Julie Waidelich, We help clients buy & sell real estate in Austin!  (Nest Properties Austin)

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Robert Newman
Inbound Real Estate Marketing L.L.C. - Buffalo, WY
Creating Enduring Online Marketing Results

I am surprisingly ignorant on this topic. I've seen "skyslope" four times in a brief span so I will add it to my ever-increasing list of technology to research.

May 19, 2017 03:48 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I like Skyslope but perhaps look at it from a different persepctive than you would as the broker. I'll be interested to read what others have to say.

May 19, 2017 03:56 PM
Rainmaker
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

I was looking into these options about 5 years ago and I was going to go with Skyslope.  Our state association ended up getting a different program for forms that also has a paperless filing system, but if that hadn't happened I think I would have gotten Skyslope.  

May 19, 2017 03:38 PM
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I hven't had to shop for these as I don't run a small brokerage, but my company went to skyslope some years back and as a "user" it's quite friendly and customer service good. 

May 19, 2017 03:25 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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We use Skyslope and it is far more cumbersome than DocuSign Transaction Rooms.

We went with TR at my old company and LOVED it - it's cheap and quite effective for those tasks that you're looking for. I don't like the bulky Skyslope but, it's what my new brokerage uses and there isn't another option!

May 19, 2017 08:43 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

After this past week, you may have a tough time getting anyone to respond to your docusign requests.  Most of those requests are going straight to the spam folder.

I hope you find a good solution, will be reading the replies.

bob

May 19, 2017 07:27 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Parked and reading.

May 19, 2017 04:18 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I am here for the answers and will be back to review. Thanks for the question.

May 19, 2017 04:17 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

My buddy Ben Andrews uses Skyslope for his brokerage in Portland, OR

May 19, 2017 03:28 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

AppFiles works for me.

When considering 'enterprise' software the price goes way up.

Its like reserving a conference room in a hotel. When the hear the word wedding, the price goes WAY UP.

If I were you I would create a alias and start searching 'cloud Broker' and look behind the curtain. 

 

May 20, 2017 05:01 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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May 19, 2017 07:59 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I was at a Realtor seminar where this was discussed and by far the one that got the most raves was Skyslope. I heard things like ease of use and that it had every component they needed. One broker said he could not run his business without it. I figured to have everything that they said it had it was expensive. But on the other hand sometimes the cost is well worth it.

May 19, 2017 07:41 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I use docusign. I'm not familiar with skyslope

May 19, 2017 05:35 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I'll be back to read more comments....

May 19, 2017 03:51 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I am a sole proprietor, and use Excel to keep track, and have not heard of Skyslope.  Best of luck.

May 23, 2017 06:27 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I'm with a small broker too, but work mostly from home. All my files are saved and processed in CAR zipforms. 

May 21, 2017 12:04 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I use zipforms, they have a transaction managment option that I've never touched.  Might be of use to you.  Out here, it's all free.

May 20, 2017 10:25 AM
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Julie Waidelich
Nest Properties Austin - Austin, TX
We help clients buy & sell real estate in Austin!

All, thank you for the feedback.  There's not an easy answer.  

To net it out...

Skyslope is $3,000/year for 5 agents, but $3,000 price based off 10 agents so not maximizing value unless you have 10 producing agents.  

Docusign Transaction Rooms is $1,400-$1,800/year for 5 agents + $150 set up fee.  I've heard mixed reviews about ongoing support, but electronic signature is the best in biz.

Transaction Desk is free through our board (payed via dues) and has potentials, but system is glitchy.  Seems like they are working through a few things, but the shortcomings have caused headaches and made it appear that there are user errors which is unacceptable when I'm dealing with high end clients.  Plus my agents are frustrated with it.

Paperless Pipeless has received positive reviews and is less expensive, but doesn't offer electronic signature or integration with zip forms, so you need to maintain a Docusign (or similar) subscription.  

If price was no object, I'd go with Skyslope, but it's 2x's the cost of other systems, so ulitmately a needs vs. wants decision.  Also, all systems except Paperless Pipeline require a 1-year commitment, so need to be sure about the system before making investment. Hoping to get clarity after continued research.  Please send any/all information that may be helpful!  I'll continue to post updates as I find out more...

May 20, 2017 09:30 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Thanks for asking this question, now I need to research it because I'm in the exact same position and didn't even know it. 

May 20, 2017 09:10 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

We use CTME contracts here in Colo. but not sure how many states they are in.

 

May 20, 2017 09:00 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I have not heard about Skyslope.  I use Docusign.  I am an independent with no agents. My need for all the bells and whistles does not exist. I wish you all the best with your decision, purchase and implementation.

May 20, 2017 07:44 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Good luck.

May 20, 2017 07:20 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

We use Skyslope and love it, so can't write about any others.

May 20, 2017 06:13 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

We use Docusign

May 20, 2017 06:07 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM nailed this one!

May 20, 2017 05:54 AM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I've never heard of Skyslope but it sure seems popular. I'm parking to learn more.

May 20, 2017 05:53 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good luck, I'm not aware of what can work for you.

May 20, 2017 05:22 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

We use Docusign Transaction Rooms. We just started using it this year & I personally don't know 'about the backend' that you speak. It either works or it doesn't as it's a document 'bin' of sorts.

DS is used with our board with templates that works seamlessly with contract filling. I like it but many agents are confused by the whole scenario. Alot has to do with the agents themselves trying to get it going.

May 20, 2017 05:10 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Heard of SkySlope Julie Waidelich.

May 19, 2017 10:18 PM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

I have not heard about any of those systems.

May 19, 2017 06:48 PM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Blog about your selection.

May 19, 2017 04:49 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Skyslope seems to be the winner.  A

May 19, 2017 04:19 PM