Use a tech-savvy real estate agent to go paperless and save time!

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Real Estate Agent with Frankly Realtors

Using a tech-savvy agent to go paperlessGoing paperless is just one of the benefits of using a tech-savvy real estate agent.  Not only does it save my client's time, but it's better for the environment as well.  Here are 3 ways I go paperless and how it benefits my clients:

1) Using electronic signature software for contracts - I utilize electronic signature software like DocuSign and Authentisign to have my clients sign contracts.  Now my clients do not have to arrange a time to meet in person, sign, wait for me to get back to my office to scan in their signatures.  It ends up being much more efficient to turnaround documents.  Also, in time-sensitive situations, such as in multiple offer situations, it's nice to be able to sign a document late at night from the comforts of your home (and maybe in your pajamas!) than having to meet somewhere.

2) Using an iPad for open houses - I use the OpenHomePro app to sign people in during open houses.  This eliminates the need for paper sign up sheets AND provides an easy way for me to follow up with potential buyers and agents.

3) Providing property information electronically and via iPad when showing properties - While I know some agents still prefer to give a print out of every property they are showing to a client, I think it is a waste of paper.  From my personal experience, 95% of that paper goes into the trash after the showings or in a big pile that never gets looked at again.  Instead, I send a PDF of all of the listing information to my iPad.  While I am out with a client, I can immediately answer and questions they may have about the properties.  For my clients, it reduces the amount of clutter they have at home.

Having a tech-savvy real estate agent saves my client's time and reduces the hassle in the home buying and selling process.  Contact me today to get started!

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Peggy Yee
Supervising Broker
Frankly Realtors
Phone: 703-844-2861
Email: peggy@PeggyYee.com
Website: http://www.PeggyYee.com 
 
 
 

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Rainmaker
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Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale TahoeLauraRealEstate.com
Coldwell Banker, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260 - Tahoe City, CA
Tahoe Real Estate Agent Helping Buyers and Sellers

Peggy - Great plan to become more paperless and efficient.  I love your idea of sending a PDF to yourself so you have all of the showing information available to you.  Nicely done!

Sep 17, 2012 04:18 PM #1
Rainmaker
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The Andrews Group
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How safe is it to have people sign in with the iPad? I assume you carry it around since it could easily get stolen If someone knows it's there. I have the iPad, I have the apps. I am terrified of using it for an Open House if it's just one or two people coming in at a time, it might be ok. I won't trust showing someone a back room and still have the iPad up front for people to sign in. How do you make it so the iPad is always in your sight?
Sep 17, 2012 06:58 PM #2
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Elva Branson-Lee
Solid Source Realty GA - Atlanta, GA
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Peggy, I've heard from users that people love to give you their information when you use OpenHousePro with an iPad. I've been told they all want to play with it, all you have to do is stick it in front of most people and their hands go out. How nice.

Sep 26, 2012 11:37 AM #3
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Ryan Bretzel
Keller Williams Premier - Stillwater, MN

Peggy,

Do you have people sign the offer on your tablet?  LIke have the whole PA on pdf and fill out and sign without printing.  Some banks won't except digital signatures but if you sign on a phone or tablet they are ok.  Do you have an app for that or use that function?

Dec 04, 2012 04:48 AM #4
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Peggy Yee
Frankly Realtors - Vienna, VA
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Hi Ryan,

Yup, some of my buyers have signed on their iPad via Authentisign.  No app, but I guess the website just works on their tablet.  But whenever it's a bank, I still just get the wet signatures.  I haven't come across a bank yet that will let you sign on the phone or tablet, but it definitely makes sense!

 

Dec 04, 2012 06:11 AM #5
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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I really enjoy modern technologies. The tablet/Ipad puts everything I ( as a buying or selling agent) need at my fingertips- no laptop, paper, or even office required.

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