Residential Real Estate Broker's Paperless Office Leads to Big Savings
Tips from brokers and agents who are saving time with technology
(Boonton, NJ, March 5, 2013) — Greg Dallaire says his push to go paperless started with his inability to organize the mounds of paper created by his real estate business.
The move has allowed Dallaire, owner of the three-person Dallaire Realty in Green Bay, WI, to reduce travel time and expenses. Dallaire tells Real Estate Broker's Insider that he has quantified those savings.
"It's got to be at least $30,000 to $50,000 of gained time and efficiency," he says. "We did 73 transactions last year with two people. If it wasn't for these tools, I definitely don't think I would have been able to do 73 transactions."
Dallaire uses DocuSign for signatures, DropBox for file sharing, and Skype's screen sharing tool to review documents with clients who are in a different location.
Dallaire says the tools he's using are mostly free, and they play into his goal of creating an efficient company with little overhead — "lean, mean, and highly profitable," Dallaire says.
More on Dallaire's "lean, mean, and highly profitable" approach appears in the March issue of Real Estate Broker's Insider.
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