I love technology but not technology for the sake of technology. Before I adopt a particular form of technology I have to be able to gain value from it. Value can be in the form of cost savings, increase in productivity, or increase in revenues.
The technology to sign our Spring Texas real estate contracts electronically has been available for a while but I have not adopted it. But why? Because I have not found the value in electronic signatures. That is until yesterday.
Yesterday, HUD announced the Federal Housing Authority (FHA) would accept electronic signatures on real estate contracts. Up until this time, FHA did not accept electronic signatures on Spring Texas real estate contracts. The signatures needed to be “wet” signatures. Thus the technology to sign real estate contracts electronically provide no value to me. Now, there is a value and it is the value of increase in productivity for not only me but for the buyers and sellers I work with. I can email the real estate contracts and buyers or sellers can sign them electronically. They do not need to print them out and then fax or scan and email them back to me.
If we can now get the banks who are the sellers of the foreclosed homes to accept electronic signatures, we can do away with this nonsense of “wet” signatures for good. The signatures aren’t really “wet” anyway.
Jill Wente is a phenomenal realtor!!! She recently sold our home that had been a difficult listing. Not only... read moreJill Wente is a phenomenal realtor!!! She recently sold our home that had been a difficult listing. Not only would I not sell a home with any other realtor, I would not buy a home with anyone else. Why? Jill is a Five Star realtor. One has to perform at the top of their profession on a consistent and lengthy basis to receive such a designation. Jill has done so and received this award year after year after year. At our meet and greet get together she offered two transformative suggestions for our home. She continued to propose ideas that led to the sale of our home. Her work ethic was exceptional. She held open houses very frequently. She even picked up leaves when I was busy on another task for a showing. Jill is a wonderful person that really cares about selling your house. Her advice with negotiations and closing was all we could ask for and resulted in us getting our asking price. Trust her. We did and could not be happier. read less