The age of the digital signature has arrived… for my real estate clients.
My motivation to add this technology came when a client faxed back a counter-offer to my office in June and it was unreadable. People just aren’t faxing as much, and when they find a fax machine it is probably more than five years old, and as you know, real estate agreements need to be in writing to be enforceable.
So, I needed to find a good solution.
Over the years, clients have faxed things to me from almost every office building in Tyson’s Corner, McLean, Reston, and many in DC. But I have also received them from cruise ships in the South Pacific, the Bellagio in Las Vegas, Barbados, Ireland, England, India, Russia, Germany, El Salvador and Canada.
Then, in July, an agent e-mailed a counter-offer to me with a digital signature and digital initials where necessary. Clean, professional, and with documentation that it was genuine, I knew that I needed to investigate.
Maybe I had just found my solution?
So starting today, July 31, 2009, my clients will be able to sign documents electronically saving them time, image quality, and the hassle of finding a fax machine. When I send a document for initials or signatures, I will clearly identify each spot with an electronic post-it note where you will need to take action. In most cases, you need to click on the post-it note and DocuSign will place your signature or initials.
Once you have done your electronic signing, you will save the page(s) as a PDF file for your records, then e-mail me the document as an attachment. Simple and easy!