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New service combines personal touch with electronic signing

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DocuSign has launched a new, In-Person Signing feature for its online document signing service, the company announced last week. The new service aims to make it easier to complete all facets of real estate transactions electronically – from start to finish – saving time and lowering costs. A growing number of real estate industry professionals are using the Internet to connect instantly with their clients, according to DocuSign. And more agents and brokers, mortgage brokers and financial institutions, and new home builders are using DocuSign services, the company said, rather than relying on printers, mail, faxes, overnight mail or personal delivery to obtain signatures. In-Person Signing makes it possible for agents and brokers to maintain the personal touch with clients, even though documents are completed electronically through the DocuSign service. Instead of paper and pen, final documents are presented for signing on a computer screen or laptop with all parties p...