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Rainmaker
1,046,454
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Four years ago, when everybody got audited I was very glad that I have so many redundancies. Hard copies digital copies and backups to backups.

Mar 01, 2022 07:39 AM
Ambassador
2,157,678
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Paperless is a myth!

Mar 01, 2022 08:07 AM
Rainer
195,422
Karen Climer
Demetree School of Real Estate - Orlando, FL
Teaching people to pass the real estate exam

I have to admit that I still print a decent amount.  If I am reading something lengthy like a contract or lease, I can't read it on the computer.  I have to print it and mark my changes with a pen.  Then I make the changes on the electronic document.

Mar 01, 2022 07:36 AM
Rainmaker
1,294,601
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

I save lots of printer ink these days compared to when I first got into this business. Electronic contract software. Electronic signatures. PDF's.

Here in Silicon Valley, if you cannot work in a paperless environment, you will have a problem.

Mar 01, 2022 07:58 AM
Ambassador
2,679,189
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

I print some things; not much.

Mar 01, 2022 07:45 AM
Rainmaker
5,096,266
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I print very little these days and have not printed much for years.

Mar 01, 2022 07:29 AM
Rainer
414,096
Caroline Gerardo
Licensed in 20 states - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

I rarely print. I do backup two different places. I have boxes of printer paper which I now use to make long winded notes. The notes are typed into our system by an assistant to document all conversations.

Mar 01, 2022 08:11 AM
Ambassador
3,339,224
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

I've been paperless since 2012.  Do I still need to print some things?  Yes. 

My transaction files are paperless. 

Mar 01, 2022 09:25 AM
Rainmaker
1,498,278
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

No, most things can be electronic, but showing sheets are still better printed.  Flyers are better printed.  Listing forms are ALWAYS printed (I'm not going home first if they're willing to sign now) and I keep offer forms as well for those instances where we need to write on the spot.

Mar 01, 2022 08:51 AM
Rainmaker
2,775,621
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Paperless is on point and paper runs drag....

Mar 01, 2022 07:28 AM
Rainmaker
1,535,508
Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, SRES
Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates - Gilroy, CA
REALTOR and Broker

Actually, a little bit of both but certainly the trend is more and more toward paperless.

Mar 01, 2022 09:30 AM
Rainmaker
1,839,906
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

I give it a go as much as possible but I'm still only at 50%. Office is the worst but that is also getting better also.

Mar 01, 2022 08:19 AM
Rainmaker
898,042
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
NC Real Estate Transition & Relocation 919-602-848

Peter, I try to go as paperless as possible. I work in a high tech area which makes it easier. Some people want everything on paper and I'm happy to oblige. 

Mar 01, 2022 06:20 PM
Rainmaker
760,503
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

It seems as though going paperless hasn't saved as much paper or trees as it should have.  It's like when we expected the internet to give us less work.

Mar 01, 2022 05:14 PM
Ambassador
3,581,549
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

paperless for many years....can't imagine printing out all the paper we used to do....

Mar 01, 2022 03:50 PM
Rainmaker
5,849,521
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I do both, but try and go as much as possible digitally.

Mar 01, 2022 11:58 AM
Ambassador
6,353,702
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Very rarely do I print anything.

Mar 01, 2022 11:07 AM
Rainmaker
7,789,084
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Our office has been paperless for years. However, I have always maintained a paper file to be retained for several years. Definitely an old school habit.

Mar 01, 2022 10:27 AM
Rainmaker
1,189,122
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I print most stuff out

Mar 01, 2022 09:31 PM
Rainmaker
840,833
Gwen Fowler SC Lakes & Mountains 864-710-4518
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc - Walhalla, SC
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc.

There are some things that always need a hard copy.  Computers are great but they still have flaws and some things you just can't take a chance on losing.

Mar 07, 2022 05:57 AM
Rainmaker
849,841
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

I still print a fair amount because of my own mental "need".  I also remember sitting at a closing once and the buyer who worked in the environmental sector said to not worry about using paper because it was one of the most easily renewable resources....  That stuck with me. 

Mar 02, 2022 04:48 AM
Rainmaker
5,191,633
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

As days go by my digital use goes up and printing goes down.

Mar 02, 2022 04:20 AM