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 worked with us for nearly 11 months to help us find a plot and build a new home from... read moreJill worked with us for nearly 11 months to help us find a plot and build a new home from scratch. She took us through the process which we thought was daunting and at times frustrating. With her excellent local knowledge (including the area, the builder, the market, local school and tax system to name a few) and experience with building a new home (each steps that need to happen and what to look out for), we were able to find a place quickly and go through the building process smoothly. With the ability to grasp our needs and interests fairly quickly, Jill demonstrated strong representation of our interests, including negotiations on our behalf and recommending additional steps which builders would not typically do. Jill had a strong focus on customer service, not only being responsive and answering every questions in detail, but also proactively go extra miles to help us at every step along the way, including alerting us the things we need to do and watch for, helping us out in the design selection process (which very few agents would do) , walking us through the paper works and highlighting issues. It was our pleasure to know Jill and work with her in our new chapter of life. We are very happy with her excellent work and would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone. read less