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I keep a paper file too - when I need an answer in the contract I don't want to wait for the site to load
With my current clients I'm working with I have both..once we are closed..all files become digital and stored in the cloud.
Mostly digital, but I still keep a file folder for miscellaneous stuff.
Hard copies of everything. I'm not freaking out if audited and power goes out.
Both is the honest answer,somethings just work best for me in paper.
Im old school so yes, I do still keep paper back ups of files.
Yes. I use a new file box every year for personal paperwork and receipts. Lately, I've been using two every year. I label the year on top and then store them in the garage.
In many cases I do. It is hard to let go.
Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Broker, Tacoma Washington I still keep paper files of everything that transpires during a transaction. I keep a digital file of all pdf's, emails, etc.
Very limited paper back up now. It's all digital for me and at my company. Plus I burn all my files to a separate CD at the end of a transaction.
No more cutting tree's down for my backup's!
Everything is ditial, no more paperwork.
Everything is digital and backed up in the cloud. We are not required to keep paper.
I keep both but most of it is digital.
Very little paper backups. 99.99% of everything is in the cloud
Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Broker, Tacoma Washington - Once I scan a document from paper to digital, the paper goes to recycling. I try not to print or get documents in hardcopy format if I can help it, requesting only digital or saving documents to digital when ever possible. I'm in the process of turning ALL of my accounting records to digital only (going back seven years!) Reduce - Recycle - Reuse
I keep most of my paperwork in digital format online as well as a hard copy in the bank safe.
Good morning Paul. For us, it is the other way around.
Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Broker, Tacoma Washington I do not have so much of paperwork - so whatever little I have, I scan and save it.
Most of our office paperwork is digital.
Yes. I think I will begin to get away from the paper file, but I have to get comfortable with the idea first. At the office everything is digital.
Everything is digital!! I use electronic signatures for everything so nothing is printed out.
I do both. Paper files are kept for about 4 years and then shredded but the digital are forever.
Both, Paper and digital. The paper is far reduced from what it used to be. No more multiple copies of anything.
Paul - I still have paper copies of some things, but am trying to have everything digital moving forward.
Our state can ask for a full paper file so we keep as much digital as possible but also some paper.
Yes and it comes in handy, especially when someone is watching my business when I'm on vacation.
I don't keep much in terms of paper backup, but my brokerage does.
I do both
Very seldom, it would take too much paper, ink and time to back them up.
I have both as my company requires paper files but I keep mine in the cloud for easy access.
Everything going digital this year, once and for all.
Digital only. All paper gets scanned and disposed of.
We keep our own paper files for the required number of years but the office is paperless.
100% digital. Any paper I had on a file is shredded when I close my ral estate file. Tax papers are different ... I have digital and paper.
I still keep paper, but I never look at it. Broker requires digital storage.
Office still says paper files MUST be kept. They keep one, we can do whatever but 'should' in best practices keep one also.
I just moved around a bunch of boxes from ??? years in my garage. They are 5 feet tall & are a definate pain.
Still working with paper.
We have both. A
I keep as little as possible. When agents were keeping double files, I destroyed mine at the close of escrow. I learned long ago that saving paperwork is ridiculous since it would most likely never be needed and if it was the needed document couldn't be found. I remember when the Internet was taking off in real estate around 1998 agents didn't want to put information online. I did from day one!
Digital. We use BackAgent for our record retention.
Some things, definitely not all.
I want the Agents to keep paper backups in the office file. If I get a call looking for info I want to be able to access it immediately.
Digital and I keep the cover sheet on paper.
Digital for me
It depends on the type of file.
each transaction has a paper folder with originally signed documents....
I have both.
More times than I can count, the contents have proven vital.
And, there are notes in those files that I choose NOT to share with my broker who implemented a paperless system. The broker dictates what is included and the broker has FULL ACCESS to anything I may place in my personal folder.
Ok. The first thing popping into mind of the prone to dark thinking is 'What is there to hide?" Nothing. The 'system' does not allow me to keep track of the vendor who repaired the exterior soffit and facia before the house was listed.