la mode announced today that Sierra Pacific has deployed a customized integration with Mercury Network. The new web-based software integration empowers all Sierra Pacific origination channels to streamline appraisal ordering, receive higher quality appraisals with shorter turn times, and provides security measures for enhanced company-wide compliance with appraiser independence regulations.