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Realtors innovate on digital transaction

Editorial: Paperless home sale closer with CAR and NAR leadership

We have said here before, the average home sale is packed with too much paperwork, forms and signatures. We type on computers, but the typical real estate transaction seems to be performed on an antique typewriter. Consumers must slog through an inefficient mess to achieve the American Dream. But that could all change, thanks to leadership from the California Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors, who announced on Tuesday that they would be developing a Realtor-centric transaction management platform for both the real estate industry and other related service providers such as title and lending companies. CAR is leading the charge, with NAR agreeing to invest $1.2 million in the venture. The trade groups are perfectly poised to make this happen because they will be effective at pushing industry adoption. Plus, the initiative is starting through the digital form pathway, not some gold-plated technology dream. Most agents are already beginning to use elect...

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