Digital signature software is a critical asset to today’s highly mobile paperless agent. The National Association of Realtors has been a long-term strategic partner with DocuSign for years and offers Realtors substantial discounts on their line of real estate digital signature products.
Now, DocuSign Professional Edition is available to NAR’s International Realtors as part of a global expansion of NAR’s member benefits. More than 5,000 Realtors overseas have been granted access to the same standard for digital signatures their colleagues here enjoy. With so many buyers and sellers transacting business outside the United States, this means all Realtors can use the same digital signature standard for any client anywhere in the world.
There are several major providers of digital signature software including EchoSign, Authentisign, Digital Ink, RightSignature and others. Many Realtor associations offer these and others as options to members so they have a choice. Although DocuSign isn’t the only option on the market, it definitely meets all the criteria to help an agent or brokerage move toward a paperless existence.
A product that works on every platform so you can quickly sign documents is important in conducting real estate business effectively. It improves customer service and reduces the need to be tied to a desktop or laptop computer. Additionally, I’ve found that being able to integrate with online cloud storage and my form editing software is also critical.
This new extension of benefits internationally should help both us and our colleagues abroad more effectively service our clients and each other.
Bryan Robertson is the co-founder and managing broker of Catarra Real Estate.