An important part of the work in a real estate office is that connected with filing the various papers and documents relating to the business so that each may be found without loss of time. A list of such papers would include: deeds conveying property to the concern; abstracts of title relating to the above, and attorney's certificates thereto; title policies; mortgages receivable; contracts given by the concern; contracts assumed by the concern; selling contracts; options given and received; fire insurance policies; tax receipts; sundry agreements, leases, releases, etc.

All such papers should be kept in a vault or safe with each class of documents numbered consecutively (abstracts being given the same number as the piece of property to which each relates) and filed in order; a record being kept in proper books, as already suggested.