Real Estate Office Space - Where should you work from?
Why would you pay to rent space in a Real Estate Office? How often does a potential client come walking up to you while you’re sitting at your desk in your Real Estate office? But they won’t come up to you at home either. So what is better than a real estate office and brings you a constant stream of leads?
Try holding an open house from 9am – 6pm at one of your listings. Use the property as your Real Estate Office Monday-Friday. If you don’t have a listing then use someone else’s. When you combine this with the techniques I teach you in HOW MANY OPEN HOUSE SIGNS you can get up to 30 people per day to come to you. Try doing that in a normal Real Estate Office.
If you have an assistant, have them meet you there. They can help you set up signs, and talk to people while you Door knock the neighbors, or talk to potential clients.
The problem with working from your home is that the constant stream of interruptions will keep you from being efficient and it's too easy to get distracted.
Working from a normal Real Estate office has positive and negative attributes. On the positive side, you are bouncing ideas off of other people, there is a board somewhere that compares you to others (which can motivate or depress you), and there is a degree of accountability because others can tell if you are working or not. I recommend going to the Real Estate Office for the weekly sales meetings to bounce ideas off of other people and pitch your listings, but keep your office at your listings.
YOU NEED TO HAVE MOBILE INTERNET
(especially if you're going to have a mobile real estate office)
A variety of phones have the ability to become a hub for internet. This gives you the ability to use your laptop from wherever you go. They charge you based on the amount of bandwidth that you use. This is a blessing because if you are paying per GB, you are less likely to do non-work related activity and you’ll get more done.