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Going Paperless in Charlotte NC
Going paperless has been a challenge for myself and my office but it's been a continuous goal since I opened my own all off site agent, almost virtual real estate company almost 4 years ago.
"Green" was the word when we started. Ok, so what do we do about all the paperwork in this business? (Remember when listing and sales contracts were on just a couple sheets of paper?)OK. First we started with myfax.com as we were going through reams of paper like water. Next, NO, we don't print the faxes out, save them in PDF format in a file! OK, got it!OK, but what about the North Carolina Real Estate Commission and storing files? No clear answer. You must have these files readily available for inspection at any given time they say. OK, "Green" light for electronic file storage.OK, but agents are still bringing in paperwork to the office when they turn in transactions, what do we do about that? How about Zipforms! Yaaah! More "Green"! Oops.. Agents are creatures of habits, too much trouble to learn ZipForms. Seriously?OK... Hmmmm... What's this? A high speed Fujitsu S1500 Scan Snap Scanner. Scans a whopping 20 pages per minute! Really? How cool ... more
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