PROVO, Utah, Oct. 27, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Simplifile, a leading provider of real estate document collaboration and recording technologies for lenders, settlement agents, and counties, today announced that it has added 23 new counties to its e-recording network and achieved an unprecedented 1,500 total e-recording jurisdictions. More than 75 percent of U.S. real estate transactions are now conducted in a county that e-records with Simplifile, enabling faster and more cost-effective transactions between land record submitters and county recorders.
Gulf County, Florida, is the 1500th county to join Simplifile’s e-recording network, the nation’s largest. “We decided to start e-recording to fulfill a request from our document filers, who wanted more options,” said Becky Norris, Gulf County Clerk of the Circuit Court. “Our customers enjoy the ease of filing from the home or office, and we’ve already found that e-recording minimizes or even eliminates wait times while reducing the time we spend handling and mailing paper documents.”
“We are delighted to add Gulf County as our 1500th e-recording jurisdiction. It’s our hope that one day, every county nationwide will experience the increased efficiency, customer satisfaction and cost savings of e-recording,” said Paul Clifford, president of Simplifile.
Gulf County now accepts all document types for e-recording through Simplifile.
Other recently added jurisdictions are:
- Coffee County, Ala.
- Town of Easton, Conn.
- Town of Kent, Conn.
- Baker County, Fla.
- Putnam County, Ga.
- Hamilton County, Ill.
- Rush County, Ind.
- Jefferson County, Kan.
- Howard County, Md.
- Marquette County, Mich.
- Nicolett County, Minn.
- Stokes County, N.C.
- Hettinger County, N.D.
- Pickaway County, Ohio
- Fulton County, Ohio
- Carter County, Okla.
- Columbia County, Pa.
- Dorchester County, S.C.
- Benton County, Tenn.
- Dickson County, Tenn.
- Staunton County, Va.
- Powhatan County, Va.
Simplifile’s web-based e-recording service allows settlement agents to scan, upload, and submit land records and other documents directly to the county. The county recorder can then review, stamp, record, and return documents to the settlement agent electronically — all within minutes.
Settlement agents and county recorders can also reduce payment errors and eliminate check-writing expenses by processing recording fees and payments through the secure Simplifile service. To begin using Simplifile, settlement agents need only a computer with high-speed internet access and a scanner.
For a complete list of the 1,500-plus county recording offices throughout the United States that use Simplifile to e-record deeds, mortgages, and other documents, visit https://simplifile.com/e-recording-counties/.
Simplifile, the nation’s largest e-recording network, was founded in 2000 to connect settlement agents and county recorders via its e-recording service. Today Simplifile has broadened its services to include collaboration tools and post-closing visibility for mortgage lenders and settlement agents working together on real estate documents. Through Simplifile, users can securely record, share, and track documents, data, and fees with ease.
To learn more, visit https://simplifile.com or call 800-460-5657.
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