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andrew81

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Digger88

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i physically print page one of the engagement letter, page 1 of the subject assessor record, and page 1 of the URAR. the rest is pdf of the engagement letter, full report, listing, tax records, maps, comps, etc... all kept in a digital workfile.

record keeping rule states "true copies of all written reports, documented on any type of media. (A true copy is a replica of the report transmitted to the client. A photocopy or an electronic copy of the entire report transmitted to the client satisfies the requirement of a true copy.)" "or references to the location(s) of such other data, information, and documentation."
so when you are out in the field and you drive to your comps and take a pic where do you write your notes about that comp to?
 

Digger88

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I've never had an ink jet last long enough to spit on. Buy a color laser. Gosh, I mean how cheap are you? A drum costs a lot but it takes a long time to use up a drum. PS - I buy a higher quality laser for color and an elchepo HP BW laser which you can get cheap cartridges for. View attachment 43679
the ink jet printer im replacing has printed 11,000 pages and cost $80 new. its replacement is heavy duty and weighs in a 67 pounds!!! cant imagine how an inkjet is that heavy but it is a beast.
 

Jim Bartley

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Doesn't it take just as long to make a digital copy?
Paper and toner are cheap. I go through 2-3 5000 reams a year x $50
and 3 cartridges x $15. Thats like $200/year.
 

Terrel L. Shields

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so when you are out in the field and you drive to your comps and take a pic where do you write your notes about that comp to?
Handy dandy keychain microphone = put in the workfile as audio file. Actually I have a inspection sheet I use, I pdf the property tax card, and it allows me to copy the sketch and paste into the inspection sheet to use as a guide to measuring. That's all transferred to things that are in the report...thus you could just throw away. OR stick in that multipage scanner and zip, it makes a pdf or a jpg file (I pdf everything I can) all in digital. Keychain-8GB-40.jpg
 

Digger88

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Handy dandy keychain microphone = put in the workfile as audio file. Actually I have a inspection sheet I use, I pdf the property tax card, and it allows me to copy the sketch and paste into the inspection sheet to use as a guide to measuring. That's all transferred to things that are in the report...thus you could just throw away. OR stick in that multipage scanner and zip, it makes a pdf or a jpg file (I pdf everything I can) all in digital. View attachment 43690
what if you had 7 inspections in 1 day. how would you separate audio notes taken in the field? i know paper is old school but i love comparing what written in the listing versus what i see in the field. and all my notes are 1 letter shorthand. ie bsswf means brick and siding, stoop only, wooded view to rear and fence.
 

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If you read this post, would it help or hurt someone’s case that they make $300k a year? We all know the truth....but cringeworthy you don’t.
 

Fritz Smith

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The truth is cringeworthy
 
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