Alain Pinel Realtors (APR) officially opened its new ‘smart’ office on May 31 in Livermore, Calif., where the 28-year-old brokerage continues to rank number one in market share. The event showcased the renovated home-turned-office that seamlessly integrates into the community, providing APR with a working hub for its mobile agents in and around Livermore.
“Like most of today’s busy real estate professionals, our agents prefer to be mobile so they can better support their clients,” said Don Faught, vice president and managing broker for APR’s Pleasanton/Livermore Valley office as well as the new Livermore office. “Despite all the mobile technology these agents use, they still need an office environment to hold client meetings and conduct closings. And they need those office environments to be both convenient to their clients and able to support the modern technology tools they use daily to do their jobs. Our Livermore smart office offers all of this.”
The grand opening event welcomed dozens of real estate professionals from the surrounding area and featured live music and refreshments.
The 1,750-square foot office offers smart tech features that integrate with most mobile technology platforms as well as laptops, allowing agents to stream video and other data to one of several flat screen monitors throughout the space. Wireless printers, wifi access for agents and clients alike, and even remote access thermostats ensure the office is comfortable and productive for busy APR agents working in and around Livermore. The office also features two conference rooms and workspaces for up to seven agents.
The new Livermore office will act as a satellite location for the 90-plus APR agents who are based in APR’s nearby Pleasanton office, providing practical workspace in the heart of one of Northern California’s hottest locales for real estate.
“We’ve seen so much growth in the past year as pent-up-demand has driven not only prices but interest in the real estate market in general. This new location provides needed resources to our agents doing business in Livermore, and also gives us a bit of expansion room as we continue to extend the reach of the APR brand,” said Faught.