Quoted in Inman News because of my Blog - About a year and a half ago I started using digital or electronic signatures. I wrote a blog post comparing 2 providers, mostly just sharing my thoughts and trying to figure out which worked best for me. Last month a reporter from Inman News contacted me to ask about my experience. We spoke for about 20 minutes and last week the article came out in Inman News.
I use e-signatures on every contract and listing agreement I can. I use them for every offer I submit. If we need to go back later and do wet signatures, than I do. It's the best time saver I know. Contracts are clean, have a documented history of who received it and when it was opened and signed, and best of all I am nearly paperless. My files used to be really thick with all the paper, now the only thing in my paper file is the HUD1 settlement statement. My last closing I scanned the HUD1 and then had no paper file.
E-signatures are great because anyone who has an email address can use it. No special equipment or software is needed. Just click and sign. Digital signatures have been legal for a decade now, hopefully as digital signatures get more exposure, we will see more of them.
If you are thinking of buying or selling real estate in Atlanta please contact me at 404-456-5024. Jen Bowman, Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners.