Real Estate Agent Tips: Make Sure Your Fax Solution Has These Three Features

Imagine you’re out for the afternoon showing high-end condos to a new client — a young man, pre-qualified, great income, eager to buy. You’re an hour away from your office… when an important fax comes in.

It’s the purchase offer you sent on behalf of another client, and the seller has signed and accepted your client’s offer. You’ve got the deal! The seller only requests to have the agreement she faxed to your office signed and faxed back within two hours.

The only problem is -- you’re not at your...

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4 Tips to Plan a Great Valentine’s Day — Even for a Busy SMB Professional Like You

Valentine’s Day is rapidly approaching and you're probably thinking, "I'm swamped. How am supposed to make time for  a Valentine's Day celebration?" Glad you asked.

As it happens, the fact that you’re an on-the-go professional can actually help you plan a memorable celebration. Here are a few easy ideas for using your daily mountain-moving skills to plan a wonderful Valentine’s Day.

1. Make it a Valentine’s Week

One of the challenges a special occasion like Valentine’s Day presents is that society...

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A Brief History of Faxing for the Tech Enthusiast

While we generally talk about the benefits of faxing, tech enthusiasts might also appreciate that fax has a long history with the various standards bodies that mandate how communication systems work. The International Telecommunications Union (ITU), for example, has published hundreds of standards for building and implementing fax networks. Despite their name, adoption of these “standards” is not mandatory; some fade without much practical implementation, while others evolve and grow into well...

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Smart Business Strategies You Can Learn from… Football?

This has been football’s most important week of the year — first the Super Bowl, and today, National Signing Day, the deadline for high school stars to submit letters of intent to the colleges they’ve chosen to play for.

Turns out, each of these events offers valuable lessons for SMBs, lessons that can save you time, money and even heartache.

The business lesson from the Super Bowl comes, unfortunately, in the form of a horror story. Denver Broncos defensive lineman Elvis Dumervil was cut from the...

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Quick Ways Your New eFax® Mobile App Will Boost Your Productivity

We’re excited to introduce the latest evolution of the eFax mobile app.  We announced some terrific new productivity features that can save on-the-go professionals like you serious time and headaches. And it can help you be much more responsive to customers and partners with no additional effort on your part!

So, what great new features are available on the new mobile fax app? Imagine being able to open a contract from your DropBox, Box or iCloud account, signing the contract with your finger and...

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Ditch Your PSTN and Take Your Fax Mobile

Watch any movie from the 1980s that deals with work (9 to 5, Working Girl, Wall Street, Trading Places, the list goes on) and you’ll see bustling offices filled with enormous computers, copy and fax machines the size of small cars, and workers held hostage at their desks by their hardwired phones. Look closely and you’ll see glimpses of devices we now take for granted — though back then that wondrous invention known as a cellular phone was the size and heft of a small paving stone.

Cut to today...

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Salespeople succeeding thanks to tablets and online faxing

Online faxing for SalespeopleIntuitively we understand how mobile devices like tablets can make a sales professional more productive and successful. Armed with a tablet, a salesperson can research on the go, write emails to prospects from anywhere and even attend virtual video conferences from a vacation spot.

But when it comes to the real work — like drafting a sales proposal, giving a presentation or even signing a business contract — we still tend to think that only a “real computer” can handle these tasks. But that’s no...

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Three Clever Productivity Ideas for Your Smart Phone

efax online fax service You’re a busy professional, always on the go, and your smart phone has become the lifeline of your business.

People mistakenly call yours a “home-based business,” but the truth is that you’re always doing business, no matter where you are — in the car, at the coffee place, while you’re shopping for groceries, in the airport, at your child’s soccer practice…

You probably already know that online faxing with eFax can be a lifesaver when you’re on the road and need to review, sign and send a fax in a...

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An Interesting Surprise in Today’s Housing Boom — and How Realtors Can Capitalize on it

Real estate agents: Current stats on US real estate trends indicate that your business is in for a dose of good luck. Two doses, actually, if you’re tech-savvy.

As you’re no doubt aware, US housing is enjoying a mini-surge. HUD’s September new-construction report shows August’s single-family housing starts were up 7% over those in the previous month.

But what you might not have heard is exactly who these new entrants into the market are. They’re young people. A recent generational housing trends...

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Four Reasons Why Online Fax Makes Sense For Your Business

efax,online fax,small business fax,benefits of online faxScenario: A client needs you to fax a critical document, pronto. Or they ask for your fax number, so they can fax a proposed contract change to you right away.

Your first thought might be: “Fax??? Really??? Is my client stuck in the 90s??"

(The truth? Even in 2013 -- the age of email and texting, fax remains as one of the most reliable, commonly used and trusted ways to send and receive critical business documents. Especially in the real estate, legal, manufacturing, finance and healthcare...

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eFax Offers NFL Special After Elvis Dumervil Released by Broncos for Fax Blunder

The Denver Broncos announced today that the team has released pass rusher Elvis Dumervil because his agent failed to fax the signed contract before the 1:00 PM deadline.

The cost to Dumerville? $8 million!

A glitch in the fax machine used to send the paperwork was reported to be the cause. 

Based on this news, eFax has introduced a special offer for anyone who calls the 800 number listed below and mentions the offer code "NFL."

The eFax service enables you to send and receive official documents...

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Mobile Apps and Cloud Services Empower Mortgage Brokers To Close Deals Anytime, Anywhere

As more Americans enter the housing market, buyers, sellers, realtors, and lenders are increasingly turning to mobile apps and the cloud to get deals done.  From faxing a loan document using a mobile app to managing calls and voicemails professionally using a virtual phone number, mortgage brokers are now, more than ever before, able to cut the cord to the office and still make the sale.

This trend is reflected in a November, 2012 Forrester Research report entitled “Multichannel Home Lending...

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Fax To Go

Faster and more convenient airplanes, a truly global economy and the growing importance of large conferences have all led to a recent surge in business-oriented international travel.

In fact, in terms of professional travel, 2011 exceeded most expectations, and 2012 looks even better.

According to the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), 2011 saw increases in business-travel spending and trip volume. With data still coming in, GBTA predicts that 2012 will see business-travel spending rise...

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Going on vacation? No need to pack the fax machine.

Small business owners are known for their need to be "on call" for their business. This 24/7 mentality can take its toll over time, and the obvious solution is a little bit of R&R.

Everyone deserves a vacation every so often -- especially small business owners, who often wear multiple hats and feel the need to remain chained to their desks.

However, with modern business needs and demanding clients, taking a vacation can pose a problem for people hoping to leave the office for a few days. If faxing ...

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Is That a Fax Machine in Your Pocket?

Fax has come a long way since the days of a clunky, noisy fax machine sitting in the corner, plugged into a dedicated phone line and waiting for toner or paper to be added.

Fax is integral to transactional business today -- oftentimes, a scanned PDF sent via email is not allowed -- only a faxed, or original document (mailed, or hand-delivered)  is accepted. Today, with nothing more than a WiFi connection and a cell phone or iPad, you can send and/or receive a fax -- even signing it using your...

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Report: Drivers for cloud increase adoption rates by 2015

The intersection of social networking, big data and other major industry trends is causing more businesses to implement cloud services in order to remain competitive with rival firms.

This trend will cause the number of companies that outsource services to the cloud to more than double by 2015, according to a new IBM study.

While organizations may agree on the need to move to cloud services such as online fax and online backup, the benefits from actually doing so vary.

For example, the report noted...

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IT skills gaps hampering business operations, but not deterring innovation

A recent study by CompTIA found that the rapid evolution of technology has created IT skillset challenges for business owners that don't have time to keep up with technology advancements.

Small business owners -- those who often wear multiple hats, acting as business visionary, owner, IT support and marketing/sales specialist, to name a few -- are particularly susceptible to the challenges these rapid advances in technology create.

"Even as the importance of technology to business success...

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Report: Companies address mobile demands to stay competitive

As enterprise technology continues to improve, certain trends are going to develop as priorities for businesses through 2012 and the years to come. According to a recent Gartner report, cloud computing and mobile devices will be among the most disruptive technologies during the next several years.

"Many industry business models will be challenged through 2015 as customers continue to adopt an always-connected digital lifestyle and market competitors exploit emerging technologies to achieve...

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