Sign here. Now sign here. And here. Here. Three times on this one. Here, there, there. ARGGGHHHHHH. I’m not quoting anyone here, but I’m sure you’ve listened to this just about as many times as you’ve gone through a real estate closing. Even though a good, clean closing may only take 30 minutes or so, you’ll still leave with a cramped writing hand and the feeling that you need to go re-plant a forest.
It doesn’t have to be this way. Inman News has initiated a campaign that just about every real estate, mortgage, and financing professional has been begging for. The campaign is known as the Paperless Crusade and will include these professionals plus others who will help bridge the gap between the mountainous use of paper at a real estate closing to a pain-free (human and forest alike) paperless closing.
The Crusade will also include a Paperless Leadership Council, a group to meet regularly to discuss ideas, technological breakthroughs and quite possibly, legislation.