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The Changing Face of Real Estate Offices — Are you Ready?

October 17, 2012  |  by John Heithaus

Recently, I attended and presented at an event in New York held by RIS Media called the CEO Exchange. While a number of critical and highly relevant topics were discussed and debated (rapidly changing consumer profiles and empowerment, government involvement/support of the real estate transaction, intellectual property ownership, for example) one of the main topics was huge lease expenses that real estate firms are struggling with and the resulting “office of the future.” One large firm discussed in detail how they had to spend $80 million in 2011 to close out leases signed in the peak of the market.

So it was with great interest that I read this article about a Florida real estate firm and how they’re changing the look and feel of the office to keep current, lower costs and still provide professional meeting and working space for agents and clients. Click here for the full article Cyber Cafe (by Laura Laden). 

How has your offices’ workspace changed — or do you have plans to “remodel’ this way for your offices?

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5 responses to “The Changing Face of Real Estate Offices — Are you Ready?”

  1. Pat sawhney says:

    I have seen this coming for over 30 years. Agents working from cozy home offices which I did 18 tears ago and now combined with mobile devices means big box spaces are not needed. Pat

  2. Liz Blackmon says:

    Allison James Estates and Homes uses this model and we love it!!!!!! Check us out.

    Here's a link to more information about the company: http://allisonjamesva2.sites.salesaspects.com/

    Check it out: MSN is even talking about us 🙂 http://realestate.msn.com/slideshow.aspx?cp-docum

  3. Guest says:

    In the picture above, it's hard to have a confidential conversaton with your clients when everyone can be overheard by everyone else….

  4. MRIS_CMO says:

    Thanks to everyone for their comments — Liz I checked the links you posted — way cool! Regarding the photo, the article I referenced mentioned private meeting space for clients; you're 100% right that RE is a serious business and requires that.

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