One of the things most “civilians” don’t realize about REALTORS is that we have to deal with a LOT of paperwork. Every email, every interaction with a client or with the agent on the other side of the transaction, has to be documented. I’ve never been sued in my 15 years as a REALTOR, but I have had to take a Seller to mediation on a home I purchased for myself as an investment — and backup paperwork was important in my case.
Because a paper trail of my interactions is so important, my brokerage requires us to have a copy of all the emails uploaded to our transaction management/documentation system. But on a typical transaction, I probably have 120 to 400 emails! That is a LOT of uploading if I were to do it one at a time. Before finding CloudHQ, I had to do a very complicated process of finding the emails, converting to an RTF, then selecting the RTF file and converting it into about 10 PDF Files since they would be so large. Better than 400 but still a pain in the you know what!
I finally realized I didn’t have to use my MacMail to convert the files, I could go directly from the browser since my email uses a Gmail server. Luckily Google gave me some options, but I was concerned about security and some of them seemed like they would still be super complex to use with so many steps that my old way of doing the RTF, etc, was no more trouble. Bit seemed there was no easy solution until I found CloudHQ (cloudhq.net) After checking some on-line reviews, I decided to give it a try. It was super easy to install and very intuitive to use.
At last, I am now happily compliant with my brokerages’ requirements and not stuck making PDF’s forever. Thank ou, CloudHQ!