Editor’s note: The following is a reader comment made on the Sept. 25 Inman News column, "Office space and the ‘floor time’ continuum."
"This is a discussion that has taken place over the last couple of years, certainly at larger brokerages with many offices. In looking toward the future needs of agents and the expectations of clients, it seems clear that smaller and more flexible spaces would be the logical next progression. Agents are more mobile and will continue to be. Office space needs to offer a place to meet clients, have sales meetings/training, and provide office equipment like a copier. (And there are still storefront sales offices in locations that bring in foot traffic too.)
"But for many large and established companies, there is the consideration of balancing the needs of more traditional agents against those who are doing business in new ways …"
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