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Selling From Home: Mixed Reviews

Real estate professionals weigh in on the best and worst parts of working from home.

September - October
2020

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.

Best

  • 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

Worst

  • 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.

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