Warning: If You Keep Your Real Estate Records on Your Computer

Here’s a big warning if you are keeping your real estate records on your computer. You could lose everything if you don’t back-up…

real estate record warningI had a computer crash a week ago Tuesday and I want to warn everyone to back up all your files and everything that is near and dear to you.

It has been devastating. 

It was not my main computer.  It was my laptop but I lost five years worth of precious stuff which I will equate to having some sort of fire.

I knew I was in trouble when I took it to an IT man and  he took one look at it and said, “This is bad.”

The car wash owner next door, whom I suspect is also the IT’s landlord, even felt sorry for me and gave me a coupon for his super deluxe car wash that normally cost $12.

(I would never spend $12 on a car wash for my landlording vehicle)

Anyway, the hard drive was fried, along with most of  my vacation pictures from a month’s trip to England that I took a few years ago.  Those included my treasured views from the roof of a cathedral in Ely, where we were allowed to walk around on the 500- year old leaded roof.

 What a view!

At least I still have my memories.

But please heed my warnings, especially if you are doing your real estate records on your computers. With all the excellent real estate record keeping software out there, you can save a lot of time and effort.  But there is also a downside.

 You could lose it all in only a few minutes. 

That’s my very important take-away sermon for today.

Don’t make the same mistake I did. 

Back everything up.

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