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Kenneth J. Jones has the answer.

Patricia Kennedy makes a great point - who makes black and white ID cards anymore?

Jul 27, 2016 09:51 AM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
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As Kenneth J. Jones stated it is harder forge a copy and they want to really know who they are dealing with

Jul 27, 2016 09:31 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
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I didn't think they even made black and white drivers' licenses anymore.  It's just a routine form of identity like you used to need to pay for something in a store with a check.  It's customary to ask for photo ID when you want to rent a property.

Jul 27, 2016 07:41 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
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Harder to fake. Those little nearly invisible lines come out on color shots

Jul 27, 2016 07:09 AM
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Coal Infantino
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I cant even add anything to Kenneth's answer. He nailed it!

Do you have any other questions that we might be able to help you with?

Jul 27, 2016 06:25 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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What Kenneth J. Jones said, plus you can't see the holograms as well on a B&W.

It's not a "profiling" or "discrimination" thing, all that info can be found in a B&W copy.

Jul 28, 2016 04:34 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTAcondos.com
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
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I have no idea

Jul 27, 2016 11:22 PM
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More than likely has to do with forgery issues... but I wouldn't swear to it.

Jul 27, 2016 08:29 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
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Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

It's harder to forge a color ID.

Jul 27, 2016 06:29 PM
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Kenneth Jones has a great answer.

Jul 27, 2016 03:31 PM
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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

What Kenneth J. Jones said.....

Jul 27, 2016 02:10 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
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We require a color photo id too when we take a rental application. If the applicant isn't willing to take this step we aren't willing to look at their application.

Jul 27, 2016 01:00 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
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Kenneth has the answer, but I was going to say, because it looks nicer. 

Jul 27, 2016 11:10 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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They are harder to fake, but see Kenneth J. Jones response for the best answer!

 
Jul 27, 2016 08:50 AM
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Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

Totally agree with Kenneth J. Jones's reply below.  Harder to tamper with a colored copy of an ID, because it could be more obvious, than if someone were to submit a black and white copy Guillermo Sanjurjo.  

Jul 27, 2016 08:34 AM
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Lyn Sims
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I've never heard that stipulation but what Kenneth says makes sense.

Jul 27, 2016 08:09 AM
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Bob Betel
Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc. - Sweetwater, TN
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Kenneth J. Jones gave a great answer. Plus black and white copies always come out too dark when they copy it.

Jul 27, 2016 07:47 AM
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Michael Setunsky
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Guillermo Sanjurjo Great answer from Kenneth J. Jones .

Jul 27, 2016 07:26 AM
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Mike Rock
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it is "official" it could also be a birth cert. or a passport is good. something to prove who they are.  a DL isnt required per se , just easier

Jul 27, 2016 06:40 AM
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Richard Weeks
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As usual Kenneth Jones gave you an excellent answer.

Jul 27, 2016 05:55 AM
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Barbara Todaro
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Kenneth Jones always has the right answer....

Jul 28, 2016 01:46 AM
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Jul 28, 2016 01:04 AM
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Gita Bantwal
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Kenneth has answered.

Jul 27, 2016 11:49 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
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See Kenneth J. Jones answer

Jul 27, 2016 11:49 PM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
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That is the process in which the broker demands to rent out the place.

Jul 27, 2016 11:34 PM
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Because most of the really bad ones know to not give their real name in hopes that you will not find out about their past evictions.

Jul 27, 2016 10:33 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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If you submitted all your information in your application, a color ID copy should not be an issue. 

Jul 27, 2016 04:58 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Guillermo Sanjurjo - color copy?

Just wondering if there is any specific reason for 'color'!

Jul 27, 2016 04:02 PM
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So  the landlord can give an accurate physical to the landlord's attorney's process server should the landlord need to serve the tenants 

with eviction papers.

 

Jul 27, 2016 03:38 PM
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Evelyn Johnston
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To make sure they are who they say they are.

Jul 27, 2016 02:47 PM
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Sam Shueh
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 Color of eyes, hair, water marks....

 

Jul 27, 2016 10:44 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
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Kenneth J. Jones gave you a great answer.

Jul 27, 2016 06:18 AM