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Home Office Necessities for the Busy Real Estate Agent

December 01 2020

hdc home office necessitiesYou may have had to stop working in a physical office and begun the process of working from home. If you didn't already have a home office, and are looking for ways to improve your workspace, we've got you covered.

Estimate Your Space

Like many, you may have started out with a quick workspace on your dining room table to keep business running as smoothly as possible. But with working remotely quickly becoming the new normal, you are probably finding yourself ready to have an actual workspace.

You should start by estimating how much space you can dedicate to your new workspace. Start by finding or reclaiming enough space to fit a desk and create your workspace around that area.

Get Furniture That Works for You

Choosing a desk with enough space for you to work on is one of the most important pieces of creating a perfect workspace in your home.

After you have your desk selected, you will need to get a chair that is comfortable to work in. As a real estate agent, you likely spend a lot of time in front of your computer, so a comfortable chair is essential.

Lighting

Now for the fun part – technology. No, not just a computer or mobile device, but the technology that will help you keep your business moving and help you try out new things.

As working from home has seen an increase in video calls, you may need to purchase a light that will brighten up a darker area. A mini ring light easily snaps on to your computer, and like a full-sized ring light, it can help brighten up your videos. For tips on creating a great video setup, check out this blog.

Internet to Handle Your Work

Aside from having the best lighting for your videos, you will also need to have an internet provider that will handle all of your needs. Check with your service provider to see if your internet can handle the amount of video calls or meetings that you need to handle. A slow internet connection may hinder your work abilities, and you don't want that.

Headphones and Microphones

Being able to hear others is incredibly important for your job. If you do not have a quiet enough workspace at home, you may need to invest in a good pair of headphones that will be good enough for you to not only hear your clients on calls and meetings, but will also help to block out any extra noise.

Now, hearing your clients is important, but so is your clients' ability to hear you. If your computer does not have the best microphone, take the time to purchase a decent microphone that will remove extra noise from your background and will help to amplify your voice. A good microphone will certainly help you out if you are working on other video projects as well.

Working from home might be a challenge, but hopefully you feel ready to build a workspace that will be perfect for you as you continue running your business from home. A good workspace will get you ready to tackle the day and set you up for success.

To view the original article, visit the Homes.com blog.