My Life as a San Francisco Realtor

The role the office is playing is changing.

I've seen a number of discussions about the future of the "bricks and mortar" Real Estate Office.  Some say it is no longer necessary. I think it is, but maybe in a different incarnation. This blog doesn't even go in to the aspect of how an office  or workstations are set up, and that is changing considerably in some offices as well.

I read an article by Method a few months ago, and now I'm drawn back to it again. The article, or 10 x 10 Thought, is called Changing Retail Currency.  I know this is geared to a retail store format, but it does have applications to the Service Industry, especially ones like Real Estate that have a public side.

Method-Changing Retail Currency

The diagram above is divided in to 4 parts:

01 Search Advise Consult Shop, Assistant

02 Browse Discover Showroom, Gallery / Magazine

03 Purchase Pick-up Retail Counter, Shopping Cart

04 Immerse Events Cafe/Workshop, Concert/Theater

I especially like the Browse/Showroom/Gallery and Immerse/Cafe/Workshop/Concert/Theater areas.  I can already think of good applications within a Real Estate 'showroom' for that. Space for Seminars, Special Exhibits on Foreclosure / Short Sales / Condo Living / Over 55 Communities / TV Monitors for Video Presentations.... The list is endless. Steve jobs is changing retail, iCloud, maybe we need to think outside the box again!

 

John M Scott, Broker / Owner, Scott Keys Properties, Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE), Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers (CRB), serving San Francisco and the surrounding San Francisco Bay Area

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