updated 5/11/2011 10:17:15 AM ET 2011-05-11T14:17:15

FRASER, Mich., May 11, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- zipLogix, creator of zipForm®, the leading provider of electronic forms software for the real estate industry, today announced that it has entered into a multi-year agreement to provide zipLogix Digital Ink™, powered by SIGNiX, to members of the Houston Association of REALTORS® (HAR) Multiple Listing Service (MLS). As a membership benefit, HAR's 24,000 real estate professionals will have unlimited use of zipLogix Digital Ink™, which has been seamlessly integrated with zipForm® real estate forms technology. This digital signature solution will help the members of one of the nation's largest local REALTORS® association eliminate delays and get to the closing table faster.

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According to Carlos Bujosa, Houston Association of REALTORS® Chairman of the Board, "The digital signature is a natural evolution in HAR's continuing mission to develop or harness innovative technology that best enables our members to enhance their productivity and, in turn, benefit the real estate consumer with more timely transactions." 

There is great interest within the real estate industry for utilizing digital signatures to improve efficiency, reduce costs, save time, eliminate delays and provide better customer service. SIGNiX has worked closely with zipLogix to develop a deep integration with zipForm®, creating a signing experience that is easy for everyone involved in the transaction. A member benefit model makes it affordable for both state and local associations to provide this solution to their members.

"HAR welcomes the partnership with zipLogix and SIGNiX for the Digital Ink electronic signature product, providing another competitive edge to our members who strive each day to deliver better, faster and more satisfying service to their clients," said Bob Hale, Houston Association of REALTORS® President and Chief Executive Officer.

With zipLogix Digital Ink ™, HAR members will have access to essential tools to execute their contracts electronically with security, speed and ease. The product is a digital signature which offers security and long-term trust. A document is signed and that digital signature is permanently embedded within the document. It can never be separated from it, proving that the document has not been altered and thus ensuring that contracts are legally compliant and enforceable.

zipLogix is working with a number of state and local associations on ways to provide zipLogix Digital Ink™ as an affordable member benefit. For more information on any of the leading real estate industry products and services offered by zipLogix, visit www.ziplogix.com or call 866-627-4729 to speak to their solution specialists.

About Houston Association of REALTORS:

Founded in 1918, the Houston Association of REALTORS® (HAR) is a 24,000-member organization of real estate professionals engaged in every aspect of the industry, including residential and commercial sales and leasing, appraisal, property management and counseling. It is the largest individual dues-paying membership trade association in Houston as well as the second largest local association/board of REALTORS® in the United States.

The computerized Multiple Listing Service of the Houston Association of REALTORS® includes residential properties and new homes listed by REALTORS® throughout Harris, Fort Bend and Montgomery counties, as well as parts of Brazoria, Galveston, Waller and Wharton counties. Residential home sales statistics as well as listing information for more than 60,000 properties may be found on the Internet at http://www.har.com .

About zipLogix:

The zipLogix family of tech-savvy products is the recognized industry standard for electronic real estate forms and transaction management system currently used by more real estate professionals than any other real estate software program. zipLogix also offers relay®, the Web-based transaction management system. zipLogix provides transaction solutions to real estate professionals that enhance the value of services they deliver to their clients while improving productivity and efficiency.

zipLogix is a subsidiary of Real Estate Business Services, Inc. (REBS). (REBS) is a subsidiary of the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and the leading provider of real estate products and services to practitioners in California.

The zipLogix logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=5842

About SIGNiX:

SIGNiX is the premier provider of business optimization through digital signatures for industries including financial services, real estate, insurance, healthcare, government, and education. SIGNiX helps the enterprise transform and expedite transactions, scale their business processes and reduce costs with the proper controls required by regulation, legislation and industry best practice. Digital signature solutions produce legally enforceable electronic records while moving to a paperless environment. The Company's vision is to provide a trusted digital signature on every online business document. For more information, visit www.signix.com .

CONTACT: zipLogix Contact:
         Chris Conciatu
         586-840-0125
         chrisc@ziplogix.com
         
         Houston Association of REALTORS(R) Contact
         David Mendel
         713-629-1900 x258
         david.mendel@har.com

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