Very Cool Real Estate Tech Tips #9: Docusign

Real Estate Agent with KELLER WILLIAMS Realty, St. George 8955237 SA00

Thanks goes to Jimmy CHickey once again. In this day ans age with the fast paced society and everyone going ten different directions to get to where they are going it is a great service to provide Docusign or something like it to our clients. 

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Tech Tip #9: Docusign

Technology can be a great help in your real estate career.  However, just because it is the new 'flashy' thing doesn't mean that it will actually make you more productive.  I can say from experience that many tools end up just getting in the way and actually can slow you down.  With that in mind, here is the the ninth (of 10) tech tips that have proven to be a great help with my real estate business.


Today's tech tip is Docusign, an electronic signature service.  Here in Las Vegas, NV, it is legal for us to use electronic signatures within real estate contracts.  This can be a great time saver and a way for you to get your buyers offers to the listing agent faster then the competition.

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Docusign Electronic Signature

Docusign is a service that allows your clients to electronically sign a document, wherever they are in the World, via a computer, smartphone or tablet.  It has been most useful to our team if the client either lives out of state or doesn't own a scanner or fax machine.  In those cases, we can email the documents and they electronically sign it from their device. 

It sounds complicated, but it is actually quite easy.  When you create a document with electronic signatures embedded in Docusign, your clients will receive an email that looks similar to this.

Docusign Electronic Signature e-mail

Once your client clicks the "View Documents" button, you will get an email notification that the email has been opened and viewed.  Your client then simply taps or clicks approval as the program guides them thru the pre-determined electronic signatures and/or initials that you placed on the document.  Once the document is finished, you will get a confirmation email with the PDF attached - complete with all electronic signatures.

Docusign has saved me from having to drive around the city collecting signatures and has also allowed me to get offers turned in quicker.  That sounds like a win-win to me!  Just make sure electronic signatures are legal in your state. Googl

In case you missed my earlier tips:

Tech Tip #1: Slydial
Tech Tip #2: Unlocking Lockboxes with your phone
Tech Tip #3: Refresh
Tech Tip #4: Dropbox on Steroids
Tech Tip #5: Ancor Phone / ipad Charger
Tech Tip #6: Evernote
Tech Tip #7: PDF Expert

Tech Tip #8: HTML Tip for Bloggers

Coming tomorrow: Tech Tip #10: A Great Market Leader Trick

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
I believe that Keller Williams is a great place to grow as an agent and build a team.  If you would like more information on 
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Comments (6)

Jeff Fisher
PureWest Real Estate - Whitefish, MT

Docusign has been a life saver for me these days, quick efficient and never an issue with getting the deal done! 

Aug 11, 2014 02:08 AM
Jesse Poll
KELLER WILLIAMS Realty, St. George - Saint George, UT
Keller Williams Realty, St. George Utah

Many people say the same thing Jeff. Thanks for the comment

Aug 11, 2014 03:39 AM
Shannon Milligan, Richmond VA Real Estate Agent/Associate Broker
RVA Home Team - Richmond, VA
RVA Home Team - Winning with Integrity.

I LOVE Docusign for the very reasons listed, I don't have to run around and it is great for when my clients are on a trip or out of state. 

Aug 11, 2014 05:24 AM
Jim Paulson
Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) - Boise, ID

There are lots of e-signature platforms out there and I can't believe some agents don't use them in our market.  Our MLS dues includes the use of Authentisign and some agents still prefer to fax, copy, email the contrats back instead.  Maybe they think the unlegible copies will lessen their liability since we can't prove what they said . .  . LOL

Aug 11, 2014 06:07 AM
Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

I absolutely can't practice the business without Docusign. The convenience and ease for our clients is one of the reason why I use it. But the speed is what is so essential to me. In our business...first one to submit offer is usually the one who is muchcloser to the finish line.

Aug 11, 2014 07:32 AM
Jesse Poll
KELLER WILLIAMS Realty, St. George - Saint George, UT
Keller Williams Realty, St. George Utah

Here at Keller Williams we use a system called Dot Loop. It is not perfect but what platform is. The fact is that it can save time and money when used correctly. Thank you for all the comments.

Aug 11, 2014 11:00 PM