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FirstClose: Winner in the HousingWire Tech100 Awards


AUSTIN, Texas, March 2, 2020 – FirstClose, a leading provider of technology solutions for mortgage lenders nationwide, has been named one of the winners of the eighth annual HW Tech100 awards. The company has been recognized as one of the most innovate technology companies in the U.S. housing economy.

The award seeks to provide a definitive list of the most innovative and effective companies in the industry in order to identify partners and solutions to the problems that mortgage lenders and real estate professionals face every day.

“It is humbling to be recognized for creating solutions and platforms that we genuinely believe will improve the way we do business and ultimately help consumers have a better experience,” said Corey Smith, chief product officer at FirstClose. “We are happy that others in the industry recognize how passionate we are about creating effective, innovative technology.”

According to HousingWire, the Tech100 program grows more competitive each year and the applicants are increasingly impressive. This year was no different.

“This year’s Tech100 winners blew past innovation, moving beyond innovation to transformation,” said HousingWire Associate Magazine Editor Kelsey Ramirez. “In both the real estate and mortgage sectors, fintech companies continue to create new ways to approach the housing process, improving efficiencies, cutting costs and creating a new experience for all parties involved.”

FirstClose’s ONE solution is the mortgage industry’s only home equity and refi tool that compiles everything from application to servicing (credit, valuation, title, flood, closing and recording) on one platform. Rather than spending time gathering information from a host of separate vendors, FirstClose’s technology gathers everything a lender needs and compiles it all in one report, saving time, money and headache. FirstClose makes it easy to identify and repair the gaps where lender profits can be maximized by delivering simplified vendor management and consolidating vendors into one platform.

HousingWire’s motto for 2020 is growth through focus. With that lens, the Tech100 program underwent mitosis and emerged as two highly focused awards – Tech100 Real Estate and Tech100 Mortgage. While collaboration between real estate and mortgage professionals has never been higher, the tools and solutions that empower these professionals to excel are often entirely different,” said HousingWire CEO, Clayton Collins. “The winners of the 2020 HousingWire Tech100 Mortgage and Real Estate awards are truly the most impactful and innovative companies in housing. Not only do these companies empower their clients and users, they are supporting a more efficient, accessible and sustainable housing economy.”

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Client | FirstClose’s unique, comprehensive solution provides an effortless way to process all home equity loans and home equity lines of credit.

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