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OK - we are about to embark on our first transaction using the DocuSign electronic signatures integrated with ZipForms.  Luckily, our test client is an IT guy, so they are looking forward to it.DocuSignEven if it goes as smoothly as possible, I don't know how easy it will be for the "average joe"...
10/12/2006
I learn more every day about blogging.  Yesterday I learned that there appear to be some unwritten rules of AR that can be applied retroactively if someone squawks loudly enough - likely motivated by seeing their points total surpassed, or their lead dwindle.Come on folks, are you still stuck in ...
10/12/2006
Ever tire of filling in the same information, contract after contract, and occasionally missing something?  The template function in ZipForms allows you to create packages of forms (templates) to use for Buyers, Listings, etc. AND allows you to have the "standard" information pre-populate the for...
10/11/2006
ZipForms makes legibility so much easier for all involved.  Filling in the blanks using typed text instead of the agent's scrawl ensures a consistency of appearance, and if we are lucky enough to be working with an agent to is really up to speed, then we also receive the files in PDF instead of p...
10/11/2006
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We use virtual tours on all our listings, regardless of price point.  Until recently we outsourced this to the best in our local market, however, it was always a struggle to get the timing right - having a photographer available AFTER the property was ready to shoot, and getting the tour back qui...
10/11/2006
Some designations are designed for niche markets.  One such designation is the SRES offered at http://www.seniorsrealestate.com/sarec/ .  For those specializing in the Seniors market (55 and up) this can be the edge you need when competing with another agent for the client. A niche market certifi...
10/10/2006
Which designation first, and why?I suggest taking the CRS classes as soon as you can - they will help you attain the production requirements needed for the ABR and the CRS more quickly than if you wait to take the CRS classes once you have fulfilled the production requirement.ABR - 5 transactions...
10/10/2006
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To me, designations serve several purposes.1.  Unlike Real Estate licensing school, designation classes teach how to successfully conduct the business of real estate.2.  The classes provide excellent networking opportunities, which translates into referrals.3.  The designation itself is a differe...
10/10/2006
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We have found HomeFeedback.com to be an excellent automated showing feedback tool.  Our assistant pulls the lockbox showing reports and emails the brief survey to each showing agent through the HomeFeedback.com system.  When the showing agent responds, the feedback goes to us and to the Seller.  ...
10/09/2006
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Here in Arizona homes are subject to Termite Inspections aka Wood Infestation Reports almost without exception.  The saying in AZ is you've had them, you've got them, or you're gonna get them!  While true, it's not that big a deal, except for squeamish Buyers who can't stand the thought of it - b...
10/09/2006
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