I just posted an article this morning over on The Geek Estate Blog entitled:
Having just recently changed brokerages (you can read about it HERE), our owner/partners of Keller Williams West Sound Realty are in the process of identifying/evaluating potential office space here in Kitsap County WA.
At first, I naturally envisioned that this would be a traditional 'stand-alone' office space, just like all the other local players have.
But then, as I thought about it more, I began to question the value/benefits of having a traditional real estate office. I started to challenge myself to think outside the box.
What are the needs of agents/brokers today? Is an office space necessary for their success?
What are the needs of consumers? Are agent/broker offices important to them?
And that led me to writing my recent post, with the hopes of stirring up some meaningful conversation/debate.
Go ahead and read the full article HERE.
So what are your thoughts, my fellow ActiveRainers?
Is there still value/benefits to the traditional brick & mortar real estate office?
What is the future of the real estate brokerage?
Is full blown Virtual real estate even possible, given the highly relational nature of our business?
Are there any creative alternatives for physical space that allows us to effectively engage and connect with consumers?
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Rich Jacobson is a licensed real estate professional with Keller Williams West Sound, providing knowledgeable empowerment and relentless representation for his clients of residential properties and vacant land throughout all of Kitsap County WA and portions of Pierce, Mason, and Jefferson Counties. You can also find him at KitsapLife, SoundBiteBlog, and Crabbing in the Hood, or e-mail: email@example.com