My Love-Hate Relationship with the iPad 2, Zipforms & DocuSign

Real Estate Agent with Class Act Realty, LLC

Last April I went to Atlanta to visit my son – and being the good Realtor – I made sure to pack my laptop so I could stay on top of everything.  AND, not wanting to have to check anything, I carried everything on board. The juggling of everything was not fun, but I managed.  What was I thinking?  I even had visions of doing some work with my computer – it must have been a long time since I sat in one of those tiny, confined seats – no way.


On the way back, I  relented and checked the luggage.  However, as I boarded and walked through first class I happened to notice the seasoned travelers.  What were they all holding? You guessed it, they were holding iPads and Kindles.  Hmmm…could an iPad be in my future?  Would it make traveling much easier? 


So I went to every event where an iPad was the prize – I must have wanted it too much – even bending the card didn’t help!  Finally I broke down and decided to end the agony – I purchased iPad 2.  If you don’t have one yet – it is a fabulous piece of technology.  I could give you tons of reasons why I LOVE the iPad – from showing houses to closings. 


Here’s where the HATE comes out – I can’t seem to get from Mobile Zipforms to DocuSign.  They say you can send the contract to, but it never seems to get there.  It winds up in my e-mail, but not in DocuSign.  Right now I would prefer not to have to use Noterize – not ready to use a pen on my screen yet.  I have not had any luck with getting a response from  DocuSign Support.


In the interest of saving trees – does anyone know how to get a document from Zipforms to DocuSign – all done while on your iPad and have the clients sign right there?  Please don't tell me that I need to break down and use Noterize.


Comments (7)

Ralph Gorgoglione
Maui Life Homes / Metro Life Homes - Kihei, HI
Hawaii and California Real Estate (310) 497-9407


Have you tried ZipForms Mobile yet?


I was able to draw up an offer and send it out for electronic signature all from my phone!

Didn't need an iPad to do it.

Sep 03, 2011 04:45 AM
Marianne Iamele
Class Act Realty, LLC - Round Rock, TX



Yes I am using Zipforms Mobile and it is FABULOUS -- easy to write a contract, but I must be spoiled by Zipforms Online where they give you the option to send it to DocuSign.  I am thinking Noterize or Sign My Pad apps are the only way.  Is there an iPad pen in my future?

Sep 03, 2011 04:50 AM
James A. Browning
Browning Real Estate School/REO Institute - International, IT
MRE REOCertified(R) SSCertified

Thank you for sharing your blog; we need Real estate Professionals to share their comments and information regarding their markets and experiences. Thanks again from beautiful Colorado

May 26, 2012 05:59 PM
Matt McCollum, Texas Realtor (CIF Real Estate Services, Inc.) ma

I am assuming you have docusigns digital ink app?

If so, all you need to do is review your contract in zipforms and open it in digital ink. That is my way around that. No it is not as seemless and it doesn't prefill the signatures and initials, but it works just as well.

If someone else knows an easier way, please share!

Dec 09, 2012 12:41 PM
Marianne Iamele
Class Act Realty, LLC - Round Rock, TX

Matt,  thanks for your post.   You may already know that starting in January TAR is including the following as part of our membership: 


  • zipForm Professional, the online version of the software
  • zipVault, online storage for transactions and documents
  • Digital Ink, electronic-signature solution (available Jan. 1, 2013)


I couldn't be happier!!!




Dec 09, 2012 10:47 PM

I have the Ipad as well.  What I'm facing (frustrating!!) is that I can't access the net sheet (I'm in Texas).  It says it doesn't currently support the net sheet.  I see it in the list for the client with all of the other forms, but when you go to click on the net sheet, it says Texas does not currently support the net sheet function??  I'm going to have to break down and call.  Unless someone knows already?

Feb 27, 2013 10:49 PM
Marianne Iamele
Class Act Realty, LLC - Round Rock, TX



I actually use an app from a local title company and I can e-mail it to the client.  All of the standard fees are included, so it is relatively easy.  Where are you in Texas, as I am in the Austin area and perhaps I can help with that.


Feb 27, 2013 10:57 PM