The Paper-Less Challenge
How I'm Working To Be a More Paper-Less Me...
For those of you who know me, you're well aware that I'm one of those guys who hates wasteful ways.
I've been reducing, reusing and recycling ever since I heard those terms put together.
So, when I heard about this challenge, I just knew it was right up my alley.
My effort to go paperless originated long before it became chic to do so.
It all began when I couldn't even stand to be in my own office anymore....
Then, to maintain the private nature of my files I broke out the shredder ....
These days I don't print anything unless it's absolutely necessary.
All my documents are created, stored, and emailed to those who need access to them.
I even try to negotiate offers (after the initial one is presented) via phone and email so that my colleagues and I don't have to print and re-print them over and over.
I've gone to utilizing QR codes and as a result I'm not printing flyers as much as I used to. For some listings I'm not even printing any!
My newsletters and marketing materials are now sent out via email rather than in printed form.
For my listings, I have property specific domain names with all the information on each web site. No paper wasted there!
And, last, but not least, as electronic signatures have become more popular,
my use of them has reduced my paper usage dramatically.
I'm not 100% paperless... YET.
But I have reduced my paper footprint tree-mendously over the last year or so, and I continue to reduce, reuse and recycle daily.
"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."
Craig Rutman is a North Carolina Residential Real Estate Specialist that can assist you with the purchase and/or sale of real estate in the Raleigh - Cary – Apex metro areas; or any place else in the country by connecting you with a relocation professional in your destination of choice.