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Sign Here: Contract Law on E-Signatures

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Overview / Abstract:

For Alaska CE, this course falls under ECE credit type with the Designated Core Area of Sales and approved for the following topic and subject areas: Topics-6, 30, 33/Subject Areas-Contracts, and Ethical Decision Making in RE Transactions, and Risk Management.
Electronic transactions and e-signatures can give you the competitive edge you need to attract new business, better serve existing clients, and improve your bottom line.

This course provides you with a comprehensive understanding of how national and international laws define an electronic signature, how e-signature technology is currently being used by real estate professionals, and how you can use it in your day-to-day transactions. Additionally, this course looks at the use of e-mail to conduct negotiations and at several real-life case studies currently affecting how you do business.

Course highlights include:

A look at what it takes to make an e-mail a legally binding agreement, including a discussion of the “mirror image” rule
Tips for ensuring that your e-mail communications remain blunder free
A discussion of the pros and cons of e-mail disclaimers and how much protection they really provide users
A look at how e-signatures are becoming more and more commonplace in the real estate industry, with institutions like the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and mortgage giants like Freddie Mac accepting e-signatures and the National Association of REALTORS® partnering with DocuSign, an e-signature provider
A detailed discussion of several national and international e-signature laws, including the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (ESIGN), the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (UETA), and EU Directive 1999/93/EC
A review of several precedent-setting case studies and their influence on the use of electronic negotiations in the real estate industry
An examination of the financial and practical benefits of using e-signature technology
Tips for selecting an e-signature technology that fits your needs as a busy real estate agent
A description of the crucial security features and authentication methods to look for in an e-signature software
Tips for successfully integrating e-signature technology into your day-to-day business transactions


Mar 06, 2020


Real Estate





Credits / Hours

3 hours



Keywords / Search Terms

The CE Shop Topics-6, 30, 33/Subject Areas-Contracts, and Ethical Decision Making in RE Transactions, and Risk Management.

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