Why Choose An Agent That Utilizes Electronic Signatures?

As technology evolves, real estate agents must keep pace in order to provide their clients with the best service possible.   Electronic signatures (e-signing) is one such advancement that I’ve adopted in my business.

It’s about offering my clients options.

Granted, I’m with my clients most of the time when signing a listing contract or writing an offer, but there are times when it isn’t possible or convenient for my buyer or seller to be with me in person.

I’ve decided to use DocuSign as my provider.  It’s fast & easy, allowing my clients to sign anytime, anywhere, on any device eliminating the hassles of printing, faxing, and scanning.   It’s especially convenient for those late night signings when everyone’s already tucked in bed and you don’t want someone coming over.  Maybe there’s a deadline and we need to submit the offer asap.  Or perhaps you’re thousands of kilometers away relaxing on a beach, nowhere near a fax machine.  As long as you have a device with an internet connection, you’re good to go!

I believe it’s an essential option to offer my clients for when the need arises.

Would you like to see how easy it is using electronic signatures for signing?  Try out DocuSign’s free demo here.


2 responses to “Why Choose An Agent That Utilizes Electronic Signatures?

  1. I’ve been curious why this isn’t more widely used by Realtors and in new home sales. From what i looked into the legalities behind it are quite murky and grey yet i see and hear of many using this for their clients.

    Are you not running the risk of the signatures being tested in court?

    The use/legality of e-signatures varies by province. RECA, Alberta’s real estate regulator, has stated that contracting via electronic agreements is a valid and enforceable method. DocuSign is secure, supported by CREA and by AREA through Repree.

    Still, I urge all clients to discuss any legal questions with their real estate lawyer. I will gladly accommodate whatever method of signing that is advised by their legal counsel.

    As to why not all agents use it? Perhaps it’s because the service costs money and not everyone is willing to dish out. Others may simply be adverse to new technology or methods of doing business.
    -Mike Fotiou

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