Mike Diegelmann is a member of the MRIS Product Management Department, currently assigned as the Compliance Department and Web Settlement Xpress Product Manager. Mike has also served in other roles at MRIS as a Technical Support Representative and as the Senior Public Records Data Collector. Mike draws from previous experiences as a former realtor and certified real estate legal assistant. Mike is an avid Washington Redskins football fan and a family man who also enjoys playing with the family dog adopted from the local Humane Society.
What three things could Mike not live without? Coffee, Washington Redskins football (One might say that I am a masochist, and like Charlie Brown, I am still waiting for the Great Pumpkin to appear. As we Skins fans say, “There is always next year!”), and Spell Check (to counter balance my dyslectic tendencies for reversing letters).
What is Mike’s favorite saying or quotation? From the movie “The Outlaw Jose Wales”, during the early part of the Civil War, the Indian Chief (reflecting on advice given by the government to the oppressed Indian nation) said, "We thought about it for a long time, 'Endeavor to persevere.' And when we had thought about it long enough, we declared war on the Union."
March 29, 2012 | by Mike
MRIS has improved customers’ ability to revise reports in WebSettlement Xpress. Now enjoy faster, more accurate reports. Separate Recording Tax and Transfer Tax fields provide customers with a much needed option to more precisely designate who pays these settlement tax types. This greatly improves accuracy of both Buyer and Seller Reports. For example, Washington, D.C. requires Seller pay all Transfer... Continue Reading
January 18, 2012 | by Mike
Whether its renters, buyers and/or investors, some agents have stated that they are seeing a rise in the number of client requests for Section 8 housing. Section 8 is just one of many types of “subsidized housing” government programs that provide consumers with a means to help make rental payments when searching for affordable housing. We want to know your opinion... Continue Reading
May 24, 2011 | by Mike
MRIS has improved report accuracy concerning FHA Mortgage Insurance Premium (MIP/PMI) calculations to better serve your real estate needs! There are four new calculation percentage rates in Web Settlement Xpress instead of one based on the down payment amount for FHA loans requirements. When MRIS customers create Buyers Financial Loan Options using FHA loan types and entering sale price and... Continue Reading
April 7, 2011 | by Mike
MRIS goes out of its way to ensure that MRIS real estate public records information is as accurate, timely, and comprehensive as possible. Just recently, an MRIS customer requested display of second owner information in the MRIS D.C. public records. Now the MRIS Matrix Tax tab information displays the “Additional Owner” information at the top left corner of the MRIS... Continue Reading
February 25, 2011 | by Mike
As the Web Settlement Xpress Product Manager, I am happy to share with you some recent updates to Web Settlement Xpress! To start, look through the updated Help tab to find user-friendly and easy-to-follow versions of the “Quick Reference Guide” and “Cross Reference Guide”. A new auto-populate feature is available in Web Settlement Xpress. In the Sellers tab, add a... Continue Reading
February 23, 2011 | by Mike
Did you know that the new MRIS website has a Public Records Page with a wealth of information accessible to MRIS customers? Upon logging into the new site, you will see “Public Records” in the “MRIS Customers” dropdown. In the Public Records Page list on the left hand side, you have Public Records Data Status, a ready resource to check... Continue Reading
June 15, 2010 | by Mike
I have been thinking about real estate public records tax data lately. Before becoming a product manager, I spent nine years in the MRIS Data Management Department bringing tax data collection in-house and looking for ways to provide the most timely and accurate information available. We started out with a very limited number of fields from outsourced data collection. Now... Continue Reading