Whether you're the business owner or the client, getting things done quickly and efficiently is what we all want. As a REALTOR®, you certainly have occasions where you need a form or contract signed and returned quickly. Sometimes your client lives closeby; but there are times when they live in another city, state or country. And, faxing is so yesterday.
I admit to having an online eFax service. When I started my account, I thought that would make it a lot easier on me.
I didn't have to own a fax machine
I could retrieve my fax online from literally anywhere
But, it's not all about me, is it? Not every business person has quick access to a fax machine. I found myself waiting for them to get to the office of local office supply store. This was causing a considerable delay in getting started on their account. This is also an important consideration when you have time-sensitive materials that need your clients' signature; escrow papers, listings, contracts, etc.
I checked into a couple of companies who provide electronic signature services but balked at the cost-effectiveness in comparison to how much I would use it. Ah ha! In walks EchoSign. All you have to do is upload your document(s) and email to your client. They can either e-sign, print and sign and/or fax back. A copy of the document is sent to you, the recipient and anyone you have cc'd. A backup is then placed in your EchoSign account. You can manage your account anywhere.
EchoSign offers several solutions including:
Online Step-by-Step Guides
As a free service, EchoSign allows five transactions per month for one user. If you need more usage, prices start at $14.95 per month for unlimited usage. This is less than I am currently paying for eFax services and so much more convenient for clients. Afterall, it is all about them.