Paul S.  Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Northwest.)

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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

It's all part of my home office expenses!

Mar 17, 2017 10:37 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I'm the owner of our company ... so whatever I do I pay for!  Nothing is free.

Mar 17, 2017 09:56 PM
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Yes, both. But I can't remember the last time I made a color copy at the office and about the only things I use the copier for at the office is for final settlement statements after a closing.

Mar 18, 2017 05:51 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Interesting question.  T-A-N-S-T-A-A-F-L.   Never ever.  Even when there is no charge...there's a cost involved.   

Mar 18, 2017 03:53 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I do everything from home or source it from vendors.

Mar 18, 2017 05:52 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

No and no

Mar 18, 2017 05:50 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

No, but I'm sure the cost is wrapped up in another fee.

Mar 18, 2017 03:01 AM
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Paul that is because you work for a 100% Broker... check out the other brokers and the answer is no but you end up getting nickle and dimed to death so you might as well work for an 80/20 or 75/25 broker and it will be better:))Endre

Mar 18, 2017 12:05 AM
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142,236
Diana White-Pettis
Bennett Realty Solutions - Upper Marlboro, MD
GRI, CDPE, CNE, WHC Upper Marlboro Homes for Sale

Yes, but I've never used it for my copies.

Mar 17, 2017 10:03 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Yes & yes!  I don't think I've ever used the company copier though - I either have a commercial printer do the work or if I'm printing something basic, I use my own printer.

Mar 17, 2017 10:01 PM
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Julie Larson Realtor® Sarasota FL 941-882-0322
PalmerHouse Properties Florida - 941-882-0322 | Serving Sarasota, Manatee & Charlotte Counties - Sarasota, FL
When you're thinking of moving...ThinkSuncoast.com

I don't use the office for copies as I work from home. However, our association provides a Realtor discount card that works at Office Max/Office Depot. I go there to have my double sided color listing flyers printed. It's usually at least a 66% discount.

This link shows the discounts...

http://savingcenter.net/office-depot/

Mar 18, 2017 05:46 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

We have our own printers...

Mar 18, 2017 05:22 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

I do not charge, but also any large quantities of color can be done at stapes for far less than i can print and buy all that ink

Mar 18, 2017 05:21 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

This office is a no; the previous office was .7 for b/w and .15 for color!

Mar 18, 2017 05:11 AM
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Jim Paulson
Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) www.Progressive-Realty.info - Boise, ID
Owner,Broker

My office doesn't have any brick and mortar store fronts so my answers are N/A and N/A.  In most offices, you either pay in via a transaction fee, split or directly, but I am sure agents pay for it one way or another.

Mar 18, 2017 04:51 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Rogers, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

We don't have a printer or copier.  So the answer is nothing...

Mar 18, 2017 04:37 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

No. no,

Suprisingly the broker does not mind. Paperless retention system does not have any files to put away, needing a good scanner.

Mar 17, 2017 11:45 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington - yes, for everything, our market center has a charge.

Mar 17, 2017 10:41 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Yes

Mar 17, 2017 09:45 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

no charge for copies.... but each agent pays their fair share of the total amount used for supplies....it's short money....there are 30 who share that fee and many are not in the office to use the supplies....

Mar 18, 2017 08:14 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Yes & their are different prices based on toner usage I guess. Color is .10 & B&W are like 1 or 2? something like that.

Mar 18, 2017 06:32 AM
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Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

No to B&W copies, yes to color copies if I am in the brokerage office.  I work out of a home office, though, so I pay for it all there. 

Mar 18, 2017 06:19 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Yes they do - not of the fee but it's a little less than the office store

Mar 18, 2017 05:12 AM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

One way or another, you pay.

Mar 18, 2017 05:03 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

You bet! (I will admit the office cost per copy is lower than I can print mayself)

And forces those Transaction fees.

And makes certain home warranties and title company are pushed. And the list goes on.

Brokers don't work on the same business models as agents. Agents are on the menu.

 

Mar 18, 2017 04:35 AM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

Not within reason but honestly I don't use the office for copies and haven't in years

Feb 22, 2018 06:17 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

My office does very little paper regardless of color.

Mar 23, 2017 07:25 PM
Rainmaker
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

.45 for color and .06 for black and white

 

Mar 20, 2017 12:08 PM
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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

They do for both, at different costs, but I am never in the office, so don't know the cost.

Mar 20, 2017 10:13 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Whatever the going rate at Kinkos is.  AKA, I go to kinkos for my color and B&W copies.

Mar 19, 2017 09:35 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

The monthly fee covers an allocated number of copies.

Mar 19, 2017 08:52 AM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I own the office so I suppose it's coming out of my pocket.

Mar 19, 2017 07:34 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Sure; I charge myself everytime I order new toner for my printers.

Mar 19, 2017 05:41 AM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Paul - I have a printer at home, and pay for all of my own copies when the ink runs out.

Mar 19, 2017 12:14 AM
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Jeanne Feenick
NextHome Premier - Basking Ridge, NJ
Basking Ridge, Warren, Bridgewater Market Expert

Yes for both. 

Mar 18, 2017 10:15 PM
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Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

Color Yes.....Black and White No

Mar 18, 2017 07:34 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

In a way yes. We pay a quarterly tech fee which covers marketing materials, agent websites (which I don't use) high speed internet and use of the copy machine and paper. I get my fee mostly in color copies and paper.

Mar 18, 2017 06:03 PM
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Alexander- Slocum
Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington - Vancouver, WA
Realty Team- Vancouver WA Real Estate

Our brokerage office does not have a copier (or a fax) thus, no charge!

Mar 18, 2017 05:46 PM
Rainmaker
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Nope..but I do have my own commercial color printer and its worth it and a write off.

Mar 18, 2017 05:14 PM
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Harry F. D'Elia
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

just black and white now no charge

Mar 18, 2017 03:26 PM
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

I have my own printer in my office but I definitely use the office printer when I am printing 100s of copies. I just moved. My old office did have separate codes and costs for each B&W /Color printer. I haven't checked on the new office yet. 

Mar 18, 2017 02:10 PM
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Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

    When I was with Coldwell and C21, those brokers gave us free rein on the copy machines.  

     Today, it's either my own printer, or Office Max with the Florida Realtors discount card.

Mar 18, 2017 01:41 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

My agents print all their stuff at home

Mar 18, 2017 01:37 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Free for black and white and all scanning and faxing. Color is charged 25 cents a click.

Mar 18, 2017 12:13 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Paul,

We did not charge our agents, from our point of view is one of those coo-coo ways to make a few pennies.  We did not charge for postage or FEDEX.  It was all part of doing business, and no one abused the privilege.  A

Mar 18, 2017 12:00 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

When I affiliated the office did not have a color printer.  Now I have my own as with my laser printer, scanner, etc.  

Mar 18, 2017 09:41 AM
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Susie Kay
Ultima Real Estate - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

Current broker doesn't provide color copies, only black and white and it's free. Previous broker has no color copies and charges a fee for black and white.  Another previous broker has both and charges for both.

Mar 18, 2017 09:20 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

We do not charge for printing.  Part of their monthly fees

Mar 18, 2017 08:34 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

When I was part of a local small office, there was a limit on color laser printing of brochures.

Mar 18, 2017 08:10 AM
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Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA
FrankRubiRealEstate.com

It's in my Brokerage budget. So I do not charge my agents for copies. 

Mar 18, 2017 07:57 AM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

No we do not charge for copies. -Kasey

Mar 18, 2017 07:56 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Expensivebut necessary. We budget for this...

Mar 18, 2017 07:42 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I run my own office, so yes, I buy the toner.

If I were at BBR, they offer X amount FREE per month and then charge after that. I've made 3 copies there once, the day they signed my partnership papers.

Mar 18, 2017 07:14 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I pay the bill for all of these, and few people are allowed to print them without a great reason.

Most reports are submitted to the clients digitally these days so the printers do get ignored most of the time.

Mar 18, 2017 07:06 AM
Rainmaker
1,290,956
Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Of course not.

Mar 18, 2017 06:53 AM
Rainmaker
3,237,398
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I do all my own printing at home!

Mar 18, 2017 06:48 AM
Rainmaker
3,157,053
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

We work from our home office. When we do go into the office, our broker does not charge for black and white copies. The color machine is not for agent's use.

Mar 18, 2017 06:44 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

yes

Mar 18, 2017 05:35 AM