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Rainmaker
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Eric Kodner
Madeline Island Realty - La Pointe, WI
CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -

I'm accustomed to years of working at home, so distractions are not a problem. 

I know many agents who don't even use their company cubicle at whatever franchise firm they work for. 

Apr 07, 2015 05:43 AM
Rainmaker
411,012
Brenda J. Andrew
ULTIMA REAL ESTATE - Corpus Christi, TX
Professional Realtor in Corpus Christi, TX

Home/mobile office - pros you can get started right away, cons - you can get started right away!  

Apr 07, 2015 01:26 AM
Rainmaker
3,530,657
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Brick and mortar.  I like going into an office atmosphere and thrive there.  At home I get distracted 

Apr 06, 2015 08:01 AM
Rainmaker
175,464
Spirit Messingham
Tierra Antigua Realty - Tucson, AZ
Third Generation Full-Time Realtor® 520 471-6900

Home office, I am in the main office maybe once a month.  I spend most of my time on the phone and showing properties, when I need to meet a client at the office, meet them at the main brokerage office.  It is a solution that works for me.  Not all can work from home, takes dedication.

Apr 06, 2015 06:34 AM
Rainmaker
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Shanna Day Team Leader AZ & UT - Call 480-415-7616
Keller Williams Realty EV (AZ) & Keller Williams SLC (UT) - Mesa, AZ
Top 0.33 percent of 39,000 Realtors in our MLS

I've tried all of the above.  I can get so much more done from home because there is no drive time and some days no getting dressed up either.   :)   + My internet service is twice as fast at home. 

Apr 06, 2015 06:01 AM
Rainmaker
634,272
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I was home/mobile and about 3 years ago switched to a brokerage that was close enough I actually used the office and did some floor time. To my surprise the floor time produced some good business so I'm glad to have both. But at my previous brokerage it wasn't worth making the trip to the office except for special meetings and training.

Apr 06, 2015 05:44 AM
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The Julie Morales Team
RE/MAX Cinco Ranch - Katy, TX
Real Estate Questions? Call (832) 367-3412

Great question! I was just facing this dilemma with my current firm. I decided staying at home definitely suited me better. Staying at the office for long periods of time did not work for me. I get so into my work and at home I am able to take an occasional break, while the office is not so accommodating for that.

Apr 06, 2015 05:40 AM
Rainmaker
6,372,924
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I prefer a professional office location where you can meet clients and associate with other real estate professionals. A home office is mandatory for most. 

Apr 06, 2015 03:22 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,356
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

From home now.  It works for me.

Aug 29, 2018 05:45 AM
Rainmaker
629,951
Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya

Brick/mortar!

Apr 02, 2018 09:35 PM
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Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA
FrankRubiRealEstate.com

Hank, I have a traditional office use mainly as a meeting place. I start everyday from my home office. 

Apr 07, 2015 02:01 PM
Rainmaker
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Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

Home/mobile office with the up side being costs and tax write-offs for having a home office.  The down side is the lack of socialization found in an office setting.

Apr 07, 2015 03:05 AM
Rainer
450,862
Jerry Lucas
ABC Legal Docs LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Mobile Notary Colorado Springs, CO Notary Training

I have a home office, but do not meet customers there.  As a mobile notary, I often meet with patients in hospitals and nursing homes, or meet signers at their home, workplace or Starbucks. 

As a notary training instructor, I teach on site for businesses, or by teleconference or webinar.  I taught 2 notary classes in a prison, for the prison staff members.  Also taught a class in the office at a funeral home. 

Apr 07, 2015 02:22 AM
Rainmaker
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Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

At this point, I am more inclined to a movile office. I think store fronts are largely unneccesary as clients spend increasing amounts of time online. I do think it's helpful to access a conference room where you can meet clients at times though.

Apr 06, 2015 03:32 AM