Cosmic Cow Pie: Connecting the Dots

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Is There an Echo in Here or Just Smart Business?

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:
  • Real Estate
  • Web Integration
  • Widget Creation
  • Instruction Videos
  • 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.
Comment balloon 4 commentsPamela Cendejas • May 05 2011 04:21PM

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I am going to have to look into this. I am all about reducing as much paper clutter as possible, especially when fax the same paper back and forth two or three times it becomes rather unreadable.

Posted by Dale Samples, REALTOR -Homes for Sale Charleston, West Virgini (304.741.4705 • www.dalesamples.com ) over 6 years ago

Hi Dale - If you don't have to use the service more than 5 times per month, you don't have to pay anything for the service. 

Posted by Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) over 6 years ago

This sounds almost too good to be true!  I will have to look into it...thanks for posting!

Posted by Susan Brown, REALTOR - Cary NC Homes for Sale (Fonville Morisey, a Long and Foster Company) over 6 years ago

Oh, I hope not, Susan.  I'm getting ready to start using it myself.  There's another service that charges around $20 per month with no freebie.  Hope it works for you.

Posted by Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) over 6 years ago

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