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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I don't receive faxes.  When asked why, I say

"They're not available where I live".

"Where do you live?"

"In the 21st century!"

Mar 27, 2016 05:49 AM
Rainer
499,840
DEANNA C. SMITH CERTIFIED MOBILE NOTARY
Certified Mobile Notary Signing Agent - Smith Mountain Lake, VA
Highest Ranked Certified Mobile Notary in Virginia

About five minutes ago !   I'm working on files this afternoon due to the less than optimum weather outside today.   I use whatever communication method works for MY client.

Mar 27, 2016 06:27 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I got a fax on Friday from a vendor. I later found out that they now use email.

Mar 27, 2016 10:38 AM
Rainer
352,876
Teri Pacitto
Compass - Westlake Village, CA
Real Estate, Your Style...Your Home...My Specialty

Only when involved in the short sale market.  I keep an EFax number only for that reason.  Seems like banks, lenders and relocation companies are the only ones still working in the last century.

Mar 27, 2016 06:11 AM
Rainmaker
846,375
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Don't even remember.

Mar 27, 2016 10:35 PM
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I don't send faxes as part of a real estate transaction unless I have a client who doesn't use email well, but has a fax machine. I receive faxed documents numerous times over a year in relation to a real estate transaction.

Mar 27, 2016 09:45 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

within the past month.  Had a client who could not figure out e-sign and so they faxed signatures back.  

Mar 27, 2016 03:18 PM
Rainmaker
5,767,371
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Tony and Suzanne,

I second Susan Emo 's answer.  A

Mar 27, 2016 01:12 PM
Rainmaker
3,335,183
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

Msny lenders in short sales still require them....so  the short answer is

probably last Friday.

Mar 27, 2016 12:50 PM
Rainmaker
1,178,943
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Dealing with lenders on short sales.

It kind replaced by EQUATOR and RESNET.   My home fax does not work it works on analog circuitry.

Mar 27, 2016 12:47 PM
Rainmaker
3,986,000
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Yesterday, My client does not hae a computer.  Just over a $300, 000 deal that we would have lost if not able to fax.  It had to be done yesterday if we wanted the property and my clients were not able to come and meet me

Mar 27, 2016 12:36 PM
Rainmaker
1,157,535
FN LN
Toronto, ON

I still use fax quite extensively when communicating with certain organizations and individuals.

Mar 27, 2016 11:47 AM
Rainmaker
2,224,167
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

There is still a time when we do use our fax machine. It's not very often, though. 

Mar 27, 2016 11:23 AM
Rainmaker
804,277
Susan Laxson CRS
Premiere Plus Realty - Naples, FL
Realtor in Naples & Marco Island, FL

I will be receiving one tomorrow from a client who wants to send me one, in lieu of scanning and emailing it. Before that, it has been years.

Mar 27, 2016 09:47 AM
Rainmaker
3,887,216
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Yesterday. A mature agent said "I'm so innovative now. I learned how to use my fax machine"...

Mar 27, 2016 09:30 AM
Rainmaker
470,335
JoAnn Moore
The Mortgage Market of Delaware - Georgetown, DE
Home Loans in Delaware

A lot of our clients here in Delaware don't have scanners to scan several documents at one time. I don't like to receive the ones where they are one page per attachment. So fax is better in that case. A lot of our verifications of employment are received via fax. We have a dedicated line for ours.

Mar 27, 2016 08:50 AM
Rainmaker
564,420
Women of Westchester Working Together
Women of Westchester Working Together - West Harrison, NY
Women helping Women get ahead

Unfortunately, for us, some of our flooring suppliers are very behind in the times and require faxes.

Mar 27, 2016 07:45 AM
Rainer
224,119
LUXURYSOCALREALTY COMPASS La Jolla
Compass - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Partner - The Private Client Network

Older clients prefer fax over scan and email 

Mar 27, 2016 07:16 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Early 2000's, see your other Q for the rest of the story.

 

Mar 27, 2016 07:07 AM
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2,707,335
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

It has been a very long time and I am cracking up at Susan Emo 's answer.  But I still keep my fax line as you just never know when you will need to accommodate someone.

Mar 27, 2016 05:57 AM
Rainmaker
1,525,355
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

It has been a long time, I scan and email documents.

Mar 27, 2016 05:49 AM
Rainmaker
2,683,902
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Just recently. I pay $100 for the year and when needed pays for itself. Great back-up and looks, sounds and is still professional (for now)

Mar 27, 2016 05:38 AM
Rainmaker
4,327,974
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Unfortunately many relocation companies like things faxed so I do still find the need to fax.

Mar 27, 2016 05:36 AM
Rainmaker
1,424,950
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

A couple days ago!  Keller Williams demanded my social for tax reporting purposes and they couldn't open my password protected zip file, so I had to rewire my office and send the fax.

Mar 28, 2016 10:06 AM
Rainmaker
4,278,275
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

at least 2 years ago if not 3

 

Mar 28, 2016 02:25 AM
Rainmaker
140,618
Joan Dickie
Keller Williams Premier Realty - La Crosse, WI
Keller Williams Premier Realty

Just sent one 2 weeks ago to a bank for an REO.  Don't know why they still insist on fax.

Mar 28, 2016 01:46 AM
Rainmaker
4,300,798
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

About a year ago.  The listing agent could not see the electronic signature on a contract I sent.  I explained that she was opening the transaction with an IPad and that she needed to use a pc or down load a patch to make it work.  She would not listen to me so finally I printed off the contract an faxed it to her.

Mar 28, 2016 12:37 AM
Rainmaker
1,466,027
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers It has been quite a while ago.

Mar 28, 2016 12:15 AM
Rainmaker
4,244,779
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

It's been a while and as I recall it was to the lender.  

Mar 28, 2016 12:13 AM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

It's been so long I can't even remember.  

Mar 27, 2016 11:43 PM
Rainmaker
3,376,868
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Last Friday

Mar 27, 2016 11:07 PM
Rainmaker
1,708,235
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

In a galaxy far far away I think.

Mar 27, 2016 10:23 PM
Rainmaker
4,433,809
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

This weekend.

Mar 27, 2016 10:19 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Last fax was in the last decade!

Mar 27, 2016 08:40 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers - I think I had a fax from someone at office which was converted to scan by my office staff and sent to me as email.

Mar 27, 2016 03:27 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I can't remember the last time I used a fax.

Mar 27, 2016 01:33 PM
Rainmaker
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Hmm, good quesion.

Mar 27, 2016 12:07 PM
Rainmaker
579,246
Eric Kodner
Madeline Island Realty - La Pointe, WI
CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -

I really dislike faxes. The quality of even a second-generation faxed document is terrible.

Mar 27, 2016 11:23 AM
Rainmaker
1,209,159
Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

Last year I had a client that had no cell phone, no computer, no email, and no fax.  I drove a lot during that transaction.  

Mar 27, 2016 11:10 AM
Rainmaker
1,759,389
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

I sent a fax thru my fancy email copier just this week. Useless.

Mar 27, 2016 08:09 AM
Ambassador
4,721,883
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Yesterday - buyers sent me a POF to my efax

Mar 27, 2016 07:23 AM
Ambassador
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

I hated FAX offers.  They were rarely completely legible.

Mar 27, 2016 06:57 AM
Rainmaker
634,382
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Received? A few months ago. Sent? Years ago. I scan and attach to email, never paper fax for sending now.

Mar 27, 2016 05:51 AM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

it's been a few years since I've seen or heard of anyone in our office using a fax....

Mar 27, 2016 05:49 AM
Rainmaker
614,585
David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

Every so often they are needed to receive some piece of documentation.

Mar 29, 2016 08:17 AM
Rainmaker
5,264,612
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Cannot remember that far back, but know HUD needed them.

Mar 29, 2016 07:51 AM