Real Estate Office of the Future - dummies

By Dirk Zeller

Real estate offices have evolved from the sprawling buildings where every agent had his own workstation, cubical, or private office. Although some offices are still arranged this way, the vast majority of real estate offices are morphing into a more stop-and-go model.

Agents on the go share spaces, tools and resources. Many agents work probably remotely from a home office. Their activities are mobile because of technological advances in access to information and paperless documents and transactions. Even agents who need staff or help for administrative functions are hiring virtual assistants, who can work from any location.

A team of agents and administration staff can all work remotely. Everyone works from a home office. They don’t even have space at the real estate company.

In today’s offices, you may notice the absence of a large meeting or training space. Many companies have cut back on their training offerings or switched to online training classes, so they have repurposed that unused space.

These changes can mean fewer laborious meetings and more time to generate business. Many tools and educational offerings are available in real-time, online environments. This office of the future helps you be more mobile and more effective with your time. You don’t need to feel compelled to come in each day or even every week.