My office is not large, though it is efficient and high-technology based. I will have a very comfortable set up for agents to use common areas, where they can log into any computer and it's just like their own; plus wifi, conference rooms with wireless video technology, etc.
I'll also be providing agents with training, including how to be paperless, and software available to the general population.
I believe in an efficient, low overhead, high technology based office... I got this part down:)
However, I would like an Office Manager so if I'm not available, there is always someone available and knowledgeable... someone who has recruiting experience and good referrals.
My first observation is that the days of the "Granda Mega office" are numbered. Brokers and managers should be taking note that agents are doing more at home and spending less time in their respective offices. Today's technology supports this changing business model. Cell phones, computers, faxes & scanners, internet, etc. have added so much to agents and agency productivity without requiring people to burn time in an often inefficient office environment.
In my opinion, the need for an office to house and provide office space for every agent is wasted effort and efficiency. The office of the future should offer a suitable working area for the average level of daily agent traffic only and conference areas with computers and flat screens in sufficient numbers to support normal customer traffic.
With this model, agencies should be able to maintain a high level of productivity with decreased square footage and overhead.