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About Aileen La Bouff
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I love my job. There's nothing more professionally satisfying than congratulating a new homeowner or homeseller on the successful close of their transaction.
In my career I have become very aware of the amount of paper resources consumed in the real estate industry -- everything is copied in triplicate, signed by another person then copied again -- in triplicate (!):
- 200 page disclosure packets may be printed 10-20 times...all of them but the final buyer's discarded.
- multiple copies of printed correspondence and instructions.
It's really sad that typical transactions use around 1,000 sheets of (mostly discarded) paper.
Being an avid tree-hugger, I find this unacceptable and therefore attempt to run my business with minimal impact. As many documents as possible are signed on a tablet PC and preserved in soft copy. My average per transaction is down to around 50 sheets...and when paper is unavoidable, it's 100% post-consumer recycled and/or sustainable forest certified.
I am a certified Santa Clara County Green Business.
I am a certified EcoBroker.