I’ve been a REALTOR for 3 different brokerages. I’ve closed dozens of real estate transactions. I’ve also trained and coached some of the top producing agents in the Valley of the Sun, Phoenix, AZ.
In every one of the environments that I’ve been a part of, there wasn’t a single day that passed where someone didn’t have an issue printing a document. It didn’t matter how well the office computers and network were designed, the problem still persisted. Even after building a 9-office network, following industry standard practices, I was unable to prevent printer related problems, no matter how hard I tried.
Some of these problems at times were due to standard maintenance issues. Some of them were due to the computer that the user was printing from, often owned by that person, and almost ALL of the problems occurred on Windows based computers. The only actual reason I found that was causing the issue was the expectation the REALTOR had of the technology tools that the brokerage had put into place.
Brokers do NOT educate REALTORS in basic computer literacy says http://www.workbootsnerd.com, and 99% of the printer problems I’ve witnessed on a day to day basis have been directly related to what the agent expects the printer’s capabilities to be contrasted by the level of computer literacy that particular agent possesses.
I have been closing sales for 5 years without needing to print a single page.
Have I printed? Yes. Have I needed to? No. Today’s digital tools empower you and eliminate the headache associated with printing paper documents. Let go of the printer. It is a cost center. Not only does it cost in materials, it costs you in time. Your competition is paperless. I can teach you how to be paperless too.