How telework is changing housing criteria

Remote work is here to stay. Can your home provide the space you need?

Working from home is not a passing fad. The pandemic has changed the way employers view working from home. Over the past year we have had clients who have moved out of their area because they can work from home all the time. Remote work has given them the opportunity to buy a home in the place of their dreams.

For many people, the democratization of remote working has influenced their home search criteria and created a greater need for a dedicated home office. Some people take advantage of this situation to buy a bigger house, while others thought that working from home would be temporary, so they chose to get creative and make the space they already had work.

If you still crave a dedicated home office, now may be the time to find the home that meets your needs. More and more companies are delaying their plans to return to the office - others decide to stay totally distant all the time. According to the Sapiens Institute :

Our laboratory is working on a model for the first containment. In its first estimates, it is 23% increase in productivity.

Teleworking makes employees more efficient, and this efficiency has notably contributed to preserving more than 200 billion euros of GDP in 2020.

Other experts agree. A survey conducted by Upwork from 1,000 hiring managers revealed that due to the pandemic, companies were planning more remote work now and in the years to come.

 

How does this affect owners?

If you work remotely and own your home, it's important to realize that continuing to work remotely can provide you with opportunities you weren't aware of. Since you don't need to be tied to a specific field for your job, you have more flexibility in where you can live and how you live.

If you are one of the nearly 23% of workers who will stay 100% away: you have the possibility of moving to an area with a lower cost of living or to the place of your dreams. In more affordable areas, you will be able to get more home space for your money, giving you more breathing room and more options for your dedicated office. You can also move to a place you've always wanted to live - somewhere near the beach, mountains, or just a market with the kind of weather and amenities you're looking for. Without your work binding you to a specific place, you will inevitably find your ideal place to live.

If you're one of the nearly 15% of people who will have a partially remote or hybrid schedule: moving in your area to a home further away from your office might be a great choice. Since you don't go to work every day, a slightly longer commute from a more suburban or rural neighborhood can be a good compromise for a home with more features, space, or comfort.

If this remote working revolution changes your needs, let's get in touch and take a look at the new options available to you! Call us on +33 (0) 6 64 55 77 49!