REALTORS® in Canada Are Paperless with Instanet’s TransactionDesk® Software
Ottawa, Ontario – July 25th, 2014 – The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) and Instanet Solutions announced today that they have gone live with powerful software allowing its over 106,000 members to marry CREA’s online forms directly into Instanet’s TransactionDesk cloud-based paperless application.
In 2013, CREA integrated their proprietary WEBForms® platform with Instanet’s electronic signature solution, known as Authentisign®. That was the first step in helping members complete their real estate contracts and have them signed online without the need for paper.
With today’s announcement, REALTORS® across Canada will be able to seamlessly create real estate forms and contracts in WEBForms®, import other deal-related documents such as surveys, title, and home inspections, and send the full package out to be signed electronically all in one unified online system.
24/7 Support – In addition to unlimited online document storage, TransactionDesk allows members to easily collaborate online with their buyers, sellers and other transaction participants. And, with the existing Authentisign partnership, REALTORS® across Canada will be able to easily distribute any transaction documents to their clients to sign electronically. As an added benefit, REALTORS® in Canada will also receive unlimited toll-free inbound and outbound electronic faxing included at no charge.
“As a national organization, CREA partners with industry leaders to offer powerful tools to our members, allowing them to become more efficient and to better achieve their business objectives,” said Marc Lafrance, CREA’s Director of Product Management and Member Services.
According to Martin Scrocchi, Instanet’s President & CEO, “Instanet is committed to providing the best services to CREA members and REALTORS® across North America. We know they expect easy-to-use and highly mobile applications. We deliver exactly that every day through our 24/7 access to forms, transactions management, e-signatures, cloud storage and brokerage management tools. This expanded relationship with CREA definitely gives REALTORS® in Canada the ability to go paperless thereby saving CREA members hundreds of thousands of dollars every year. Buyers and sellers will love how easy it is to list and sell real estate. Everyone wins.” Scrocchi added, “Our clients in the United States have used TransactionDesk and Authentisign for many years where it is extremely popular. As a Canadian company, we are especially thrilled to be taking this next step in the paperless journey with CREA.”
About CREA: The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) is one of Canada’s largest single-industry trade associations. Our membership includes more than 106,000 real estate brokers, agents and salespeople, working through more than 90 real estate boards and associations across Canada. For more information about CREA, visit CREA.ca. Discover our blog at www.CREACafe.ca, and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.
About Instanet Solutions: Instanet Solutions is a leading provider of real estate technology with approximately 400,000 licensed, paid user accounts of their various real estate focused products – Instanet Forms®, TransactionDesk®, DocBox®, InstanetFax® and Authentisign®. Instanet Solutions began delivering residential real estate technology in 1990.
Instanet Solutions services have processed more than 160 million pages of documents in the last three years and have saved millions of pages of paper. Instanet Solutions was a pioneer of paperless efforts in the real estate industry, including its Go Green Go Paperless campaign initiated in 2008. Instanet Solutions continues to lead the industry in promoting and developing paperless real estate technologies. Further information about Instanet Solutions and its products is available at InstanetSolutions.com.