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.
Our 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?