Baird & Warner Becomes First Major Brokerage to Implement Digital Transaction Management
Top Real Estate Company Signs Breakthrough Deal with DocuSign on New Platform
Chicago, Ill. – November 7, 2013 – Baird & Warner has signed an agreement with industry leader DocuSign to become the first major real estate services company to provide all of its broker associates with “pro” level digital transaction management by year-end.
The new tool is a cloud-based program that is accessible from any computer or mobile device, and combines DocuSign eSignature and Cartavi Transaction Room into one account. From this account, broker associates can utilize e-signature technology, as well as manage and share documents with clients, loan officers, attorneys and other involved parties in a completely secure environment.
“We are excited to provide all of our broker associates with a secure, digital and mobile way to collaborate on every aspect of their transactions from anywhere. They will be able to work more efficiently, and ultimately deliver a higher level of service to our clients,” said Jennifer Alter Warden, president of residential sales at Baird & Warner, Chicagoland’s largest locally owned independent residential real estate services company. “This partnership demonstrates our continued investment in the latest and most innovative technology.”
DocuSign announced its digital collaboration and e-signature tool at the National Association of REALTORS® Conference & Expo in San Francisco today. The technology was developed through DocuSign’s acquisition of Cartavi earlier this year. Baird & Warner broker associates will receive a “pro” version of the bundled real estate transaction management platform in December.
About Baird & Warner Real Estate, Inc.
Established in 1855, Baird & Warner is Chicagoland's largest locally owned independent residential real estate services company. The Baird & Warner brand has been synonymous with experience, innovation and integrity for more than 150 years. Steve Baird, the firm’s fifth-generation owner, has been consistently recognized among the industry’s most influential leaders. In 2012, Baird & Warner was named the third best place to work in Chicago, receiving a Top Workplace Award from the Chicago Tribune, and in 2013, it was named the 43rd best place to work in the nation. With more than 1,500 sales professionals and comprehensive mortgage financing and title insurance services, Baird & Warner consistently ranks among the nation’s top real estate firms.