A Copy Machine in My Bag! Say What?

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 311291

You might think carrying a copy machine in my bag would be quite cumbersome . But tonight I discovered that I had what was necessary to do just that. One of my clients is hospitalized and we have a settlement quickly approaching.

  Late this afternoon, I went to the title company, picked up the paperwork because the POA was not fully executed.  Live signatures were needed and being a notary sure came in handy. Now I need a copy of the  driver's license. Sure, could have gone to the nurse's station (after all I am a former RN and this was my hospital) and asked to use the copier. Nope that would have taken time, involved others and I was on a tight schedule.

There is lots of stuff in the Bag!   My Bag HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400

There is even a copy machine in my bag. How did I get that in that little bag?Copy Machine HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400

 

Quickly took my camera and photographed the license.  

                        my camera  HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400

Put the copy machine camera back in my bag and proceeded to get signatures. 

Out of the hospital with notarized signatures and proof of ID...all under 30 minutes.  Now how did I know the time? When I presented my parking ticket...there was no charge! Why? Thirty minutes or less ... free!

When I arrived home... the photo was uploaded, emailed and printed for my file and for the attorney.

Pretty cool having a copy machine in my bag!


A Copy Machine in My Bag!  Say What?

 

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Margaret Rome
HomeRome Realty
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Comments (70)

Jose Dias
Home Sellers Help in Scottsdale-Phoenix-Peoria-Glendale - Scottsdale, AZ
Sell Your Home in Scottsdale-Phoenix-Peoria-Glendale-Goodyear

Margaret, that was very clever of you. The only challenge (at least for me) is to keep the hand steady enough to take a picture of the document. I had mixed experience in the past - I usually have to take 2 or 3 pictures before I am satisfied with the results.

Nov 18, 2010 01:19 AM
Joel Gwillim
CIR Realty - Condo Specialist - Calgary, AB
Associate - REALTORĀ®

I love it!  Not being one to carry a bag myself, I suppose it will beg the question, "Is that a copy machine in your pocket or are you just glad to see me"?

Nov 18, 2010 01:31 AM
Russell Lewis
Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate - Austin, TX
Broker,CLHMS,GRI

Very resourceful! I now have an app on my iphone, Genius Scan, that copies documents as a PDF and it's saved all sorts of time

Nov 18, 2010 02:58 AM
Denise Roberts
New Colony Properties, LLC - Pinehurst, NC
e-PRO, REALTOR - Specializing in Pinehurst, NC Area

Nice Job!!!  I've taken pictures of a house plan before, but now after reading your blog post...all kinds of ideas are floating around in my head.  Thank you!  I'm a notary, too, and it does come in handy!!!

Nov 18, 2010 02:59 AM
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

Great quick thinking there and a useful suggestion for all of us Margaret....

Nov 18, 2010 05:15 AM
Dustin McClure
Mossy Oak Properties Outdoor Realty - Mooresville, NC

What about taking it with a camera phone and emailing it right there.

Nov 18, 2010 06:01 AM
Jane Pacheco
Pacheco Realty & Financial Services - Fremont, CA

I use my iPhone's camera to take photos of receipts I need to expense. Very handy!

 

Jane Pacheco

Nov 18, 2010 07:11 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Jane, Another good idea.

Erica, We have come a long way with our technology.

Dustin, Another way to do it.

Gary, Thanks for stopping by.

Denise, This kind of sharing brings new ideas for all of us.

Russell, Thanks for sharing.

Mike, Very cute.

Jose, Call me and I will share a tip how to steady that camera.

Aaron, Glad the title brought you in.

Keith, Yep, it could have been a fax machine.

Tina, So much creativity among us all. Keep sharing.

 

Cheryl, The ScanSnap is right with my computor.

Sally, You say the nicest things!

 

Nov 18, 2010 09:00 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Such a smooth settlement today and the clear color copies of the driver's licenses were right in the folder. Nice!

Nov 18, 2010 09:02 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Fernando, Thanks for stopping by. Glad this gives you a new idea.

Debbie, Saving time...now that's important.

Christine, The size must be right in order to make this all work.

Praful, Our biggest tool is our brain. Now we all have to use it!

Mike, Another great idea. Photo your "to do" list. (then send it to someone else to get done!)

Tamara, We all are very creative in using our "noggins". Just too busy most of the time to share.

Andrrzej, Another great idea. Photo the EMD for the files.

 

 

Nov 18, 2010 09:09 AM
Karen Bernetti
Southington, CT

What a great idea Margaret!  You are NEVER without your camera I'm sure! 

Nov 18, 2010 01:32 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Karen, That is affirmative...never  without my camera.

Nov 18, 2010 02:13 PM
Elyse Berman, PA
Best Connections Realty, Inc. - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824

That was pretty smart, Margaret!  Who would have thought?   Since I started blogging, I carry my camera everywhere too.

Nov 18, 2010 02:19 PM
Mara Hawks
First Realty Auburn - Auburn, AL
Inactive-2012 REALTOR - Homes for Sale Auburn Real Estate, AL

Oh THAT is picture perfect! LOL!

Nov 18, 2010 03:20 PM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

Margaret - very SMART! Who would have thought of such?We'll all have to remember that for time we're in a pinch.

Nov 18, 2010 03:50 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Elyse, AR has inspired many of us to take our cameras along.

Mara, You are picture perfect also.

Carla, Glad you liked this simple but effective solution.

Nov 18, 2010 09:52 PM
Rita Norman
Walnut Creek, CA
Your Agent in Walnut Creek CA

Margaret: Great idea. I also love getting a peeking inside you bag. I need to go down to the hardware store and get some supplies. Thanks for the tips. ~Rita

Dec 01, 2010 12:07 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Rita, When you do, will you share what's in your bag?

Dec 01, 2010 12:51 AM
Ginger Harper
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team - Southport, NC
Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!

Good feeling to have it in the bag...

Ginger

Dec 16, 2010 01:04 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Ginger, Cute comment!

Dec 16, 2010 01:18 PM