Guest post by Margaret Woda on Active Rain. Click here to view the original post.
Authentisign is now offered by my company (Long & Foster, Crofton MD) and MRIS (the regional MLS), so I decided to get off the fence and give it a try last night. It was so easy!
A rental application had already been accepted by my client, the landlord, so I prepared the lease for signature. All parties are local, but they have crazy schedules, so it seemed like this might be the perfect opportunity to try out my latest tech “discovery” – digital signature.
Since Authentisign is integrated with the forms program for my company, I simply clicked “initiate e-sign” after the form was complete. (It can also be used with PDF and word documents.) The instructions were very clear, so I just followed them step by step. The final step was to send the document to the parties.
By the time I got home from the office, both tenants had already signed, and then I received the final completed lease this morning after the landlord signed. Now I can print the document or simply save it to a digital file. Besides the convenience, the best part may be that everyone will have a readable copy that hasn’t been dimmed by several generations of faxing or printing of scanned documents.
Authentisign was easy for everyone, and I encourage anyone else who hasn’t yet used digital signatures in their real estate business to give it a try.