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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I keep a small book in my car to write down mileage and what is was for. Looking as a couple of apps but there's something about that pen and paer...old school, I know!

Jan 29, 2016 12:18 AM
Rainmaker
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Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I am with Gabe Sanders on this one.

Jan 29, 2016 10:07 AM
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Anna Hatridge
R Gilliam Real Estate LLC - Farmington, MO
Missouri Realtor with R Gilliam Real Estate LLC

I have tried several different methods and find that a pocket calendar and a pen work best for me.  Yes, it is old school, but according to my accountant, it works best for me.

Jan 28, 2016 11:53 PM
Rainmaker
1,153,744
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

It's pretty simple Fred, a digital recorder and an ability to read an odometer or tripmeter and I'm in like Flynn.

Jan 28, 2016 11:28 PM
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Michael Scruggs
UTR Texas-Realtors - Houston, TX
ABR, CNE, TAHS

Fred I use an app called Tax Bot.  I like it very much.  It keeps track of my mileage and business related expenses.

Jan 28, 2016 11:28 PM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Pen and paper for me but I am sure there are better ways.

Jan 28, 2016 11:14 PM
Rainmaker
140,768
Joan Dickie
Keller Williams Premier Realty - La Crosse, WI
Keller Williams Premier Realty

Pen and paper.  But I forget often.

Jan 28, 2016 11:09 PM
Rainmaker
1,619,091
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I use Everlance. And I'm listening to a webinar from taxbot right now. 

Mar 21, 2018 10:50 AM
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Eva B. Liland Century 21 Doug Anderson
Century 21 Doug Anderson - Lancaster, CA
Glad to be of Service 661-714-1643

A notebook in my car. My notebook is specifically for Auto, almost running out, looked for a new one but so far no luck.

Apr 09, 2017 04:50 AM
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Jason Mohr
The Mohr Team / Professional Realty Services - Federal Way, WA
Experienced Washington Broker

MileIQ works great for me. Easy to export spreadsheets as needed and it tracks whenever I leave the driveway so I don't have to remember to do it for every trip

Feb 02, 2016 02:42 PM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Fred - I have always just used pen and paper, but wouldn't mind an app if someone knows of a good one.

Jan 31, 2016 08:48 AM
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5,848,304
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I report the actual miles and keep a small ringed notebook in the side pocket and record where I go every day along with the miles. 

Jan 29, 2016 11:17 PM
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2,538,633
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Fred. I pay myself as w2 income so I don't keep track.

Jan 29, 2016 06:52 PM
Rainmaker
2,759,787
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good morning Fred Griffin . Both of my vehicles are owned by the corporation.  the inspection vehicle is 100% write off as it is used strictly for business. The other vehicle is used 80% for marketing. I also write that off 100%.

Jan 29, 2016 06:19 PM
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1,157,785
FN LN
Toronto, ON

I use a proprietary system.

Jan 29, 2016 04:16 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Spiral notebook in the car.

Jan 29, 2016 02:04 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I use a notebook in my glove 

Jan 29, 2016 01:32 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Fred Griffin usually, my calendar had my appointments - and distances are added sometimes weekly, sometimes monthly. Helps me keep track of my thousands of miles of driving.

Jan 29, 2016 01:29 PM
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3,988,007
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I track my schedule and recap at the end of the week. It is not exact but I can substantiate it.

Jan 29, 2016 12:32 PM
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1,712,551
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

We use Taxbot but it takes discipline.

Jan 29, 2016 11:56 AM
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Melissa Jackson REALTOR
Trinity Premier Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

I use google calendar to keep up with my  mileage. I also write it down in a paper book for my records. 

Jan 29, 2016 11:40 AM
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster Real Estate - Gainesville, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

I buy mileage logs from the local association and write down my start and stop each day.

Jan 29, 2016 10:56 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I have a login the car and I record it when I start and stop for the day

Jan 29, 2016 09:23 AM
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Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
A Tradition Of [Excellence, Trust & Service]

I use a great app called MileIQ that keeps track of where I drive to and how far I drive.  It is awesome and easy!

Jan 29, 2016 07:58 AM
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4,800,082
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Only the odometer as I use this vehicle 100% for real estate.

Jan 29, 2016 04:38 AM
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LUXURYSOCALREALTY COMPASS La Jolla
Compass - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Partner - The Private Client Network

Simple notebook in car

Jan 29, 2016 04:15 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Pen and Paper.  I keep the log in my portfolio which I carry with me everywhere I go.  It works well for me.

Jan 29, 2016 01:50 AM
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864,658
Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

I always start  with MileIQ in the beginning of the year, but end up recording on my calendar by the end of the year.

Jan 29, 2016 01:29 AM
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1,466,207
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Fred Griffin I use a paper trip log and record mileage for each trip. At the end of the year, I add up the mileage. I use my vehicle 100% for business so the trip log is justification for miles driven.

Jan 29, 2016 12:34 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Good ole' paper. I've tried an app & gave it up. Too many points of touch to get the job done vs just writing.

I wish my stupid car would just do it. It tells me the pressure in my tires which I could care less about except when they are leaking lol.

Jan 29, 2016 12:21 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Excel spreadsheet. I just plug in the mileage for each trip. I also put all my other expenses in there as well. Works for me!

Jan 29, 2016 12:09 AM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Still in the dark ages with pen & paper.  Like the app suggestion

Jan 29, 2016 12:06 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I use a program called MileZip.  https://milezip.com/Tour/RealEstate

The mileage plan uses:

1. the location of all your listings

2. Data from an app to track movements (buyers)

3. Any data locations you enter. (meeting, training)

Generates a comprehensive report...PASSIVELY.

Just keep the app on.

Let'em know who sent you.

Jan 28, 2016 11:58 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

We use both.

Apr 24, 2019 07:02 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Lyn Sims 

   The pressure in the tires!  I remember the first time I had that feature in a car.  I rented a Cadillac from Avis and took a road trip out west.   Somewhere in Colorado, there is this urgent warning on the dashboard.   I bought a tire gauge from an auto parts store... there was plenty of air in the tire!

Jan 29, 2016 12:23 AM