Saving Time With Electronic Signatures

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Real Estate Agent with Realty ONE Group Inc.

Using DocuSign to save time when signing real estate documents.

 

I love efficiency.

So when it comes time for my real estate clients to sign piles of paperwork as part of buying or selling a home, I like to offer the option of using electronic signatures for my clients.

That means no more printing, figuring out where to sign exactly, and faxing back the forms.  That means no more wasted paper.  That means no more "PC LOAD LETTER" errors on your fax machine (isn't that right, Michael Bolton?).

We still spend time going over the contracts and disclosures - that part doesn't go away (and shouldn't!).  But now my clients can sign a time-sensitive counter offer right on their Android phone (or iPhone, Blackberry, etc.).  We can put together an offer and get it packaged and submitted to a listing agent within a half hour, all while you're out to lunch (assuming of course that you already know what you're signing!).  And sometimes being the first to get an offer in can make all the difference for a buyer.

Even those who are self-proclaimed "non-techy" folks can do this.  One of my past clients was out of town, and we had to sign several disclosures during that time.  No sweat - as long as they had an internet connection, an email account, and a computer that they could use to get to the secure site online, they were able to review and electronically sign everything in a snap.  They kept telling me that they were not computer-savvy, but apparently that myth was de-bunked because they did it without any trouble...and in record time.

I currently use the service called DocuSign and love it.  Not only can I save time, I also can save a tree in the process.  Sweet.

For more info on electronic signatures or other real estate tech tools and services, feel free to contact me.

Posted by

Alicia J. Mendoza

REALTOR(R)

CA DRE Lic #01778667

Realty ONE Group Inc.

(949) 870-9020

aliciajmendoza@gmail.com

Blog: www.aliciajmendoza.com

Website: www.alicia-realestate.com

 

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Rainmaker
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Lynda Eisenmann
Preferred Home Brokers - Brea, CA
Broker-Owner,CRS,CDPE,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co

Hi Alicia,

I'm with you! I just said to another agent in my office that I don't know what I would do without docusign.

Jan 27, 2011 06:20 PM #1
Rainmaker
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An Bui
DocuSign - Seattle, WA

Alicia, thank you for sharing your story about how you're using DocuSign to give your clients the best possible chance to get that offer in!

If you have questions, comments or want to share what you know, come visit us over at the DocuSign Community!

Jan 28, 2011 04:16 AM #2
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Harrison K. Long
HomeSmart, Evergreen Realty - Irvine, CA
REALTOR , GRI, Broker associate, Attorney

Alicia ... I need to get more involved with electronic signatures.  Have a great and safe U.S. Independence day! U.S. flag

Jul 04, 2011 10:35 AM #3
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Harrison K. Long
HomeSmart, Evergreen Realty - Irvine, CA
REALTOR , GRI, Broker associate, Attorney

Alicia ... Thanks for your article recommending to use digital signatures.  Many of us are not as tech current and need to get going with DocuSign.

May 12, 2012 01:30 AM #4
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