Docusign Contest Winners: Sign Here, The Check's in the Mail

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DocusignLast month's contest was for you to write about your experience with electronic signatures......or possibly your lack of experience with them. We had a bunch of great submissions and we wanted to thank you for showing some of the flexibility electronic signatures can provide for you and your buyers and sellers.

After plowing through a couple hundred posts, we have some winners for you. We broke the posts up into two categories; 'have used Docusign' (or some kind of electronic signature application) and 'have not used Docusign'. From each group we selected a first, second and third place winner.


Have Used Docusign:

1st Place: Jonathan Dalton and his tale of closing the deal from his hospital bed. Who wouldn't want this guy on their side when the transaction was on the line? Fantastic story Jonathan!

2nd Place: Cindy Jones helped her client sell his house from a boat in the middle of the Arabian Sea. But not just any boat, her client was a US Navy Commander on board the USS Enterprise. Too cool!!

3rd Place: Tom Branch relates the story of documents that criss crossed the globe in order to get signatures from clients in India, Japan, Boston and Plano Texas. Try reading those documents after they went through a fax machine!


Have Not Used Docusign (but wish they would/could have!)

1st Place: David Serle could have saved himself a bunch of money and a lot of time if he'd been using Docusign (not to mention a $248 speeding ticket). Ahh, the adventures of a traveling salesman!

2nd Place: Chris Hooks wonders if the good ole days were really the good ole days. How much easier life could have been throughout the years with electronic signatures. Someone could have avoided 18 hours of travel time and gotten the deal put together much easier if only we had computers then.

3rd Place: Marian Goetzinger hasn't tried docusign yet because her clients want things done their way. She might try it one day, but for now her clients are calling her on their rotary phone.


Our first place winners both take home a $200 Visa gift card and 5000 ActiveRain points. Our second place winners scored a $100 Visa gift card and 4000 ActiveRain points and our 3rd place winners will get a $50 gift card and 3000 ActiveRain points courtesy of our friends at Docusign. Have you completely missed out on all the fun? Not exactly.........

Docusign is giving away a trip for two to London for sharing your favorite Docusign story with them. You can find out all the details here. So if you have a Docusign story that you think is original and unique (maybe even the same one you shared for this contest) get over there and check out Docusign's London giveaway. And if this post is the reason you win, we'll at least expect a postcard here at ActiveRain headquarters!




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Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Congratulations to the winners--some AWESOME stories, for sure!  I'm in LOVE with DocuSign and should actually WORK for them as many people as I've sold on their wares!  It's the best thing since, well, sliced bread!!

Aug 23, 2011 05:58 PM #30
Pamela Seley
West Coast Realty Division - Murrieta, CA
Residential Real Estate Agent serving SW RivCo CA

Congratulations to all the winners for sure. Great stories and experiences.

Aug 23, 2011 06:02 PM #31
David Shamansky
US Mortgages - David Shamansky - Highlands Ranch, CO
Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg

Much props and I wish I had paid attention to this contest not only would I have surely been among the winners (jk) but I would also not have lost 2k in points to my AR competitor Dick Greenberg!

Anyway keep up the great work 

Aug 23, 2011 06:40 PM #32
Deepak Chauhan
Versailles Property - Irvine, CA
Irvine, CA ... the place to be

I am looking for Doc uSign trainer, every one is talking about it  .....

Aug 23, 2011 07:16 PM #33
Phil Leng
Retired - Kirkland, WA
Phil Leng - Retired

Hi Docusign,

A very clever way to promote your company, and make it challenging and entertaining at the same time

Enjoyable read


Aug 23, 2011 11:20 PM #34
Linda Edelwich
William Raveis Real Estate - Glastonbury, CT
Glastonbury Office's #1 Top Producing Agent-not on

Congrats to the winners and great way to introduce the companies services - i never knew about them before this

Aug 24, 2011 01:15 AM #35
Dan Edward Phillips
Dan Edward Phillips, Humboldt and Del Norte Counties, CA - Eureka, CA
Humboldt and Del Norte Counties, CA

Excellent entries, my best wishes to the winners!  Great work.

Aug 24, 2011 01:21 AM #36
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

It was a great contest and brought deserved recognition to DocuSign.  Congrats to the winners.

Aug 24, 2011 01:24 AM #37
Missy Caulk
Missy Caulk TEAM - Ann Arbor, MI
Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate

Congratulations to everyone!

I got a call from Dot Loop from my post. LOL 

Aug 24, 2011 02:16 AM #38
Cathy Criado
Criado Realty - San Antonio, TX
Making Real Estate Profitable

Congratulations to the winners.  Now lets go see about that London trip!

Aug 24, 2011 03:11 AM #40
Donna Harris
Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - - Austin, TX
Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator

Great stories about Docusign. I've now done a few transactions with them, and it's interesting that the title companies are requiring live signatures at closing...

Aug 24, 2011 03:30 AM #41
Suzanne Alberti
DocuSign - Seattle, WA

I want to thank everybody who participated in the DocuSign contest.  We had so much fun reading all your stories and sharing with others here at DocuSign.  Your stories are truly inspirational and we look forward to another contest soon.

Aug 24, 2011 08:09 AM #42
Bill Reddington
Re/max By The Sea - Destin, FL
Destin Florida Real Estate

Congrats to the winners. Electronic signatures are happening. time to get onboard.

Aug 24, 2011 08:58 AM #43
Dagny Eason
Dagny's Real Estate - Wilton, CT
Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo

Congratulations to the winners.    I missed the contest, and should have been there with a post.   Next time...

Aug 24, 2011 11:55 AM #44
Patrick Canavan
Keller Williams Realty - Yorba Linda, CA
Orange County Real Estate Voice

I have used Docusign since its inception.  Its the best thing since the hula hoop :)

Aug 24, 2011 07:18 PM #45
Mark Geis
Coldwell Banker, Mulleady, Inc. Realtors - Eagle River, WI


Aug 25, 2011 04:03 AM #46
Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

Docusign is a great product and I am glad you had this contest.  I could not do business without it.

Aug 25, 2011 06:07 AM #47
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!


Fun contest, great product!

Aug 25, 2011 08:54 AM #48
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Congratulations!  I wish I would have participated - as I totally love Docusign!  Great program!

Aug 29, 2011 06:33 PM #49
Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
Rowlett Real Estate School - Panama City, FL
Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor

Congratulations to the winners.  I didn't enter this one.

Captain Wayne

Aug 29, 2011 11:41 PM #50
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