Faxing for less

By
Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty
As real estate agents, we all need access to fax machines.  It seems that most offices have a fax machine available for agents' use, however, that can be inconvenient at times, especially considering the hours we work.  I started thinking, I need my own fax machine, however, I don't want to pay for one or a phone line for it!  Then I discovered e-faxing.  For as little as $5 a month, you can have faxes come directly to your email.  You can also send faxes from your email to fax machines.  E-faxing is a cost-effective, efficient, and paperless alternative to faxing.  Just do an online search for e-faxing and the search will render many companies that offer this service.  Happy faxing! 

Comments (12)

South Austin Real Estate Blog
Sky Realty South Austin - Austin, TX
Afton, thanks for sharing, I think I need to add this product to my tools today. :)
Dec 12, 2007 12:48 AM
R. B. "Bob" Mitchell - Loan Officer Raleigh/Durham
Bank of England (NMLS#418481) - Raleigh, NC
Bob Mitchell (NMLS#1046286)

I've thought about the efaxing thing, but have never been able to get a scanner that works worth a damn.  Could be me though...;-)

 

Bob Mitchell

ValueList Real Estate Services, Inc. 

Dec 12, 2007 12:49 AM
Christopher Myers
Orlando Property Group - Orlando, FL
Greater Orlando and Central Florida Real Estate
I've been happy with Packetel at $3.95 per month for unlimited faxing.  I have a multi-function printer which I use for outgoing faxes and the efax is great for incoming.  I can just forward them via email.  It's also a great way to scan and send docs.  Just fax them to your e-fax and email them to whomever.
Dec 12, 2007 12:49 AM
Heather the Realtor Orlando, Lake Mary
LemonTree Realty - Orlando, FL
First Time Home Buyers, Bank Owned Homes
In florida we have a free service available to all the members of our board that does the same thing. Through Mongofax
Dec 12, 2007 12:56 AM
Afton Mormann
Keller Williams Realty - Arlington, VA
That sounds like something our board (Northern Virginia Association of Realtors) should look into.  E-faxing is even less expensive when purchased in bulk!
Dec 12, 2007 12:59 AM
Chris Pollinger
Berman & Pollinger, LLC. - San Diego, CA
Consulting for Luxury Teams and Brokerages
We've been using efaxing for years and love it.  Great post and tip!
Dec 12, 2007 01:06 AM
Rick Davis
American Pride - Blaine, MN
MN Real Estate & Mortgage Source
Love efax, it really helps me organize my faxes by saving them in files and only printing when I need them.  Lets go green.
Dec 12, 2007 01:10 AM
Eric Kodner
Wayzata Lakes Realty: Eric Kodner Sells Twin Cities Homes - Minnetonka, MN
Wayzata Lakes Realty: Twin Cities, Madeline Island

I'm trying to train clients and colleagues to scan and then email documents.  Faxing is old technology.  And after two or three faxes back and forth, a contract becomes pretty hard to read!

Sending PDFs is the way to go!

Dec 12, 2007 01:12 AM
Rosemary Brooks
BMC Real Estate - 209-910-3706 - Stockton, CA
The Mother & Daughter Realty Team
I use www.myfax.com you can send and receive and it is only $10.00 per month for the service.  It has a limit of 200 incoming faxes and I believe 300 outgoing but they will add more to the line for a little more.  Its even worth it to just get 2 of these fax numbers and that will probably well take care of your month's flow. my 2 cents.
Jan 03, 2008 03:38 PM
Jackie - computer-training-atlanta.com
770.498.7333 - Atlanta, GA
Learn to leverage technology to get more done.

Afton,

I've used efax for years, and absolutely love it!  At $13 per month, is it much cheaper than having a dedicated line, and all of my faxes are delivered in pdf format. 

Jan 04, 2008 08:39 AM
FRANK LL0SA Esq.- Northern Virginia Broker .:. FranklyRealty.com
Northern Virginia Homes - FRANKLY REAL ESTATE Inc - Arlington, VA
I use MaxEmail for $15 a year unlimited (but you dont get a local #).     
Mar 19, 2008 11:21 AM
Amanda Wheel
Laguna Niguel, CA

My recommendation for receiving faxes is www.packetel.com. You receive unlimited incoming faxes for $3.95 per month. You get a local dedicated fax number and you receive your faxes via email.

The quality is great and I've never missed a fax, not to mention the savings on ink and paper. I've been using them for the past 4 years and haven't found a company out there that can match their service at that price.I only wish they allowed me to send faxes as well.

Here is the link to their website: https://www.packetel.com/Fax/faxServiceMain.asp?PromotionCode=ddctg27777

If you use the promotion code ddctg27777 , you will receive the first month free!

~Amanda Wheeland

Aug 28, 2008 10:19 AM