Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA   Relo Specialist (KW Elite )

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Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Michael J. Perry I use Docusign and before sending the document over for signature, I send a draft and let the client read it and ask questions.  Once they are comfortable and understand the documentation, I will send it out for signature via Docusign. 

May 25, 2016 10:18 PM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I've not really noticed this myself, however I go over the agreements with my clients in detail over the phone when using docusign.

May 25, 2016 10:15 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

95% of mine are Docusign as a buyer & listing agent since roughly 2011.

I do not worry about another agents client unless they raise red flags.

I do explain my Documents for Docusign, live in person, the first time we write an offer, after that, I know I explained it, Docusign the rest,  and encourage them to ask questions beyond my orientation as we go.

May 25, 2016 09:49 PM
Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA

Michael, I use docusign about 90% of the time now for my documents. I have clients sit and sign is if there is concern of understanding the purchase agreement. By the time my clients get to the point of making a offer we have cover the process and the paperwork several times. To answer your question, yes more than 60% of documents are esign.  

May 25, 2016 09:25 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I don't have a concern. I cover essential parts of the documents with my clients in advance and they always call me before signing if they have any questions about any aspect of the document.

May 25, 2016 09:25 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I dont know, but it is much easier to examine and explain something when you can spread it out on the desk rather than seeing small bits of it on a tablet.

May 25, 2016 09:17 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Michael J. Perry - I am fine - so far. 

Though you are right - it does need improvements....

May 26, 2016 04:12 PM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I can absolutely believe that nothing is explained...

May 26, 2016 12:53 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

again, so thankful I'm not dealing with that any longer!!!

May 26, 2016 12:23 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I bet you are right. When you do it remotely you have to think there is something they are not understanding and they are signing anyway. I always include an email asking them to read carefully and to contact me with any questions. We have reviewed the details before the document was prepared but even when sitting in front of a buyer I don't think they fully understand when reviewing it.

May 25, 2016 11:48 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

When I was in the courtrooms for 2 decades, the Judges used to ask if people read the contracts they signed. Small print, excessive pages, being in a hurry & legalese talk even when signed is not understood. Today, lay people do as they are told & sign or initial as instructed.

May 25, 2016 11:41 PM
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

We always go over them by phone after sending a pdf of the document first by email.  First time home buyers? That first offer is always going to be in the office in person unless there are circumstances that warrant doing something differently. 

May 25, 2016 10:57 PM
Kristen Correa, Broker
Kristen Correa Real Estate & Reedy Creek Realty Services - Keller, TX
I love coffee & real estate. I am out of coffee!

Choir here - everyone goes over everything. Obviously. But, yes. It is very apparent sometimes others have no idea what the contract states. It's sad.

May 25, 2016 10:27 PM
Chrissi Chapman Topoleski
Coldwell Banker Realty - Woodbridge, VA
Helping agents live an exceptional life!

I do this myself. In some cases I have represented people out of the country, out of the area, or an hour away from me. This works for most of my clients, but I always ask them if they'd like to meet in person. At the very least, I ask them to review, ask questions, and then we can go over it on the phone. 

May 25, 2016 10:21 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I have said the same thing and it is obvious when terms and dates are often missed.

May 25, 2016 10:21 PM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

That's a good point that I've wondered myself. Basically it's a sign here - initial there kind of situation.

Going thru the contract might becoming extinct.

May 25, 2016 10:07 PM
Toronto, ON

I do not know what other agents discuss with their clients.

May 25, 2016 09:57 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Once again, I'm channeling Susan Emo as I keep my eyes on my own agreements and my own clients.  


May 25, 2016 09:33 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I prefer to sit down with them when they sign.

May 25, 2016 09:27 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

At a class for our econtracts, they said most agents are just sending over the contracts now and not going over them.  That is very scary, and leaves them open for a law suit!   

May 30, 2016 12:28 AM
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

I am concerned no more so than those signed in person.  Just because they are physically signed it doesn't mean they were gone over as thoroughly as they should be.

May 28, 2016 12:41 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I alwsys send them the pre-docusign zip for copy and go over it with them.  Then once they understand, I throw it all into Docusign.  And I think you are right.

May 26, 2016 12:50 PM
Melissa Jackson REALTOR
Trinity Premier Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

I have noticed that also.  I prefer to use pen and paper.  Sending documents online, even if I explain .. I don't think all clients really understand everything.  

I have discussed the contract and sent copy in advance.  Sometimes it's the only way to communicate.  No problems yet. 

I enjoy the neatness of docusign just don't use it often. 

May 26, 2016 12:39 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I use only digital signatures since it is extremely convenient for all parties involved. I send forms in email first, when everything discussed, corrected and approved, I submit for a digital signatures. 

May 26, 2016 06:59 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

The client can review and call to ask questions.  Most clients I work with understand the documents.  I've only had one ask questions during the review process.

May 26, 2016 04:55 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I have only seen a few but that is my concern and don't use it

May 26, 2016 04:18 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I'm not sure, if signing in person, that the customer is explained the contract any better. 

May 26, 2016 03:34 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Tried to sign a account e-signed to transfer from 1 account to another.

It was REJECTED....

May 26, 2016 01:52 AM
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Michael - We only use docusign for contracts after we have sat down with the clients and walked them through it. But in our hot market, it often takes several tries, so the rest of them are usually docusigned.

May 26, 2016 01:42 AM
Katina Hargrove 352-551-0308
Stake Your Land Realty, Inc. - Eustis, FL
Broker/Owner, SFR®, e-PRO®, GRI, AHWD, REALTOR®


I send 99.9% of listing agreements for electronic signatures. First I send as a PDF for review, if they have questions or need changes to let me know. Then the electronic goes for e-signing.

May 26, 2016 01:42 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Think Lyn Sims has summed it up well!

May 25, 2016 11:51 PM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

I use approached explained by Anthony Acosta  for my clients.  Not so with some of the co-op agents. This is also topic in my real estate pre-license, CE and training classes.

May 25, 2016 11:19 PM
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

That is a thought...what makes you suspicious ?

May 25, 2016 11:11 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

100% of our clients sign using DocuSign - even Short Sales - once we have a contract then we get "wet" signatures if the lender requires it.

All documents are reviewed with the client via GoToMeeting prior to signing...

May 25, 2016 10:25 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

 I have not experienced this problem.

May 25, 2016 10:20 PM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Our practice is to:
Send all docs in draft for review.
Go over together to clarify.
THEN tab for e-sigs.
There is room for 'skipped steps', esp. with unsophisticated consumers, so we explain till they get it.

May 25, 2016 10:09 PM
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

I use docusign frequently but only when appropriate to the client.  Many of my clients have been "down this road before" so they are familar with the documents. We also have an attorney review period - - and that's really where they need to receive their education.  After all, while we're allowed to complete the docs, it is made quite clear that we are not attorneys.  ;)

May 25, 2016 10:04 PM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

We use authentisign at about 95%.

All the contracts are in a folder and gone over at the initial meeting.

Before any signing we discuss the contract and answer any questions.

Mostly great for the releases and countersigns.


May 25, 2016 09:58 PM
Susan Laxson CRS
Palm Properties - La Quinta, CA
Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL

I use Docusign a lot, but I send my clients a draft of each agreement for their review and answer any questions they may have before I send the final version to them for signature. I trust that most professional agents do the same.

May 25, 2016 09:43 PM