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DocuSign Bolsters Functionality with Spring '17 Release
SAN FRANCISCO, March 7, 2017 -- As part of its commitment to help organizations around the world to transform paper-based processes into fast, easy and secure digital transactions, DocuSign – the global eSignature and Digital Transaction Management (DTM) leader – made the DocuSign Spring '17 Release available today. The release includes enhancements and updates to the company's eSignature solution and broader DTM platform – the most significant of which include deeper integrations with Google Docs, the availability of the eNotary feature in eight US states, the personal eHanko signing option in Japan and the availability of DocuSign Payments. "The Spring '17 Release builds on our largest product update ever in December last year, where we shipped more new features than in the last several quarters combined," said Ron Hirson, chief product officer at DocuSign. "Today's release expands our exceptional user experiences, while further empowering industries, customers and partners to go digital." New for the Spring '17 Release is the DocuSign for Google Docs add-on. This new integration enables users to sign, send and manage documents directly from Google Docs – saving time by conveniently starting a DocuSign workflow directly from the Google Docs editor, or from Docs' recent documents. This includes the automatic saving of signed documents to Google Drive, as well as Gmail integration for sending them – one of the most requested features. On the real estate front, most homebuyers and agents find the paper-based home financing and closing process cumbersome and lengthy. That's why DocuSign created its new eNotary feature, so senders can request electronic notarial acts and Notaries can host in-person signing sessions. Released for early access in the DocuSign Winter '17 Release in December and generally available this month in the DocuSign Spring '17 Release, the new eNotary feature eliminates the need to print, scan or mail closing documents. All actions can be performed within the DocuSign platform, including applying a seal and exporting a notary log. These in-person eNotarizations can be performed via DocuSign in Idaho, Indiana, Florida, Kentucky, New Jersey, New York and Washington (in addition to North Carolina, which has been available since 2014). For Japan, the adoption of eSignature has been influenced by the fact that signers are accustomed to using a Hanko stamp to represent their signature on paper documents. That's why DocuSign is launching the personal eHanko in the DocuSign Spring '17 Release, in partnership with Shachihata Inc. – a leading company in Japan's traditional hanko culture. It complements the basic eHanko functionality launched in December last year. And according to DocuSign Japan's vice president, Hayato Koeda, Japanese businesses and consumers will see tremendous benefit. "The advantages of digitization are more widely recognized today in Japan. However, traditional Japanese business customs including the process of affixing a seal remain, resulting in the persistent use of paper, which acts as a bottleneck to improving work efficiency," he explained. "By collaborating with Shachihata, we are providing a solution that makes it easier for Japanese companies to improve operational efficiency, compliance measures and customer experience. In Europe and the United States, many progressive companies have already undertaken the move towards digitization. With this solution, Japanese companies can also achieve digital transformation with completely paperless business operations." In addition to the above, DocuSign users around the world will benefit from other enhancements in the DocuSign Spring '17 Release, including: DocuSign Payments: on the heels of US availability in February this year, DocuSign Payments will be enabled for customers in the UK, Canada and Australia this month, offering support for payments in GBP, CAD and AUD currencies. New DocuSign Experience: Document Visibility – this makes it easier for senders to control document access by limiting who can view documents in an envelope. Shared Template Folders – administrators can now create and organize folders to share templates with users and groups. Senders can now quickly locate and use the templates shared with them. Intelligent Document Recognition – this ensures tags, recipients and authentication are matched automatically between documents and templates. Fax In/Fax Out – this enables senders to deliver an agreement to a fax recipient or receive a signature via fax. For more information on the DocuSign Spring '17 Release, visit the blog at http://docusign.com/blog/docusign-spring-17-release About DocuSign, Inc.DocuSign® is changing how business gets done by empowering anyone to send, sign and manage agreements anytime, anywhere, on any device with trust and confidence. DocuSign and Go to keep life and business moving forward. For more information, visit www.docusign.com.
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Nova Scotia Association of REALTORS® First in Canada to Provide zipLogix™ Transaction Management Tools to Members
FRASER, Mich., Jan. 17, 2017 -- The Nova Scotia Association of REALTORS® (NSAR) is offering zipLogix™'s suite of transaction management tools as a benefit to association members. NSAR's more than 1,500 members will have access to a completely paperless transaction solution through this new relationship. The agreement marks zipLogix™'s first member benefit offering in Canada. NSAR and zipLogix™ are delivering a seamless experience to Nova Scotia REALTORS® with Single-Sign-On technology, providing members access to their entire suite of zipLogix™ technology within their existing MLS® account. This technology eliminates the need for multiple passwords and delivers a convenient streamlined user experience. Adding to this seamless experience is the ability to import MLS® data into digital forms with zipFormMLS-Connect®. "Having delivered industry-changing technology for more than 25 years to real estate professionals across the United States and Mexico, zipLogix™ will now be adding Canada to its North American operations. Canadian real estate professionals will now have access to our trademark suite of transaction management tools," said zipLogix™ Chairman of the Board Mark Petersen. "Nothing is more fulfilling than sharing our passion for technology with real estate practitioners. Thank you to NSAR for allowing us to share this with their members." NSAR members will have access to the following zipLogix™ Transaction Management Solutions: zipForm® Plus, electronic forms management and transaction creation system zipTMS™, Transaction Management System zipVault®, document storage solution zipFormMLS-Connect®, integrated MLS® data exchange Single-Sign-On (SSO) integration "This new partnership empowers our membership to seamlessly import high-quality data from our MLS® directly into their transactions," said Roger Boutilier, Chief Executive Officer of Nova Scotia Association of REALTORS®. "Integrating our MLS® with zipLogix™'s transaction management tools easily connects our members to the MLS® data and forms they trust in one streamlined process." Fraser, Mich. - based zipLogix™ is a technology company created by, owned by and working for real estate professionals to improve productivity and efficiency industry wide. Its software automates and simplifies the repetitive and complex steps of real estate transactions, and is used by more than 650,000 real estate professionals across the country. The Nova Scotia Association of REALTORS® (NSAR) represents approximately 1,500 real estate brokers and salespeople across the province. The Association's mission is to enhance REALTORS®' success by providing services and representation to enable them to best serve the public in real estate transactions.
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Instanet Solutions adds 16 new MLS/Association clients totalling 120,000+ new users in 2016
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Spokane Association of REALTORS® Chooses Instanet Solutions
Spokane, WA – November 11, 2015 – Through a unique partnership between Northwest Multiple Listing Service (NWMLS) and the Spokane Association of REALTORS®, Instanet Solutions will be a member benefit in eastern Washington. This includes InstanetForms®, DocBox®, TransactionDesk® and Authentisign® as a service to members of the Spokane Association. The Spokane Association of REALTORS® serves approximately 1,600 members. As part of this deal announced today, Spokane's members will receive Instanet's full paperless platform and will be tied directly into Washington's statewide real estate forms & contracts which are licensed through NWMLS. Members will also have unlimited access to integrated electronic signatures, online document storage, and transaction management tools as part of this comprehensive service. Martin Scrocchi, CEO of Instanet Solutions commented, "We are very happy to partner with NWMLS in Washington to deliver our system to REALTORS® in Spokane. By leveraging NWMLS's large membership, we were able to drive the software licensing cost down for Spokane's membership. This partnership also helps grow our client base in the Northwest so we are tremendously excited to have an opportunity like this with NWMLS, our long-time customer. Plus, Spokane's members will be the first to have access to Instanet's brand new TransactionDesk user interface which brings a new level of interaction between the agent, the broker, their documents and their data." "Our relationship with Instanet began when NWMLS launched the Authentisign product for electronic signatures a few years ago," commented Tom Hurdelbrink, CEO and President of NWMLS. "Besides traditional MLS services, NWMLS has been operating its own forms platform for almost 30 years and is the proprietor of standard real estate forms for its member real estate professionals and for Washington REALTORS®. Last year's addition of the InstanetForms platform and the document management tools, joined with electronic signatures, has supplied a consistent experience for Northwest MLS members and provides them with a very efficient and effective way to serve their clients. We are excited to work closely with the Spokane Association of REALTORS® as they now roll out TransactionDesk functionality to their members." "The Spokane Association of REALTORS® is thrilled to enter into an agreement with Northwest Multiple Listing Service (NWMLS) that will serve our members by providing access to Instanet's brand new TransactionDesk", said Jack Kestell, 2015 SAR President. "The Spokane Association of REALTORS®, through this agreement with NWMLS will continue our efforts to bring state of the art services to our MLS Brokers." About Spokane Association of REALTORS® The Spokane Association of REALTORS® was chartered by the National Association of REALTORS® in 1913. The Association provides its members with services which enable them to pursue a successful real estate career. The Spokane Association of REALTORS® owns and operates an MLS serving in excess of 1,600 REALTORS®. About Northwest Multiple Listing Service Northwest Multiple Listing Service, owned by its member real estate firms, is the largest full-service MLS in the Northwest. Its membership includes more than 23,000 real estate brokers. The organization, based in Kirkland, Washington, currently serves 23 counties in Washington state. About Instanet Solutions Instanet Solutions is a leading provider of real estate technology with over 500K licensed, paid user accounts of their various real estate focused products –TransactionDesk®, Authentisign®, Instanet Forms®, DocBox®, InstanetFax® and InstanetOffers®. Instanet Solutions began delivering residential real estate technology in 1991. Further information about Instanet S olutions and its products is available at http://www.instanetsolutions.com.
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Zapelo Launches at Real Estate Connect
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Real Estate Digital launches rDocs, a new agent-centric document management system
LEWISVILLE, Texas – (March 3, 2015) - Real Estate Digital (RED), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Solutionstar, announced it has launched its new rDocs document management system and reached an agreement with HER Realtors to become the first user of this new, online, paperless management system for its brokerage and agents. The rDocs system allows the broker to pick and choose the features their office needs including electronic forms, documents and eSignature within a single platform. Its selection by HER Realtors -- a real estate company with over 900 associates and staff servicing 55 offices throughout Cincinnati, Dayton and Central Ohio -- means this industry-leading technology will now be utilized by its staff on a daily basis to enhance document security and improve the customer experience. "The ability to access a massive amount of data and documents in a single place helps our agents and their clients by allowing them to work more efficiently during the transaction," said Brooks Burton, EVP and Chief Operating Officer at HER Realtors. "rDocs is a long-term paperless solution for our agents and HER Realtors as we continue to provide excellent service to our clients." "We designed rDocs to securely store documents that are easy to share and manage from any device," said John Hensley, RED's Chief Technology and Product Officer. "With rDocs, we provide a tool for brokers to roll out company-wide that is very agent-focused for ease of use and gives consumers and authorized service providers access to protected digital files, commonly used forms and an eSignature option." "Around 850 of our agents are using the rDocs platform," said Carol Prigan, Director of Training and Professional Development at HER Realtors. "The product has been well received with the overwhelming majority of our agents using rDocs." More information on rDocs is available at www.realestatedigital.com/rdocs. About Solutionstar Headquartered in Lewisville, Texas, Solutionstar is a key provider of technology and data-enhanced solutions to homebuyers, home sellers, real estate agents and companies engaged in the origination and/or servicing of mortgage loans. Our mission is to transform the home-buying experience using a next-generation real estate exchange and by delivering high-quality residential real estate services. Solutionstar Holdings LLC, is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Inc. For more information, please visit www.solutionstar.com. About Real Estate Digital Real Estate Digital is a wholly owned-subsidiary of Solutionstar and a leading provider of truly integrated technology and data solutions to real estate franchisors, brokerages, agents and MLS organizations and associations. Its offerings include rDesk® Websites, reDataVault®, rDocsTM, TransactionPoint®, MLS Portal, Neighborhood and School Reports, rDesk® CRM, rDesk® CMA and rDesk® IDX. The company has relationships with over 550 MLS organizations, 350 real estate brokerages companies, nearly 60 settlement services companies and more than 150,000 real estate professionals. Visit us on the web at http://www.realestatedigital.com. About HER Realtors HER Realtors is a full-service real estate company with over 900 associates and staff, servicing 55 offices throughout Cincinnati, Dayton and Central Ohio. HER Realtors was established in 1956 by Harley E. Rouda, Sr. and has been the dominant full-service brokerage throughout the area since 1964. HER Realtors has received CEO magazine's "Best of Business Award" for the Best Real Estate Agency (Residential) for the past five years, and was named the #1 residential brokerage in Central Ohio for 2013 by the Columbus Business First business journal, with $1.67 billion in sales and 9,902 closed transactions. HER offers consumer services that include residential and commercial real estate sales, property management and rental services, mortgage, title, warranty and other home-related, lifestyle services.
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Single Point of Data Entry for Real Estate Brokerages is the Focus of New Integration with Forms Provider
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Renovus to Launch Re|Drive in Newly Re-Designed App
There are many benefits to having access to cloud storage these days – music, photos, documents, journaling – the list goes on and on. The trouble with cloud storage in the business world is that it is often a separate product that requires you to go outside your workflow application to get the file you need. THEN, you have to attach the file using a separate process upload/download too. In the end, although it is done – it is not the most convenient process out there, often times causing frustration and failure to use the product all together. RENOVUS has attacked this problem for the real estate industry. We have integrated our own cloud storage product RE|DRIVE into the RENOVUS |DASHBOARD. And, we have addressed the needs of effective cloud storage from the same position of usability and functionality as all other parts of our software solutions. The essence of RE|DRIVE is to make attaching and sharing documents inside a transaction easier, while also providing a secure place to put personal items as well, all within the application you are using to manage your real estate business. WHY PAY for cloud storage? Lets face it – data storage is a commodity business, and providing access to storage should just be an accepted cost of providing cutting edge tools to the industry. ALSO, the nickel and dime approach of most technology models creates more headaches and stress trying to remember if you have enough storage, minutes, file space, etc. With RE|DRIVE, subscribers get a 20 GB storage space INCLUDED in their monthly subscription. FOR THE EXTREME DATA HOARDERS (like myself), just $5 per month gets you that endless data trough. To view the original article, visit RenovusRE.
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Overview of the Latest WOLFconnect Release
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Improved Document Organization Features from Realty Commander
At Realty Commander, our goal is to provide our users with powerful easy-to-use real estate transaction management software that helps them automate, track, and succeed in any real estate business. We are consistently releasing new product enhancements to make our users' experience more cohesive, organized and efficient. The latest product enhancements from Realty Commander are intended to help users keep their documents more organized and improve the process of approval. View Document Activity from the Documents Tab This new feature allows users to view all activity associated with a specific document right from the Documents Tab. To see how this works, simply right-click on a document and select 'View Document Activity.' This will show you all the history of that specific document. You no longer have to go to the Activity Log and filter documents in order to see the activity for each document. This helps Commander users with document organization, visibility, and accessibility. *This feature is available only for documents that were added into Commander after the enhancement was released (March 25, 2014). Document Replacement & Document Archiving Does it seem like your Documents Tab is cluttered with old and out-of-date documents? You can now replace or archive these documents that are no longer in use, sending them to the 'Archived' folder. To use this new feature, simply right-click on a document and select 'Archive.' This will make it disappear from the Documents Tab. To see all old documents, filter documents to 'Show Archived.' When you replace an older document with a new or updated version, the older document will automatically be sent to the 'Archived' folder. To retrieve a document that has been archived, right-click on it and select 'Unarchive.' Handle Multi-Step Approvals with Document Approval Realty Commander has made it possible to handle multiple-step document approvals by offering the option to have a document approved by all or any of its recipients. This flexibility allows Document Approval to function effectively in any team setup. For example, if a broker has a team of assistants, they can send the document to all, and then opt for it to be approved by any one person in that group or by multiple recipients. Realty Commander listens to user requests, and we provide our customers the tools they need to succeed in their real estate business. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or suggestions on future product enhancements. We always like to hear from our users! To view the original article, visit the Realty Commander blog.
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Realty Commander Announces Broker Document Approval and Document View Tracking Enhancements
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Reesio Launches Revamped Documents Platform To Make Dropbox Obsolete
SAN FRANCISCO, March 4, 2014--Reesio, the only completely free transaction management system available to real estate brokers, transaction coordinators, and agents, has launched a revamped Documents section today that offers an abundance of new features: Folders and filters for better organization of documents. Search functionality to be able to search for any documents within the system. Splicing and splitting of documents. These features allow users to turn multiple documents into one document, and also split one document into multiple documents. Emailing documents directly into transactions. With this feature, each real estate transaction within Reesio has a unique email address. When users receive documents via email from other sources, they can simply forward those documents directly into the transaction in Reesio without having to download, save, and re-upload those documents. According to Reesio Co-Founder and CEO, Mark Thomas, with these new features, he expects the rest of its customers to formally cancel their Dropbox accounts. "Most of our customers already ditch their Dropbox accounts once they start using Reesio, because unlike Dropbox, we offer unlimited storage for free, whereas Dropbox charges $120/year for storage (and more if you want to go beyond certain limits). We also make it much clearer within our product regarding whom you've shared documents with than Dropbox does. And of course, Dropbox doesn't offer e-signatures, which Reesio does through its integration with DocuSign. With the additional features that we're launching today, we expect to fully replace real estate professionals' need for Dropbox." Like all other features that the company works on, these new Documents features were built as a direct result of customer feedback that it receives. "Because Reesio provides 24x7 chat and email support, we're more in tune with what our customers are saying than all of our competitors," says Thomas. "We therefore can move much more quickly to build and release new features than other companies can." The new Documents features were built in about six weeks according to Thomas, and this work was done in addition to their normal weekly feature release cycles that they have. A unique approach that Reesio takes is publicizing all of their new feature releases that they make every week. They've even built a Product Updates page directly on their site, which gives a play-by-play of every single new feature that they release every Monday. Thomas says that this transparency endears Reesio to its customers because "they feel like we're constantly improving on what we're doing and never getting complacent. And they see how their feedback is directly impacting our product, which they love." As for upcoming features that the company will be rolling out in the next few months, Thomas wouldn't give specifics, but said that the company "will be launching some cool new stuff that will continue to put pressure on legacy products that fail to innovate."
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REALTORS® in Northern Virginia Go Paperless
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Canadian REALTORS® Going Paperless with Instanet
Ottawa, Ontario – October 28th, 2013 - The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) and Instanet Solutions have reached an agreement that will allow its over 106,000 members to marry CREA's online forms directly into Instanet's DocBox™ cloud-based document management application. Earlier this year, CREA integrated their proprietary WEBForms® platform with Instanet's electronic signature solution known as "Authentisign™." This new collaboration between CREA and Instanet allowed members to seamlessly create real estate forms and contracts, add outside transaction documents, such as surveys, title, and home inspections, all in one unified online system. In addition to unlimited online document storage, DocBox™ allows members to easily collaborate online with their buyers, sellers and other transaction participants. And, with the existing Authentisign partnership, REALTORS® across Canada will be able to easily distribute any transaction documents to their clients to sign electronically. With DocBox™, Canadian REALTORS® will also receive unlimited toll-free inbound and outbound faxing included at no charge. "As a national organization, CREA partners with industry leaders to offer powerful tools to our members, allowing them to become more efficient and to better achieve their business objectives," said Marc Lafrance, Director of Product Management and Member Services. According to Martin Scrocchi, Instanet's President and CEO, "The expanded relationship with CREA allows REALTORS® across Canada to truly go paperless. The new features will have a profound and positive impact on their ability to process deals, completely in the cloud, and close them in a very fast and efficient manner. This will save CREA members hundreds of thousands of dollars. Buyers and sellers will love how easy it is to list and sell real estate. Everyone wins." Scrocchi added, "Our clients in the United States have used DocBox™ and Authentisign™ for many years where it is extremely popular. As a Canadian company we are especially thrilled to be taking this next step in the paperless journey with CREA." About CREA The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) is one of Canada's largest single-industry trade associations. Our membership includes more than 106,000 real estate brokers, agents and salespeople, working through more than 90 real estate boards and associations across Canada. For more information about CREA visit CREA.ca. Discover our blog at www.creacafe.ca, and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook. About Instanet Solutions Instanet Solutions is a leading provider of real estate technology with approximately 400,000 licensed, paid user accounts of their various real estate focused products – Instanet Forms™, TransactionDesk™, DocBox™, DocBox2Go™, InstanetFax™, Authentisign™ and Authentisign2Go™. Instanet Solutions began delivering residential real estate technology in 1992. Instanet Solutions services have processed more than 160 million pages of electronic documents in the last three years and have saved millions of pages of paper. Instanet Solutions was a pioneer of paperless efforts in the real estate industry, including its Go Green Go Paperless campaign initiated in 2008. Instanet Solutions continues to lead the industry in promoting and developing paperless real estate technologies. Further information about Instanet Solutions and its products is available at http://www.instanetsolutions.com. More information about DocBox™ is available at http://www.instanetsolutions.com/pdfs/DocBox_r9.pdf
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New Cartavi Release Makes Mobile Document Management Easier, Faster, and More Secure
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An introduction to DotLoop's Version-NOW
This video introduction to DotLoop's Version-NOW shows you how you can prevent wasted time and avoid working off the wrong version of a document. This technology is intended to eliminate confusion by allowing both parties access to the most current version of any document. To view the video on YouTube, click here. Learn more about DotLoop in our product directory.
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Quality Superhero Goes to D.C.
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DotLoop Introduces New Edition to Make Its Collaborative Workspace a Revenue Stream for REALTOR® Associations
CINCINNATI, OH--( Jun 7, 2011) - For more than two years, real estate brokers have been utilizing DotLoop to improve their agents' productivity through paperless transactions with its collaborative workspace. Now, DotLoop has introduced an Association Edition, developed specifically for large real estate enterprises. The DotLoop Association Edition provides real value to association members at a subsidized price. The Association Edition also provides demanded vendor benefits and a revenue stream for Associations.DotLoop has seen an increase in interest for association revenue generating opportunities. As a result, the Association Edition will provide a sizeable stream of revenue and affordable option for adopting associations."DotLoop is an open source platform for all REALTORS®," said DotLoop CEO, Austin Allison. "So it was necessary to introduce an association solution. Now associations can equip their members to reach a deal in a more efficient manner while providing a higher level of consumer experience."While DotLoop has experienced significant success within associations in the past and maintained adoption rates as high as 85%, DotLoop felt the demand for an association specific edition.The unveiling of the Association Edition occurred at the National Association of REALTORS® Midyear Legislative Meetings and Trade Expo in early May. Just after presenting the Association Edition, DotLoop began working with five large associations. By the end of May, DotLoop announced its first Association Edition partnership with the North Alabama MLS. DotLoop is excited to deliver its collaborative workspace to the association and power faster and easier transactions."WOW what a time saver," said Mike Strange of Keller Williams Consultants Realty. "I wrote a purchase contract and sent it to my buyers. I had to run to another meeting -- while in that meeting I received a text that my buyers had signed. So I pulled out my iPad and logged in to DotLoop and sent the contract forward to the listing agent. All this while not having to leave my meeting or work with a fax machine or email attachments!"Providing DotLoop's collaborative workspace to associations is just one more step in helping people work together in a seamless, transparent manner to reach an agreement. Increased transaction speed among an association's large membership base means more deals are being completed faster, thus increasing influence in the regions their members occupy.About DotLoop?Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, DotLoop is transforming the real estate industry by providing a collaborative workspace where any real estate agent can share and sign transaction documents. As the leading provider of collaborative negotiation services, DotLoop is available to service all real estate professionals throughout the United States and Canada. The innovative DotLoop platform is a collaborative, wholly web-based negotiation platform that lets users add, adjust, approve, and sign documents digitally -- addressing the challenges of security, efficiency, and overhead costs in today's real estate industry.  
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DotLoop Further Penetrates the Bluegrass State, Powering Five New Real Estate Offices
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DotLoop Powers 23 New Michigan Real Estate Offices to Meet the Demand of Today’s Buyer and Seller
The move towards completely electronic real estate transactions is quickly becoming the norm throughout the industry. Recently, Michigan agents joined a growing number of real estate professionals across the country as 23 offices began using DotLoop in the month of April to complete deals electronically and increase efficiency. In response to the growing presence of mobile technology among consumers, REALTORS® use DotLoop to leverage technology, meeting a growing demand to buy and sell homes online. For years, real estate agents and brokers advertised listings online, yet failed to employ closing or transaction functions in the same online space. According to the 2010 National Association of REALTORS® Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, the share of buyers who searched "frequently" online for their home rose to 89 percent in 2010. DotLoop delivers that solution for real estate agents and the home buyers they serve. Using what's known as a "collaborative workspace," agents share and adjust documents with clients in real-time, anywhere they have Internet access. When all negotiations are complete, electronic signatures are used to finalize the contracts quickly and securely. Agents across the country using the "collaborative workspace" are completing deals quicker and easier than before. "This will set us apart from other agents in how easy it is to make offers on our listings," said Darne Ridgley, REALTOR® with Keller Williams. "The client view will be easy to explain and the co-op agents will not have any trouble viewing it either." While transactions may only be initiated by DotLoop authorized agents, it's available to the cooperative agent receiving the initiation for free. This open source engagement with other agents allows transactions to maintain transparency and simplicity with the home buyer's and seller's interests in mind. Jim Bowling of RE/MAX Preferred Group of Southern Ohio said, "Depending how you look at it, it could mean the difference of getting a signature at 1 p.m. or 5 p.m. once my client gets off work. My clients sign contracts at work, in seconds." DotLoop helps an agent overcome the inefficiencies of the traditional real estate process and meet the demands of today's home buyers and sellers. By leveraging technology, both agents and their brokers position themselves for future success. Agents across the country continue to adopt DotLoop's collaborative workspace with nearly 10,000 new users added every month. In the midst of a national expansion, DotLoop continues to simplify the home buying and selling process for agents and clients in New York, Ohio, Florida and more to come over the next year. About DotLoop Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, DotLoop is transforming the real estate industry by providing a collaborative workspace where any real estate agent can share and sign transaction documents. As the leading provider of collaborative negotiation services, DotLoop is available to service all real estate professionals throughout the United States and Canada. The innovative DotLoop platform is a collaborative, wholly web-based negotiation platform that lets users add, adjust, approve, and sign documents digitally – addressing the challenges of security, efficiency, and overhead costs in today's real estate industry. Learn more about DotLoop.  
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DotLoop Opens Doors to Green Real Estate Transactions for 12 Tennessee Brokerages
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DotLoop’s Collaborative Workspace Helps Maryland Real Estate Agents Close More Deals
After partnering with Keller Williams Realty Inc. in January, DotLoop, the collaborative workspace for real estate professionals, began its nationwide expansion to help agents close more transactions from coast to coast. Effective March 3, DotLoop’s expansion reaches agents and brokers throughout Maryland, introducing them to the place where deals get done. DotLoop provides real estate agents with an efficient solution to the lengthy, traditional processes of real estate negotiations and transactions. Using DotLoop, Maryland agents will significantly reduce the amount of time spent tracking down clients for document reviews and signatures, therefore reducing the time it takes to reach an agreement. With DotLoop, management within brokerages has real-time access to their agents’ current transactions, providing them with increased transparency and earlier visibility into all transactions. Traditional methods of faxing, phone calls, and unnecessary meetings are remedied with one simple collaborative workspace. The workspace allows users to share and sign documents, literally allowing all parties to “stay on the same page” with its “Version-Now” technology. “Version-Now” technology provides all parties access to the most up-to-date version of a document, thus eliminating confusion during negotiations. "There is enough anxiety for buyers and sellers in choosing the right home, so we as an industry owe it to our clients to make the process as convenient as possible," says Austin Allison CEO of DotLoop. "With Version Now, anyone can access and sign documents from their computer or mobile phone, which is a radical departure from the historical norm." The DotLoop collaborative workspace provides immeasurable benefits to its users in the following ways: Brokers: More Confidence and control of their Brokerage by providing more transparency and visibility to all transactions. Agents: Better time management with a faster, easier way to edit, review and sign documents with clients. Buyers/Sellers: More convenient process that eliminates the frustration associated with paperwork. Now, Maryland agents will close more deals in less time while building better relationships with their clients. With the national expansion in full swing, DotLoop will service new users in South Texas, Utah and Virginia, later this month. About DotLoop   Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, DotLoop is transforming the real estate industry by providing a secure online platform where any real estate agent can share and sign transaction documents.  As the leading provider of collaborative negotiation services, DotLoop is available to service all real estate professionals throughout the United States and Canada.  The collaborative workspace by DotLoop is a wholly web-based negotiation platform that lets users add, adjust, approve, and electronically sign documents digitally - addressing the challenges of security, efficiency, and overhead costs in today's real estate industry. 
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DotLoop Joins Prudential Real Estate in San Diego
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DotLoop Adds More Enhancements to Help Agents Close More Deals
DotLoop just announced that they have added several new features to enhance their clients' experience on the DotLoop platform. Feature Updates Include: Start a Loop without an Interactive form: Previously: A loop required at least one interactive form from your library Now: Loops can be started without interactive forms so agents can add attachments only Uploading Multiple Attachments: Previously: Attachments could only be loaded one at a time Now: Multiple attachments can be added to a loop from one screen Customized Signatures and Initials: Previously: Signatures and initials were based on your registered name Now: Signature and initials are customizable Sortable Loops: Previously: Loops were sorted based on date created Now: Loops can be sorted based on action required, loop name or signature needed Searchable Activity: Previously: Activity did not include search functionality Now: Activity can easily be searched to quickly locate information via the messages tab Invite Buying Agent Previously: Only the buying agent could invite the listing agent into their buying loop Now: A listing agent can invite a buying agent into their listing loop For additional information, please contact DotLoop Support or send a message here!   If you would like to learn more about DotLoop, please click here.  
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DocuSign Closes Record Year as #1 Online Electronic Signature Service
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DotLoop Joins Keller Williams Realty Family Reunion
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Go Paperless with ColumbiaSoft Document Management Software
Portland, OR – February 8, 2011 – Established IT services provider Resource One, Inc., is now collaborating with document management system provider ColumbiaSoft to offer clients expertise in improving efficiencies, reducing costs, boosting security and implementing environmentally sound business practices. "For years, we have prided ourselves on working closely with our customers to understand the right total network solution for their precise needs, develop it together, and manage it long-term," said Resource One founder and president John Pavlik. "Companies seeking an outsourced answer to their technology needs benefit from our high-caliber and timely support; this new relationship with ColumbiaSoft will further increase our client offering. Document management is really coming into its own; there is quite a demand for it. ColumbiaSoft's Document Locator system enhances what we can bring clients—it's easy to use, Microsoft-compatible, and increases efficiency, security, and control over documents." David Pogue, ColumbiaSoft executive vice president added, "We're thrilled to add a value-added reseller in the Portland area having not only a Certified Microsoft Partner status, but also an existing background in data management and an established reputation for excellent, proactive customer service." An electronic document management system is a business software application designed to digitally store documents into a repository. Documents can include everything from invoices to emails to contracts to health records, and more. Users can quickly query documents using a client application or web browser and retrieve the documents electronically on the computer screen. In today's business environment, electronic document management helps companies reduce costs, increase efficiencies, and boost security. A document management system can also offer electronic routing of documents for approval, email archiving, records retention management, document scanning, optical character recognition (OCR), online collaboration with vendors and suppliers, disaster recovery, and reporting. About ColumbiaSoft Corporation ColumbiaSoft is a leader in document management software and services designed to enhance efficiency, reduce risk, and improve collaboration. Information workers use ColumbiaSoft software to manage and share paper and electronic documents, e-mail, faxes, and other electronic files to reduce costs, increase productivity, automate business processes, and meet compliance requirements. As a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, an Autodesk Authorized Developer, and an Adobe Solutions Network partner, the company's products fully integrate with popular applications such as Microsoft Windows, Office, Outlook, SharePoint, Adobe Acrobat, AutoCAD, and more. ColumbiaSoft is a privately held company based in Portland, Oregon and was founded in 1998.   About Resource One, Inc. With a combined experience of more than 143 years, our staff brings businesses a depth of experience needed to keep their computer networks running seamlessly. Resource One takes pride in developing long lasting relationships with our clients based on trust and reliability. We are dedicated to providing the superior value, service, and support that a company deserves. Our depth of experience makes us very adept at providing immediate solutions to almost any network challenge and helps you understand and achieve your networking goals in the most cost-effective manner. For more information, visit http://www.roinc.com.
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South Carolina Real Estate Agents Embrace DotLoop
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DotLoop Announces Nationwide Agreement With Keller Williams Realty
 CINCINNATI, Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- DotLoop, the trusted source for sharing and signing documents online, announced an agreement with Keller Williams Realty, the third largest franchise operation in the U.S., to provide its services to 80,000 agents in nearly 700 locations in North America. The agreement, approved by Keller Williams Associate Leadership Councils, makes the DotLoop platform a central component of the company's eEdge initiative, which will allow agents and clients to access, share, and sign documents at the click of a mouse.  The agreement is the largest of its kind in the history of the real estate industry. DotLoop has developed the only platform for the real estate industry where users add, adjust, approve, and sign documents in one secure, online environment. The current real estate transaction process can be inefficient and cumbersome. Piles of paperwork are delivered, emailed or faxed and become more complicated with each offer and counter-offer.  Both real estate agents and their clients will enjoy the benefits of the DotLoop System: Increased efficiency: documents can be sent and signed electronically, saving time and automating certain steps in the transaction process; Improved accuracy: in addition to tracking all changes that are made within the documents, all activities are logged and time-stamped to maintain a thorough record; Convenience: documents can be accessed online and viewed securely at any time from the comfort of your home, office or mobile phone; Reduced costs: fewer copies, less storage space required, and less time spent on administrative functions. "Keller Williams is determined to stay ahead of the curve to provide the most services and support in the industry to our entire network -- especially in today's real estate climate," said Mark Willis, CEO of Keller Williams Realty. "This is just the latest demonstration of our commitment to helping our agents accelerate their leadership internationally as well as in their local markets." DotLoop is an online platform that promotes efficiency for all parties involved in a real estate transaction, including consumers and real estate agents from other brands.  Any agent can work with a Keller Williams associate at no cost, which is facilitated through a simple email invite granting access to the DotLoop platform. "In today's connected world, consumers expect the kind of accessibility and convenience that DotLoop provides," said G. Austin Allison, CEO of DotLoop.  "Keller Williams and their associates are committed to delivering only the greatest level of service to their clients; we are proud to be part of this effort." About Keller Williams Realty Founded in 1983, Keller Williams Realty Inc. is the third-largest real estate franchise operation in the United States, with 690 offices and more than 80,000 associates in the United States and Canada.  The company, which began franchising in 1990, has an agent-centric culture that emphasizes access to leading-edge education and promotes an economic model that rewards associates as stakeholders and partners.  The company also provides specialized agents in luxury homes and commercial real estate properties.   For more information, or to search for homes for sale, visit Keller Williams Realty online at www.kw.com. About DotLoop Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, DotLoop is transforming the real estate industry by providing a secure online platform where any real estate agent can share and sign transaction documents.  As the leading provider of collaborative negotiation services, DotLoop is available to service all real estate professionals throughout the United States and Canada.  The innovative DotLoop platform is a collaborative, wholly web-based negotiation platform that lets users add, adjust, approve, and sign documents digitally - addressing the challenges of security, efficiency, and overhead costs in today's real estate industry.   For more information, please click here.  
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