The flow of real estate transactions has change dramatically over the past decade. Before, when a client wanted to purchase a home, they would need to find a realtor for their home search. But now, websites such as Zillow and Redfin has made home searching from a click of a button. It saves clients time and gas from the traditional methods of home searching, and it also gives them the ability to browse thousands of homes from nearly anywhere. Since everything has slowly transitioned into the online world, it would be a good start to try and transition you into running an online real estate business.
It’s quite obvious that when you transition your business into the online market, it makes all your expenses a lot cheaper. For instance, office space could cost you thousands of dollars each month to rent for your team. But if everyone has the ability to work from home, it will definitely save you a ton of money each month.
Also, when you’re looking to hire employees for a part-time job on-site, it’s a lot more difficult than hiring someone to work virtually for you. Most employees today actually prefer having the ability to work part-time hours from their own convenience. Employers will tend to work harder to accomplish team projects when their not micromanaged from an office.
How easy is it for you to manage a whole team that doesn’t get well with each other? It’s probably not that easy. Not saying that your team isn’t the dream team, but there can always be little conflicts that pop up time to time. By operating a virtual office, office drama is almost unheard of because your employees are not in the same area all day to cause tension.
Of course no one likes to be micromanaged all the time with their boss constantly looking over their shoulder but if you’re questioning how you’re going to track your teams accomplishments, there’s programs for that. Just like everything else, there are also project management programs that also joined the virtual world, which makes tracking and assigning tasks a lot easier. With project management programs you can visually see all the progress each employer has accomplished from your computer screen instead of walking around the office to check up on everyone’s progress.