Do You DocuSign?

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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! 

photo courtesy of: http://www.flickr.com/photos/techbirmingham/76169852/

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!

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Rainmaker
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Wow - what an active group! This is great :)

 

Marcy, everyone in the transaction will have the ability to sign the documents. With our most recent release, we included a feature that enables complete closing in the cloud - buyers, sellers, agents and brokers. 

Scott, Cheryl, we've written a blog post about using DocuSign Electronic Signature on the iPad - be sure to take a look!

Loreena - I'm really sorry about that - it shouldn't have happened. With "Designed for Mobile" you can use DocuSign on the iPad - I included a link above. There's also an app called ESIGNControl that's available from the app store. Right now, we do not offer per transaction pricing, just per envelope pricing after you get to a certain volume of envelopes. 

Joyce, I hadn't heard of timeouts occurring. What forms provider are you using? You may be able to directly import (instead of upload) your documents into DocuSign - please ping me so we can figure it out - an.bui@docusign.com

 

DocuSign offers workflow capabilities and integrations that means that you can use DocuSign with your existing technology. If we don't offer an existing integration, we do offer free access to our API to allow for custom integrations. NAR has named us the standard for real estate, as we're the official and exclusive provider of eSignature services through the Member Benefits program. 

For those of you who are asked for Wet Signatures, please let us know which lenders these are and who you're working with over at the lender. Our legal department can work with them to understand their concerns and escalate it appropriately - legal@docusign.com

 

Thanks so much for this great conversation! You guys are great!!

 

June 18, 2010 12:51 PM
Rainmaker
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PS - really sorry I forgot to include this, as you may appreciate knowing...

To get the best possible price on the individual plan, sign up for a prepaid annual plan with your NRDS number on DocuSign for Real Estate. The button says "Buy Now" and you'll get a 30-day free trial.

Please don't hesitate to reach out w/ your questions!

June 18, 2010 02:55 PM
Rainmaker
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Leeza Morris,
Realtor® Denton TX (940)391-5080
Mi Real Estate Cloud, Inc.

Best feature is templates! Just recently figured out how to use them on Docusign. Amazing! I spent no more than 30 minutes to set them up - now takes about 3 minutes to put all signature/initial tags on. Also, some of my clients now signed their paperwork on iPhone - right on the tennis court - in between games! Ha-Ha! They love it! Old or young, seasoned agents or new  - anyone who uses email can use docusign! Docusign does not pay me to promote them, Darn it!!!

June 19, 2010 09:33 PM
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The 30-day free trial is a waste of time.  You cannot get to the full version of the software.  Just bite the bullet and jump in without the trial.

June 19, 2010 09:43 PM
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Christa Ross
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RE/MAX Select Realty - REALTOR and Green Homes Specialist

I am considering Docusign for my iPad. I love the idea of putting all the doc on the iPad and then reviewing and signing electronically right there. The less paper to better. All the comments have been a great help. Thanks.

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