As REO agent I am able to provide faster response to Clients and other Agents. Being next to the computer and my cell phone with no distractions to accept assignments and contact other contractors and parties related to REO transactions has allowed me to comply in timely manner, keeping the rating high and the complaints to a minimum.
The only downside is that often Clients and Contractors show up in my house as if a commercial office with no previous notice.
I also keep an 8 bottle wine cooler in the corner so I can work late, drink and not drive.
For me, there really isn't much difference. I am pretty self motivated, and I like that I don't have anyone to distract me when I am focused on the business.
It's nice to interact with agents sometimes, but for me, I'd rather stay on task.. so being at home is a huge advantage..
Hi! I have recently started working from home, and I find it extremely refreshing. I find that I'm able to conduct my business in a more organized and efficient manner, due to the lack of distractions that can come from being in the office. The only downside is the driving. My home is not centrally located, so if I meet a client in the morning, then another in the evening, I spend a great deal of time in the car that could be spent differently if I were in a different location!
Once I started working from home, I realized it's the best way for me to perform optimally, and my production has definitely shown it!
I work out of my home office in the mornings as I can get a lot accomplished on the computer and phone with very little distraction. I'll usually head into the office in the afternoons (if not out with clients) to keep informed on what's going on in the market with other agents and to perform large print jobs or scan documents. And, since I'm a "Tech Champ" in my office, I also help out other agents with technical issues so my presence is needed there.
My office is a very friendly office where agents engage with others on a daily basis so sometimes it's too noisy to perform at your optimum level. And often times; I have to go into a conference room to make a call to discuss confidential information so...I do find it best to work out of my home office.
Best wishes to you!
Prudential Connecticut Realty