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Buying or Selling Real Estate? The Process may have just Gotten Faster!

10 April 2013

There’s good news for many people that are buying or selling a home right now: the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) has just partnered with DocuSign to provide Realtors with faster, easier, paperless transactions! But how does this help you?

DocuSign is software that allows Realtors and their clients to sign and send documents through email. Instead of receiving an offer and driving all the way across town to get their clients to sign it, with DocuSign Realtors can just email the document, their clients can click a button that is equivalent to signing it, and it can be sent right back. There’s no need to print, scan, fax, or wait days for a signature. The signature can be signed on a computer, a laptop, or even a mobile phone. As long as your Realtor can send it to you, you can receive it.

Realtors must first be a member of CREA to use DocuSign (unless a member of another association that uses the software.) Once they are, they can offer it to all of their clients and start marketing themselves as an agent that can get the job done more efficiently, and more effectively.

“As a national organization, CREA partners with industry leaders that offer powerful new ways for our members to become more efficient and better achieve their business objectives,” said Marc Lafrance, Director of Member Services and Product Development for CREA. “We’re pleased DocuSign offers our members a choice for eSignature to accelerate their business results.”

Sure it helps real estate agents, but how does it help you?

Tom Gonser, chief strategy officer of DocuSign stated it best when saying, “CREA continues to deliver real value by offering technology that helps its members delight their clients with a better, faster, more convenient process for buying and selling property. DocuSign is proud to be an eSignature solution for CREA and its members.”

If you’re buying or selling a home, and you’re looking for just the right agent that can help you do it, ask them if they’re a member of CREA. Then ask if they use DocuSign so that you can have an easy, seamless, and paperless transaction. In three weeks when you need to get your offer over to your Realtor in the next town, and you don’t have time to drive yourself, you’ll be glad you did!

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