I commute 32 feet to work. Where is your real estate office? In your car? Way in the back on the second floor and easy or hard to find? Initially we were a Strout Realty agent and located the office on our family farm. It worked out great because so much of what we do is list and sell Maine farms and land. It makes you creditable to sell that type of real estate if you own and have the same type of real estate your self that the buyer is after. Houlton Maine has a rural nature like much of Maine that's total population is not that much over a million people.
A move to 69 North Street put us in line with more traffic. Converted a carriage house to an office with a layout that was everything I liked or did not like after touring facilities and from past experience. Upwards to 12,000 cars a day zing past the front of where I live winters and work full time in the office next door. The kids and I head nine miles to Drews Lake for the late spring/summer/fall months to live. But my commute to work in the winter is 32 feet and it has it advantages.
As a full time single dad, it made day to day easy and also I saw my kids alot. They get home from school, Dad is not far away at work and they stop in for a hug or to let me know they need a ride in a half hour to dance classes, or are going to hop on their bike to head up to little league practice, etc. We both get to see each other thru out the day, at lunch or if something comes up. I was right next door but the office was seperate, not in the end of the home like it was at the farm location. I can zip into my seperate home for lunch, throw laundry in, put in a meatloaf. With four kids, time efficiency to juggle it all made the location have win win bonuses in alot of way.
Or if a contract needs signing at night, flip a light on, get it done, back home in that 32 foot trot to watch the Waltons with the kids. It fit my customers ease to locate and my personal life at the same time. What would you change about your office location or layout or what do you like about where you peddle real estate now?