RealEC Technologies, Santa Ana, Calif., has announced a strategic alliance with appraisal-technology provider ACI to improve appraisal delivery on behalf of lenders, appraisers, and appraisal management companies.The companies said the collaboration includes the use of RealEC's seamless connections and ACI's universal appraisal delivery system that incorporates automated rules, custom forms support, secure digital signatures, and an Extensible Markup Language exchange toolkit to bridge any loan origination or automated underwriting system. The standard ACI appraisal file includes the report, addendum, sketch, limiting conditions, photos, maps, and electronic signature, which gives the appraiser the opportunity to proof the report and attach an electronic signature before transmitting the completed report to RealEC. RealEC Technologies is a majority-owned subsidiary of Fidelity National Financial with significant equity ownership by Stewart Title Co. and LandAmerica Financial Group. RealEC and ACI can be found online at http://www.realec.com and http://www.aciweb.com.

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