WATCH: Fend off the competition from new brokerage models
From Redfin to Purplebricks to Opendoor and beyond, the real estate landscape is rife with disruptive new brokerages that tinker not just with technology, but with the brokerage model itself. How can your brokerage compete--for both recruiting top agents and converting consumer leads--in today's brave new world? That's the question we answered in a recent webinar. We were joined by Erica Ramus, broker/owner of Ramus Realty Group in Pennsylvania. As an early adopter and self-professed technology geek, Erica runs a traditional model brokerage that not only competes with emerging models, but thrives. How does Ramus Realty Group do it? Watch the webinar recording below to find out:
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Top 5 Reasons Brokers Choose Digital Transaction Management
Why are brokers increasingly adopting digital solutions to handle their transactions? To find out, we spoke with broker Aaron Wheeler, President and Managing Director of The Oakville Group in San Francisco, during a live webinar on Wednesday. "Transaction management is like a form of insurance," said Wheeler. "Most people don't think about transaction management like they don't think about insurance until something goes wrong." So what happens if your brokerage is sued because one of your agents allegedly fails to materially disclose something relevant to a transaction? "That's the day that transaction management becomes especially important and you need to know where those documents are and, very quickly, to show you were in the right. When you need that level of insurance, you need good insurance and DocuSign and DTR is some of the strongest that you can have." During the webinar, we explored the five key ways that digital transaction management provides that "insurance." Visibility - Get insight into brokerage performance; See how agents stack up; View activity for any transaction Compliance - Be able to manage workflow and set required tasks; Create an approval process; Rreference activity logs Control - Stay organized by setting a hierarchy of regions/offices; Assign roles and permissions to employees to create security levels; Archive and view closed transactions when needed Mobility/Flexibility - Access documents and transactions anytime and anywhere; Send documents for signatures from any device; Stay on top of your business by following activities in real time Security - View activity logs when being audited; All data is secure in the cloud; Use various document security layers to protect data integrity To listen to the full webinar, click through to the next page to access the recording. There, readers can also learn how to claim limited time discounts on DocuSign plans.
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Video: Selling the Sizzle - The One Tool Your Agents Will Actually Use and You Can't Live Without
Real estate brokers are shifting their company resources from a tradition of supporting agents by marketing listings to supporting them with client servicing tools. No single product supports this shift better than electronic signatures. On Wednesday, we hosted a live webinar exploring how one e-signature solution, DocuSign, helps brokers do just that. If you are considering transaction management in your business, this is a webinar that you must take the time to review:
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Introducing DocuSign's New Broker Platform
Yesterday, brokers across the nation attended our webinar, "Brokers, Accelerate Your Business with DocuSign for Real Estate." Guest Glenn Shimkus, former Cartavi co-founder and current VP of Product Management at DocuSign, showed us a live demo of the company's new broker solution. If you weren't able to attend the webinar, no worries--we recorded it for you! Check out the video below to view the entire presentation, then click through to the next page to read our notes. Our webinar provided one of the first looks into DocuSign for Real Estate PLUS, Broker Edition. The new solution integrates "transaction rooms" into DocuSign's eSignature platform, giving users the ability to manage, share, eSign, and store transaction documents entirely within DocuSign. The transaction rooms were once part of Cartavi, a transaction management solution that DocuSign acquired last year. Cartavi has been completely integrated into the DocuSign brand, and during our webinar, Shimkus introduced attendees to the new broker dashboard. Features of DocuSign's Broker Edition include: Ownership and oversight of all data and documents in every transaction Manage your agents and staff with real time visibility A way to track how individual agents, offices, and regions are growing your brokerage via flexible reporting tools A single centralized library to distribute forms, marketing brochures, presentation templates, and more A way to stay on top of listing dates, pricing changes, contract, expected closing dates, and beyond An easy method to review and approve transactions Incorporation of company logos and information for branding purposes There are many more features available, too--like the ability to compare revenue, closings, and agent rankings. To learn more, view our webinar or visit DocuSign's website.
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Introducing DocuSign's New Broker Platform
Yesterday, brokers across the nation attended our webinar, "Brokers, Accelerate Your Business with DocuSign for Real Estate." Guest Glenn Shimkus, former Cartavi co-founder and current VP of Product Management at DocuSign, showed us a live demo of the company's new broker solution. If you weren't able to attend the webinar, no worries--we recorded it for you! Check out the video below to view the entire presentation, then click through to the next page to read our notes.
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