As you might guess, real estate agents generate quite a lot of paper files over the course of their business. Often times, a file for a single transaction can amount to several hundred pages. That’s a lot of paper! In the past, most agents maintained a copy of each file and their brokerage did the same. Each agent kept copies for 7 years just in case the information was needed later. As we move toward paperless transactions, the need for the duplicate files will soon be a thing of the past because the brokerage will keep the only file in an approved electronic format. But, what to do with those files, many with confidential information regarding the transaction. Of course, the solution to the build up of files is to have them shredded.
The small paper shredder in my home officer is fine for daily bills and such, but not for several boxes of files from past years. And, don’t forget, as an agent has upgraded computers over the years, they have pulled the hard drives to protect that same confidential information before getting rid of the old computers. You may be surprised to find that shredding is the perfect solution to those old hard drives as well!
To help agents deal with the accumulation of documents and hard drives that need to be shredded, Coldwell Banker will host a Shred-Event at their office on Saturday, May 30, 2015 between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM. The truck will be in the parking lot at 9250 Laguna Springs Drive.
As a public service, the Shred-Event is open to our friends and clients as well. All we ask in return is that you help us support the Elk Grove Food Bank by bringing a check or a bag of non-perishable food along with your boxes of documents to be shredded.
I have attached a flyer with all of the information so that you will have it in hand when you come by to drop off your documents. Shred-Event-Flyer