I got an email tonight from some favorite buyers that they wanted to make an offer on a cute house we saw yesterday. Could I write up the papers and email them?
OK, we've been through this drill often enough that they know the purchase agreement more than some real estate agents. So they know where to sign and initial.
So I sat down at my trusty Mac and whoa! ZipFormMacConnect refused to load!
Well, for just such emergencies, I have a little Sony Vaio. So I fired it up, went to Zipformsonline.com and voila! I had it done in no time at all. But something goofy happened when I tried to email the forms to my clients. Little Vaio gave me a really hard time.
Not a problem without a solution! I have a new wireless HP Officejet, and once I installed the driver software, I printed out the stack of papers and then actually figured out how to do a proper scan/email.
Just one thing. I am totally spoiled by the lightening fast machines at my office. I sat playing Bejeweled Blitz for about 20 minutes waiting for it to go through.
And as I stifled the urge to whine, I had to remember the old days. Yes, once upon a time before the invention of home computers and printers and scanners and email, I would have had to fill out carbon copies of the twenty odd pages of the agreement and various addenda - by hand with a ball point pen! Then I'd have to pull myself up and drive to the clients' house and have them sign everything.
"Push hard, you guys! There are five copies!"
And I won't even go into the physical labor it took to get everything to settlement!
OK, it's getting late. My last email (sent at 10:45) said to call me with any questions. But I think it's OK to go to sleep now!