Joseph Domino 480-390-6011, Real Estate Made Easy (HomeSmart)

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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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We are considered a small town market and most of the brokerages have store fronts. Occasionally a buyer or seller will walk in the door but the numbers have declined drastically over the last 10 years. 

Jul 31, 2017 07:49 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
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Well...our broker's office does serve walk-ins - but - we are rarely there - working out of our home offices...

Aug 01, 2017 04:58 AM
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Chuck Willman UtahHomes.me
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While in Phoenix I worked a "storefront" location for maybe a month. No traffic to speak of.

Jul 31, 2017 08:09 PM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
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Walkins are very rare

Aug 01, 2017 05:17 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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I have 4 offices, but few people ever walk in to any of them, seldom even have staff in them on a regular basis.

Congrats on the first blog post, AR can be a powerful tool!

 

Aug 01, 2017 04:49 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
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We moved out of a store front approximately 4 years ago into an executive building office.

Aug 01, 2017 04:38 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
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I did 25 years ago in NYC with Halstead Property. They moved to a corporate office on Park Avenue some years ago. I have always been in an office building in Charlotte, but once... and didn't actually see a whole lot of walk-in business at the one company that had more of a store-front.

Aug 01, 2017 04:12 AM
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Every area is different...there are brokerages that reward agents for home offices. Not sure that the either is applicable for every metro area.

Aug 01, 2017 01:48 AM
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Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
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I have people walk into my virtual storefront on the good ole web! I also have storefronts on Sundays when I do open houses for sellers.

Aug 01, 2017 12:28 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

I don't and I do miss that too, Joseph Domino 480-390-6011! It's not very common here and it really was nice having folks walking through the door - "office" space seems so blah to me now! 

Jul 31, 2017 09:56 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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My current brokerage is on a main street -- I don't know about walk-in traffic as that is not part of my personal marketing these days.  

Jul 31, 2017 09:55 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

At times I would like to but can't get enough agents who want to be in the office

Jul 31, 2017 08:59 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I actually never have in 18 years.

I guess I would if I had an office in La Jolla proper, but I'm in the financial district, no tourists there.

Jul 31, 2017 07:44 PM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
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I'm in a tourist town. About half our brokerages are store-front with a lot of walk-in traffic. What does that get them? A lot of looky-loos that will never buy. It mandates floor time and is primarily a time-waster. My office rarely gets a walk-in and we have as many sales as a store-front with 3x the agents. The world has changed and most serious lookers have been online long before they reach out to an agent.

Aug 01, 2017 06:08 AM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
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Our office is a converted home that was used as a doctors office prior to being used by KW

Aug 01, 2017 05:26 AM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
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We serve the walkin however we are on the second floor of a 2 story dental office...

Jul 31, 2017 10:01 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
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I started out in Boston in a store front that is there today, 12 years later, but my current office is in an office park.

Jul 31, 2017 08:27 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

We have a store front office that gets very good traffic. Floor time is coveted and yes, we get sales from our walk ins.

Aug 02, 2017 02:45 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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I do not. and I think less and less have store fronts in big cities.

 

Aug 01, 2017 11:02 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Most of our 8 offices are in a regular store front location. One is behind a McDonalds if you can believe that.

Aug 01, 2017 10:32 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
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At KW the walk in rate is 2% of transactions.  Current brokerage, close to nothing.

People find homes on devices, online go to open house and strike a deal. This is the current trend-DIU.

Fewer are looking buyer agents these days.

Aug 01, 2017 09:58 AM
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Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Prior to opening my brokerage, I did work in a storefront, no walk-in traffic at all except for tourists looking for someone to give them a tour of the city. I was rarely in the office and did not take any floor time. 
I also had a storefront when I opened my brokerage for a while, it was just a waste of money, no walk-ins. I now work out of my home office and love it.

Aug 01, 2017 07:31 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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Welcome to AR and congratulations on your first post. 

I have not worked in a store front office ... in over 5 years.  Walk-ins were not common even 5 years ago. 

I am independent now.  I work from my home office and have do so even when I was affiliated with another brokerage. 

Aug 01, 2017 07:25 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

I had an office in the apartment complex I managed but didn't work a storefront for the last 10 years of my career.  In 30 years I think I only secured 2 walk-in clients when I did work at a storefront.  Here's an article I wrote in October of 2016 on the subject: My Blog Was My Storefront.  

Blog on!  

Aug 01, 2017 06:32 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Joseph Domino 480-390-6011 I don't believe we have any left here. I did work for one of the last office's that had a store front.

Aug 01, 2017 06:16 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

This is a good question as it makes more sense to work on the go or out of your home with few exceptions. Technology has us thinking out of the box literally

Aug 01, 2017 05:56 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
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Walk ins still work in resort area cities. Oklahoma City is a car oriented city so that hasn't worked in decades.

Aug 01, 2017 05:45 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Have not been involved with a stroefront brokerage in years. When I was, traffic was not terrific.

Aug 01, 2017 05:30 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

I have always been in a free standing building, as a whole i see many of the small companies who were in the store fronts, get bought out by the big franchises.

Aug 01, 2017 05:28 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

My office is in a strip mall in the heart of the Tech Center, and do see a few walk-ins.   I am rarely there though.

Aug 04, 2017 09:39 AM
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Marnie Matarese
DWELL REAL ESTATE - Sarasota, FL
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The only store fronts that are truly successful in our area are those that are close to the beaches.  Otherwise, walk-ins seem to be a thing of the past.

Aug 03, 2017 04:57 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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I work mostly from home. My broker has a small office that now he rented out partially since no one ever comes there. Our meetings are digital and no one has a need to stay in the office. People do not walk in anymore. 

Aug 03, 2017 04:40 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

We do.

Aug 03, 2017 06:18 AM
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Real estate is conducted differently all over the country. We are in an executive building in prime location..no walk-ins but wouldn't expect them. Love..love...love ...our location!

Aug 02, 2017 07:10 PM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

My brokerage has a storefront, but very few walk ins. 

Aug 02, 2017 05:12 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Joseph Domino 480-390-6011 - well, at eXp, it is in Cloud....lol!

Aug 01, 2017 10:43 PM
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Mike Kelly,CRS,CIPS
The MJKelly Team - Santa Rosa, CA
"One of Sonoma County's Natural Resources"

 

Office buildings? How about totally mobile? I think the “store-front” can work well in certain communities. Only issue is cost as you are in a retail operation setting with commensurate higher rents. You may not be wanted by a landlord. We have a large builder of office and industrial park complexes and they are seeing the large cpa/accounting, attorney firms NOT seeking out office space.

 

In the right area a storefront would be very cool. But I’m inclined to seek out the office with multiple conference rooms, work areas  and lean expense when it comes to sticks and bricks. At KW we like to “lead with profit” and don’t covet the huge office space unless we have a full raft of agents to fill it. In a digital world stick and bricks are becoming more like buggy whips, or to keep it somewhat relevant, like an Ipod!

 

Aug 01, 2017 07:37 PM
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Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

    I see the storefront offices in Highlands, North Carolina and in Charleston, SC and places like that.  Not so much in cities like Tallahassee.

Aug 01, 2017 03:52 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

A storefront if well sited would excite me, but our California Affiliate Broker has  the typical office building situs.  In Florida, we are virtual

Aug 01, 2017 12:22 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Our office is in an office building and that has worked well for the agents. 

Aug 01, 2017 10:30 AM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
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Joseph we had a store front for several years or so with little to no foot traffic which wasn't worth the high cost of leasing. Welcome to the Rain!!  FYI perhaps you can join us in September for the Phoenix/Scottsdale ActiveRain meetup.  We locals get together ,share ideas and just relax a bit over happy hour. Hope you can join us - details to follow later.

Aug 01, 2017 09:44 AM
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Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
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I got away from store front and office front a few years back.  With everyone looking online - I think this is not important any longer.

Aug 01, 2017 09:43 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I've always been out of my house.

Aug 01, 2017 09:16 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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yes...the broker/owner owns the building and we have the first floor....we DO get walk-ins.... we're located on a state highway with great visibility....can't miss us.... big sign out front....

Aug 01, 2017 06:38 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Joseph,

In our market, there are still many store fronts. A

Aug 01, 2017 06:35 AM