Do You DocuSign?
I know that in many markets DocuSignhas been around for a while but I have just recently started using it and let me just tell you I LOVE IT!!
For thoes of you who don't know, DocuSignis a service that allows you to send documents to clients for their electronic signatures. It is super easy to use, saves time and paper AND keeps a transaction moving!
Here are just a few examples of how DocuSign has helped me and my clients over the past few weeks!
I was ablt to get an offer signed, sealed and delivered while my clients were in the process of moving from Japan.
With another client, Docusign actually helped him get the upper hand and get the house he wanted. The owners were going back and forth with some other buyers but their communications were taking lots of time (they were using fax machines). Our offer came in while they were waiting for a response from the other buyers, we negotiated a bit, agreed on a number and I sent out the offer via DocuSign. My buyers signed it, it was forwarded on to the sellers, they signed it and the listing agent and I got copies in our in boxes all within a couple of hours!
With a third client, I was home with a sick kid and a client who had no access to a printer or fax machine. I was able to write and offer, send it to him have him sign it and get it to the listing agent all without leaving the house or killing a single tree!
- My broker used DocuSign quite a bit at the end of April, she had several buyers negotiating last minute offers and got several signed late in the evening on April 30. There will be no question that her buyers got their offers in on time because DocuSign has record of when each party signed!
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The fee runs around $25 a month and is well worth it! You can even try it out for free before you buy. So, if you are not already using DocuSign, I highly recommend that you give it a shot. It may not be the solution for all your transactions, I know there will be some folks that are uncomfortable with using electronic signatures or perhaps are just uncomfortable with technology. We still have the good ol' fax machines or scanners in that situation but for every one else...it can be a great way to increase the efficiency of your business!