In this article, you learn how to use Glide's Signing Order tool. This optional feature lets agents and teams set the order in which documents and requests for e-signatures are sent to parties.
If this tool is activated, Glide sends documents to signing parties in a sequence set by the agent or team. Once Party A e-signs the document, for example, Glide sends the document to Party B for e-signature.
Signing Order is an optional tool that comes with Glide Signatures, our free in-house e-sign tool. The default signing order setting is simultaneous distribution to all signing parties. Once the agent or team sends a document out for e-signature, all parties receive the form at the same time if the signing order is not selected.
Note: It is not possible to change the signing order once a document is sent out e-signature. To make a change, the agent or team must Void the current e-signature request and resend the form.
Setting the sign order
In this example, the listing agent wants to send the residential listing agreement to two sellers.
1. On the Prepare Signature Package page, select Glide Signatures and then click the Continue button.
2. On the Add Signers and Recipients page, click the toggle to the ON position.
Glide automatically numbers the signing parties in the order they appear in the list.
3. To change the signing order, click a box and enter a different number.
Glide automatically re-orders the names on the list according to the rank order of the numbers.
In the example below, May-sen receives the document and signature request first. After she signs, Glide sends the form and signature request to Tom. The process continues until each party signs.
Complete the workflow
After changing the signing order, complete the remaining sections of the guided workflow. Each signing party receives an email in the sequence set by the agent or team.
The email contains a link to the online document on Glide and a request to e-sign.
Adding a custom sequence
It's not necessary to send signature requests one at a time. Agents and teams can send a signature request to two or more parties at the same time.
In the example below, the listing team enters the same number (1) for each seller. That means both sellers receive an email with a link to the document at the same time.
The listing agent receives an email request to sign the document after both sellers sign the form.
Checking signature status
After the agent or team sends the request, Glide marks the signature status as Waiting for Others.
Glide changes the document status to Complete after all parties sign.