Work From Home? Here’s What You Need to Look for When Buying a House in Athens

Over the last couple of years, workers have been required to adapt in quite a few ways, including turning their current living spaces into de facto home offices. Let’s go over the basics so we know what you need to look for when buying a house in Athens if you work from home.

Re-Examine Your Needs

Before we get into more of the details, you want to stop and consider how working from home has changed your day-to-day life and what you need to make each day more manageable.

The easiest way to plan for working from home is to visualize your normal workstation and then find a way to recreate that as accurately as possible in your new living space. This is an opportunity to make small changes to that workstation in order to better serve you as a worker, and you should certainly take advantage of that.

If you are well-established in an industry, you likely have the security to keep your plan consistent long-term. On the other hand, if you’re in a position where things could be changing over the next five years, do your best to plan for the possibility of adapting to that changeover as best you can. 

Life has a funny way of throwing us curveballs, so the best you can do is plan for the expected and have a loose Plan B ready to go for everything else.

Another aspect to re-evaluate is how much of a separation is needed between your personal and professional lives. If you have kids and are now their daycare solution, having an entirely separate space purely for your work could be crucial.

The ability to have a quiet place away from kids during work or client meetings can be quite difficult, but planning ahead when buying a house in Athens could make a difference.

Broaden Your Search

When starting your home search, one of the first things you’re going to notice is that inventory is relatively low, and it has been for quite some time.

Having limited options and high competition between buyers can easily result in buyers purchasing homes that don’t exactly fit their wants and needs. Unless you are completely set on living in a specific neighborhood or you are working a hybrid schedule that still involves a regular commute, the simplest solution here is to open up your home search area.

Giving a little in terms of search criteria could be the golden ticket that leads to you finding a property you would have otherwise never known existed, and you’d hate to miss out on your dream home because you were so focused on a smaller search area.

Maintain a Professional Image

A common facet of working from home is necessity for telecommuting for meetings. To avoid becoming a meme, it’s important to not only have work-appropriate attire but also room decor and lighting.

We aren’t suggesting you plan to fit a professional lighting setup in your new home office space, but you don’t want to find yourself becoming a distraction in meetings due to objects in your background or overexposed lighting.

This may sound a bit strange, but a way to get an idea of how a space could look during your meetings is to take a selfie under normal lighting conditions while doing a walk-through. This may not be an absolutely accurate representation of how things will turn out during your meetings but it helps give you an idea of what to expect from the room’s existing lighting.

Guidance for Buying a House in Athens When You Work from Home

If you work from home and are thinking of buying a house in Athens with the need to blend your personal and professional lives, contact our experienced team today at 706-426-1082!

Georgui Kassaev

Georgui Kassaev was invited to this country in 1996 during the Atlanta Olympic games. The first place he came to call his home after leaving Russia and performing all over Mexico, was Athens. He became a professional mixed martial arts fighter, then coach, and eventually obtained two black belts in taekwondo and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. He formed a specialty carpentry and construction business which sparked his passion for real estate. He then rediscovered his first passion performing. After all, he has performed in the circus since he was eleven years old in front of thousands of people and then again when he was an adult as a professional fighter. In 2018 he landed his first 3 television roles. While acting, he continued developing his real estate skills, becoming a value-add investor in the Classic City and then getting his real estate license. He has now become a listing specialist in the Greater Athens Area, working with homeowners to protect their interests and get them the right price for their property! However, he never abandoned his construction roots and works with investor clients to help them buy properties based on their numbers with no aversion to making multiple offers. Georgui is fluent in three languages Russian, Spanish, and English. He is proficient in video production and social media marketing.

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