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Is a Virtual Real Estate Brokerage the Best Fit for You?

Dec 3

Have you thought of the possibility of joining a virtual brokerage?

Many agents are making the transition from traditional brokerages to virtual brokerages. Many new agents are making their debut under the umbrella of a virtual brokerage.

What are the factors that draw agents to virtual brokerages and what is the reason? Is a virtual brokerage designed for real estate a good match?

What exactly is a virtual real estate Brokerage?

Virtual real estate brokerages are estate companies that represent real estate agents but do not offer any office space. All communication with your broker, and your coworkers, will take place electronically through email, telephone, and video conference.

In many ways, virtual brokerages are like traditional brokerages. Your broker will provide some level of:

  • Training,
  • Oversight,
  • Marketing, and
  • Services can be found on an online site, a lead-tracking platform, or a telephone-answering system.

There are a lot of distinctions between traditional brokerages and virtual ones.

  1. What Place do you Work and
  2. how do you interact with your broker and colleagues?

We'll discuss how these distinctions affect your daily life as a real estate agent. We'll also help you answer five key questions to decide if a virtual brokerage is right for you.

Five Questions to Help You Determine if a Real Estate Brokerage is Right for You

The virtual broker that suits you best will be more efficient when you have more questions to answer yes.

1. Do I Work Well Independently?

Working well independently requires some skills. It is crucial to be independent and not depend on your colleagues or bosses to keep you motivated. Being a great problem solver is essential because you're not surrounded by people to assist you.

Virtual brokerages require a particular personality type in order to succeed. Some agents are content working from their home office. It's still possible to interact with buyers and sellers when you work alone. Other agents require the camaraderie from having colleagues they can interact with regularly.

Think about a shared Workspace

You can join a virtual broker If you are looking to work in a team environment. All you have to do is supply your office. Workspaces that are shared have become extremely well-liked by remote workers as they realize that they like being in a community at all times.

There are numerous companies that offer shared office spaces. The cost and the quality of services offered by different companies will differ. There may be private offices with common areas. It is also possible to work from a bullpen environment. Your employer may pay for your utilities and offer equipment and supplies for members. Many companies offer free coffee bars.

A shared workspace gives you a chance to network with other professionals. This could be a great source of leads and referrals for your business!

2. Am I Reasonably Tech Savvy?

There is no need to be an expert in technology to use a virtual real estate broker. However, much of your training and communication will occur online, therefore it's important to understand the basics of how these solutions work.

A virtual brokerage might be the best option for you if technology makes you feel uncomfortable or doesn't make sense to you. Technology is an inevitable development in the real estate business, but it's easier to learn and understand with the help of colleagues who can help you.

3. Does the extra income really justify the additional expenses?

Virtual brokerages generally offer fewer fees than traditional brokerages. This means you get to keep more of your income.

Because they don't need to rent an office or cover all associated costs, such as furniture, and utility rent, among other expenses virtual brokerages may have lower overheads than traditional brokers. Virtual brokerages typically avoid the cost of having administrative assistants who assist with data entry and other tasks.

Virtual brokerages are charged a premium however, you'll have to find ways to cover those services that aren't covered by traditional brokerages. It is possible to lease office space or create a home office.


4. Do I prefer flexibility over structure?

Traditional brokerages will be more organized in most instances. You might be required to participate in regular office meetings, in-person training sessions, and group caravans to preview the property and even offer office hours for prospective walk-in clients.

Virtual brokerages provide greater flexibility, as agents have the ability to log in to access prerecorded training sessions and make changes to their brokerage policies on their own time.

Agents appreciate the structure and tradition of a traditional brokerage. Agents like having fixed time slots and believe they can improve their performance. Some agents prefer making their own schedules.

5. Do I have the right space to hold client meetings?

You lose easy access to offices and conference rooms for client meetings if you opt to be an online broker.

Most of your meetings will take place in properties. Open houses, presentation of listings, showings at properties that are listed, and other events at the house of the seller are all feasible. Buyer consultations and buyer document signatures require space.

For these meetings, it is possible the opportunity to meet with clients in their homes or at a local coffee shop. This arrangement could jeopardize your professionalism depending on the market.

You can find open workspaces in your area. Many of these shared workspaces offer rental rooms for rent by the hour, even if you don't intend to utilize them frequently. This is a great option for meetings that are short-term. While you're there, take a few photos of your office to post to your social media channels.

Do I have to join an online real estate brokerage?

If you're an individual problem-solver who prefers to keep the larger portion of your commissions in exchange to cover your office expenses, a virtual brokerage might be a good fit for you.

If you prefer to feel like part of a larger group and thrive on personal interactions with your colleagues A traditional brokerage is most likely to be the right choice for you.


Cindy Quinn Real Estate Agent

820 E Noleman St, Centralia, IL 62801

(618) 322-6911

[email protected]