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Rainer
150,166
Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

No, but all mine are online.

Mar 07, 2016 06:37 PM
Rainer
471,073
DEANNA C. SMITH CERTIFIED MOBILE NOTARY
Certified Mobile Notary Signing Agent - Smith Mountain Lake, VA
Highest Ranked Certified Mobile Notary in Virginia

We do online files but I still have the old fashioned manila files with the dual prongs to keep hard copies of document copies for backup.   I have been doing this 30 plus years and some habits are just hard to break.   I've been saved too many times by having a hard copy backup for cyberspace gremlins.   I tried color coding years ago for organization but found chronological ordering works better for me; so I abandoned the concept.

Mar 07, 2016 03:22 PM
Rainer
213,163
Dennis Swartz
Full Circle Property Management - Columbus, OH
MBA, GRI...experience counts!

Used to, then I forgot the code.

Mar 07, 2016 06:55 PM
Rainmaker
872,265
Peter Mohylsky. Broker -BRIX REALTY
Miramar Beach, Florida - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
BRIX REALTY -DESTIN

No, but do keep hard copies of everything.

Mar 07, 2016 06:49 PM
Ambassador
2,759,387
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 no. Almost everything that I do is electronic now.

Mar 07, 2016 05:54 PM
Rainmaker
1,514,105
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

No, but I sign each of them. I use only green and red file covers, in general.

Mar 07, 2016 05:07 PM
Rainmaker
3,684,096
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

No now all my files are on CD's so I am amassing a large CD collection...I guess I should blog about it:),Endre

Mar 07, 2016 03:05 PM
Rainmaker
1,635,442
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

No, but I do color code events in Google Calendar.

Mar 07, 2016 10:05 PM
Rainmaker
4,059,091
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

No.

Mar 07, 2016 09:17 PM
Rainmaker
1,867,185
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Yes Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington 

Mar 07, 2016 09:14 PM
Rainmaker
3,995,106
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

We load everything into Back Agent and do not maintain paper files or folders.

Mar 07, 2016 08:46 PM
Ambassador
5,357,189
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Too time consuming, I like to just have fresh batch of manila folders handy and do all my coding with words on the tab.

Mar 07, 2016 07:25 PM
Rainmaker
1,231,599
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Hmm! Still old fashioned here.  We have one red folder with wills & other important docs including logon & passwords.

Mar 07, 2016 07:21 PM
Rainmaker
2,435,786
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Paul. We do not color code our files.

Mar 07, 2016 04:02 PM
Rainmaker
634,272
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

We are online and digital with all our filing now.

Mar 07, 2016 03:57 PM
Ambassador
4,312,753
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Not yes Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington - most of my filing is online.

Mar 07, 2016 03:02 PM
Rainmaker
4,053,919
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I used to, but don't anymore, especially as most of my files are kept on the hard drive and in the cloud.

Mar 08, 2016 06:46 AM
Rainmaker
1,683,350
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

No

Mar 08, 2016 06:12 AM
Rainmaker
290,569
Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

Not solid colored folders, but I like that idea - at least color code the different years Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington!  What I have done though, is to use different colored Post-It Notes on the 'tab' part of the folder - Sellers one color, Buyers another.  That way, if for some reason the folder gets recycled, I'm not taking off a tab or putting a new one on over it - I'm just peeling off a Post-It Note!

Mar 08, 2016 04:38 AM
Rainmaker
1,380,283
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Nope.  Hard to do that with online files.  :)

Mar 08, 2016 04:25 AM
Rainmaker
3,967,801
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Use to all the time but not anymore.

 

Mar 08, 2016 03:52 AM
Ambassador
2,306,979
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

I am all about color.  I have blue files for buyers and green ones for listings.  

Mar 08, 2016 02:06 AM
Rainmaker
795,232
Susan Laxson CRS
Premier Sotheby's International Realty - Naples, FL
The Michelle Thomas Team

I used to, but now try to keep everything online and be paperless when possible.

Mar 07, 2016 11:38 PM
Rainmaker
5,524,500
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Paul,

No.  I do label them.  A

Mar 07, 2016 11:38 PM
Ambassador
4,557,465
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

no color coding here. Have both online and hard copies (but purge/shred on an ongoing basis)

Mar 07, 2016 11:37 PM
Rainmaker
5,571,310
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

no, I never did.....alphabetical order is as good as I got!!!! my closed transactions were filed with the buyers' last name first on the file folder....and then when that buyer (now seller) wanted to sell again, I'd go right to the file in seconds.... I filled a file drawer every year.... all I needed ot know was the seller's last name and the year they bought....

Mar 07, 2016 11:05 PM
Ambassador
1,576,005
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Yes both online and on paper.

Mar 07, 2016 10:46 PM
Rainmaker
1,456,727
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington No.

Mar 07, 2016 10:21 PM
Rainmaker
140,568
Joan Dickie
Keller Williams Premier Realty - La Crosse, WI
Keller Williams Premier Realty

What are files?

Mar 07, 2016 10:15 PM
Rainmaker
818,217
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Not too many, too confusing. 

Mar 07, 2016 09:47 PM
Rainmaker
6,540,549
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

No.

Mar 07, 2016 09:39 PM
Rainmaker
4,433,583
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I have red and blue folders.

Mar 07, 2016 09:37 PM
Rainmaker
846,325
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

No sir.

Mar 07, 2016 08:58 PM
Rainmaker
1,716,018
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

You're so funny. I am trying to go paperless somehow & everything is just in an uncolored, uncoded pile right now. 

I used to go green for buyers, red for sellers. Abandoned that eons ago.

Mar 07, 2016 08:42 PM
Rainmaker
3,321,246
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I do keep online and paper files, and yes, i color code them

Mar 07, 2016 08:42 PM
Rainmaker
4,156,948
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Yes, but sometimes I do forget the rules!

Mar 07, 2016 08:40 PM
Rainmaker
443,970
Dianne Goode
Raleigh Cary Realty - Raleigh, NC
Realtor/Broker

Like everyone else, I find my file folders are getting thinner as documents cease to exist in physical form.  That said, I still have a hanging file for each transaction and color code the file label:  Yellow for buyers, orange for listings, blue for under contract, and purple for closed.  Most likely to disappear are the closed files -- my office has them all stored online so I can safely let go of those.

Mar 07, 2016 08:29 PM
Rainmaker
3,069,934
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

All electronic!

Mar 07, 2016 08:27 PM
Ambassador
2,069,197
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

No color coding here neither. 

Mar 07, 2016 08:26 PM
Rainmaker
1,715,027
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

I tried it a few times but it never stuck.  

Mar 07, 2016 07:48 PM
Rainmaker
3,613,547
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

No sir, they are all in the cloud

Mar 07, 2016 07:35 PM
Rainmaker
1,157,485
FN LN
Toronto, ON

It depends on the file.

Mar 07, 2016 04:09 PM
Rainmaker
1,280,348
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

No sir. That would be time consuming. It's hard enough for me to file!

Sep 24, 2016 06:30 AM
Rainmaker
597,069
David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

Paul,
Yes, I color code paper client files by year. Prevents mis-filing them.

Mar 12, 2016 07:16 AM
Ambassador
3,034,082
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

no, I color code labels

Mar 11, 2016 01:39 PM
Rainmaker
4,882,867
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Yes - red for sellers, green for buyers.   When listing new construction for the builders - they were blue.

Mar 08, 2016 11:04 PM
Ambassador
3,986,660
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Yes I developed my coding system years ago and have taught it to several in the office. It saves lots of time.

Mar 08, 2016 01:02 PM
Ambassador
3,036,907
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

No ... all my files are on my computer and stored in the cloud.

Mar 08, 2016 11:46 AM
Rainmaker
3,985,837
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Absolutely

Mar 08, 2016 11:26 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,481
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

No.  Hard enough to keep them labeled.

Mar 08, 2016 05:08 AM