Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell (Front Gate Real Estate)

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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Absolutely, I made that move nearly a decade ago, thousands have been saved and very few people out there who need a fax sent to them and for them we have fax software that can handle the situation.


Jul 07, 2015 05:43 PM
Nicholas Crane
Woodland Companies - Cadott, WI
Managing & Appraising Forest Land

What's a fax machine?  I agree with most people above you should make the switch, we did over ten years ago and never looked back.  Typically we use the cheap all in one printer combos, cannons are decent.  We burn through them pretty fast.  With everyone going digital Cam Scanner on my smart phone has become my primary scanner.  Good Luck

Jul 08, 2015 04:02 AM
Winston Heverly
Coldwell Banker Access Realty - South Macon, GA

Hi,  you definitely need a scanner. I would recommend an all in one of the laser type however. I use a HP Laser Jet Pro -color 300 series. It also has a fax . Though there are services that have E-Fax which I have too. There will be a need to fax something, which you didn't expect. Also Scanning makes a file size huge when you are sending a file of 20+ pages. One trick I learned is if you fax to yourself that size file can be reduced to a 2 mega file size. 

Bottom line I still have a phone line along with my Internet  (AT&T). My line cost $45/ month. You may not think you need it, but there will be a time you wish you had it, when you have run out of time and simply need to send something fast.  Also to answer your question I have not used those two other products noted in your question.

Jul 07, 2015 11:30 PM
Ed Macias
Real Estate Teammates - Miami, FL
Miami FL-REO Property Management Multifamily

Yes. I love brother all in one.

Jul 07, 2015 11:50 AM
Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
A Tradition Of [Excellence, Trust & Service]

I use a printer/scanner and it works great.  I use efax if I have a client who can only fax paperwork to me.  I have a brother scanner/printer.

Jul 07, 2015 10:59 AM
Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

I gave my travel scanner away.  You get what you pay for.

Jul 08, 2015 01:14 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Pat Starnes The Scanner Pro app does a good job from an iPhone or iPad.

Jul 08, 2015 12:33 AM
Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
Rowlett Real Estate School - Panama City, FL
Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor

I have a brother all in one and it works fine.

Jul 07, 2015 11:24 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

If you have efax you already have everything you need.

Converting to PDF ....even MS Word provides that capability. (follow the Print dialog and select PDF)

Unplug and get away from that fax machine. That is so six minutes ago.  You will still need a scanner because you can not compel all agents in your area to be paperless or your buyers or sellers.

Your next real concern is what cloud storage resource will you use.

Jul 07, 2015 11:17 PM
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

I have a Fujitsu ScanSnap...super easy to use, doesn't take much space and has more capabilities than an all in one. 

Jul 07, 2015 10:45 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good Wednesday morning Pat. A lot of your multi function printers have scant capabilities. It depends upon how much you want to pay.

Jul 07, 2015 07:37 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Pat. We have been using HP scanners, printers and copiers for a long time.

Jul 07, 2015 07:26 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

scanners are great, but unless you have efax how will you handle the potential of an incoming fax?

Jul 07, 2015 01:12 PM