DocuSign vs Authentisign vs Repree (REALTOR® Review)
Technology is moving forward at an unprecedented pace — changing how we conduct business. With the rise of e-signature platforms, real estate agents, brokers, and clients can now speed up the buying and selling process with the use of e-signatures making it easy to sign paperwork on the go on your mobile device.
In this article, we are going to compare the two giants in the industry (DocuSign and Authentisign) and the newcomer, Repree. We will look at their features, pricing, and ease-of-use so you can decide what platform is best for your business.
DocuSign pioneered e-signatures and is now one of the leading names in the industry. Trusted by millions of users, DocuSign offers amazing business solutions for REALTORS® — from sales contracts, offer letters and account openings to invoices. DocuSign empowers the REALTOR®, allowing you to complete contracts in minutes and get rid of those piles of paperwork.
“DocuSign is an easy to use software that takes very little setup time. It’s so simple to create an account, set up templates, send documents, and customize the website to fit your needs. I am very impressed with the speed at which we were able to start using the system and how quickly we could start sending documents. Also, our clients and employees sign documents so much faster, which cuts down on our workload and cost to the company. It’s also very easy to set up templates to use and you can customize them later.”
– Sandy Hopwood, Fit Small Business
Another big name in the industry, Authentisign have enjoyed success in the paperless business for years. Last 2016 alone, Authentisign has recorded 20 million documents, signed by 13 million participants (brokers, agents, consumers, etc.) around the globe.
“This is the service the Tennessee Association of Realtors endorses and now gives free to its members with Instanet Forms. I have used it for 4 years now and it is so easy that I can use it on my smartphone or tablet and find when I am in meetings I can discreetly take care of my contract signings with little effort. I feel empowered.”
– Deb Reynolds, Activerain
Founded in 2010, Repree has a mission to change the way the real estate industry conducts business. Repree provides organizations, agents, and brokers an easy to use and secure online solution designed to speed up the buying and selling process.
“Repree is the most effective time saving real estate productivity tool I have ever used. My clients love being able to sign on their phones or computers at their convenience without having to print, scan and email. Most people don’t have all of this equipment but they all have either a smartphone or access to a computer. No further need to meet and sign in person! Now I use this time on dollar productive activities or just to relax with the family!”
– Marty S., REALTOR®
Round 1: Features Showdown
No e-signature platform is the same. So, in this section, we’ll look at the different features each brand offers and find out what makes them stand out!
- Mobile apps for Android, iOS, and Windows
- Status visibility, notifications, and reminders
- Custom fields
- Reusable templates
- Wide range of integrations, including CREA Webforms
- API available
- Support for 43 languages
- 100% browser-based. No apps or installations of any kind.
- Cloud storage integration (i.e. Dropbox, Google Drive, One Drive)
- Reusable design layouts
- Drag and drop placement of signatures
- API available
- Detailed activity reports (documents, calendars, etc.) that you can share with clients
- SSL encryption, data backup
- Document manager
- E-signatures powered by Ratify
In terms of features, DocuSign is the clear winner. The availability of mobile apps makes it a deal-breaker when you need to sign documents on the go. Not to mention the hundreds of integrations it offers.
Round 2: Best Bang for Buck
We’ve seen what these platforms can do for you. Now, let’s look at who fits the budget.
Real Estate Starter
$13 per month, $156 annually
Just the basics. Single user only.
DocuSign for REALTORS®
$25 per month, $300 annually
The basics plus the ability to comment, create reminders and notifications, and your logo.
Also includes in-person signatures, signer attachments, and advance recipient types.
Single user only.
For signing important documents only without compromising security. You can add as many users as you want to the document.
Authentisign + Transaction Desk Bundle
The complete package including unlimited toll-free faxing and the ability to collaborate with your buyers and sellers.
Detailed activity reports, unlimited webinars, data encryption and backup.
All Lite features plus e-signatures (US$7/month) and email support.
Premium (Most Popular)
Basic features plus client reporting, unlimited e-signatures, activity plans, phone and email support.
Premium features plus calendar, automated buyer/seller feedback, client portal, free 1 on 1 training, and 24/7 tech support.
*All products come with a 30-day free trial. Enterprise solutions are also available.
If you ONLY need the e-signature functionality, then Authentisign at CAD $69/year offers the best bang for buck.
If you need more features, DocuSign for REALTORS® is the best choice — despite being on the more expensive side. The mobile apps which allow you to conduct business on the go are the real deal-breaker. Not to mention the ability to add your branding.
Repree, a relatively young product, also has a bright future ahead as it focuses mainly on real estate — unlike the other 2. But it’s still a work in progress. If you need a place where you can store documents and learn more about the real estate, then Repree’s Lite Free plan is a no-brainer choice.
In terms of features and price, DocuSign is the clear winner. And that’s not a surprise. Its dominance in the industry was built on its experience in pioneering the e-signature technology. With hundreds of integrations, mobile apps, and branding support, we believe that DocuSign is a must-have for every REALTOR® — whatever your needs may be.
RE/MAX River City offers various in house programs that we have leveraged our size to negotiate the benefit for all of our REALTORS®. We have a partnership with Docusign that saves you $140 a year! Learn more, click below.