By Laurie Cadigan
Budgets are tight, the “green police” beg us to save on paper, and technology advances are amazing. Remind me then why all of us are not using Form Simplicity and working toward completely paperless transactions?
Long gone are the days when we learned proper penmanship. It was taught in grade school for those of you who have forgotten! Therefore, aside from the benefits of going paperless which I will get to in a minute, the downfall of
using paper in our transactions is the “chicken scratch” that all of us surely deal with on a daily basis. I cannot count how many times I’ve had to reach out to my agents and fellow REALTORS® for a translation of what was handwritten in a real estate form.
The benefits of going paperless are numerous, beginning with the fact that the Massachusetts Association offers every member the opportunity to access free
online forms as part of the membership dues. The platform used is Form Simplicity, a powerful, easy-to-use online forms management tool. And the forms library you are using through this platform are MAR legal-approved and reviewed MassForms.
MAR selected Form Simplicity for this benefit because it serves the real estate industry by providing REALTORS® with an end-to-end, online real estate forms process for expediting real estate transactions while eliminating the need for paper. The bells and whistles of this online platform, including tools to create, edit, organize, and store forms, are impressive, but they provide even more for us.
Brokers are offered enhancements to help increase company productivity, manage agent transactions, and add and edit company-wide branding clauses within forms and procedures. And all REALTORS® can take advantage of the unlimited access to e-mail documents for e-signature.
Form Simplicity has always offered the option of utilizing Docusign with the system, but it has recently developed its own secure, encrypted, and legally-binding e-signing process, creating a virtually seamless online system.
Done. You can be done with the mountains of paperwork and with the “chicken scratch” handwritten forms. But more importantly, you can develop a more productive business model achieving the type of transaction
process your customers and clients expect. Why aren’t we all using
MAR Free Forms?
Find out more at www.marfreeforms.com