Agire Mortgage Corporation, a firm Cook-Auerbach formed last October and launched last month, will be a paperless mortgage lender using an SOA-based technology platform.
"Our technology enables us to address the industry-wide need for a renewed focus on the customer and uniquely positions us for success," Cook-Auerbach told ALTA Tech News. "Our online Broker Portal and Automated Underwriting System deliver fast and accurate information while keeping the Broker and our internal sales force updated with real-time statuses. These systems and processes allow us to deliver the quality mortgage products the market has long been seeking, that investors can have confidence in and at a lower cost to produce."
She did not divulge where the technology had been developed.
Agire is not the first firm to tout technology as a competitive advantage. Unfortunately, neither is it the first firm to leverage an SOA-based technology platform to operate its lending business. It takes more to run a good lending operation than technology, which I'm sure Mrs. Cook-Auerbach knows. She has surrounded herself with some key executives, including Tony Vigna, SVP, CIO; Ron Harrison, EVP, National Sales; and Doug Speaker, SVP, Vendor Relations.