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NAR Wins 2019 Sustainability Award from Business Intelligence Group
CHICAGO (August 1, 2019) – The National Association of Realtors® was today recognized by the Business Intelligence Group as a global leader in sustainability promotion. The annual Sustainability Awards honor organizations that have made sustainability an integral part of their business practice, commending NAR for the work it's done since implementing an association-wide Sustainability Program in 2017. The program has catalyzed a surge of member interest and support, introducing corporate social responsibility and triple bottom line concepts for NAR's decision-making practices. "The National Association of Realtors® is honored and encouraged to earn a 2019 Sustainability award from the Business Intelligence Group," said NAR President John Smaby, a second generation Realtor® and broker at Edina Realty in Edina, Minnesota. "This award validates NAR's efforts over recent years to reduce our association's operational impact, establish strategic sustainability priorities and encourage our members to do the same, beginning with the development of our Sustainability Program in 2017." NAR has taken steps to fully engage its 1.3 million members on this increasingly relevant issue. Specifically, the association has worked at local, state, and national levels to adopt sustainability conversations and committees; it has hosted annual Sustainability Summits to continue the progress of sustainability initiatives around the real estate industry; and has adopted a set of 15 Sustainability Strategic Priorities to integrate throughout the association. "The role of sustainability is becoming more prevalent in most organizations, but these nominees have provided everyone with a leadership standard we can all model," said Business Intelligence Group Chief Nominations Officer Maria Jimenez when announcing the 2019 award winners. "We are so proud to reward and recognize all of our winners and finalists, as they provide the leadership and vision needed to protect our environment." The Sustainability Advisory Group's inaugural meeting was in May of 2018 and focused on coordinating and articulating NAR's sustainability efforts. In just six months, the group authored a set of 15 Sustainability Priorities for the organization, which achieved unanimous Leadership Team approval. "While the impact of these initiatives can already be felt amongst our membership and in communities across the country, NAR is committed to continue leading the industry in this direction," Smaby said. "We look forward to working to increase awareness about sustainability for Realtors® and highlighting the business opportunities for agents who better understand home performance, valuation and sustainable development." The National Association of Realtors® is America's largest trade association, representing more than 1.3 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries. About Business Intelligence Group The Business Intelligence Group was founded with the mission of recognizing true talent and superior performance in the business world. Unlike other industry award programs, business executives—those with experience and knowledge—judge the programs. The organization's proprietary and unique scoring system selectively measures performance across multiple business domains and then rewards those companies whose achievements stand above those of their peers.
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Homes with Close Proximity to Electric Vehicle Charging Stations List for 1.5 Times More
Realtor.com® analysis finds that you'll pay a premium to live in a metro that accommodates electric vehicles SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 22, 2019 -- A new analysis by realtor.com, the Home of Home Search, released today found that home prices in the nation's top 20 neighborhoods that are most accommodating to electric vehicles are listed 1.5 times higher than their surrounding metro area on average, and 2.6 times higher than the rest of the country. Nine of the top 20 ZIP codes are in California. In honor of Earth Day, realtor.comⓇ used data from OpenChargeMap to track 19,743 charging stations mapped across 6,980 ZIP codes, and then analyzed the housing markets of the top 20 areas with the most electric vehicle charging stations. According to the analysis, the combined median listing price for the top 20 ZIP codes is $782,000, 1.5 times higher than their surrounding metro area on average, and 2.6 times higher than the rest of the country. Half of homes in these ZIP codes sell in 75 days, 15 days slower than their surrounding metro area on average, and 10 days slower than the rest of the country, consistent with sales trends in pricer areas. "Our data shows there's definitely a link between the prevalence of electric vehicle charging stations and higher home prices," says Danielle Hale, chief economist, realtor.com®. "But there's a difference between correlation and causation. The trend we're seeing in the data is most likely a result of the fact that wealthier homeowners are more likely to purchase expensive electric vehicles. But regardless of the cause, if you're shopping for a home in a ZIP with an abundance of electric vehicle charging stations, you'll likely pay a premium." The top 20 markets represented in the data all fall within nine states, with a large majority of the ZIP codes in California. ZIP code 92618 in Irvine, Calif. has the most charging stations, while the top 20 ZIP codes have an average of 30.1 charging stations each. It stands to reason that California leads the nation in charging stations, given electric car sales make up 10 percent of all new cars sold in the state, outpacing all other states in the nation. Beyond Tesla's manufacturing presence in California, there are several contributing factors that have led to increased awareness of EVs in the state, including the state's Zero-Emission Vehicle Program, California's EV rebate, coastal political leanings (ie pro-cleantech, pro-innovation), higher than average wages. Research has shown a connection between the fact that California highways allow EVs to drive in HOV lanes and EV adoption, but this benefit to EV owners is not exclusive to California. Outside of California, the most EV-friendly housing markets can be found in Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Nevada, New York, Ohio, South Carolina, and Texas. Although significantly more affordable than the majority of the EV-accommodating ZIPS, the analysis found that homes in close proximity to EV charging stations still sell at a premium, with non-California ZIPS seeing median listing prices that are still 1.5 times higher than their surrounding metro median, and 2.0 times higher than the U.S. median listing price, on average. Top 20 ZIP Codes For Electric Vehicles Rank based on Number of EV Charging Stations Per ZIP Code Methodology: Zip codes were ranked by number of EV charging stations located within the zip code. Housing trends such as median listing price come from the realtor.com® residential listings database for listings actively for sale during March 2019. Each zip code reported here represents the top ranked zip code in its respective metropolitan area. Reported averages for the top 20 were weighted by each market's number of active listings during March 2019. EV charging station data from OpenChargeMap was accessed on April 1, 2019 which at the time contained records for nearly 20,000 (19,743) charging stations mapped across the United States in 6,980 ZIP codes. About realtor.com® Realtor.com®, The Home of Home Search℠, offers an extensive inventory of for-sale and rental listings, and access to information, tools and professional expertise that help people move confidently through every step of their home journey. It pioneered the world of digital real estate 20 years ago, and today is the trusted resource for home buyers, sellers and dreamers by making all things home simple, efficient and enjoyable. Realtor.com® is operated by News Corp [NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA] [ASX: NWS, NWSLV] subsidiary Move, Inc. under a perpetual license from the National Association of REALTORS®. For more information, visit realtor.com.
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Realtors Report Value in Promoting Green Features in Both Residential and Commercial Listings
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Consumer Interest Trends Towards Sustainability, say Realtors
WASHINGTON (April 24, 2018) — As consumer demand trends toward green and sustainable home features, Realtors® continue to work to promote environmentally responsible features and business practices. Sixty-one percent of Realtors® reported that consumers are interested in sustainability according to the National Association of Realtors®' REALTORS® and Sustainability 2018 report. The report, which stems from NAR's Sustainability Program, surveyed Realtors® about sustainability issues in the residential and commercial real estate markets and the preferences they are seeing in consumers in their communities. "Consumers continue to make it clear that environmentally friendly features and neighborhoods are an important factor in deciding where and what home to buy," said NAR President Elizabeth Mendenhall, a sixth-generation Realtor® from Columbia, Missouri and CEO of RE/MAX Boone Realty. "Realtors® are leaders in the conversation about real estate sustainability, energy conservation and resource efficiency, and will continue to promote environmentally conscious strategies and best practices that benefit not just our clients, but also our communities." Seventy-one percent of agents and brokers reported that promoting energy efficiency in listings is either somewhat or very valuable. When asked what they consider to be the top market issues and considerations regarding sustainability, agents and brokers listed understanding lending options for energy upgrades or solar panels (36 percent), improving the energy efficiency of existing housing stock (34 percent) and the lack of information and materials provided to real estate professionals (30 percent). The survey asked Realtors® how comfortable they are answering questions about home performance and efficiency; 39 percent said they are comfortable or extremely comfortable. Forty percent of respondents say they are confident or extremely confident in their ability to connect clients with green lenders. To account for growing consumer interest, 40 percent of respondents reported that their Multiple Listing Service, or MLS, have green data fields, compared to only 15 percent that do not. Among those that do have green data fields, 37 percent of respondents use them to promote green features, 27 percent to promote energy information and 16 percent to promote green certifications. A majority of respondents (80 percent) said that solar panels are available in their market, and 39 percent said that solar panels increased the perceived property value. Twenty-three percent of brokers indicated that tiny homes – homes that are 600 square feet or less – are available in their market. The transportation and commuting features that Realtors® stated are very or somewhat important to their clients include easy access to highways (82 percent), short commute times and distance to work (81 percent) and walkability (51 percent). For the first time questions about commercial real estate were included in the survey. Seventy percent of agents and brokers indicated that promoting energy efficiency in their commercial listings was very or somewhat valuable. The top building features that clients specified as very or somewhat important to their agents or brokers are utility/operation costs (80 percent), efficient use of lighting (64 percent) and indoor air quality (62 percent). NAR initiated the Sustainability Program as a platform for dialogue on sustainability for Realtors®, brokers, allied trade associations, and consumers. The program's efforts focus on coordination and articulation of NAR's existing sustainability resources, while also supporting a growing area of interest for consumers, helping members to assist home buyers and sellers. The REALTOR® Sustainability Program invited a sample of 112,220 active Realtors® to participate in an online survey pertaining to sustainability issues facing consumers and the industry, resulting in 6,834 usable responses. NAR plans to use this report to better benchmark Realtor® understanding of sustainability and create resources to help Realtors® better serve clients surrounding sustainability topics. The National Association of Realtors®, "The Voice for Real Estate," is America's largest trade association, representing 1.3 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.
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It's Not Cheap Being Green, but Eco-Friendly Homes Do Not Always Cost More
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Solar Power Pays Off in These 10 Midwestern Cities
SEATTLE--The Midwestern region of the United States may not seem like an ideal area for solar power, but there are actually quite a few cities within this region where it would be wise to invest in solar panels. Redfin, the next-generation real estate brokerage, teamed up with Sun Number, a U.S. Dept. of Energy SunShot-funded startup that has developed a patented, automated process for analyzing the solar potential of rooftops, to find out which of the largest Midwestern cities have the most solar power potential. The company, which assigns cities a Sun Number based on a scale of 1 to 100, looked at the 10 largest Midwestern cities to find each location's Sun Number. Redfin then looked at those areas to find the price of homes mentioning "solar panels" in their listing description and compared the prices of homes not mentioning solar panels. "Buying a solar energy system will likely increase your home's value," says the Department of Energy. "A recent study found that solar panels are viewed as upgrades, just like a renovated kitchen or a finished basement, and homebuyers across the country have been willing to pay a premium of about $15,000 for a home with an average-sized solar array. Additionally, there is evidence that homes with solar panels sell faster than those without." Here is the ranking for the 10 largest U.S. cities in the Midwest region with the highest potential for solar power: Columbus, Ohio Chicago, Illinois Madison, Wisconsin Dayton, Ohio Cincinnati, Ohio Milwaukee, Wisconsin Indianapolis, Indiana Cleveland, Ohio Detroit, Michigan Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota To read the full report, complete with more information on each city, please click here. About Redfin Redfin is the next-generation real estate brokerage, combining its own full-service agents with modern technology to redefine real estate in the consumer's favor. Founded by software engineers, Redfin has the country's #1 brokerage website and offers a host of online tools to consumers, including the Redfin Estimate, the automated home-value estimate with the industry's lowest published error rate. Homebuyers and sellers enjoy a full-service, technology-powered experience from Redfin real estate agents, while saving thousands in commissions. Redfin serves more than 80 major metro areas across the U.S. The company has closed more than $40 billion in home sales through 2016.
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Majority of Realtors® Say Clients Interested in Sustainability
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Solar Power is an Untapped Resource in These 10 Cities
SEATTLE--The Northeast region of the United States may not seem like an ideal area for solar power, but there is actually a lot of untapped solar potential in that part of the country. Redfin, the next-generation real estate brokerage, teamed up with Sun Number, a U.S. Dept. of Energy SunShot-funded startup that has developed a patented, automated process for analyzing the solar potential of rooftops, to find out which U.S. cities have the most untapped solar potential. The company, which assigns cities a Sun Number based on a scale of 1 to 100, looked at cities with an average Sun Number above 70 in the Northeast. Redfin then looked at those areas with the lowest percentage of homes mentioning "solar panels" in their listing description to come up with the top 10 cities for untapped solar potential. "Buying a solar energy system will likely increase your home's value," says the Department of Energy. "A recent study found that solar panels are viewed as upgrades, just like a renovated kitchen or a finished basement, and home buyers across the country have been willing to pay a premium of about $15,000 for a home with an average-sized solar array. Additionally, there is evidence that homes with solar panels sell faster than those without." Here are the 10 cities in the Northeast U.S. with the most untapped solar potential: Providence, Rhode Island Rochester, New York Syracuse, New York Worcester, Massachusetts Buffalo, New York Boston, Massachusetts Newark, New Jersey August, Maine Albany, New York Concord, New Hampshire To read the full report, complete with more information on each city, please click here. About Redfin Corporation Redfin is the next-generation real estate brokerage, combining its own full-service agents with modern technology to redefine real estate in the consumer's favor. Founded by software engineers, Redfin has the country's #1 brokerage website and offers a host of online tools to consumers, including the Redfin Estimate, the highly accurate automated home-value estimate. Homebuyers and sellers enjoy a full-service, technology-powered experience from Redfin real estate agents, while saving thousands in commissions. Redfin serves more than 80 major metro areas across the U.S. The company has closed more than $31 billion in home sales and saved customers more than $335 million in fees through 2015.
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MRIS Joins Home Energy Information Accelerator and Commits to Expand Energy Efficiency in the Mid-Atlantic Region
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New NAR Guide Helps MLSs Highlight Green Homes and Features
  WASHINGTON, DC, May 7, 2014-- Finding and selling green homes is about to get easier for buyers and sellers with the National Association of Realtors®' new Green MLS Implementation Guide, a comprehensive guide for helping multiple listing services promote the special features of a green home. "The demand for green is growing; NAR's research consistently shows that today's consumers want homes and communities that are environmentally sustainable and resource efficient," said NAR President Steve Brown, co-owner of Irongate, Inc. Realtors® in Dayton, Ohio. "Currently, home listings with green features are not always adequately highlighted in many MLSs. Accurate marketing and assessment of green homes can only move forward with more standardized language among MLSs; the Implementation Guide, paired with NAR's Green MLS Tool Kit, can help Realtors® be part of the process to get green fields in their MLS." The guide is designed to supplement NAR's Green MLS Tool Kit by providing a blueprint for MLS staff or their software vendors to implement the MLS with green data entry fields. If MLSs have not yet included green fields, the guide provides the necessary information to help Realtors® be agents of change in their area. The guide also helps protect agents, appraisers and other users from the liability of posting incorrect information and keeps entries compliant with terms defined by the Real Estate Transaction Standard (RETS) Data Dictionary, which serves as a guideline and standard for entry fields in MLS databases. With this new guide, Realtors® can help homeowners bring greater awareness to the green features they've added to their home. Realtors® can also help consumers seeking green homes quickly locate properties with those features. The new green MLS fields will also allow for apples-to-apples comparison when appraising green homes and for green home data to be easily aggregated for determining market trends, such as time-on-market and sale-to-list price ratios for green homes versus non-green homes. Green MLS features will also give Realtors® the ability to use their green expertise for branding and marketing and to establish themselves as the local go-to green agent. NAR's Green REsource Council, which develops awareness and understanding of green real estate principles, worked with a number of organizations to create the Green MLS Implementation Guide including Elevate Energy, a nonprofit organization helping consumers and communities obtain the information and services they need to control energy costs, and the Real Estate Standards Organization, which oversees the NAR®-supported Real Estate Transaction Standard, which helps define an approach for exchanging listings with MLSs. For more information on the Green MLS Implementation Guide, click here. ABOUT NAR The National Association of Realtors®, "The Voice for Real Estate," is America's largest trade association, representing 1 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.
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Authentisign Speeds Real Estate Transactions
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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 Powers 23 New Michigan Real Estate Offices to Meet the Demand of Today’s Buyer and Seller
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Earth Day 2011: Doing Business Online Reduces Environmental Scourge
Today is Earth Day, and we here at DotLoop take that rather seriously. Reason being, we aim to serve real estate professionals by reducing the environmental scourge that is excessive paper and ink cartridge use. Electronic transactions have become prevalent throughout commerce in every industry as a solution for more efficient transactions. As a collaborative workspace for agents and clients, DotLoop applies the same concept to real estate in order to reduce the vast amount of paper used in a transaction, while being more efficient for all parties. Some real estate transactions can use more than 100 sheets of paper per transaction -- depending on the number of counteroffers throughout the process.  Consider how many homes have been sold in the history of homes, along with the number of homes that will be sold in the future. While there are no exact figures, one should conclude that it would add up to a lot of paper, which consequently breeds a lot of deforestation and waste. In an age where virtually everything is done electronically, it’s a wonder why an industry so reliant on contracts and negotiations would continue to use a method that’s out-dated and environmentally unsound. Additionally, there is more to consider than paper in the printing of contracts. Since, printing requires a lot of ink, cartridges also pile up, impacting the earth negatively. According to curerecycling.com, more than 700 million ink cartridges are used every year, many of which are thrown away. This is especially damaging due to the residual ink that leaks into the ground along with the plastic that can take generations to decompose. The practice of printing should only be done when absolutely necessary. Oftentimes, contracts are printed with errors or need corrections; prompting a person to reprint the very same thing. Doing business electronically allows corrections to be made to virtual documents without wasting a page or expensive ink. Therefore, continuing to use ink-to-paper practices in real estate only contributes to the deterioration of the environment. Subsequently, the materials that deepen an agent or broker’s carbon footprint also cost more money in the long run. Consider how many pages are needed to complete a deal, the amount of ink used and the space needed to store the documents. Altogether, a broker could be spending considerable money on out-dated practices that slow agents down, and contribute to a global problem that affects everyone. Moving one’s business online eliminates the previously mentioned inefficiencies and saves money. Think about it. Eliminating paper and ink waste while reducing overhead costs in one’s real estate business seems like a logical move. Technology has made the world a smaller place allowing people to do things never thought possible before. Every industry has the ability to go paperless in commerce. Real estate is no different; therefore, agents and brokers have the opportunity to protect the environment and save money by moving their business online. To read the original blog post, click here. Learn more about DotLoop.  
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Kodak Reports Significant Progress on Sustainability Goals
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DotLoop Opens Doors to Green Real Estate Transactions for 12 Tennessee Brokerages
CINCINNATI - Effective in April, DotLoop's collaborative workspace begins powering twelve Tennessee real estate brokerages in addition to attending REBarCamp Nashville. The twelve new brokerages in Tennessee are part of DotLoop's national expansion aimed at helping agents maximize their efficiency in the buying and selling of real estate. The DotLoop solution provides Tennessee agents with a collaborative workspace allowing them to eliminate the inefficiencies of the traditional real estate transaction. Agents and clients initiate transactions, or "loops," where they can adjust and electronically sign documents as if they were sitting at a table together. The DotLoop collaborative workspace eliminates faxing, filing and printing which are time consuming and uneconomical. The paper needed to perform these functions takes time and increases administrative costs for brokerages. DotLoop's approach allows for real-time interaction between agents and clients for all of the necessary transaction details. Sharing, adjusting and electronically signing documents under collaborative workspace creates a faster workflow; consequently using less paper. Additionally, agents use less gas to track down clients for signatures, further reducing their carbon footprint. According to the Tennessee Housing Development Agency, more than 49,000 homes were sold in Tennessee in 2009. Also, the average home sale can use anywhere from 100 to more than 400 sheets of paper. Therefore, Tennessee agents using DotLoop are leading the way towards more eco-friendly real estate practices with every home they sell. These agents with the desire to leverage technology in their business are enjoying benefits beyond environmentally conscious practices. Many like-minded professionals are looking for new methods of managing their real estate transactions using technology. While in Tennessee, DotLoop will stop in Nashville to attend REbarCamp 2011. REbarCamp, headed by industry leader Brian Copeland, is where real estate technology enthusiasts gather to discuss new products and concepts that can benefit to the industry as a whole. With agents across the country experiencing the benefits of DotLoop in their business, REBarCamp Nashville provides a new arena to share the collaborative workspace. REbarCamp is not your typical structured conference. It's a gathering of some of the brightest minds in the industry presenting new ideas and collaborating with the audience. REbarCamp isn't a venue to sell products, but rather a forum for individuals in real estate to maximize their business potential through exposure to technologies. In an industry that has been a laggard to adopt new technology, Tennessee real estate professionals using DotLoop are taking a step in a new direction. Along with Tennessee agents, DotLoop's expansion continues into Manhattan, Upstate New York, Northern Ohio, Michigan, Tennessee and more during the month of April. 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 electronically 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 electronically 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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Georgia Real Estate Professionals Join the Movement with DotLoop’s Collaborative Workspace
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As a proud partner in the REALTOR Benefits® Program, DocuSign is pleased to announce our first Truly Free Trial.  For a limited time, get a 30-day truly free trial of DocuSign for REALTORS®, Professional Edition. Built exclusively for REALTORS®, this complete solution provides you with unlimited access to DocuSign's, best and most complete suite of tools that have ever been available in one plan—all for as little as $14.99 per month average based on the annual prepaid payment plan. And with no credit card is required, signing up has never been easier! Bonus: All participants in the DocuSign for REALTORS®, Professional Edition, will be eligible to select the DocuSign for REALTORS®, Free Edition at the end of the trial period. The DocuSign for REALTORS®, Free Edition is truly free with 5 DocuSign envelopes per month, no credit card required, and no hassles! Designed for the new or casual user, this plan is exclusive to members of NAR. BENEFITS OF DOCUSIGN DocuSign® is more than just electronic signatures; it's a complete web-based eSign solution working to help you close more business and make more money. Save time – Stop chasing paper! Get documents signed online in minutes, not hours Keep control – Know who signed your documents, and when they signed themWith the DocuSign Truly Free Trial, it's easy to try DocuSign today. Once you 'DocuSign', you'll wonder how you ever lived without it. Guaranteed! Stay mobile – Store your documents online for access anytime, from anywhere Gain confidence – DocuSigned documents are legally binding in all 50 states and Canada Stand out – DocuSign provides the only REALTOR® branded e-signing solution   Offer expires: March 7, 2011 Plans as low as $14.99/mo.! Getting started is as easy as 1-2-3: Start your 30-day, truly free trial today! No credit card required. Get unlimited use of DocuSign for REALTORS®, Professional Edition for 30 days. Bonus: At the end of the 30-day free trial, you may qualify for the exclusive DocuSign for REALTORS®, Free Edition! (Psst….Don't worry, we'll help you qualify!) If you would like to learn more about DocuSign, please click here.  
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DotLoop Joins Keller Williams Realty Family Reunion
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Announcing the Templates and Packages Release for eSignOnlineTM v2.0
Escondido, CA – GoPaperless Solutions is pleased to announce the upcoming v2.0 release of the Templates and Packages feature for their product eSignOnline, the new and easy way for Real Estate professionals to get electronic signatures on the web.   This new feature enables the eSignOnline user to modify and save their most frequently used documents as templates, thereby saving time and eliminating repetitive tasks. Previously, for every new signing session, the user would have to upload the desired document, typically a pdf or word file, and then drag and drop text and signing fields into each form they sent out to clients. This process, while simple enough, can be time consuming when dealing with a document that has a large number of pages each containing various fields and signing zones to be tagged. Since most users of eSignOnline tend to use the same types of forms on a regular basis, rather than going through the same process of dragging & dropping signature/initial/date/form fields for each document, the GoPaperless team has created the template feature which will enable the user to open a document, add the desired zones (ie: date/time, address, name, signature) and then save that modified document as a template to be used for each subsequent signing session requiring the same form. Now take a large multi-page, multi-signer document, apply a template in seconds and send it out with the confidence that it will contain all the necessary fields to be filled out and signed electronically.       Both the template and package features will be a FREE upgrade for our Silver and Gold plan users at $9.95/month and $19.95/month respectively. NO extra monthly fees!  The scheduled release date is April 15th, 2010.  GoPaperless Solutions is your one source for paper-free hardware/software mobile computing solutions. Our team of IT professionals and industry experts will show you how to save time and money by utilizing technology to help manage your transaction documents and contracts without paper and without being bound to the office. 
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