Using Docusign Electronic Signatures – A Tutorial for My Clients

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Using Docusign Electronic Signatures – A Tutorial for My Clients


Like many agents these days, I am using Docusign electronic signatures more and more with buyers and sellers, except where they are not accepted (e.g., REOs and short sales, and a few conventional lenders will still not accept electronic signing…how archaic) or if people are not yet comfortable and prefer wet signatures, or do not use email.


Electronic Signatures with DocusignOur MLS has an electronic signature application but it is not nearly as easy to use nor does it offer the functionality (as yet) of Docusign. So Docusign it is for my money. In addition to the standard required paperwork, I can upload ANY document as a pdf into Docusign, say the termite report, and have clients acknowledge receipt with initials or a signature line.


Docusign is fast and secure, there is a record of the process, and clients do not need access to a fax machine, printer or scanner in order to return documents quickly, even while traveling. They can even sign on their tablets and smartphones. The more we can lessen the hassles encountered in a real estate transaction, the better, and signing many pages of offer paperwork and disclosures electronically can be a huge help!


Signing electronically is new for many consumers, so it made sense to put together a short (well, reasonably so) video tutorial I have started sharing with buyers and sellers who are willing to use Docusign so they know what to expect and how Docusign works.


I plan to send this out with a video email introduction, too.


What do you think?


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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

Jeff - I have never used Docusign myself and have wondered how it works. Sending this video out is a great idea to instruct the user and make them more comfortable.

Jul 18, 2012 05:15 PM #1
Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

Thanks for the video.

Plan to get the iPad mini, should work on it.

Jul 18, 2012 05:35 PM #2
Phil Leng
Retired - Kirkland, WA
Phil Leng - Retired

Hi Jeff,

Didn't watch the video - too long.

Great idea, however.


Jul 18, 2012 05:52 PM #3
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

It apparently has it's uses, but I also find that many people just are comfortable with it yet, especially older people, and like you say, when doing short sales, etc, many lenders and investors don't accept electronic signatures. Even some title companies don't allow electronic signatures on certain documents.


Jul 18, 2012 08:11 PM #4
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Jeff, A tutorial is a great idea.  Since this isn't something people use regularly (at least not yet), giving them a walkthrough has to help.

Jul 18, 2012 08:39 PM #5
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Hi Jeff,

This is an excellent idea! I love Docusign and my clients rave about it! They are so impressed at how easy it is to use and so's all in how we present it. This video is an excellent way to present the process to them!!

Jul 18, 2012 08:59 PM #6
Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation
RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate - Victoria, BC
Accredited Real Estate Consultant

Hi Jeff...Great resource and tutorial for consumers to learn about one of our industries tools.

Well Done

Jul 19, 2012 01:14 AM #7
Michelle Gibson
Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. - Wellington, FL

Jeff - I think this video is great for people who have never heard or used DocuSign, which is a fabulous program that I use on a daily basis.

Jul 20, 2012 12:18 AM #8
Sven Josh
Real Estate Abroad - Camden, DE
Real Estate

have you tried ? it is free for personal use.

Jun 22, 2015 09:18 AM #9
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