Keeping your personal life… personal
A few years back, I was laid off from a corporate job I held for 16 years as a result of a company acquisition and relocation of company headquarters out of state. With a fistful of money from a nice severance package and the lack of desire to continue in the career I had poured my heart and soul into for so long, I decided to search inside of myself for some other talent or marketable skill that I could pursue. How I settled on real estate investment (specifically apartment real estate) I’ll never know.
Over the course of 14 months I bought triplexes and four-plexes and finally stopped when I owned 43 apartment units. Not your everyday, run-of-the-mill apartment units…seedy apartment units in an older part of Phoenix’s working class neighborhoods. Early on I knew that I’d be managing these units alone. I was the leasing agent, maintenance man and the rent collector. I worked from my home office which served my needs just fine. I also knew I didn’t want many of these tenants to know where I lived for fear I’d never get any peace and quiet.
For this reason and that I didn’t need office space for my newly launched LLC, I obtained a PO Box for all matters related to the rental units. While I dreamed of the day I would grow my investment company into a national real estate giant with my own floor in a downtown high rise, I knew then I’d have to make do with what I could afford.
As a new business owner and more importantly a small business owner, I didn’t know I had other options in between a post office box or leasing an office space for my business. I have subsequently found that there is a whole world of virtual office and business identity programs in the office space world which can be very intriguing to someone who is trying to present a professional image with out the dedicated office expense. These programs can be obtained for as little as $35 per month for a prestigious business address or a dedicated phone line with a sophisticated auto attendant.
Take a look at our website to see the variety of business identity programs that we have available and then search for an executive business center in your area and ask them for the same. You will be glad you did.
Oh, and the apartments? I think I was aging a week for every day I self-managed the apartments. Thankfully the real estate boom couldn’t have come faster. I sold the residential units and purchased commercial office space in the blink of an eye and couldn’t be happier. At least I learned a lot about home repairs. I have no idea what I’m ever gonna do with all of these plumbing tools. Anyone need an electric sewer line rooter?
About the AuthorPlaza Executive Suites provides executive office space, meeting rooms and virtual office services. Its founder, Bob Alsbury, has multiple years of experience working in and around the office environment and wanted to create a unique experience that the national office providers just can't equal.
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