Real estate technology has come quite a ways since I began working with buyers and sellers in 2002. I realize that is an eleven year span, but, to emphasize it another way, it is ONLY eleven years.
I am sure many folks that have purchased or sold a home in the past can relate to trying to interpret a purchase agreement that has been faxed three or four times. The text is all scrunched up, signatures are squiggly (moreso than usual) and the title company would harass the agents to get a “clean and legible” copy of the documents so that everyone could read them.
Well, I have been using Docusign for years now and it has been a wonderful piece of technology to use in quickly and efficiently getting signatures on a contract. It has helped some of my buying clients secure the purchase of a home because we were the first to respond to a multiple bidding situation. Docusign has also been instrumental in assisting my sellers by allowing them to sign crucial documents wherever in the world they may be on a given day.
By way of example, a buyer client of mine recently exclaimed how awesome it was that, during a break in a business meeting, he was able to review and sign the purchase documents necessary to get into the middle of a bidding war on a home. He was blown away that he didn’t have to go find a fax machine, or computer, to review and sign his documents
In today’s market, with slim pickings for Ann Arbor home buyers to choose from, speed is necessary in ensuring that your offer gets to the table quickly and legibly. For sellers, being able to respond swiftly puts the “ball of action” back in the buyer’s court, and allows you to go about finding your next home without worrying about missing a signing deadline.
If you are looking for a great piece of software that allows you to securely sign documents, check out Docusign Ink.
If you are looking for an agent that utilizes this and other kinds of software to the benefit of his clients, then we need to talk.
Here’s a brief overview of Docusign Ink: