Use This Cool Printing Trick & Save a Ton of Time!

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Real Estate Agent with McGraw Realtors

office printer by Bob HaywoodToday is a beautiful fall Monday here in Owasso, Oklahoma.  Not only is the weather gorgeous, but I'm going to be showing houses, so that makes it an even better day!

I discovered a time saving trick this morning when preparing the print outs for my buyers.  I use a laptop that I take to the house and to the office with me.  My laptop has not only my home printer installed, but the big fancy copier machine at the office too.  As I was printing out my MLS pages on my little home printer this morning, a thought crossed my mind.  Why not go ahead and send everything I need for my buyer to the office printer?  Then, whenever I hook up the laptop at the office, it will all print automatically.  So I tried it worked beautifully!

All my color buyer MLS pages cranked right out as well as the black and white seller disclosure pages.  All I had to do was to pick them up, sort them and staple them!  How cool is that!  And it saved me from emptying my printer cartridges at home.  Those little guys get pricey over time!

So, if you use a laptop, this is a nifty little printing tip you might want to try out.  Just send your stuff to the office printer, turn off the computer when done and don't worry about it.  When you get to the office, your stuff should crank right out.  This can especially be a great time saver if you have a client waiting for you in the lobby!

FYI - I run Windows 7 and Office 2010.  Check your laptop software configuration.  This should work on almost any setup though!

 

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Dianne Deming
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Great tip, Bob!  Thanks for sharing!  And good luck with your buyers today.

October 11, 2010 11:52 AM #1
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Wendy Betts
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Thanks for the tip! Saving booth time and money is something we all can use a little more of!  Cheers - Wendy Betts -  Vancouver BC

October 11, 2010 11:53 AM #2
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Thanks Dianne!

October 11, 2010 11:53 AM #3
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Thank you Wendy!

October 11, 2010 11:54 AM #4
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Tish Lloyd
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Bob ~ Great suggestion -- why didn't I think of that!?! 

October 11, 2010 12:00 PM #5
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Robert Amato
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You should sign this post as "My name is Bob Haywood and I invented Windows 7!" As a hollywood hunky novel model stands at the beach with 3 beutiful models running their fingers through his hair.

October 11, 2010 12:27 PM #6
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Lottie Kendall
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Good tip, Bob. Thanks.

October 11, 2010 12:32 PM #7
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Brad Rachielles
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My laptop is set up with the same kind of network connections for printing. Don't know how many times have printed to the office printer in error. Now I may do it "as planned". Thanks.  Glad this wasn't the 4th in a series. LOL

October 11, 2010 02:02 PM #8
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Marilyn Boudreaux
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thats so amazing I discovered this by accident when I clicked on the office printer at home.  Then wondered why it printed out when I got to the office because I did not remember hitting the office print.   well DUH!!  it was truly a blonde moment

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Marilyn - now that's funny!  LOL

Brad - try it!  It works!

Lottie - you're welcome!

Bob - no thanks.  I'll take a pass.

Tish - I don't think I actually thought of that.  It just kind of occured to me!

October 11, 2010 02:42 PM #10
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Mike Jaquish
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Bob,

I have done this with Windows XP and Office 2003, pdf's, or any other print job. 

It works great!

Actually, I only print B&W at the office, and have a very economical color laser at home, so I do it just the reverse of your approach.  Send at the office, and pick it up when I boot up at home.

October 11, 2010 03:03 PM #11
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Dawn A Fabiszak
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Bob ~ I have only done that by accident.  But, now I will do that on purpose in the future!!

October 11, 2010 05:41 PM #12
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Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors - Austin, TX
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Good afternoon Bob,

Great time saving tip..you are just a bundle of great information this Monday!

October 11, 2010 05:47 PM #13
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Chris Dugger
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Bob ~ Discovered this by accident a few month back. Now I have my printer spool loaded and ready to go when I drop in to the office. Thanks for the tip!

October 11, 2010 06:01 PM #14
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David Lee ~ Orange County, Ca ~ Cash Flow Specialist
Meridian Capital Real Estate - Garden Grove, CA

Hi Bob. What a neat tip! I love time saving tips!

David

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Tammie White
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Ideas that save time and money, now that's what I like.

October 11, 2010 11:22 PM #16
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Mona Stanfield
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This a great idea!  I will have to use this one.  You are right it does get expensive to print them at home!

October 11, 2010 11:36 PM #17
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Randy Elliott
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I too hate to use up my little ink cartridges at home when the office big boy is economically the better choice.  Thanks for the great tip, Bob!

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Randy, You're welcome!

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