E-Signatures for Real Estate and Mortgage Industry – Ask the Questions?
Thinking about adding secure and efficient e-Signatures to your current
workflow? Well, quite bluntly, not all vendors offering e-Sign solutions are
the same. Just this week we heard of a REALTOR® that ‘grabbed’ an tablet e-Sign
app off the Internet and actually used this tool on a real estate transaction. When asked about levels of security, tamper evident audit trails, non-repudiation and lenders, Fannie Mae, County Recorders acceptance, etc., blank stare – huh?
As electronic and digital signatures affixed to contracts and agreements continue to gain adoption, seems like everyone is now jumping on the bandwagon. We also read where a Mortgage vendor, now claiming expertise, is offering this solution for Free, huh? Same compliance questions – who has certified or willing to accept these as binding?
When it comes to Real Estate and Mortgages, our 30 year old domain experience has advanced our vision for a complete digital, electronic and paperless real estate and mortgage transaction over the Internet. Having collaborated with Industry experts and pioneers for complete ‘buy-in’ we now enjoy at least a 4-5 year head start and provide the Industry’s ‘Holy Grail’ - a pure electronic end-to-end solution – from opening to closing (and beyond).
In another example, the real estate promissory note is probably the highest liability document any consumer will ever sign (representing the asset and in some residential markets that could translate to a $ 10 million or more risk) yet many so called e-Signed experts have not even approached, no less been certified by, the required compliance agencies, huh?
Not all e-Sign vendors are alike – ask the questions.