There was a time that both Paris and I worked out of conference rooms. There are no “cubicles” at REMAX, only individual offices and a small “agent only” room.
However, we were Blessed to have some great clients and had secured Premium offices upstairs at the REMAX of Valencia CA Head Quarters, 25101 The Old Road, Santa Clarita CA, 91381.
We have three offices upstairs right next to the elevator, and this is my current office. (Connor).
Point being, everyone needs to start somewhere. Maybe the real estate companies that some agents work with don’t allow for or have any office space. Maybe Starbucks is the best those agents can do.
I remember having to work out of a conference room and Starbucks. It was always not as comfortable, and I always felt as if I was not giving the best I could give with my clandestine meetings talking about deals involving hundreds of thousands if not Millions of Dollars.
Back in 2004 – We made the list to be able to “pay for” an office. (today we have three) No matter what an REMAX Agents production, those offices cost $$$. However, that is very worth it because we have seen the pay off with regard to our sellers and buyers.
We charge the same to our sellers we charged before we had three premium offices housing Paris, myself and our staff. That has not changed. And of course real estate buyers don’t pay our commission, that too has not changed.
It is interesting how much business increased due to the confidence we have because we now can meet with any real estate client in a real office that are branded with our Paris911 Team Logos.
Be safe – this does not mean that those agents that don’t have offices are less worth of your business. I’m merely stating how different we are today than from1998-2003, pre office. It seems that we know have a much more solid base today…