By Jaime Westman

Is your real estate business on its way to going the paperless route? With the help of apps like DocuSign and DocuSign Ink, going green and paperless has never been easier. Why bother carrying around an assortment of papers and contracts when you can lighten your load by carrying around just your smart phone or tablet?

According to their website, DocuSign is the fastest, most secure way to sign, send, and store documents in the cloud. Whether you need to close a sales contract, buy a home or approve a project estimate, trust DocuSign, the most widely used eSignature.” And what’s even better is that DocuSign’s mobile app, DocuSign Ink, is available for three different smart phone platforms: iPhone, Android and Windows 8, making it easily accessible for professionals and business owners everywhere.

Aside from the obvious of going paperless in a primarily technological world, DocuSign can do much more than help you consolidate your paperwork. For Realtors, agents, brokers, and property managers, this app will “make it easy to close real estate transactions faster, build client loyalty and reduce costs by giving you the power to send legally binding documents and get signatures anytime, anywhere from any Internet-connected device. In fact, DocuSign is the official and exclusive electronic signature solution for the 1.1 million members of the National Association of REALTORS┬« under the REALTOR Benefits┬« Program. Using DocuSign, a real estate transaction that used to take days or weeks now takes minutes.”

The DocuSign Ink app is free for download, but a subscription is required and depending on the plan you and your company decide to go with, prices can cost as little as $15 a month for 1-10 users.

What do you think? Have you used DocuSign in the past or are you currently using it? Tell us what your experiences with this app were like in the comments below, and if you have an app that you think is worth highlighting, let us know!

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