Going paper-less has been a goal of mine for a while for several reasons. Number one because of course it is the environmentally responsible thing to do and even though I recycle my shredded papers, it is still a lot of trees that are coming out of the rain forest because of me.
Reason number two is because I am "CHEAP". I don't want to pay for so much paper or toner anymore. Heck, I don't even want to pay for the electricity that the laser printer uses. That things sucks the energy big time. It even makes the lights in the office blink because it takes so much energy.
In the interest of rising to the challenge, I am embarrassed to share a photo of my corner of shame, but here it is...
So here's the plan, some of which I have already been using and some of which I intend to fully implement this year.
*Electronic fax service, which I actually have been using for the last six years and love. I prefer MYFAX, but Efax and many others are available. If you have never used an electronic fax service you should give it a try. The faxes go to your email as a PDF file and it is a great paper-less solution.
* Mobile MLS solutions such as the one our local board uses, Wireless Innovia. You can access the MLS from your smartphone and it is a great option to look up property listings on the go. I like to have the list already pulled up on my phone and leave the app open so that I can refer to it at any time. Since the client has usually already received the printout in their email they can review it later instead of me giving them a paper printout. Great paper saver for sure.
* The newest tool that I have begun to implement is the iphone/ipad app "sign-n-send"- I love this one so far. It is a great tool to be able to actually sign a document right there on my iphone. The best thing about this app as opposed to an option like docu-sign is that this one is an actual real signature, not a digital signature. You actually use your finger as a pen and sign directly on the document. Love it!!!!
I also use my iphone for everything. I take notes in the notepad, use the voice notes and the camera to snap a photo of something that I want to remember. I have the HP12C financial calculator app that replaces my old HP12C financial calculator. I also have numerous real estate apps that help me to do so many things. Topic for another post since I have probably gone over my 500 words for sure.
"This post is written as a submission to the ActiveRain & Kodak Paper-less Challenge contest. I have the chance to win the high speed KODAK SCANMATE i1120 Scanner, great for helping real estate professionals reduce their stacks of paper by scanning contracts, photos and business cards in seconds."
CALL ME TODAY FOR INFORMATION ON HOMES FOR SALE IN FORT WORTH