Where's My Office?!

By Marcie Geffner - California Real Estate

Pam Spoo thought she’d seen everything in her 30-plus years in real estate. But even she was surprised and shocked when she learned that her brokerage company, Robert Weil Associates in Long Beach, was about to close its doors for good.

"In the first week of December, we got the news that the company was going to be closing," Spoo recalls. "We knew business was slow, but I did not understand what it costs to keep an office open."

Spoo’s experience is instructive for others who may face a similar situation. She and her business partner Mary Klingensmith acted quickly to make sure their own business would suffer as little disruption as possible. Within weeks, they’d landed at Coldwell Banker Coastal Alliance in Alamitos Heights.

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