Revisiting my Plan to Go Paperless

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Last year I put a plan in place to try and make my Real Estate business as paperless as possible.  I believe that I have made great strides, but have yet to go completely paperless.  I guess the biggest thing that prohibits a completely paperless business is that some banks, as sellers, will not accept electronic signatures.  Another stumbling block is needing to provide prospective buyers or even myself with a list of the homes and details about the homes that we are visiting.  In the near future, I plan to purchase an iPad, which I am hoping will get me all the more closer to being completely paperless in my business.

The tools that I currently utilize to have my business paperless are DocuSign and MetroFax (Virtual Fax).  I currently rely on my smartphone to pull up data wirelessly, but it is not as easy or effective as having my laptop open.  This is where the need for an iPad or similar device will help out immensely, in my mind.

Brian England, MBA, RealtorBrian England, MBA, Realtor

 

If anyone has any other ideas that would help, I am always open to suggestions.  I look forward to browsing through the other entries to pick up tips and possibly ways to help my business to become completely paperless.

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Doug Rogers
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I bit the bullet and bought an IPAD last month. Still integrating it into the business, but I now longer print showing sheets for buyers. Just hand them the IPAD, in a 100 protective case of course...

Sep 05, 2012 08:50 AM #1
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
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Doug, that is great feedback and exactly what I am looking to do, however, I doubt I will hand them my iPad, haha.  My plan is to use the iPad for myself during showings, so I have access to the information for their questions.  Also, sometimes research is necessary, so I am hoping that the iPad will give me easier access to research when needed.  I am still debating what I will actually print out for prospective buyers, perhaps a list of the properties that we are seeing with minimal information or the full listing sheet for each property.  This will likely depend on what the buyer wants most.

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Roger D. Mucci
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Sounds like you've done quite well with your quest to go paperless Brian.  Kudos to you.

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Brian England
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Thanks Roger, the support is always appreciated!!  I hope you are having a great day!

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