Paperless Challenge In Progress
Back in February 2011 there was an ActiveRain Paperless Challenge.
The goal... to create a plan reducing the amount of paper used in real estate.
Here are a few ways that allow me to use less paper but not quite paper-less.
My listing agreements are on my iPad but I still keep a paper copy. Many of my clients do NOT use a computer, email or even faxes and I have to work around this situation.
I still use MBAI forms and no longer keep a stack of out of date listing packets. I still print one Exclusive Right to Sell contract
which I have signed by the seller, scan the original and keep it in the
email folder for that listing. Disclosures are scanned separately so it
is easy to print or email just what is needed to write an offer. My
Fujitsu Scanner still makes it easy to take that one document and file
My contract offers are still emailed to
the client with highlighting for signatures and initials. I have phone
appointment times to review the offer and answer questions. They sign
and return by fax or email. The fax goes directly into my email. When
complete, I combine with the same cover letter and email to all
parties. For clients without technology, I am able to send the offer to a
family member, lawyer or other trusted adviser for review.
I no longer print up broshures for
listings or MLS sheets when showing property. I have each listing in
the iPad and can have them in my photo gallery...so much easier than
carrying paper copies. I am always Looking For Ways To Eliminate Inefficiencies.
On listing appointments, anything can be
pulled up on the iPad from a marketing piece on a specific property, to a
blog about the neighborhood to showing my weekly print advertising.
I have been able to entertain, 3 kids under the age of 4 at the same time, with a single Cool iPad Tool...no more coloring books and reams of paper for drawings.
The Challenge is to create a plan reducing the amount of paper used in real estate. Did a Paper Truck Throw Up?
I may be a bit old fashioned but I still
want one original paper copy of the contract. I have not been able to
cut that paper umbilical cord.
Right now I am a Paperless Challenge...in Progress
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