RISMedia's Real Estate Magazine

SEP 2018

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88 September 2018 RISMedia's REAL ESTATE Which format makes agents more productive, and clients more inclined to purchase or sell a home? It's not a clear-cut answer, as it largely depends on personality type, work ethic and the tools a brokerage pro- vides. This is something that Lynsey Engels, president of Mel Foster Co., a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, stands behind, especially when it comes to concrete office spaces. "While being a real estate agent offers a tremendous amount of au- tonomy and the flexibility to set your own schedule, not every personality type thrives in an environment lack- ing frequent personal interaction," says Engels. "A dedicated office space for agents provides the sup- port and structure many agents need to truly reach their full potential. "A physical location bolsters team- work and allows for ongoing learning and sharing of best practices," adds Engels. "Agents have collaboration spaces that promote networking The Evolution of Office Space and Its Impact on the Real Estate Industry I t's Monday morning, and you have two choices before you: drive into the office and get your lead generation knocked out in a traditional workspace, or work from home or a nearby coffee shop using the virtual tools provided by your brokerage. by Liz Dominguez

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