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Rainmaker
2,704,398
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

I store nothing in the cloud...I don't believe it is secure or kept from prying eyes (LOL)

Mar 31, 2015 07:11 AM
Rainmaker
1,675,306
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

I still keep my own data.  There's lightning on them there clouds. I haven't gotten up the nerve to do that yet.

Mar 31, 2015 01:11 PM
Rainmaker
633,936
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

My brokerage is now requiring us to upload all our documents and transaction-related emails into Skyslope.

Mar 31, 2015 08:10 AM
Rainmaker
631,662
Vern Eaton
Askov, MN
Realtor 651-674-7449

NO...NONE

Apr 01, 2015 05:49 AM
Rainmaker
1,523,697
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I don't like cloudy days, so never!

Apr 01, 2015 01:44 AM
Rainer
364,116
Jerry Lucas
ABC Legal Docs LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Mobile Notary Colorado Springs, CO Notary Training

There is consumer-grade and business-grade cloud storage.  Do not use consumer-grade cloud storage for confidential files. You are exposing your business to liability for security negligence if client data is compromised due to a security breach.

Data must be encrypted on your device before it is sent to the cloud (pre-Internet encryption). It must be stored in encrypted format in the cloud, and the cloud storage provider must not have the encryption key, so they cannot access the data. 

I use SpiderOak (referral link with bonus storage) encrypted cloud storage which provides Trust No One (TNO) cloud storage with automatic backup and sync to multiple devices.  Do your due diligence before choosing a cloud storage provider.  Follow a Written Information Security Policy (WISP) that shows you take data security seriously.

I store my files locally, in encrypted form, on a solid state drive (SSD) which is much more reliable than a hard disk.  I do automatic nightly local backup to 2 USB flash drives, and automatic weekly backup to a microSD memory card.

Once a month, I store a backup copy in a fireproof safe.  If your site is destroyed by fire, flood, tornado, explosion, you need to have an off-site backup copy.  Businesses that are victims of data theft or data loss usually do not survive.

Apr 01, 2015 01:07 AM
Rainmaker
192,441
Temple Callahan
Connect Real Estate - REALTOR / BROKER - Ventura, CA
Search Ventura County Homes For Sale CA

Jesse Castro - I love your answer to this question.  100% of it.  The American citizen just can't count on total privacy anymore...  :-(   Couldn't agree with you more. Jesse Castro, Can you please write a post for us on back-up options, besides the cloud?  I've got a Mac.  Right now I just use a "Rocstor" hard-drive back-up drive for everything I do, but I'd be so curious to read your specific imput on this.  Looking forward to ideas from an IT Pro!!  Thanks a million!!

Mar 31, 2015 11:03 PM
Rainmaker
2,982,593
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I maintain client files on Evernote. But I also have them on my hard-drive and on disc after transactions are completed.

Mar 31, 2015 09:40 PM
Rainmaker
561,561
Eric Kodner
Madeline Island Realty - La Pointe, WI
CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -

I have some cloud storage, but I prefer to do redundant backups of valuable data, like client files, property photos and videos.  The data that is most time-consuming and expensive to generate in the first place gets backed up to multiple storage.

Mar 31, 2015 05:49 PM
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907,585
Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA
FrankRubiRealEstate.com

Everything is now in the cloud for both personal and business. No need to worry if your system gets a bug. 

Mar 31, 2015 02:17 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Yes, all my photos and all my documents go in the cloud into folders in Dropbox so I can access them anywhere I am from my phone, ipad, laptop or someone else's computer.

Mar 31, 2015 01:37 PM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Yes, I use Box and love it. No more worry about crashed hard drives plus I can access the files everywhere.

Mar 31, 2015 01:35 PM
Rainmaker
536,476
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Old school here I guess.  Just don't like my things being off in an intangible place even though I have never had trouble accessing or loosing any.  I have a few thumb drives.  Mark

Mar 31, 2015 12:55 PM
Rainmaker
384,703
Trumps Elite
Keller Williams Realty Acadiana - Lafayette, LA
Realtors/Career Consultant

I store of all my data in the cloud. It makes getting to it a breeze and way more productive. I don't know what I ever did before the cloud, but I know I didn't do it as fast!!

Mar 31, 2015 08:07 AM
Rainmaker
175,264
Spirit Messingham
Tierra Antigua Realty - Tucson, AZ
Third Generation Full-Time Realtor® 520 471-6900

No. I dont store any of work or personal data in the Cloud.  Not yet anyway.

Mar 31, 2015 07:17 AM
Rainmaker
745,197
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I only store data in the cloud that I am prevented from keeping secure at home.

I don't care to see images I thought was secure cloud storage on gdrive showing up in G searches.

My CRM for instance is cloud based and leaves me no option.

Collaborative projects will use whatever is most suitable OS for those participating. 

Task management will be real estate CRM or ghost writing Trello or software development Podio.

Mar 31, 2015 07:03 AM
Rainmaker
4,796,557
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

No, I store it locally.

Aug 03, 2018 07:02 AM
Rainmaker
629,063
Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya

Partially.

Mar 25, 2018 09:23 PM