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Appraisal report on 8x11 or 8x14 paper

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Lee SW IL

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Just curious,

I have always used 8x14 Legal sized paper to print out appraisal reports.
But, cost savings and convenience Im thinking about using standard 8x11


Anyone else print out reports on 8x11 paper?
 

Restrain

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Everythings legal. However, since I only print 1 copy for files and PDF virtually everything out, cost is not an issue.
 

George Hatch

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You could buy some napkins..... :wink:

Actually, many of the report forms have versions in standard 8 x 11 sizes, but run a page or two longer. I hear tell it provides more room for comments. I doubt you would save much in paper costs if you are using more sheets for the same report.

George Hatch
 

Farm Gal

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Lee:
If I PDF the report to the client I put a 8x11 in my file because the in-house paper costs are less, and having already run Adobe takes a step out of the process...

However if I ever have to READ the darn thing I print out a full size copy of the pertinent pages, as my eyes aren't what they used to be :lol: and I absolutely HATE getting a faxed copy of a 'downsized' report because it is nearly illegible!
 

Lee in L.A.

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I absolutely HATE getting a faxed copy of a 'downsized' report because it is nearly illegible!
:lol: My thought exactly.

And then the ones that are not only on letter instead of legal, but have been shrunk to half that size :x Illegible, I cannot review this. :x I will not waste my time trying.

Personally I never print a report, so paper and ink costs are only for printed research data. :D
 

Larry Lyke

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You can obtain an 8 1/2 x 11 copy of the whole report for yourself by sending yourself a CC when you EDI the client.

Then print your copy on the main printer so it comes out gray scale.

The savings is the color ink mainly, not the paper. Paper is about one cent per page.
 

Mike Garrett RAA

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Use the industry standard.....legal size! I personally hate what the government did reducing 8.5 x 11 down to 8 x 10..what a joke!
 

Larry Lyke

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Mike --

But you do realize, don't you, that the EDI transmission to your client arrives in 8 1/2 x 11 format.

If I'm wrong, please advise.

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Actually, I disagree about the legal v. letter format hassle. It ought to have been changed with the last issuance of the URAR and/or when the court system switched from legal to letter format for pleadings.

With more standardization in this area, the cheaper you can purchase a slightly used legal-size file cabinet. That's one good reason.
 

Mountain Man

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In Adobe, you chose the paper size settings. But on the other end, they can print it on what ever size paper they want.

The GA Realtors are now using a letter size contract. It is many pages long, but it is letter. I like it, it doesn't get reduced down to micro fonts when faxed. :wink:
 

Larry Lyke

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Sounds good to me. Our MLS went to letter size, but the PA contracts are still legal size with letter size addenda.

You apparently know a lot more about Adobe than I do. I have been simply EDI'ing to my clients and a few times sent myself a copy and it always opened as letter size, so like you say, the client must be choosing their own size.

Maybe they are not complaining because they've found a way to open my signature too! 'It's a Brave New World out there.' [And, for the most part, I love it.]

Thanks.
 
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