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No one in my office is totally paperless, yet. In fact, it almost seems like no one cares if we ever do go paperless.
My goal is to be the first one. I'm not sure it can actually be done, but I'm gonna give it one hell of a try.
Here are a few of the things I'm going to do right off to eliminate some paper.
Flyers for the flyer box.There are still some agents that swear by this. Personally, I think it's a waste of time.
Duplicated Purchase Agreements. My office requires us to turn in a paper copy of our purchase agreements and disclosures and stuff. Okay, If I have to do that, I'm going to scan all of the documents to my email and save them in an email, on my computer and iPad. That way I can access them at any given time and if someone needs something, I can just forward it. Cool?
Closing Packages. Kind of the same thing as with the Purchase and Listing Agreements. I know of a title company that I worked with in the past that asks if you actually want a folder full of paper closing documents, or if it's okay for them to just give them to you on a thumb drive. I thought that was awesome! Maybe I can get my title company to do that?
One thing I don't have an issue with, paper-wise, is my commission check. I kinda like those.
Of course, I still need to get totally on board with buyers and sellers signing electronically the Purchase Agreement and Listing Package on my iPad. I don't think this will take too much "arm twisting," though I'm sure some of the older people would rather sign paper docs.
To each their own. For now.
Eric Michael, Real Estate Professional Remerica Integrity, Realtors 41000 W. 7 Mile #105 Northville, MI 48167
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