Working virtually may make the housekeeping aspects of running your business more convenient, but connecting with clients remotely isn’t always a smooth experience. Real estate professionals weigh in on the best and worst parts of working from home.
- Efficiency of virtual meetings
- Extra time for buyers to get their finances in order
- Recorded online trainings
- More quality time with partner, children, and pets
- More casual wardrobe
- Lack of human connection
- Difficulty assessing seller’s home virtually
- Missed opportunities to educate clients while driving around on neighborhood tours
- More limited prospecting and networking
- Clients expecting you to be available at all times
Sources: Rocky Balsamo, Weidel Real Estate, Princeton, N.J.; Catarina Farina, Baird & Warner, Chicago; Mabél Guzmán, ABR, CIPS, Coldwell Banker, Chicago;, Carol Kaufman, ABR, GRI, eXp Realty, Firth, Neb.; Valesa Linnean, CRS, Keller Williams Realty, Anchorage, Alaska; Melanie MacDonald, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Jacksonville, N.C.; Dawn McNary, Ebby Halliday, REALTORS®, Rockwall, Texas; Emmary Simpson, ABR, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Steinborn & Associates, Las Cruces, N.M.