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I am a Paperless Calgary Realtor. It wasn’t my master plan to do my part in saving the planets dwindling number of trees. It has just evolved that way in the years since 2002 when I became a licenced Realtor in the City of Calgary.

When I started we had to buy these huge pads of forms printed in triplicate that usually became obsolete before you could use them all up, because the Alberta Real Estate Association decided the forms needed changing or updating as they like to call it.

That slowly changed as a central web based platform was created to manage and distribute the documents we Realtor’s require to manage our Real Estate business.

Now all our forms from the Alberta Real Estate Association, the Calgary Real Estate Board and the Government of Canada’s FINTRAC forms are online where we can fill them out in any web browser and save to our own digital filing system. Then we are able to have clients insert digital signatures in digital documents with the click of a mouse or a tap of a finger. Once the required digital documents have been completed we can send nice clear clean digital copies to everybody that needs them. Clients, Bankers, Lawyers and Brokerages are just a few who need copies.

With digital signing and clear digital copies, we have eliminated the cursed fax machine that destroyed clear copies after just a few send and resends.

This technology is still evolving and has gone through lots of different stages. I once paid about $120 for a gadget that plugged into my laptop and you could sign a document with your finger. I don’t think I used it once. Then there was a multi step process of filling out a form in one program, transferring to another program, signing on an ipad, then transferring to another program that allowed you to manage the document. You needed a road map with step by step instructions if you wanted to be a Paperless Agent. It was more of a novelty than the standard it is quickly becoming, thankfully.

So now it looks something like this. You and I agree to work together selling or buying a property. I email you digital copies of all the paperwork for you to review. Then I email you the same copies for your digital signature. That’s it, done.

Now we have clean copies that we can actually print and file the old fashioned way if we choose to.

Being a Paperless Agent is no big deal or mysterious process anymore. It’s the normal way we do business.

It’s quicker, cleaner, saves time and gas money, allows people to sign sitting on the beach or in a golf cart, works on all devices, smart phones, tablets, desktops and laptops.

I had a transaction that had 4 people on title that had to sign off on a sale of the home. One was in Kelowna, 3 were in different corners of Calgary. Digital Signing allowed all parties to sign at different times on different devices in different locations. That is pretty cool, right!

So there you have it, being a Paperless Agent is no big deal and shouldn’t be important in choosing a Realtor to help you with what might be the biggest financial transaction of your life.

Find yourself a Realtor that takes the time to really listen and respond accordingly to your situation and what you want

I am a Paperless Calgary Realtor. It wasn’t my master plan to do my part in saving the planets dwindling number of trees. It has just evolved that way in the years since 2002 when I became a licenced Realtor in the City of Calgary.

When I started we had to buy these huge pads of forms printed in triplicate that usually became obsolete before you could use them all up, because the Alberta Real Estate Association decided the forms needed changing or updating as they like to call it.

That slowly changed as a central web based platform was created to manage and distribute the documents we Realtor’s require to manage our Real Estate business.

Now all our forms from the Alberta Real Estate Association, the Calgary Real Estate Board and the Government of Canada’s FINTRAC forms are online where we can fill them out in any web browser and save to our own digital filing system. Then we are able to have clients insert digital signatures in digital documents with the click of a mouse or a tap of a finger. Once the required digital documents have been completed we can send nice clear clean digital copies to everybody that needs them. Clients, Bankers, Lawyers and Brokerages are just a few who need copies.

With digital signing and clear digital copies, we have eliminated the cursed fax machine that destroyed clear copies after just a few send and resends.

This technology is still evolving and has gone through lots of different stages. I once paid about $120 for a gadget that plugged into my laptop and you could sign a document with your finger. I don’t think I used it once. Then there was a multi step process of filling out a form in one program, transferring to another program, signing on an ipad, then transferring to another program that allowed you to manage the document. You needed a road map with step by step instructions if you wanted to be a Paperless Agent. It was more of a novelty than the standard it is quickly becoming, thankfully.

So now it looks something like this. You and I agree to work together selling or buying a property. I email you digital copies of all the paperwork for you to review. Then I email you the same copies for your digital signature. That’s it, done.

Now we have clean copies that we can actually print and file the old fashioned way if we choose to.

Being a Paperless Agent is no big deal or mysterious process anymore. It’s the normal way we do business.

It’s quicker, cleaner, saves time and gas money, allows people to sign sitting on the beach or in a golf cart, works on all devices, smart phones, tablets, desktops and laptops.

I had a transaction that had 4 people on title that had to sign off on a sale of the home. One was in Kelowna, 3 were in different corners of Calgary. Digital Signing allowed all parties to sign at different times on different devices in different locations. That is pretty cool, right!

So there you have it, being a Paperless Agent is no big deal and shouldn’t be important in choosing a Realtor to help you with what might be the biggest financial transaction of your life.

Find yourself a Realtor that takes the time to really listen and respond accordingly to your situation and what you want

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