Creative Minds Are Seldom Tidy

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker

Recently I had to take a step back and review my paperwork reduction practices. Joy Shong had made the mention to us that we had more lead files, offer and listing files, and miscellaneous files accumulated that she thought it could be hard pressed to keep track of such a project. Not to be put in the spotlight,and being the salesman I am, I took a minute out and took a good look at our files. "That's a good point, and I am glad you brought it up." I then replied with "Creative minds are seldom tidy"

Probably not the best rebuttal to come back with. However, I do have to say that after that conversation our system immediately became more paperwork reduction conscience. How so you may ask? Easy, Joy just commenced to file some of the files in a container and was very collective under filing under "G". It's a good thing we are allowed to burn in the country,otherwise, moving the "G" file from the basement offices to the curb to refile them under another "G" file could have been even more effort. The "G" did not make reference to being a genuine file, but rather a garbage file, or for better words a file that is no longer needed. Perhaps I will be a little more selective in comments next time.

It only goes to show you that as Realtors that backing up and keeping files not only applies to the cyber world, but the desk as well. Now where is that file?

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Fran Gaspari
Patriot Land Transfer, Inc. - Limerick, PA
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Tommy,

We are very meticulous with files in our office...The only files we can't find are the ones we really need!!! Thanks,   Fran

Jan 29, 2009 09:32 AM #1
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Bo Hussung
Bell Title /Triserv LLC - Nashvle, TN

Good records, makes for good planning. The biggest reason is knowing where to go for the right information.Good self effacing post Tom. I am glad to know that I am not the only one that thinks these things :)

Bo

Jan 29, 2009 12:47 PM #2
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Lynda Eisenmann
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Hi Tom,

Hum, I'll have to share this with those who help me out in my office "my paperwork reduction practices"...something I could adopt myself.

Jan 29, 2009 03:59 PM #3
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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
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Good one Tom, although I am anally organized, so what does that say about me?  LOL!

Jan 30, 2009 01:36 AM #4
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Jo-Anne Smith
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Good afternoon Tom!

I have the same problem with paperwork....regular filing doesn't seem to be my forte; somehow or other, I can always find things when I need them though, which I'm sure you can too.....

thank God for creative minds....they make the world go round and keep life interesting and beautiful.

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JoSmith

Jan 30, 2009 05:35 AM #5
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Fran

I am pretty organized

Tom

Jan 30, 2009 07:36 AM #6
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Bo

It's because were busy that you and I have lots of files.

Sincerely

Tom Braatz

Jan 30, 2009 07:37 AM #7
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Jo

I know you will always have the correct answer

Tom

Jan 30, 2009 07:38 AM #8
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Lynda

I think I am on to something

Tom Braatz

Jan 30, 2009 07:39 AM #9
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Kristin

It says that You are very organized.

Tom

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