Before long the "Pen" will be obsolete for REALTORS. Across Canada, the Real Estate Industry has already started to go paperless with the use of MLS® WEBForms® where all information regarding a transaction can be entered electronically on their laptops, ipads, or tablets. And before long, REALTORS will be putting away their lucky gold plated pens in exchange for electronic signatures. Real Estate Professionals in the U.S. have been conducting business in such a matter since the early 2000’s and the Canadian Real Estate Association has finally reached an agreement to bring such technology to Canada for use sometime in 2013.
Check out this recent article from PR Newswire. Electronic Signatures Coming to Canada
Take a look at the history of writing instruments and how our ancestors used to seal the deal.