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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

When we moved our office in 2008 we left the fax machine behind, it was only gathering dust anyway.

No longer accept messages via fax, passenger pigeon or pony express.  Should anyone want to fax things we just explain to them how to scan and email the document.

 

Mar 27, 2016 07:03 AM
Rainmaker
223,669
LuxurySoCalRealty San Diego
Compass - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Partner - The Private Client Network

Yes a fax number can be useful especially for the boomer generation 

Mar 27, 2016 07:15 AM
Rainmaker
862,831
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Tony and Suzanne, we have some clients that just don't email or are not comfortable with electronic signatures but have a home fax machine.   Sharon has an eFax number for $12.99 a month and anything faxed to that number arrives as a PDF file to her email.  No cover sheet necessary as it goes directly to her.  So if you have room on your card, I would recommend it.

Mar 27, 2016 07:09 AM
Rainmaker
4,056,526
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I do... amazing how often someone does use a fax to send documents or information. They all go into my computer/email, in any event. And there have been times when attorneys/banks have insisted on a faxed document.

Mar 27, 2016 09:36 PM
Rainmaker
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Oh you bet....

Mar 27, 2016 12:09 PM
Rainer
471,373
DEANNA C. SMITH CERTIFIED MOBILE NOTARY
Certified Mobile Notary Signing Agent - Smith Mountain Lake, VA
Highest Ranked Certified Mobile Notary in Virginia

Sorry, no choice; it's bank policy !   People in southwest Virginia still use FAX machines so the FAX number is right there below the toll free number.

I know; the toll free number is a whole 'nother question. 

Mar 27, 2016 08:21 AM
Rainmaker
290,569
Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

Yes, as we have a Direct number, a Fax number, an E-mail, and a Website address on our cards Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers.

Mar 27, 2016 07:39 AM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Sure why not? Another way of commentating.

Mar 27, 2016 01:06 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Yes

Mar 27, 2016 12:35 PM
Rainmaker
1,157,485
FN LN
Toronto, ON

Yes, it is still commonly used by many people and organizations.

Mar 27, 2016 11:48 AM
Rainmaker
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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

No.  

Mar 27, 2016 06:54 AM
Rainmaker
281,768
Nancy Robinson Ranked #6 in MI
Century 21 Town and Country - Royal Oak, MI
#11 Century21 Realtor in the US, #16 in the World

I did about 2 month ago. 

Apr 01, 2016 12:37 PM
Rainmaker
597,169
David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

I still have a real land line for faxing but I wouldn’t put that on my card.

Mar 29, 2016 08:15 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Who sends faxes now days?

Mar 29, 2016 07:53 AM
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Yes, because even now there are clients on my roster that have no clue how to scan things.

Mar 28, 2016 10:05 AM
Rainmaker
1,380,623
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

No.  Faxes are included on multi-function printers, but are very seldom used.  Plus, most people not in an office, don't have dedicated fax lines.

Mar 28, 2016 09:46 AM
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Eric Kodner
Madeline Island Realty - La Pointe, WI
CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -

I hate to encourage a client to use fax. But yes, there is a fax number on my business card.

Mar 28, 2016 07:29 AM
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Doug Perry
Strategic Real Estate Trainers - Chicago, IL

Yes, some people still use fax machines.  I use OnlineFaxes.com to accommodate them.  On a related note, I place a QR code on the back of my business card linking to my website with the text, "Find Out How Much Your Home Is Worth."

Mar 28, 2016 07:08 AM
Rainmaker
573,181
Jeffrey Jones
AZ Home Seekers - San Tan Valley, AZ
AZ Home Seekers, azhomeseekers.com

Just treprinted a box last week....YES, the fax number stayed.

Mar 28, 2016 12:49 AM
Rainmaker
1,456,827
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers No, I believe everyone uses pdf files now. It's much easier and the copies are cleaner.

Mar 28, 2016 12:13 AM
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4,060,514
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I understand your thoughts behind the question and I have wondered why I continue to have it on my business cards.   It's also a field on many forms too -- I guess it's another indication that old habits are difficult to break

Mar 28, 2016 12:11 AM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

I did not add our fax # the last time I had cards made.

Mar 27, 2016 11:41 PM
Rainmaker
443,970
Dianne Goode
Raleigh Cary Realty - Raleigh, NC
Realtor/Broker

Nope. Haven't faxed in years.

Mar 27, 2016 11:33 PM
Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I never stopped

Mar 27, 2016 11:04 PM
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

NO!

Mar 27, 2016 10:31 PM
Rainmaker
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Hadn't had a fax in over a year.

Mar 27, 2016 10:22 PM
Rainmaker
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

No, useless.  Also just have 1 phone number my cell.

Mar 27, 2016 10:22 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

yes

Mar 27, 2016 10:18 PM
Rainmaker
606,010
Mitchell J Hall
Manhattan, NY
Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn

Yes. My fax number is an efax (goes to my email)

There are legitimate and important reasons why faxing is better than email primarily its inherit security. EMAIL can easily become compromised.

Wealthy people prefer to fax. They have their assistant or secy fax it.

It's not about what I use it's about giving easy access and options to my clients.

Mar 27, 2016 10:17 PM
Rainmaker
759,996
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

Still used here and there in this area so yes, I would still include it.

Mar 27, 2016 10:01 PM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Yes.

Mar 27, 2016 09:50 PM
Rainmaker
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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

No as mine goes to email and some it is their way of communication.

Mar 27, 2016 09:34 PM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

no, don't have one

Mar 27, 2016 08:44 PM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Sure.

I have a cloud fax number which doesn't get a lot of use, but there are some clients and businesses that fax documents back and forth. Believe it or not, some people can't get the hang of electronic signatures and some people don't have email.

I include my fax number mostly because I don't want people faxing anything to my office, which has happened. Not only could 40 or 50 people see the fax which usually has something confidential on it, but I have to go to the office to get it, instead of being able to get it where I might be. So yes, I would include.

Mar 27, 2016 08:44 PM
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4,159,333
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

No longer list a fax number on my business card. No longer have a Pony Express account!

Mar 27, 2016 08:38 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers. I absolutely would, I get faxes all the time in my mortgage practice.

Mar 27, 2016 06:33 PM
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Libby Cousins
Extraordinary Processing - Spokane, WA
Contract Mortgage Processor, licensed in WA

As a loan processor, I need to receive paperwork however the client is able to send it. I actually receive many payoffs via fax. I use Metrofax as it is very inexpensive for a toll-free number. It allows me to send and receive faxes via email. Though I don't use it often, when I DO need it, it is invaluable!

I would say, if there is room for it on a business card, I would add it. 

Mar 27, 2016 05:42 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

absolutely

 

Mar 27, 2016 03:12 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers - I may - at least my office fax#.

Mar 27, 2016 03:00 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Fax is so 1980's!

Mar 27, 2016 01:30 PM
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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

Nope, I don't have one.

Mar 27, 2016 12:54 PM
Rainer
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Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

I don't but our office has a fax number we could use.  

Mar 27, 2016 12:43 PM
Rainmaker
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

If I had a Fax, I would, but everything is done by email now, so I don't have a Fax number listed.

Mar 27, 2016 12:09 PM
Rainmaker
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Probably not; don't have it on current cards.

Mar 27, 2016 12:08 PM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

Probably not.

Mar 27, 2016 11:50 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Nope. 

Mar 27, 2016 11:22 AM
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Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

No. 

Mar 27, 2016 11:13 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Probably not. I get very few faxes any longer. Most everyone emails and has an app to do that.

Mar 27, 2016 10:36 AM
Rainmaker
1,212,446
Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Coast & Luxury

No I wouldn't put it on my cards but I have a number available in case someone needs it as a courtesy to those that prefer to fax. 

Mar 27, 2016 10:22 AM
Rainmaker
882,547
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Fax number? Not a chance.

I do have that capability, but it's like saying 'I've got a land line?" All you get in return is ..."Really?"

By the way,,,thanks for the tip on exp.

Mar 27, 2016 10:07 AM
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Angelia Bynum
Maximum One Greater Atlanta Realtors - Atlanta, GA
Realtor® serving all of Atlanta

Although I never get faxes, I do have it printed on my cards.

Mar 27, 2016 09:51 AM
Rainmaker
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Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

No, I removed mine from my cards.  I still keep one, just in case, but I don't advertise the number as that feature is so out of date

Mar 27, 2016 09:49 AM
Rainmaker
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Susan Laxson CRS
Premier Sotheby's International Realty - Naples, FL
The Michelle Thomas Team

Yes, but it is my office fax line. We no longer have a land line to our home.

Mar 27, 2016 09:35 AM
Rainmaker
846,160
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Yes, I recently had an attorney request fax only for security reasons. Every title company and every attorney I know has a fax # on their business card. I just had to fax a contract a few days ago. Even if every agent didn't have a personal fax #, they should have one at the office. I also just had to fax some docs to Bank of America for a client. Email was not allowed, it was fax only. If i was interviewing agents to consdider hiring, any agent that didn't have a fax # would be eliminated from consideration.

Mar 27, 2016 09:34 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

   No.  I haven't used a Fax machine in 10 years+.  

   On those rare occasions when I have to accept or send a Fax, I go to UPS Store and pay them $1 per page.

Mar 27, 2016 09:33 AM
Rainmaker
3,683,860
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Nope. Cell number gets us every time!

Mar 27, 2016 09:27 AM
Rainmaker
467,422
JoAnn Moore
The Mortgage Market of Delaware - Georgetown, DE
Home Loans in Delaware

Yes, all methods of contact are included. Communication is extremely important no matter what the type.

Mar 27, 2016 08:53 AM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

I don't have a fax number on it now. 

Mar 27, 2016 08:50 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

No. However. I do maintain fax capabilities. You just have to ask.

Mar 27, 2016 08:39 AM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

NO,

Mar 27, 2016 08:31 AM
Rainmaker
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

No. I discontinued my fax line last year and it would frustrate folks who would think they could still fax me.

Mar 27, 2016 08:19 AM
Rainmaker
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

No, I think we talked about this just this week. I can't believe people are still using it.

It's like putting a listing from the MLS on that heat sensitive paper!

Mar 27, 2016 08:04 AM
Rainmaker
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Women of Westchester Working Together
Women of Westchester Working Together - West Harrison, NY
Women helping Women get ahead

NO!  and, it is NOT included in the ones we've done over last few years.

What a waste of space.  Clear the clutter

Mar 27, 2016 07:44 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Nope. I don't now and haven;'t for a couple of years

Mar 27, 2016 07:23 AM