Real Estate Office Space - where should you work from?

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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.



(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.

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A Real Estate Agent can spend thousands of dollars on Marketing + 60 hours per week working and not get a single listing appointment. I can give you up to 20 listing appointments per month.

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Comments (4)

Lang Premier Properties
Lang Premier Properties - Clawson, MI
Metro Detroit Real Estate Group

Very true, working from home definitely has its distractions!  I don't know though if I could work from an open house.  I would be occupied with meeting the potential buyers.

I'm sure if you were to get a system in place then it could work!  Realtors are always coming up with new things, so creative.

Best of luck to you in 2012!

Dec 16, 2011 09:58 AM
go to & get 20 Listing Appointments per month
Real Estate Faster - Los Angeles, CA

Thanks Ben for the comment.

Later I will do a post about why it's better to keep working than to stop and hound the prospects when they come in the door, as well another post on why lead generation is the most important step and it makes sense to collect a referral fee and just let others handle the Buyers and Sellers.

Dec 16, 2011 12:58 PM
Ann Hayden 636-399-7544
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties-St. Louis Missouri - Chesterfield, MO


Sounds like an interesting concept.... 

Happy New Year!

Ann Hayden in Wildwood, MO

Dec 28, 2011 03:09 PM
PRG Real Estate - San Jose, CA
VA Home Loan Specialist - SF Bay Area

Never even thought of this. Sounds like a great idea. You have a place to meet clients and also a place to get people to walk-in!

Will talk this over with the team and see if it is something we can try out.

May 22, 2015 04:46 AM