High-Tech Tips for Home Offices

Designs from the home front

February 1, 2001

Ric Parker’s, CRS®, GRI, well-outfitted home office features two computers, three printers, and enough phones, a digital camera, and office equipment to help the Los Altos-Based Coldwell Banker salesperson stay on the tech’s cutting edge.

  • Choosing a U-shaped design of the work areas like the one in this office enables Parker to work on several projects at the same time.
  • Extending the storage behind the desk and even around the corner to would accommodate more files and make them easier to reach.
  • Moving the copy machine and the shredder into the storage closet frees up more floor space and leave room for seating.
  • Angling of the computer monitor away from the window helps cut down on screen glare.
  • Putting the keyboard directly on the desk may lead to hand and wrist strain. Consider adding a keyboard drawer under the desk.

Parker, a self-proclaimed tech hobbyist, shares his picks on the latest and greatest technology for the salesperson’s home office.

Mariwyn Evans

Mariwyn Evans is a former REALTOR® Magazine writer and editor, covering both residential brokerage and commercial real estate topics.

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