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A la mode releases new tool to digitize mortgage process

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Real estate technology company a la mode inc. has released a free public beta version of a digital document and e-signature application for mortgage professionals, called SureDocs. The product is essentially a printer driver that allows users to generate Adobe Acrobat PDF files from other standard file types and to assign e-signature tags to digital documents. Users can then send e-mail notifications about the documents, and the recipients can access and electronically sign those documents on the Web after verifying their identity. "We have plans to make a tailor-made version for real estate agents, real estate appraisers and many other professions," said Chris Low, executive vice president of products at a la mode. The company has tested the tool privately for a couple of months, Low said, and eventually the company will charge a subscription fee for the service. There are no plans to charge on a per-transaction or per-document basis for the tool. The completely digital real estate ...