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a la mode announces RE:Focus Analytics, brings MLS listings and interactive data analysis to the iPad

November 09, 2012

From the National Association of REALTORS Expo®, a la mode, one of the real estate industry's most innovative workflow technology companies, announced today their newest iPad app, RE:Focus Analytics. This stunning new iPad app transforms the way agents and brokers access and use the data in their MLS, creating a powerful property data console for highly visual, interactive market analysis even without a Wi-Fi or data connection.


a la mode steps in with Hurricane Sandy recovery effort, waives all transaction fees for Catastrophic Disaster Area Inspection Reports

November 05, 2012

As mortgage lender orders for disaster inspection reports surged to more than 200 times the normal level in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, real estate technology provider a la mode, inc. announced that its Mercury Network service will completely waive all fees related to gathering disaster reports in the affected areas. Mercury Network is the nation’s premiere vendor management platform, handling millions of transactions each year for the nation’s largest lenders and appraisal management companies.


a la mode wins Transforming Valuations award

October 29, 2012

Appraisal technology pioneer a la mode, inc. was presented with Mortgage Technology Magazine's coveted "Transforming Valuations" award on October 21st, the opening day of the 99th Annual Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Convention & Expo in Chicago. The Transforming Valuations Award recognizes technology advancements in the appraisal, broker price opinion or automated valuation sectors. Runners-up were CoreLogic and Platinum Data.


Mercury Network adds Appraisal Quality Management system to product lineup

October 22, 2012

From the 99th Annual Mortgage Bankers Association Annual Convention, a la mode announced today the launch of Mercury Network’s new Appraisal Quality Management system (AQM). The AQM service, available only on Mercury Network, guides underwriters to the issues in each appraisal with actionable recommendations, and produces investor-ready loan files with the goal of dramatically reducing repurchase risk.


SharperLending Connects Appraisal Firewall Technology To Mercury Network For Increased Lender Control Over Real Estate Appraisals

July 31, 2012

a la mode announced today a new strategic integration that allows lenders using mortgage technology provider SharperLending’s Appraisal Firewall platform to place appraisal orders with any appraisal management company (AMC) using Mercury Network.


a la mode Moves Headquarters to Naples, Florida

June 29, 2012

a la mode, the dominant national provider of real estate and valuation technology solutions, announced today that it has relocated its national headquarters to Naples, Florida.


InHouse Connexions connects with Mercury Network to provide clients with higher quality

June 12, 2012

a la mode announced today a new strategic integration that allows lenders using InHouse Inc.’s Connexions platform to place appraisal orders with any appraisal management company (AMC) using Mercury Network.


a la mode Announces Integration With Byte Software Designed To Aid Lenders In Complying With GSE Data Delivery Standards

May 02, 2012

a la mode announced today a new integration between Mercury Network and Byte Software’s popular Byte-Pro loan origination software (LOS). The integration allows users to click a button inside the Byte-Pro system to log into Mercury Network and use the platform to manage their entire appraisal workflow. In addition to the time-saving automation, the interface provides tools that help users comply with all appraisal independence standards and applicable banking regulations.


Mercury Network’s DataCourier awarded a “Top Innovation of 2011” by Progress In Lending Association

April 23, 2012

DataCourier, a service of a la mode’s Mercury Network, was recognized as a Top Innovation of 2011 at an event hosted by the Progress In Lending Association at the Mortgage Bankers Association Technology in Mortgage Banking Conference and Expo. DataCourier makes appraisal delivery fool-proof, compliant, more efficient, and free for all parties involved.


a la mode's Mercury Network reaches 20,000 appraisal transactions a day milestone

March 06, 2012

a la mode announced today that use of its Mercury Network cloud-based appraisal vendor management platform has doubled appraisal transaction volume from 10,000 appraisal transactions a day to over 20,000 a day in just sixteen months.