Buried Under a Mountain of Paperwork

Not that it’s a bad thing, mind you. But nevertheless … one of the consequences of having seven escrows running simultaneously (not to mention two short sale listings currently at the bank) is that there’s a tun of paperwork to work through.

Earnest deposits, inspection reports, insurance claims history reports, preliminary title reports, offers and counter offers, addenda and airport notices. It all adds up.

If I were bright, I’d use a transaction coordinator but I still haven’t gotten the hang of the whole hands off thing. Times like today, when I’m uploading papers left and right to update more than a half-dozen repairs, I definitely wish I had taken that plunge.

Thank goodness for the simplicity of Docusign, which allows my clients to electronically sign paperwork in moments and return it in pdf form. Some pleostene-era lenders (hello, HUD and Fannie Mae) still don’t allow electronic signatures but, for everyone else, it’s a matter of convenience I can’t believe I did without until late last summer.

And with that done – this post, after all, was little more than a chance to take a break from the paperwork and give the Google monster some fresh content – I return to the mount to see what else needs to be uploaded.

Jonathan Dalton

Jonathan Dalton is a 40-plus-year resident of the Valley and has been helping folks buy and sell homes since 2004. He can be reached at 602-502-9693 or info at allphoenixrealestate.com.


  • BawldGuy 7 years ago

    Do I see an assistant in your future? Maybe sooner rather than later? 🙂

  • Jonathan Dalton 7 years ago

    Possible … I’ve been investigating transaction coordinators but haven’t quite decided if it’s worth a significant portion of a commission to have someone file paperwork for me.

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