Merriman is a small, self-owned real estate agency founded 25 years ago. Agents at Merriman are committed to helping families sell their current homes and find the perfect place to live. Each agent has a desk at Merriman's office but the majority of them have also set up their own home offices.
Property description pages are always saved in PDF format, but need constant changes and updates. Usually, the sales team would print up a document, make handwritten changes or additions, and then have their support team re-type the entire document into a new presentation. This wasted time and money for the sales and the support teams.
Agents are always working with paper documents which created a major struggle, since the agents spend most of their time on the road meeting clients and showing properties. It's common for agents to make several trips between a client's home and the office to review contract papers and obtain signatures. These trips ate away at valuable time that agents could have been using to make other sales and scout out new properties.
Agents at Merriman Realty love the EDIT and ANNOTATE features of Wondershare's PDFelement. Now, agents simply access the existing document, type in the changes they want, add some stars and arrows to highlight special or new property features, then save and print their potent new sales tool.
PDFelement truly helped agents and staff embrace the digital format of PDF documents. Agents were easily able to transmit documents via email between staff and clients, and even reduce road trips by signing PDFs with their electronic signature.
"PDFelement truly helped agents and staff embrace the digital format of PDF documents."
PDFelement has the added benefit of a user-friendly and familiar interface. Agents found it so similar to using Microsoft Word that they required little to no training time to get started. One agent, who previously remarked, "I just want something that works like Word," was ecstatic to learn that she already knew how to use the software.
Merriman Realty found PDFelement to be an extremely affordable solution. Implementing a powerful PDF solution like PDFelement ultimately saved time and money for Merriman's broker, support staff, and individual agents.
"Implementing a powerful PDF solution like PDFelement ultimately saved time and money for Merriman's broker, support staff, and individual agents."
The savings were immediately noticeable. There was a considerable drop in time wasted on printing and reprinting documents, and the powerful new documents actually helped increase sales within weeks.