Best Practices for Working From Home

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As more members and association staff begin to work remotely, NAR has gathered these resources to help ease them through the transition.

Tips for Working From Home

9 Tips for Healthy Remote Working Routine (Tech Bullion, March 31, 2021)

20 Tips for Working From Home (PCMag, Nov. 2, 2020)

How to Troubleshoot Spotty Wi-Fi (REALTOR® Magazine, Oct. 27, 2020)

How to Succeed in Your Office Job When There is No Office (New York Times, June 21, 2020)

Webinar: Gain Online Visibility While Working Remotely (Back At You, a REALTOR Benefits® Program Partner, April 7, 2020)

10 Tips from CEOs on Working from Home Effectively and Happily (Entrepreneur, March 19, 2020)

Don’t Make These 6 Biggest Mistakes if You’re Working from Home (CNBC, March 17, 2020)

8 Tips to Make Working from Home Work for You (NPR, March 15, 2020)

Technology and Tools

The Best Home Office Essentials for 2021 (c|net, Feb. 22, 2021)

Making Remote Work Work: Useful Tools and Resources (Smashing Magazine, Jan. 25, 2021)

The Dos and Don’ts of Online Video Meetings (The New York Times, March 25, 2020)

The Tech Headaches of Working from Home and How to Remedy Them (The New York Times, March 18, 2020)

Online Security Tips for Working from Home (Federal Trade Commission, March 18, 2020)

Working Remote? These Last-minute Tech Accessories Might Help (NBC News, March 17, 2020)

Top Tech Tools to Keep Your Team Connected (U.S. Chamber of Commerce, March 16, 2020)

Technology to Support Remote Workers Evolves (SHRM, Jan. 14, 2019)

Best Practices for Using a SentriLock Lockbox During COVID-19 (SentriLock, a REALTOR Benefits® Program Partner).

Managing Remote Teams

How to Manage a Remote Team: A Guide (the blueprint, Feb. 7, 2021)

Managing Remote Employees: Miles Apart, Yet A Cohesive Group (Forbes, Jan. 5, 2021)

Making Video Conference Calls More Meaningful (and Fun) (REALTOR® Magazine, July 29, 2020)

10 Ways to Make Virtual Meetings More Productive (REALTOR® Magazine, April 2, 2020)

Proven Tips for Making Work Decisions When Working From Home (Forbes, March 24, 2020)

8 Ways to Manage Your Team While Social Distancing (Harvard Business Review, March 24, 2020)

Adjusting Your Business to a New Normal – For Now (REALTOR® Magazine, March 18, 2020)

6 Tips for Managing Remote Employees: How to Maintain Productivity and Engagement (Forbes, March 10, 2020)

How to Manage Remote Employees (Gallup, Aug. 14, 2019)

Run a Real Estate Team From Home (REALTOR® Magazine, June 1, 2018)

Building Office Culture in a Virtual World (REALTOR® Magazine, Sept. 20, 2017)

Home Offices

How to Take a Home Office Tax Deduction When You Work From Home (®, Feb 23, 2021)

‘Homework’: The Rise of the Home Office (REALTOR® Magazine, Oct. 13, 2020)

Get to Work! How to Make Your Home Office Space a Huge Selling Point (®, Sept. 10, 2020)

Top Interior Design Trends of 2020: From Home Offices to Two-Tone Kitchens (Wall Street Journal, Aug. 16, 2020)

What’s Motivating Moves During the Pandemic (REALTOR® Magazine, July 14, 2020)

What Happened When the Office Came Home (Bloomberg, June 11, 2020)

Designing the Perfect Pop Up Office (REALTOR® Magazine, June 8, 2020)

The Ultimate Smart Home: Office (REALTOR® Magazine, June 1, 2020)

Demand for Home Offices, Exercise Rooms Could Grow in Wake of Pandemic (National Association of Home Builders, May 13, 2020)

eBooks & Other Resources


The New Corner Office: How the Most Successful People Work from Home (Audiobook)  

The Remote Facilitator's Pocket Guide (Kindle, eBook) 

Working From Home For Dummies (Kindle, eBook) 

Working From Home: Making the New Normal Work for You (Kindle, eBook)

Work from Home: How to Make Money Working at Home – and Get the Most Out of Life (eBook)

Remote: Office Not Required (eBook)

Work Well from Home: How to Run a Successful Home Office (eBook)

The Work from Home Handbook: Flex Your Time, Improve Your Life (eBook)

Will Work from Home: Earn the Cash – Without the Commute (eBook)

Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language (eBook)

The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (eBook)

Get Sh*t Done: The Ultimate Guide to Productivity, Procrastination, and Profitabilty (Audiobook)

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Virtual Showings and Virtual Tours

As REALTORS® pivot to technology and virtual methods to show homes and properties, NAR compiled these handy links and resources to get you started.

Best Practices for Virtual Meetings

Whichever virtual platform you use, adhering to best practices will improve the overall success of the meeting when it comes to sound and video.