10 Solid Reasons Why Real Estate Professionals Love Using Coworking Spaces

Whether you’re a real estate agent, a broker, or a property manager, we can tell you this one thing: you’ll feel right at home in coworking spaces.

Contrary to popular belief, coworking isn’t only for digital nomads, entrepreneurs, and students. Real estate professionals just like you can likewise enjoy the many perks of working in shared offices. Here are the top 10 benefits of using coworking spaces:

1. Convenience

Of course, the most obvious advantage here is convenience. Working in a coworking space means you won’t have to worry about rigid office rules. You can come and leave at your chosen time, with 24/7 access.

Moreover, coworking spaces are designed to be professional yet cozy at the same time. Case in point, FarmSoHo is a combination of a coffee shop, office, and home - which is why our coworking members feel comfortable working from our spaces.

2. Flexibility

Real estate professionals are always on the go and so renting a traditional office may not be ideal for some.

By comparison, a coworking space offers far greater flexibility. You can enjoy various options such as a day pass, a dedicated desk, or a private office, among others. You can be working at a coworking space in New York City this week and then in a San Francisco location the next if your work takes you there.

Want to book a venue for your office party? Or maybe a conference room for an upcoming meeting? Those are all possible, too.

3. Lower cost

Since shared offices are comparatively cheaper, this gives you the chance to work in a premium business space - complete with all the equipment and facilities you need - without breaking the bank.

You won’t have to pay for the internet and the cleaners every single month! Plus you won’t have to deal with costly long-term lease contracts.

4. Networking opportunities

As mentioned earlier, coworking spaces bring together freelancers, professionals, and experts from various industries. This diversity presents you with the opportunity to build meaningful relationships that may help boost your career or brand.

Need to have a professional logo made? Maybe you can hire that graphic artist you met yesterday to design one for you. Stuck with a legal concern about an upcoming deal? You can probably ask that lawyer who works just across your desk.

When done right, collaborating with fellow coworking members on your projects can be a rewarding and profitable experience.

5. More potential clients

In return, others in the coworking space will have you in mind when they need something related to your field of expertise. A newbie entrepreneur, for example, may approach you for ideas when he or she is finally ready to take their startup to the next level by acquiring a commercial space.

6. Work-life balance

Using flexible shared offices likewise benefits your physical and mental well-being as you get to maintain a healthy work-life balance. You can add structure to your hectic schedule, which leads to you enjoying much-needed “me time” and quality rest once you go home.

7. Higher productivity

The usual distractions of working from home (such as household chores or screaming kids in the background) are automatically eliminated once you are at a coworking space. You get to focus more on your tasks and develop a higher level of creativity, which results in increased productivity.

8. Less pressure

What’s more, a coworking space allows you to do your work without the same pressure a traditional office might cause. You can forget about unhealthy workplace politics since everyone’s just doing their tasks and not directly competing with one another.

9. A virtual mailbox

If you’re constantly traveling and want to have a single address where you can receive all your mail and packages while you’re away, you’ll be thrilled to know that most coworking offices offer virtual mailbox plans.

Staff members will open and scan letters, according to your requests, or even shred and discard those you do not need. They can also forward any parcel you want to receive right away. You won’t have to bother your neighbors to do all that for you and can be assured of the strictest confidentiality.

10. You’re part of a community

As they say, being a real estate agent can be a lonely job and there’s always the tendency to get so busy with work that you neglect the things that matter.

Joining a coworking community takes care of that. You meet new people while working or having your lunch. These social interactions can be good for your overall well-being and even your professional life.

Author:

@Mark Rosario

Date:

08-03-2021

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