Those of us with children know that you can’t tell them anything…
There’s Simon Shinerock, a director of Angels Media (our friendly rivals, Estate Agent Today etc) and chairman of Choices, writing on April 18th in EAT about ‘Why working from home isn’t always all it’s cracked up to be’.
“Which brings me to the question of what the industry will look like post-crisis.
“Will we see a mass closure of high street offices as traditional agents are eclipsed by the new breed of self-employed working from home or from a regional network hub?
“Interestingly, the predictions vary greatly.
“For example, Keller Williams confidently predicts its model will prevail as do a host of work from home franchises, strange that.
“I also believe that for all the reasons mentioned above, most agents won’t be effective working on a self-employed franchised basis, from home or anywhere else.”
“There is more than one way to skin a cat, it’s just that some ways are better than others and in estate agency, it’s my belief the high street is still the best way.”
Seems that Simon Shinerock’s son, Josh, either doesn’t read EAT or he’s not taking his dad’s advice about work from home franchises.