Canadian REALTORS® Going Paperless with Instanet
Ottawa, Ontario October 28th, 2013 – The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) and Instanet Solutions have reached an agreement that will allow its over 106,000 members to marry CREA’s online forms directly into Instanet’s DocBoxTM cloud-based document management application.
Earlier this year, CREA integrated their proprietary WEBForms® platform with Instanet’s electronic signature solution known as “AuthentisignTM. This new collaboration between CREA and Instanet allowed members to seamlessly create real estate forms and contracts, add outside transaction documents, such as surveys, title, and home inspections, all in one unified online system.
In addition to unlimited online document storage, DocBoxTM 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. With DocBoxTM, Canadian REALTORS® will also receive unlimited toll-free inbound and outbound 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, Director of Product Management & Member Services.
According to Martin Scrocchi, Instanet’s President & CEO, “The expanded relationship with CREA allows REALTORS® across Canada to truly go paperless. The new features will have a profound and positive impact on their ability to process deals, completely in the cloud, and close them in a very fast and efficient manner. This will save CREA members hundreds of thousands of dollars. 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 DocBoxTM & AuthentisignTM 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 – InstanetForms™, TransactionDesk™, DocBox™, DocBox2Go™, 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 https://www.instanetsolutions.com.
More information about DocBoxTM is available at https://www.instanetsolutions.com/pdfs/DocBox_r9.pdf.