Imbrex a real estate listing platform, and TruSet, a blockchain platform specializing in the collection of high-quality reference data, have announced a partnership to collect and curate real estate contracts for each state using blockchain technology.
Imbrex’s real estate transaction closing room, Escrow Commons, is a transparent closing room where individuals on the buying and selling side of a real estate transaction can exchange transaction documents, clearly identify and assign action items, and process escrow, deposits and transaction funds.
In the residential real estate industry, states use unique standards for purchase and sale agreements (PSAs). Some states, such as California and Colorado, do not require attorney involvement and contracts are standardized by local governments. In other states, like New York, where legal representation is more customary, contract frameworks vary.
This lack of standardization creates confusion and inefficiencies in real estate markets and provides a tremendous opportunity for the large group of technologists and real estate agents around the country to curate the contracts using community consensus. Imbrex will utilize the TruSet community-curated purchase and sale agreements for each U.S. state.
[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”Stephen King, Founder of imbrex” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]“By aggregating the top purchase and sale agreements in all 50 states, imbrex will leverage OpenLaw markup language and convert the contracts to dynamic smart contract code. The result will be a set of carefully vetted contracts that can be customized to reflect the individual deal. Agents will be able to list, obtain a qualified lead, choose from customizable contracts and process the transaction efficiently. In addition, imbrex plans to open source the agreements so that the entire real estate industry can benefit from this partnership.”[/perfectpullquote]
[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”Will Janensch, Founder of TruSet” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]“TruSet’s proven track record and understanding of data collection and curation models make this an ideal partnership. Our cooperation will provide a consensus-driven set of real estate agreements that can be translated into code then used for real estate transactions. The teams will release a detailed report outlining our results at the end of the pilot trial.”[/perfectpullquote]