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Tremendous Technology

I’m not sure how Realtor’s in the past were able to function without the modern technology that we have today. With the advent of Cellular Phones, IPads, Netbooks, Online MLS Systems, Electronic Signing Companies, etc — it seems impossible that anyone got anything done in the past.

This past weekend I spent time vacationing in Orlando. Just prior to my return home, I received a telephone call from a client who wanted to put an offer in on a property he viewed just prior to my leaving town. I told him I would prepare the contract and send it to him upon my return home.

Being somewhat prepared for the possibility of this event, I asked my wife if she would mind driving so I could prepare a contract on the ride home. She obliged and the “techno” side of me went into action. Here’s what I was able to accomplish in the passenger seat of the car:

1. I booted up my netbook
2. I synced the netbook to my cell phone via a bluetooth connection and logged onto the internet via my cell phone connection
3. I logged into Form Simplicity, Regional MLS, Broward County Tax Collector and Broward County Property Appraiser websites
4. I created a contract and downloaded it to the netbook’s desktop
5. I logged into DocuSign, uploaded the newly created contract and affixed the signature lines to all places in the contract where my Buyer was signing
6. I sent the DocuSign contract to the Buyer

***** All of the above was performed in about 1 hour (slow internet connection) *****

By the time I arrived to my home office, the contract was fully executed by the Buyer who also sent me an image of his deposit check and pre-approval letter. All I had to do at that point was to send the Listing Agent an email with the DocuSign Contract, check image and pre-approval letter (via attachments) and I was done.

I never had to print out a document, fax a document or meet with the Buyer in person to execute the contract.

Very efficient. Very cool!

As I mentioned at the beginning of this article, “I’m not sure how Realtor’s in the past were able to function without the modern technology that we have today.”

Rick Schuster

Licensed Real Estate Broker – Jaycee Realty, Inc.
Licensed Title Insurance Agent – Home Guardian Title, Inc.
Licensed Mortgage Broker – Leading Edge Mortgage Corp

20283 State Road 7 – Ste 400
Boca Raton, FL 33498

561-206-2835 – via Google Voice
561-988-2546 -Fax

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