Your “office” #in

Reblogger LINDA SABO
Real Estate Agent with Re/Max Preferred Associates, Toledo, OH 353315

This article made me smile as I read it.  There were so many good ideas on "Where do you want to meet?"  Such as:  What part of town?  Which Panera Bread location?  Which Starbucks location?  Let's meet at Side Cut Park shelter area?  Which library are you near? 

This article thinks outside the"box".

Original content by Barry Owen TN #251071


When someone asks me if we should meet in my office, I always say: “SURE! In What part of town would you like to meet?” . . . while I DO have a “Real Office,” there are somewhere in the neighborhood of 30 “conference/Meeting rooms”

How many of us have made our entire city our office?

Panera Bread is a great place to meet. They were the first of their kind (IMHO) to really “Get” the power of offering ample nooks and crannies, booths, and table space to accommodate intimate 1:1 meetings up to a dozen folks in need of a place to hammer out final details on a proposal . . . all impromptu – No reservations required :-)

Starbucks is EVERYWHERE also.

When the weather’s nice, I might be found at a picnic table in the middle of Percy Warner Park. I can get more work done in that natural setting in 2 hours than I can usually accomplish in the real office in a day . . . and it’s a blast to see the occasional opossum or mouse or rabbit or deer or coyote wander through and give me that look. OH! and if someone needs to come for a quick meeting, I just guide them in :-)

My favorite Local Bank Pinnacle Financial Partners had the foresight to install in EVERY branch a “Learning Center” with plush, comfortable chairs and access to display monitors to seat 12-15 people . . . and FREE to those who bank with them (which I proudly do). I use these rooms almost every week to host Mastermind Sessions with 12-15 High-minded REALTORS. Do you think that Pinnacle might just get some residual benefit with this arrangement? I know they do . . . A decent number of my “participants” in my Masterminds have opened accounts.

In Nashville, our Mayor Karl Dean (Who’s sweating a little these days because he just put forth a clunky tax increase for property taxes) is TOTALLY committed to making Nashville the best city on the planet in which to live – and part of his plan is “Health conscious living” including LOTS of city parks . . . He’s making good on this, and every park he adds is a new potential OFFICE.

So . . . Get your head out of that BOX that an office has to be an office . . . Anywhere in your MSA works just fine – Just DO IT!

OBTW . . . BONUS . . . every office space I mention above is FREE.

Special BONUS . . . If the weather’s nice . . . Wouldn’t you rather be working OUTSIDE with natural light (and air)?


Me too . . .

Just sayin’



Barry Owen

Principal Broker
Pareto Realty
Nashville, TN

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Michael Maynard
New Neighbors Realty - Milford, CT

very true Barry, tha is how i have done business my entire career

May 08, 2012 11:12 PM #1
Michael Maynard
New Neighbors Realty - Milford, CT

Sorry Linda! I meant to say thank you Linda for the repost my fault

May 08, 2012 11:12 PM #2
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