Paul S.  Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker! (Fathom Realty Washington LLC)

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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

No, they don't look surprised to see me, although they do tease me about being a ghost who floats in and out on rare occasions. Agents who've been in the company as long as I have know me... the newer ones not so much. But that's the nature of the beast... we have very few agents who work from the brokerage office so we are all in the same boat.

Jun 30, 2018 03:53 AM
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1,759,389
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

My receptionist (2) love me! Yes, when I make an appearance people make fun of me. I'm there to break everything that I can & then leave in a 'whoosh'. 

Jun 30, 2018 05:18 AM
Rainmaker
1,708,235
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

This is why I love it thast my wife and I are our own brokerage out of our home and do not have to drive to an office. To us it is a loss of productivity.

Jun 30, 2018 04:46 AM
Rainmaker
914,708
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

OF course not. Brokers and receptionist should know agents will check up on the space they pay the rent on.

Do we know each other? You bet! Sometimes a newbie shows up but it not necessary to seek them out until they are on their 2nd year.

But, the reality is, you can't meet and greet people stuck in an office unless of course it has high pedestrian traffic.

Jun 30, 2018 05:06 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I do work out of my home office, and only go into my broker's office once every two or three weeks. And yes, everyone knows me, and I know them - we stay in touch via other means. 

Jun 30, 2018 03:18 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I work in the office.

Jun 30, 2018 05:10 AM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

It seems some offices are more social than others

Jun 30, 2018 04:12 AM
Rainer
140,510
Richard L. McKinney P.A.
Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise - Port St Lucie, FL
For Results that MOVE you on the Treasure Coast!

My receptionist and  broker would  be much more surprised if I were not at the office. I am at my office ALMOST every single day by 8:30 am (with the exception of some weekends.

I never work from home. How can you meet people, show homes and get in a business mindset while trying to work from home?!!?!!? I cannot imagine any Realtor making a six figure income working primarily out of their home. None that I know of. 

Jun 30, 2018 04:03 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

I've got some agents I only see once a year.  There is one I haven't seen in almost two years.  Don't know that I would recognize them, should they walk in

Jun 30, 2018 02:25 AM
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Harjeet Bhatti
FITH THIRD BANK - Chicago, IL
Home Mortgage Consultant 25 States

I try to attend all the meetings so they remember my face!

Jun 30, 2018 05:33 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

I work out of the "office" office about 75% of the time. I am well known there. I know we have numerous agents whom I would not recognize if they ever put in an appearance.

Jun 30, 2018 04:08 PM
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600,564
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Most of our agents are virtual and we know them all.

Jun 30, 2018 02:18 PM
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687,723
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

No one knows and no one cares.

Jun 30, 2018 11:38 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I don't recall the re/max days enough to know if there was any ribbing going around.  Back then it was fairly uncommon to work from home.  Now days, we are our own company and there is no one to make those kinds of jokes as we don't keep a physical office... although many a title rep and lender has tried to come to do a sales pitch at our PO Box.  LOL!  Even had one agent who camped out at our PO Box hoping to catch us because he really wanted a house we were renovating.

Jun 30, 2018 10:06 AM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

Oh yes.... no issues there.... use the conference rooms a lot....

Jun 30, 2018 09:25 AM
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Teri Pacitto
Compass - Westlake Village, CA
Real Estate, Your Style...Your Home...My Specialty

I only work out of my company office unless it’s after business hours and I need to work at home.  Today it’s rare to see me sitting in an office however as I’m out prospecting, attending inspections, or listing or selling homes.  

I’m always amused when someone...receptionist, manager or even title people say...I never see you at the office, but you’re sure doing a lot of business.  DUH!

So yes...they might not be shocked but they take notice.  I only go to the office when I have nothing else to do...rarely does that happen. 

Jun 30, 2018 08:21 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

When I was affiliated with an office I rarely went to the office.  When I did it was on nights and weekend with fewer people there.  

Jun 30, 2018 08:02 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I work from home, often,...and the others in the office do not forget who I am!!!

Jun 30, 2018 07:27 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Yes and yes

Jun 30, 2018 06:46 AM
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

They usually laugh and say "you must've had a closing" (I'm there to drop off the check).  :)

Jun 30, 2018 06:43 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

We have over 900 agents at BBR. I know my 3 owner/brokers and maybe 5 agents. I work out of my own professional office in La Jolla/UTC and visit our Mission Valley office maybe 3 times per year. The staff know me but I rarely even see an agent as only about 30 have offices in-house.

Jun 30, 2018 06:40 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Ha! Yes, and they want to pack in a conversation! Unless they are new to the area, I know the agents in my office - many of them fairly well.

Jun 30, 2018 06:34 AM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I hope you do not have this problem.

Jun 30, 2018 05:58 AM
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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

Most of the other agents don't know me.  They are used to me coming into the office.

Jun 30, 2018 05:36 AM
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Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

Yes, I work from home, gave up my office at the Brokerage last July.. and very seldom go into the office any more.  But I do stay in touch through social media... and any special events, classes at the office.

Jun 30, 2018 04:14 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I'm a work from the office kind of gal.  However they are always surprised if I get there before 10:30

Jun 30, 2018 08:50 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I am well known in all of our offices.

Jun 30, 2018 07:41 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I meet my clients at the main office. Not at my house.

Jun 30, 2018 03:12 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Most of our agents split work time between office and home and then there are others that are real part timers that you rarely see. 

Jun 30, 2018 03:12 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I often look surprised for no reason at all so I am in no position to "judge" others or their reactions. 

Jun 30, 2018 09:03 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

When I use to work for someone else, they saw me all the time but I was surprise to see others that had offices there and was never there.

 

Jun 30, 2018 08:22 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Most of my career I was the managing broker working from the office. If I sponsored an agent thatdid not recognize me I would free up their future.

Jun 30, 2018 07:37 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Paul,

Does it matter, if you are happy?  

Jun 30, 2018 06:47 AM
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Cute, we are small one - we know each other.

Jul 27, 2019 01:18 PM
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Bruce Kunz
C21 Solid Gold Realty, Brick, NJ, 732-920-2100 - Howell, NJ
REALTOR®, Brick & Howell NJ Homes for Sale

I still do scheduled 'floortime' so almost all know me and I know them. I enjoy the banter and interaction with others. I learn a lot, too...
Bruce

 

Jul 29, 2018 06:14 PM
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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 has a once a month luncheon for birthdays - free.   Many agents show up, and also Christmas party.  Many work from home, and don't go in often.

Jul 04, 2018 07:18 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 N/A

Jul 03, 2018 04:47 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I'm now doing 50/50 so yeah, they know me and I know them LOL

Jul 01, 2018 11:38 AM
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Dan Tabit
Keller Williams Bellevue - Sammamish, WA

Usually not too surprised, it's usually pay day.  I know everyone in my office, we're small and team oriented. 

Jun 30, 2018 11:06 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

I do not think so.

Jun 30, 2018 10:22 PM