• United Kingdom startup Spacehop lets hosts convert their homes into short-term workspace rentals.
  • Agents could use service to rent temporary offices.
  • Agents can obtain free workspace and leads by hosting open houses for vacant for-sale properties on behalf of those homes' listings agents.

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Some real estate agents work at brokerages that don't provide office space, opting for what's likely to be a higher commission split over a designated work area.These folks might sometimes long to escape the monotony of their home or the shouts of baristas.That's where a service like Spacehop might come in handy.The United Kingdom startup lets people list and book makeshift offices in homes. It builds on the concept of short-term rental juggernaut Airbnb by allowing hosts to convert their homes into work spaces, rather than vacation rentals, and empowering freelancers or entrepreneurs to temporarily set up shop in low-cost offices.Spacehop currently only lists home offices in the London area, but it's hard to imagine the startup or a similar service won't tou...