Trends With Tricia: Texas: Highland Village

DocuSign Is My Best Friend

I remember like it was yesterday.

The first time I used DocuSign was for a property that was on the market for less than 12 hours and already had the rumor of two offers coming in.  

It was the 4th of July weekend 2009.  My non-contingent, first time homebuyer knew this house was THE ONE.  Before I went back to my office I told her "I can send this through for you to sign electronically".  Of course the first question was "Huh?"  followed by "Really?"  

I firmly believe that the #1 reason my client got that house was because I had a completed offer to the listing agent less than two hours from when I showed it. 

I believe that using DocuSign is like days of old before cell phones, DVR's and don't know what your missing until you have used it.  I mean, could you imagine going back to a Mapsco book or even your Palm Treo? (that phone was so cool at the time!)

Three years later, I almost exclusively use DocuSign and go paperless.  I still have to print off some things that have to be signed like the seller's disclosure and the survey affidavit, but other than that, everything is done paperless.  It really became more so when I got my iPad in May 2011.  Here's what I am now doing:

  • Instead of printing off the MLS sheets for my clients, I am using Evernote to clip the page to a notebook for each client.  While viewing properties, I take notes based on what I see and what my client's say.  I can email them the file if they like a specific home but it's also great to be able and look back at homes they have viewed.
  • When I'm on a listing appointment, I show my potential sellers a sample listing agreement so that when the file comes through DocuSign, they don't have any questions about what they are signing.
  • I will take pictures of things clients like and attach them to their file.  No need to print anything!
I recently had a client send me a text saying "By the way, DocuSign is AWESOME!  I just sat on my couch with my iPad and signed the contract".  That really is awesome.  For all of us that are on the road and just busy all the time, being able to sign an amendment while watching your kid's soccer practice is brilliant.
It's great that DocuSign makes it so easy for us to be efficient and professional.  With gas at $3.70, it helps the pocketbook in more way than one!  
If your agent in Highland Village, Texas isn't using the latest techonology to make your experience smooth, give me a call, text or email!

*Tricia Hoffmann*

Team Nelson

972-740-4108 (direct)

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Comment balloon 7 commentsTricia Hoffmann • September 05 2012 08:04PM
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