TransactionDesk with Authentisign.
TransactionDesk with Authentisign is a product of Instanet Solutions, a secure online transaction management and electronic document-signing service. As a short sale specialist, I need to handle more paperwork and collect more signatures than most agents do in a traditional transaction.
TransactionDesk with Authentisign makes even short sales almost paperless!
I have been using this web-based tool to help me manage these document-intensive deals since I became a licensed real estate agent nine years ago, and I love it. The key benefits to me are simplicity, organization, ease of use and cost effectiveness.
TransactionDesk is my online filing cabinet, keeping all documents at the ready and easily accessible to me, my associates, our clients and any other stakeholders that I authorize. The files are available 24/7 from wherever we are.
All of our Instanet real estate contract forms are fully integrated with TransactionDesk and easily signed in Authentisign. Other documents can be added to my document drawer, or an individual transaction by scanning, emailing, or uploading. The software helps me to manage all aspects of my real estate transactions via a centralized system.
The paperless storage and signing service replaces the need for faxing, scanning and emailing, or meeting face-to-face, thereby saving time and travel for my clients, co-op agents and team. My clients love the convenience of Authentisign. It is usable across multiple file types and various platforms, including PCs, Macs and tablets.
As a member of the Georgia MLS, this convenience is provided to me free of additional charge. The signing service is FHA approved, ESIGN compliant, and fully integrated with all Georgia MLS and GAR forms.
For agents and customers alike, it is an easy to use interface with a good mobile experience.
I recommend this solution to busy real estate agents. It makes the jobs so much easier.
Trello is another web-based tool I use on a daily basis. And it is also free, at least for now, and that’s always a plus for a frugal agent like me.
I am a what some call a “creative” -- artistically inclined, very visually oriented, and prone to use bright-hued sticky-notes and sketch notes to help me stay organized and keep my projects on track, until I discovered Trello.com. Now, I don’t know how I’d stay organized without it. This app just gets the way I work.
Trello is an organization and task-management tool that organizes my life and my work into Kanban-type boards and cards. A Kanban board is a workflow visualization tool designed to help you keep all of your projects on track. (Picture a bulletin board with sticky notes.) At a glance, Trello tells me where everything is in a process, and who is working on what. It’s based on the Kanban concept -- a board- and card-based system that works similarly to my former sticky note and sketch method, only much neater, and available to me (and my team) anytime, wherever we have internet access. The key benefits to me are again, convenience, ease of access and use, and cost effectiveness.
Kanban was originally invented for manufacturing, as a part of the famous Toyota Production System in the 1940s and 50s. In Japanese, Kan means visual and Ban means card or board. Today, many people in various industries use kanban systems for managing work and moving through a process.
I use Trello for organizing work projects, home and hobby projects, travel plans -- everything! Boards and lists are laid out horizontally on the page so you can get a bird’s eye view of every project. And I love the flexibility. Items within the lists, called cards, can be dragged and dropped onto other lists or reordered within lists.
Individual cards themselves can contain checklists, images, attachments, deadline dates, colored labels, and discussion notes from other team members who share specific boards. This free tool definitely gets a “thumbs up” from me.