4 Reasons Why You Should Go Into The Office

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4 Reasons Why You Should Go Into The OfficeMany real estate agents adore their home office.  And why not, it's convenient and they don't even have to get dressed to go to work.

But being a real estate agent can be a very isolating business and if you're not careful it is easy to become trapped in your own little home office bubble.  That's why I highly recommend that you try to spend a little time in your broker's office...and here's why:

1.  Training -  If you are fortunate enough to work with a broker who offers training, outside of continuing education courses, you need to take advantage of that training.  Not only will you learn about how the real estate business is changing, you will learn about new business practices and hear how you can improve and grow your business.

2.  Business Meetings - Most brokers conduct a weekly sales meeting or business meeting.  This is an excellent opportunity for you to hear what your colleagues are saying about market conditions and share some of the challenges you may have been facing when working with your clients.

3.  Interact With Other Agents - You need to know and interact with other agents because you may need their help at some point.  If you have more than one listing you may need help with an open house.  You'll need to know which agents are reliable and competent to help you.  It's also interesting to hear what other agents are doing and perhaps you can learn something new.

4.  Help Someone Else - Just like you can learn from the other agents in your office, those agents can learn from you as well.  Take the time to help some of the newer agents in your office.  Help them understand that we all go through some challenging times and that they will get through it.  It's important for them to hear this from you.

You Are Not Alone

My point is this, if you stay isolated in your own little world too long you may lose some sense of reality.  It is important to have someone to bounce ideas off of.  And for your own sanity it's nice to know that you aren't the only agent going through a difficult time or that other agents are facing some of the same challenges you are.  I'm not saying that misery loves company, but it is nice to know that you are not alone.

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Julie Bentley
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Good advice, Candy. I work in a great office with supportive and encouraging colleagues and particularly appreciate the knowledge and experience that so many of them are willing to share. For those reasons I go into the office several times a week. On the other hand, at least a couple of times each week I work at home so I can stay focused and will not be interrupted or tempted to go join a conversation in the next office.  For me, a balance of working at-home and in the office is what works best.

Oct 04, 2012 05:44 AM #1
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Candy Miles-Crocker
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You are absolutely right Julie, it is a balance of office and home office. Going into the office helps you stay connected.  Make it a great day!

Oct 04, 2012 05:55 AM #2
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Lucas Taylor
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Thank you for the great education. I learned so much from your post.
Oct 04, 2012 06:02 AM #3
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Candy Miles-Crocker
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Thanks so much Lucas!  Have a productive day!

Oct 04, 2012 06:14 AM #4
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Mark Loewenberg
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number 3 is critical and so is number 1 well... then again so are 2 and 4 too! yes totally agreed.. from me working in my home office haha

Oct 04, 2012 07:03 AM #5
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Malcolm Johnston
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Candy, I'm an office type of agent, when I'm not on the road, I'll be in the office. I find I get much more done there than at home where I'm battling temptations to do other things.

Oct 04, 2012 07:13 AM #6
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Rhonda Duffy
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Great post with very excellent points-- Thank you for sharing.

Oct 04, 2012 08:27 AM #7
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Karen Hurst
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Candy,

  I have been guilty of that myself and I am the Broker!!   I would also add that it helps if you have at least met the other Agents in your own office, lol!!

Oct 06, 2012 07:00 AM #8
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Michael J. Gallo
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Candy, I have been working out of my home office for about 10 years now.  I make it a point to go into the office at least once a week for a class (today it's contracts and addendas) I have also gotten in the habit of using the C.I.T.O. method with customers.  That is the "Come Into The Office" method. It is much better than meeting buyers at Denny's or Starbucks for a buyer consult.  Great Blog Topic.

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