How To Sign PDF's using PDF Expert

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty Southwest S.0074877
PDF Expert by Readdle
Many times in real estate we need signatures fast and there is no scanner or fax machine available.  Here in Las Vegas, we also have many out of state clients that can't visit our office easily.  In those cases, we would use Docusign for electronic signatures.  However, even though electronic signatures are legal Nevada, some banks  and institutions do not accept them.  When we cant use Docusign, we use PDF Expert and an iPad or iPhone as an alternative to get signatures quickly.

Here is a quick how to guide to get signatures on PDF expert.

The first step is to purchase the app from the Apple App store (sorry, PDF expert is not yet available for Android, Windows or Blackberry yet). Even though it is $9.99, PDF Expert is an app that most of our clients don't mind paying for because it saves them time and effort when trying to get documents signed.

Now that you have the app downloaded, you can easily sign any PDF document.  In this case, I will assume that the document has been emailed to you.  In that case, just open up the document using the PDF Expert App by clicking and holding on the link or on the document itself. You will see a window pop up like this.

Once it is opened, just look for the place that the signature is required and press your finger there for about a second.  Once you do that you will see a bar show up that has many options - one of which is "signature".

Press that button and  select 'Customer Signature".  Once that option is selected, you will see a new window pop up for your signature.  Just sign using your finger and click on the DONE button. Once the signatures are complete, you can print, copy or send via email.

I hope that this helps you.

Written by Jimmy Chickey

The Jamie Cox Group
Serving the greater Las Vegas Valley, including Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, and Henderson.
Buyer Specialist 702-482-7799 Seller Specialist 702-487-0000
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Comments (11)

Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Broker
Elizabeth Anne Weintraub, Broker - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

What about DocuSign that most agents use? Then a client can use it for free.

Apr 07, 2014 06:03 AM
Jimmy Chickey
Keller Williams Realty Southwest - Las Vegas, NV
Realtor, Nationally Recognized Author, Teacher

Good point Elizabeth.  We love docusign, however it is not considered a 'wet' signature.  So we use PDF expert for those times when docusign won't work.

Apr 07, 2014 06:04 AM
Suzanne De Vita
Online Associate Editor

This was so informative, Jimmy. Thanks!

Apr 07, 2014 06:20 AM
Jamie Cox
Keller Williams Realty Southwest - Las Vegas, NV

PDF Expert paired with Dropbox will change your business. Great post Jimmy

Apr 07, 2014 08:38 AM
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond

Since electronic signatures won't be accepted by our real estate attorneys here in RI yet ...we are awaiting the shift...they accept email scans...i understand we are finally getting docusign this archaic here.. thanks Jimmy

Apr 11, 2014 09:59 AM
JC Melvin - Commercial & Business Broker
JC Melvin - KW Southwest - Las Vegas, NV
The ONE Thing Workshop Trainer

Thanks for this piece of information. I did not know about it but will be a user now.


Apr 11, 2014 10:07 PM
Eric Kodner
Madeline Island Realty - La Pointe, WI
CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -

A great reminder..I glanced at PDF Expert awhile back but never took the time to realize what it can do. Thank you!

Apr 11, 2014 11:46 PM
Travis "the SOLD man" Parker; Broker/Owner
Travis Realty - Enterprise, AL
email: / cell: 334-494-7846

I've used this before, but had forgotten about it. Just moved to 1st place in that group of apps.

Apr 12, 2014 12:02 PM
Jimmy Chickey
Keller Williams Realty Southwest - Las Vegas, NV
Realtor, Nationally Recognized Author, Teacher

Good luck with looking towards the future in RI Ginny!  

I do the same thing Eric.  I have been with Activerain for two years before I started to really use it.


Thanks Travis.

Apr 16, 2014 02:59 AM
Jeff Fisher
PureWest Real Estate - Bozeman, MT

Wow, this is a good synopsis of PDF expert. I saw it on the app store, didn't think much of it and passed, now that I know that you can have signatures on PDF's I will download it, and suggest others do it too! 

Apr 16, 2014 09:02 AM
Sven Josh
Real Estate Abroad - Camden, DE
Real Estate

you may want to try if you're looking for a free alternative to major online document signing software. It is free for personal use and got some cool features.

Jun 22, 2015 12:03 PM