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Rainmaker
1,222,172
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Excuse me!

Jun 06, 2017 10:13 AM
Rainer
352,676
Teri Pacitto
Compass - Westlake Village, CA
Real Estate, Your Style...Your Home...My Specialty

Mary Yonkers was reading my mind...

Jun 06, 2017 10:34 AM
Rainmaker
3,858,412
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

OMG..Pleeeese!! Mary Yonkers great reponse!

Jun 06, 2017 05:15 PM
Ambassador
2,363,990
Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

See Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 for the answer.

Jun 06, 2017 12:43 PM
Rainmaker
1,263,342
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

To make hackers work for their dinner.

Jun 06, 2017 11:09 AM
Rainmaker
1,559,430
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Read Chapter 1, Fiduciary Duty

Jun 07, 2017 06:11 AM
Rainmaker
3,213,068
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Whaat? You need to ask? Seriously??? If you can't figure that out for yourself, you may well be in the wrong line of work.

Jun 07, 2017 04:45 AM
Rainmaker
3,983,713
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Really?

Jun 06, 2017 10:25 PM
Rainer
90,875
Theo Shaw
Baird & Warner Residential Real Estate - Evanston, IL
Serving Evanston, IL & Beyond

So I don't lose my license.

Jun 06, 2017 07:09 PM
Ambassador
3,983,717
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

If the files have confidential personal information, the public expects it and the law requires for certain information like SS numbers, etc. to be locked and secure.

Jun 06, 2017 06:35 PM
Rainmaker
1,113,149
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Privacy

Jun 06, 2017 02:01 PM
Rainmaker
1,384,127
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Brian Burkhalter For the very same reason you would not want your information available to anyone.

Jun 06, 2017 11:20 AM
Rainmaker
3,127,815
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Privacy laws and identity theft come to mind as good reasons.

Jun 06, 2017 11:15 AM
Rainmaker
4,573,820
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Brian,

Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 gave you a perfect answer. 

Jun 06, 2017 09:47 AM
Rainmaker
780,863
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

In the State of Florida, there are way too many attorneys.

That makes it convenient for those who what to blame someone else for their mistakes to respond to the attorney ads on TV.

If you don't have your records locked away, you will pay.

And there are lots of other reasons to retain records, but it is only an illusion of security if those records are online. So take great care before agreeing to accept confidential or identity related data from those who hire you.

Jun 06, 2017 09:45 AM
Ambassador
4,370,864
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Russian hackers are working hard to steal your clients money

Jun 07, 2017 11:11 PM
Rainmaker
3,054,229
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Mary Yonkers nailed this one!

Jun 07, 2017 08:24 AM
Rainmaker
2,826,521
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Speechless ... 

Jun 07, 2017 07:38 AM
Ambassador
1,614,090
Harry F. D'Elia
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

Part of the job

Jun 07, 2017 06:20 AM
Rainmaker
4,797,822
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

To keep from losing them,

Jun 07, 2017 04:47 AM
Ambassador
4,301,228
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Brian Burkhalter - just do it -  and save yourself....

Jun 06, 2017 10:20 PM
Ambassador
3,444,814
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

LOL Mary Yonkers!

Jun 06, 2017 09:20 PM
Rainmaker
301,043
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

The same reason you put money in a Bank

Jun 06, 2017 11:46 AM
Rainer
11,948
Shon Kokoszka
ICON Coaching - Austin, TX
Coaching and Training to increase your income

 It is important because people are entrusting their lives to you. 

Jun 06, 2017 11:02 AM
Rainmaker
941,170
Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor e-Pro, CRS, RCS-D, Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

It's the LAW.

Jun 06, 2017 10:40 AM
Rainmaker
5,506,388
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Your are dealing with confidential information.

If you are compelled to ask this question, real estate may be the wrong field for you.

Jun 06, 2017 10:32 AM
Rainmaker
1,035,303
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

We use virtual records. In other words if someone break into paperless personal info like FICA etc are personal data are shared.

I personally work for 2 and with 2 other esquires and they are in RE FT now. Needing a broker and bar membership graduated from Ivy Leaque schools to do door knocking in CA...... Hee hee.

Jun 06, 2017 10:30 AM
Rainer
12,168
Jason Denis
None - Salt Lake City, UT
Industry Observer, Real Estate Student

Wow! Poor student just doing a mandatory lesson question. People really showing there true colors. Pretty mean people.

Jan 22, 2018 04:57 PM
Rainmaker
4,432,467
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Ask an attorney.

Jun 07, 2017 05:53 PM