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November Agent Spotlight – Debra Christensen


It has been a while since our last agent spotlight, and we have improved our product drastically over the course of the past 3 months thanks to feedback from our users. Please keep giving us your feedback here. Let’s dive right into the next edition of our agent spotlight:


Name: Debra Christensen

Company: Keller Williams Foothills Realty


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How Long Have you been in Real Estate?

6 Years

What areas of Colorado / Type of Property do you specialize in?

I specialize in the Foothills of Denver – Evergreen, Conifer, Pine, Bailey, Morrison, Genesee – I-70 and the 285 corridor.  I have earned the ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative designation and the CMAS (Certified Mountain Area Specialist) and feel very strongly that if you’re looking to buy and/or sell in the Mountains, you should use a Mountain Specialist.  We know the questions to ask.

What other real estate contract software did you use before switching to bull forms?

I’ve used RealFast, QES, Metrolist’s Instanet and tried CTM econtracts before finding Bull Forms.  I’m not changing again – love this product!

Tell us how BULL Forms has helped you in your day to day business

I decided to go with electronic contracts when I was in a situation where we had to get an inspection notice and Amend/Extend delivered and I had another appointment looming. I had to rush home, boot up my computer, quickly write the documents, email them to my client who had to print them out, scan them in page by page, email them back to me to deliver to the agent on time.

Bull Forms is so easy! I can access it on my Droid phone, my Tablet and any computer when I’m with clients. Clients love it, the learning curve is fast and fun.

What are your favorite features of BULL Forms?

Love that I can write as much as I need to, that my clients name can be (almost) as long as it needs to be. (Don’t know why i work with so many Trusts and Estates??). Compared to CTM the learning curve is quick and easy and I’m always learning new features. Signing is a dream and I like that I can decide where and when I want initials and/or signatures.

My company has it’s own econtract system and I’m trying to learn it, but it is so not as easy as Bull Forms. I like that I can add my own documents.

What issues have you had using BULL Forms?

1. Would like the Seller’s Property Disclosure be an open form where clients can check their own boxes. I am not allowed to fill this out or help them with it, so I have to go back to the old system and make them fill it out by hand and get it back to me.

BULL Forms Comment: We are in the process of adding this functionality. Hopefully it will be launched within the next few weeks!

2. I’ve experienced difficulty with scanning a document in and the file is too large with my scanner at home, so I’ve had to go to the office to scan it. Sure this is my fault, I’ll figure it out.

3. For some reason, the auto populate still isn’t working right with my contact information (office, name, phone, etc). I have to really check each form-switching form views, and sometimes don’t realize that it’s been placed incorrectly before I get to signatures, then have to go back and correct it and start the signature process again. I would like my information visible on the Auto Populate form, so I can make sure it is correct.

BULL Forms Comment: We apologize for this issue as it is unacceptable.  We will do everything in our power to ensure this feature is working properly.


I play the piano and accompany the high school group at our local theatre: StageDoor Theatre in Conifer. Currently we’re performing “Hello Dollly”.


My sister-in-law is a graphic designer and very envious of me with these electronic contracts! She wants a easy application for her contracts!

BULL Forms Comment: Just as an FYI, we launched our full featured e-signature solution here.

We would like to thank Debra for taking time out of her busy schedule to chat with us. If you are interested in signing up, please do so here.



-BULL Forms Support

June Agent Spotlight – John James


Welcome to our inaugural agent spotlight.  This is a new feature of our blog where we will take some time and profile some of our current users.  If there are any questions you would like to ask us, or if you would like to be featured in our next agent spotlight, please contact us via our contact form.

Our first featured agent is John James of Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties, our questions and his answers are posted below:

Name: John James

Company: Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties


How Long Have You Been in Real Estate?

4 Years

What area of Colorado / type of property do you specialize in?

Steamboat Springs and the Yampa Valley in Northwest Colorado. I specialize in resort homes and properties.

What other real estate contract software did you use before switching to BULL Forms?

RealFast…never again.

Tell us how BULL Forms has helped you in your day to day business.

What I especially like about BULL Forms is the time it saves me. I have a Mac and most real estate forms software are not Mac friendly, especially RealFast. To write a contract, I would have to open up a Windows environment on my Mac, then open the software, then click on the form I wanted and wait for the blank form generate. Then when finished I would have to save in a proprietary format, then save to a PDF, then save that in a shared folder so I could print or send from my Mac. With BULL Forms, it’s browser-based, so I can get to it on any device, the interface is clean, easy to read and use, AND I can print a PDF at anytime in the process. A form that took me 20-30 minutes to create on RealFast, now takes me about 5.

What are your favorite features of BULL Forms?

AutoSave is the first favorite. Not having to click “Save” to make sure my work is backed up is essential. I also like the ability to copy a previous form as a template and start a new form. I love e-signatures and its ability to email a completed form to all parties. It’s easier to get signed and much better than forms in various stages of completion floating around everywhere

What features would you like to see added to BULL Forms?

“With short sales and foreclosures becoming a bigger piece of our business, we need larger space to fill in for Additional Provisions and Attachements would be helpful.

Offline support could be useful for when internet access is not available.

E-signatures are great, but they do seem to be in a beta stage right now. The ability to auto-populate the signers, their email addresses and relationships would make the process run more smoothly.

Also, I would like to see the ability to attach other documents to the forms I’m sending out for e-signature.

Finally, a truly paperless transaction seems to still be a ways away. Right now as a buyer’s agent, I have to obtain email signatures from the sellers to have a fully executed digital contract. Many listing agents would not be willing to hand those out. The ability to offer the option to the other party to sign electronically through their own agents would be great. Also, some forms like a Seller’s Property Disclosure need to be filled out by the seller and not the agent. Sending them a form to e-sign, print, fill out, and re-send does not sound appealing.”

BULL Forms Note: We love feedback! Positive or negative. In response to user feedback, we have added more space in the additional provisions.  You can also add an additional blank amendment to your contract. This is the first time we have heard about offline support, as it is built into some of the newer browsers this is definitely a feature we will look into adding. E-signatures is currently in its first iteration.  We have some pretty exciting functionality updates in the works. Paperless is the future, and we are working on some cool things. We will notify you when we improve the functionality!

What do you do when you are not selling real estate? What are some of your hobbies?

I’m also a snowboard instructor at Steamboat in the winter. In the summer, I like to bike, hike, camp and play golf.

What other online applications outside of forms would you find helpful in your day to day life or business?

A better County Records search than what my county already provides is top on my list.


John James Coldwell Banker Colorado Agent Spotlight

We would like to thank John James for participating in our first agent spotlight. Please do yourselves a favor and follow him on twitter, @1stduderiding.  If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to drop us a line via email… support at or use our contact page.

– BULL Forms Team