Going paperless is just one of the benefits of using a tech-savvy real estate agent. Not only does it save my client's time, but it's better for the environment as well. Here are 3 ways I go paperless and how it benefits my clients:
1) Using electronic signature software for contracts - I utilize electronic signature software like DocuSign and Authentisign to have my clients sign contracts. Now my clients do not have to arrange a time to meet in person, sign, wait for me to get back to my office to scan in their signatures. It ends up being much more efficient to turnaround documents. Also, in time-sensitive situations, such as in multiple offer situations, it's nice to be able to sign a document late at night from the comforts of your home (and maybe in your pajamas!) than having to meet somewhere.
2) Using an iPad for open houses - I use the OpenHomePro app to sign people in during open houses. This eliminates the need for paper sign up sheets AND provides an easy way for me to follow up with potential buyers and agents.
3) Providing property information electronically and via iPad when showing properties - While I know some agents still prefer to give a print out of every property they are showing to a client, I think it is a waste of paper. From my personal experience, 95% of that paper goes into the trash after the showings or in a big pile that never gets looked at again. Instead, I send a PDF of all of the listing information to my iPad. While I am out with a client, I can immediately answer and questions they may have about the properties. For my clients, it reduces the amount of clutter they have at home.
Having a tech-savvy real estate agent saves my client's time and reduces the hassle in the home buying and selling process. Contact me today to get started!
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