CINCINNATI, OHIO – February 16, 2022 – Payload Keybox, a cutting-edge FinTech platform that serves the real estate industry with a wide range of digital payment solutions, is now integrated with Sacramento-based SkySlope, a leader in real estate transaction management platform. SkySlope users can now securely automate the collection and deposit of Earnest Money Deposits (EMD) in seconds directly within their SkySlope account.
A primary software platform utilized in residential real estate transactions; SkySlope offers real estate professionals a product suite designed to streamline real estate deals from contract to close. SkySlope’s intuitive technology, robust forms libraries, and 24/7 live support serves over 307,000 agents, representing over 3 million real estate transactions. SkySlope partners with over half of the top 20 brokerages in the nation.
“When we explored electronic EMD options, we quickly landed on Payload Keybox. Their integration platform is robust and allows SkySlope to create the type of seamless experience brokerages, agents, and homebuyers expect,” said Buck Avey, Vice President of Product, SkySlope. The integration is activated by brokerage administrators, revealing a ‘Request Deposit’ button that agents can click to select the escrow holder and request Earnest Money from their homebuyer. The homebuyer receives a secure payment request, makes their payment in one simple step, and the funds are routed to the selected or designated escrow holder.
“Rather than introducing an entirely new platform to learn and adopt, Keybox is designed to simply integrate into existing platforms. This tight integration creates ease of adoption for SkySlope since they are already familiar with the transaction workflow. The rollout process to agents is simply pointing out the new ‘button’,“ noted Zach Jacob, Vice President of Partnerships, Payload. All payment activity is recorded within the SkySlope log and electronic receipts are distributed and posted automatically to SkySlope. Administrators further automate the reconciliation process through Payload’s robust dashboard.
“Keybox’s one-touch EMD solution has been widely accepted by our agents. Being fully embedded within the SkySlope platform, roll out was a breeze, and we’ve seen immediate adoption; it’s a big step in our quest to eliminate checks,” expressed Dave Sansom, Chief Financial Officer Carolina One Real Estate, a Charleston, South Carolina-based brokerage operating across fourteen offices with over 1,000 real estate agents.
Payload, the payment processing company that powers payments for various professional service categories of business, launched Payload Keybox in early 2020. Originally created to enhance the security, efficiency, and ease of EMD payments, Payload Keybox has since expanded to include other critical residential real estate payments, including agent invoicing, broker/agent commissions, title closing disbursements, title and mortgage fees, rental/property management fees, and all other real estate payment types. In 2021, Payload Keybox enrolled over 450 new real estate accounts and will digitize over a billion dollars in real estate transactions in 2022.
To learn more about how Payload Keybox is automating the collection and reconciliation of payments within SkySlope, visit https://keybox.payload.co/skyslope/ for more information or to schedule a demonstration.
Payload is a financial technology platform that uses innovation and simplification to transform digital payments. By seamlessly integrating into the existing software of a range of industries and businesses, Payload automates historically manual payments using cutting-edge API design. Enhancing security, saving time, and saving money are key to scaling modern businesses. Payload’s revolutionary payment technology is built to enhance the flexibility and power of industry-leading partners. To learn more about how Payload helps modern businesses grow intelligently, visit: www.payload.co
Established in 2011, SkySlope provides a comprehensive solution for brokers, agents, auditors, and transaction coordinators to manage transactions from contract to close. By streamlining the transaction process, SkySlope empowers real estate professionals to grow their business while staying compliant. SkySlope’s suite of digital, cloud-based solutions includes automated file review, real-time compliance tracking, fully integrated forms, and a built-in digital signature. In 2021, over 307,000 agents across 8,000 offices used SkySlope to manage 3M transactions. With best-in-class customer service, SkySlope’s award-winning support team is available 24/7/365. For more information, visit skyslope.com.