First it was the fax machine . . .


“Life moves pretty fast . . . if you don’t stop and look around once and a while . . . you could miss it.”  — Ferris Bueller


Life does move fast.  And it seems like the more technology we use, the faster our lives move.  Fax machines, voicemails, pagers, cell-phones, PDA’s, Blackberrys, and the list goes on and on and on — none of them ever really seem to actually save us time.  Sure, they make things quicker and more convenient (we can do more things at once — drive and eat, while checking email and scanning through songs on our iPod . . . hypothetically, of course).  But when was the last time you said, “Wow, this fax machine has really saved me some time today, it’s 2:00PM and I think I’ll call it a day!”  For the most part, technology in general and techno-gadgets all seem to allow us, at best, to cram more things into our already busy lives. 

I am sure that there are advances in technology that have had a larger impact on business than the facsimile, but the fax machine has to be close to the top of the list.  Certainly in the mortgage and real estate business where documents can be sent, reviewed, signed, submitted, all from a simple phone line and an $45 box called a fax machine.  Can you imagine (I know some of you don’t have to “imagine” as much as “remember”), submitting an offer to purchase a house and giving it to your agent so that he or she can drive it across town to submit it to the seller??? 

So, to date myself, I have never known the business without the fax machine.  I was around when it took 2 1/2 days to get a credit report!!  Speaking of tecnology, I was quick to start using Microsoft Excel for my business years ago; I was quick to jump at doing business using email, using the internet and using a website, etc; and I was fairly quick on the cell phone thing (although a little slow on the Palm Treo/Blackberry craze).

All that to say, I think that I may be towards the front of the pack in my experiment to use a blog in business.  I think blogging is a great way for people to chat.  And because the mortgage business (and shopping for a mortgage) seems to involve a lot of chatting, it seems like a logical place for people to ask for advice, seek out information, etc.

So, welcome to my mortgage blog.  If you’ve got questions, post them in the comments section and I’ll get to work at answering them.  Thanks for visiting!!  


Hillside Lending, LLC is a GA Residential Mortgage Licensee # 17844 — 650 Village Crest Drive, Suwanee, GA  30024.  For more information, visit


One Response to “First it was the fax machine . . .”

  1. Clay Jeffreys Says:

    I could not agree more with the comment…
    technology in general and techno-gadgets all seem to allow us, at best, to cram more things into our already busy lives…

    Sometimes the thought of a log cabin in the woods is quite comforting.

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