Thank goodness we have the technology we do for our communication needs. Never again should I need to rush to find a fax before shops close.
I was finishing my week and trying to catch up before my 6 AM flight on Friday. It had been an incredibly busy week; I'm sure due to my upcoming trip. The icing on the cake was receiving a call Thursday afternoon that my buyers were approved for a loan. Great news- bad timing. They had been anxiously awaiting word from the lender so we could jump to make an offer on a home. Fast forward to 8:30 at night as we are sitting around the table with my tablet writing offer on a Colorado Springs home.
Checking my email one last time at 04:30 Friday before heading to airport and I find my counter. Not great but a counter. So now I'm guzzling my coffee and running some scenarios to make the numbers jive. I've got a plan and write email to listing agent/seller asking if my idea might work. Hit send- head for first flight.
What transpires is an almost comical day of juggling phone calls, texts, and emails in-between plane changes and various time zones. After some very creative negotiations buyers and sellers have come to an agreement. I'm sitting in the baggage claim jumping onto Internet using electronic contracts and writing the newly accepted counter (which does not even resemble original) and zipping it over to all parties for signatures.
I get an email notice when all have signed, and I forward docs onto lender and make sure listing agent has access to forward to Title. Create an interactive calendar for buyers to follow. All this done without once having to think of where a copier might be and the nearest fax is to be found.
My buyers are under contract and I'm on the beach in St. Pete all due to the ease and convenience of electronic contracts, my air card, and our PDA cell phone systems.
I don't know about my colleagues but I know my business would not be what it is without the use of today's technology especially the availability of electronic contract systems.