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Because of escalating gas prices at the pump, it certainly cost a few extra bucks to fill up my car this morning.
Couple that increased expense, with the stormy weather outside, and it seems reason enough to be grateful for the ability to work from my home office so much of the time.
Saving on fuel expense and commute timehas certainly become an interest if not a necessity for many.
Increasingly, more employees and professionals are choosing the option of working from home, or using a home office for a variety of reasons. In addition to the cost of gas, and unproductive commute time, there can be some other desirable reasons. Consider one real estate professional, that a decade ago felt it necessary to drive to her office 30 minutes away from home at least 5 days a week. There was also the added expense of daycare, and more meals, which were not home cooked.
Fortunately, technology has progressed to a point, which offers independence and escape from the old idea we need to drive to a remote office, in order to always conduct work or business.
As another agent, who recently lamented, "Personally, I made a decision a couple years ago to use a space off my kitchen and dining area, as a place to set up my laptop. In the beginning I put a note on my car keys, "DO YOU REALLY NEED TO MAKE THIS TRIP?" It was amazing how most of the time I didn't!"
The irony for real estate professionals is many drive to an office several miles away, when the client is a neighbor living close to their own neighborhood, or community.
For some, beginning to make a successful conversion using a home office, simply means redefining how business is being performed. And coming to the realization what may be gained by using a home office. You may not need that desk space at the brokerage after-all.
Because many find less stress working at home, making the decision, often finds them working more successfully, and staying in the job or business for the longer haul.
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.