“Once a new technology rolls over you, if you’re not part of the steamroller, you’re part of the road.” – Stewart Brand

The Evolution of Writing an Offer

Handwrite, copy, fax (everyone has a hard copy)*

Handwrite/type, copy, scan, fax/email

Type/scan/email

Type/DocuSign/email (everyone has a PDF)

*Rumor has it there was once this thing called carbon paper where you wrote in triplicate…

Technology helps us work smarter, it helps us be more efficient. Why wouldn’t you use a system that lets you write the offer (or upload a PDF), email it to all parties (at the same time) for signature, provide a copy to all parties the instant they sign, and creates an easy, safe, and secure PDF for you to email to the listing agent? This is a no brainer. After all aren’t we supposed to be working smarter instead of harder?

Welcome to DocuSign. ** In my opinion, probably one of the greatest inventions ever.  What is DocuSign? According to their website, it’s “the complete digital signature platform”. I like to refer to it as freedom. I love that I don’t have to be tied to a printer in order to get an offer signed. No longer do I have to bring my clients all the way back to my office; I can write the offer, email it to them to sign, and submit it to the listing agent right from the property. I can be out-of-town or heck even by the pool (it is Vegas after all) and the process is the same. If you aren’t already signed up with Docusign, what are you waiting for? Get on board! After all it’s what all the cool kids are doing.

** Because I know I will get comments, yes there are some instances where the banks won’t take a DocuSign offer. They are the holdouts. They will come to the darkside…eventually.

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