Does Dotloop work for legal?
Dotloop’s transaction management software provides plenty of field-specific features for agents and brokers. But does the platform offer the end-to-end functionality that legal and business teams need to keep control of real estate contracts? Let’s find out.
This page explores the features, pricing and limitations of Dotloop in comparison to Juro’s all-in-one contract automation platform.
Dotloop is advertised as a complete transaction solution designed with the real estate industry in mind. The end-to-end solution offers various plans specifically for agents and brokers, as well as eSignature functionality and basic functions that enable users to create and share documents quickly from anywhere in the world. Automating contracts from a property management agreement template would be a common use case.
However, despite being an attractive tool for processing real estate transactions, Dotloop appears to lack many of the advanced features required to be an all-in-one solution for real estate contracts, as it offers less functionality than most contract management solutions where legal teams can create, share, review, negotiate, sign and audit contracts all in one platform.
This means that although the solution might deliver value at other stages of real estate transactions, the legal teams tackling real estate contracts (and other legal agreements) will have to rely on manual contract processes to get deals over the line.
According to verified customer reviews, the key pain points users experience with Dotloop include:
- Confusing and unintuitive UI: various Dotloop reviews frequently express frustration at the software’s design and user experience, with some claiming that it creates more work than is necessary
- Lack of advanced features for legal teams: the solutionfails to deliver some of the core functionality needed to efficiently agree legal agreements, like unlimited templates, natural language Q&A and features that enable users to leave comments and negotiate contracts
- Fewer mainstream integrations. Since Dotloop is a more tailored solution designed specifically for the real estate industry, it doesn’t integrate with the likes of Salesforce, Workday and Greenhouse
- Concerns about privacy: plenty of Dotloop reviews raise concerns about the security and privacy of the product.
- Restricted to certain use cases: unlike most other contract management tools where users can streamline the contract workflow across a variety of industries, Dotloop use cases are restricted to the real estate industry, so can’t solve contract pain at large
Visionary legal counsel and the teams they enable need more than just a way to sign contracts online - even in the real estate world. The property is undergoing significant disruption, with new providers digitizing key parts of the process. Legal teams in this industry require a nuanced and intuitive workspace where they can manage contracts from start to finish.
If you’re looking for a contract tool that delivers value at every stage of the contract process, it’s worth considering the many benefits of an all-in-one contract automation platform.
To discover how Juro’s real estate tech customers are already using contract automation to supercharge their contract workflow, read Habito’s case study.
✍️ Browser-native editor designed for legal
Juro’s rich text editor was custom-built to empower legal teams to create beautiful user-friendly contracts.
Unlike Dotloop’s document editor which users refer to as unintuitive and clunky, Juro’s editor enables users to upload long and complex contract templates, add rich media features and add drag-and-drop fields - all without writing a single line of code.
💗 A solution that scales as your business grows
The real estate industry is scaling fast, and your business needs a contract solution that scales at the same rate. After all, there’s nothing worse than hitting a template limit that blocks a deal from getting over the line.
If the number of contracts you’re processing is growing quickly, and you have aggressive growth targets to meet, you’ll definitely benefit from having unlimited templates to keep your contract workflow running smoothly. That’s why Juro has no limit on templates, unlike Dotloop.
⚡Seamless in-browser collaboration and negotiation
Unlike Dotloop, Juro is designed to streamline the contract collaboration and negotiation process. Gone are the days where your teams need to jump between Word, PDFs, email and shared drives to get a contract agreed.
With advanced internal collaboration and external negotiation features, Juro allows users to link comments to clauses, tag collaborators and discuss contract terms in real time, without the need to leave your browser.
🔎 Analyse and query your contract data
Ever considered what you can do with your contracts post-signature? Thanks to Juro’s powerful data analytics capabilities, users can query and audit their contract data to find vital business information - and fast.
Collect, query and report on aggregated data to identify opportunities for your business to expand and grow. With custom contract dashboards, table views and data visualisations, Juro users never need to worry about missing a renewal again.
Dotloop offers very limited information about their pricing.
Dotloop premium for agents starts at $29 per month for agents, and includes most of the functionality offered in larger, more expensive plans, with the exception of single sign on, a dedicated customer service manager and automated compliance workflows. For Dotloop’s Teams and Brokers plans, the prices are hidden, so you will need to enquire for a quote.
As Dotloop offers a lot of functionality that’s unrelated to the contract process and lacks a lot of the functionality that is, their pricing can seem quite steep for legal users, particularly where teams have to fill the gaps with other legal software. However, for real estate businesses that don’t process many contracts, it may be worthwhile.
Juro offers flexible plans to suit any business. Head over to our pricing page to select a plan that's right for your business.
Read independent Dotloop reviews
Below are some reviews from Dotloop users, taken directly from Capterra and G2:
"This software is frustrating and confusing and not well laid out. I really wanted to like this software because of the thought behind it, but in the end it just was too difficult to work with”
“There have been multiple issues with sharing files with people for signatures and its clunky design creates more work than ease”
“The digital signing portion of this program is very cumbersome on both my end and the clients end compared to other programs”
Read independent Juro reviews
Juro is rated 4.7 out of 5 on G2, with no reviews below four stars. On Capterra, Juro is rated 4.8 overall, with high scores for ease of use and customer service.
Here’s what our users say about us, including some reviews from our real estate users:
“Juro’s smartfield functionality has been incredibly useful for tracking key data points, and has given us oversight over contracts that facilitates more efficient and informed decision-making across the wider business”
"Juro’s interface is well-designed, intuitive and just makes sense. A lot of clutter and ‘noise’ is removed in comparison to what I would imagine in many legal tech solutions”
“There’s a general feeling of reassurance having Juro in place, knowing we have a system of record that drives positive behaviour in the business”