Signing contracts at 30,000 feet. Reply

from the San Francisco Chronicle

When Colin Crawford and his wife began negotiating the purchase a five-bedroom Tiburon home last September, they had no idea they’d wind up closing on the property while 30,000 feet in the air, on a flight from Boston to San Francisco.

The Crawfords were in Maine celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary when another bid came in on the property, forcing them to scramble to finalize their offer before losing the home. “We were getting anxious, because we couldn’t get on the Internet at the hotel we were staying in Maine,” Crawford said.

It wasn’t until he got on the flight at Boston’s Logan International Airport that he was able to get a reliable Internet connection, allowing Crawford to access his bank accounts and transfer funds, as well as sign off on all the necessary documents via DocuSign, a service that enables secure electronic signature of documents. Read more.

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