Where to Sign?

Where to sign on a contract? When sending real estate contracts through the Internet clients sometimes don’t know where to sign on the page. I am not an attorney but in my 30+ years of real estate sales, this is how we do it.
I good rule of thumb is to sign on the bottom, after all the negotiations and boilerplate on the contract. By signing at the bottom it is generally assumed that you have agreed to everything above your signature. This way additional, possibly written in comments and changes after your signature, would not apply.
In Washington Real Estate, crossing out and changing terms on the original contract is allowed. If this happens, an initial and date is required. No other changes to the contract can be made without additional initials and date required.
In California, crossing out and changing original contracts are not allowed and an additional addendum (counter) must be written.