I have been reading a ton of articles about the different apps available for the iPad and downloading suggestions. People think I'm a tech wiz but that's only because I do stuff they don't or can't do. I'm really no different than your average real estate agent. I am, however, an early adopter of new technology because I'm easily lured by the "coolness" factor, and I also believe much of it tends to simplify my real estate business -- but for the life of me, I can't figure out how to use the iPad DocuSign app in person to sign a document. I can email it, but I'm talking about signing on the iPad screen.
I've read blogs that say you can sign documents with your clients while sitting on the couch with your iPad. I even bought a special pen that works on my iPad. Granted, I've used it primarily for precise aiming when pulling back the slingshot for those Angry Birds, but I've been told the pen can also be used for signatures.
As a Sacramento short sale agent, I sign a lot of listings with sellers in Sacramento -- I signed more than 100 new listings last year. That's enough to warrant a paperless transaction.
I've been using DocuSign for a while now and find it to be mostly intuitive. OK, I find most software intuitive because I admit to being one of those people who will only read a software manual if all else fails and, even then, the Folsom dam can break and wash out Sacramento before I'm likely to consider that all else has failed.
I wrote to DocuSign yesterday and explained my situation: I'm sitting at the table with sellers. I've already set up an envelope, saved it as a draft, made the sellers each a recipient and myself. I asked, how do we sign this in person? The answer from DocuSign: They would need to access their email once you send it on your iPad and then follow the steps.
Doesn't that sort of defeat the purpose of bringing my iPad to list a short sale? I may as well print out the docs and haul 'em along. Criminy.
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