New Features for Real Estate Professionals in DocuSign eSignature

Technology is playing a growing role in the day-to-day operations of real estate professionals, who are using it for everything from virtual home tours to scheduling appointments. It’s proving especially useful in streamlining the many contracts, forms, and documents real estate agents work through from listing to close.

Exclusivity agreements, sales contracts, and disclosures are just a few of the documents real estate professionals must process for each transaction. Completing heaps of paperwork can be both time consuming and monotonous. It also takes away time real estate agents could otherwise spend generating leads and supporting the needs of their buyers or sellers.

Real estate professionals can simplify transactions with DocuSign eSignature for Real Estate, an all-in-one solution for agents to streamline the transaction process by providing the tools to access and quickly fill out state and local association forms, obtain electronic signatures, and organize forms in one place.

In this blog, we’ll share some common forms and new features that real estate agents are using in DocuSign eSignature.

Acquiring new clients

Today’s real estate agent is tech savvy, with 93 percent preferring to communicate with clients through text message and 69 percent of REALTORS® having their own website. Modern tools are also utilized during the onboarding process. Whether they’re meeting with a prospective client looking to buy or sell, real estate professionals use data analytics to determine fair market value for particular neighborhoods and pull up other pertinent information.

Once they’re ready to sign with a client, they’re using DocuSign to facilitate the smooth signing of forms such as:

  • Exclusive buyer’s agent agreement 
  • Listing agreements

Market to sale

There’s more paperwork on the horizon once a house hits the market. From listing to sale,  REALTORS® can expect to mark their signature dozens of times as well as review heaps of other documents. Common forms they’re frequently signing throughout the process include:

  • Purchase and sale agreements
  • Addendums
  • Appraisals and disclosures
  • Inspections 
  • Leasing or rent back contracts
  • NDAs
  • Furniture bill of sale

DocuSign eSignature for Real Estate

DocuSign eSignature for Real Estate accelerates deals, reduces errors and allows agents to spend more time growing their business by simplifying the way agents prepare, sign, and manage transactions. eSignature for Real Estate now includes real estate forms which adds the following functionality to simplify transactions for agents.

  • Digital form libraries give agents secure access to the most current state and local association forms 
  • Customized form packets help agents quickly find frequently used forms based on transaction type, such as purchase or sale, saving time and supporting compliance
  • Pre-placed fields on forms save agents time by using forms with fields that are accurately placed, assigned to the proper recipients, and ready to be completed and sent to the client
  • Data form fill capability allows agents to enter data once and have it automatically populate across all forms in the same transaction to avoid repetitive data entry

eSignature for Real Estate now also includes a transactions workspace, a single workspace to easily view multiple transactions and organize all forms and documents related to each. Within the transactions workspace, agents can easily prepare, sign, and manage forms for each transaction in a single workspace.

DocuSign offers several real estate-specific plans with pricing to meet your budget. And because we partner with the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) (we’re their exclusive eSignature provider), we can offer special pricing for NAR members.

If you’re ready to evaluate your options, check out DocuSign Real Estate Pricing Plans.