When you’re in the real estate industry, you should be aware by now of how stressful this environment actually is. There are always many things to do, and the competition is very strong. Thus, it’s not surprising how every working day can be quite stressful.
To be able to meet the demands of each working day, it’s a must for everyone in the real estate office to be productive. No one should get left behind when each has that unified standard to perform productive work. Apart from the employees themselves, there’s also office design, such that you’re all reporting to an office that helps foster productive days.
You can finally get started with renovating and upgrading your real estate office with these four ideas, from big projects like office fitouts, to smaller ones like a few little changes here and there.
1. Invest In An Air Purifier
An air purifier is almost always an essential thing to have in every home or office nowadays. It’s one of the cheapest items on this entire list, given how air purifiers don’t always necessarily have to be expensive. If you search well enough, you’re certainly going to find air purifiers, despite being more on the affordable side, which is just as effective.
With an air purifier in your real estate office, you’re sending the message that you care about the health of your team. It can help detoxify your office’s air to get rid of all the nasty air pollutants which may be around.
Thus, the healthier your air, the lower the chances of having sick employees. Like a domino effect, this can help ensure that your real estate office continues to function smoothly, when the sick leaves made by co-workers are only very few.
2. Customize The Lighting
Don’t just rely on the overhead or ceiling pin lights you may have for your real estate office. Have smaller lights strewn across the room, so each one has more control over the amount of lighting they want to have.
For example, provide desk lights at each table. That way, every employee in your real estate office can have their light. You can also change your light switches from the usual on-off ones to dimmer lights. This option allows you to customize lighting more, with more levels to set it in.
3. Make Room For Movement
If you look at office design ideas, you’ll find a common theme of offices these days: many have wide, open spaces to move around. Gone are the days when offices were so narrow and crowded, filled with tables, shelves, and so many more office paraphernalia.
Take a look at your own real estate office to find ways to make it more spacious and airier. Can you get rid of some file cabinets by switching to a cloud storage system? Do you have any unnecessary furniture and office equipment that is outdated?
Making room for movement increases the ventilation in your real estate office. Moreover, this can help foster productivity when everyone who reports to work won’t have to feel as if they’re stuck in a very small space with very little room to breathe.
4. Be A Neat Freak
Okay, so if you’re on a tight budget, you have to look for the cheapest (and perhaps even free) options to upscale your real estate office. This fourth item on the list is one you’ll truly love. It doesn’t sound like your mom, but being a neat freak can really make a difference in elevating a space.
You’ve also been impressed once by walking into an office that’s so clean and neat; it just looks perfect! Then, there are also those offices where, desk after desk, you have mountains of paper left messy, that it even stresses you out, as a temporary visitor.
Make it a point to inculcate a culture of neatness in your office. It really makes an entire difference. Not only will your real estate office look more professional, but it may also help improve productivity and efficiency. And you can imagine how much time can now be saved when each real estate agent on the team no longer has to waste minutes going through pieces of paper, just to find a file they’re looking for.
With the design ideas above, you can finally make your real estate office more inviting. You’ll have that perfect mix of creating a stylish space that helps you stay productive. For many real estate companies, office design is often an afterthought. For as long as the office has the basic essentials, many feel it’s fine to skimp on the design to save. It may be a practical approach, but you can still upscale your real estate office in a practical manner without spending too much. The ideas above are some of those worth trying out.