When you are looking for the right office space for your business, you want to first figure out whether you want to rent or buy. Once you have made this decision, then you obviously need to decide on a price you can afford in order to buy or that you can afford to pay in rent. Then, you can move on to all the other things you need to consider. This short guide will give you some helpful pointers on things to keep in mind while you are out looking at places with your realtor.
Make sure the office space is efficient – You may find an office space that is being offered at a great price, but you'll need to consider other factors to determine whether or not it's really a good deal for you. If the space is a lot larger in size than what you actually need, then you will be paying a lot more than you would normally need to in order to heat and cool the space, as well as to furnish it and maintain it.
Verify the location works well for you – You will have several factors to consider when it comes to choosing an office space that's in the best location for your needs. If you want street traffic, then you want to be right off of a main drag. If you are looking for quiet or you deal mostly with storing merchandise, then you may want a space more in an industrial park. If you are in retail sales and you want to make sure you are going to have a constant influx of new customers, then you may consider a location in a shopping mall. You need to make sure the parking lot that comes with your office will also meet the needs of your business, so you don't lose customers who get impatient looking for a place to park.
Make sure the space feels right for your business – You may find a great space in the right location that's available for the right price. However, if it is an office that's intended for a completely different type of business, then these things will mean nothing to you. It can be easy to imagine yourself having the entire place gutted and rebuilt for your purposes, but you may find that this only gets you in over your head physically, emotionally and even financially.Share
26 September 2017
Although I've never worked professionally in the real estate business, I sure know my way around it. How, do you ask? Well, I have simply rented a lot of different places and worked with a lot of different landlords and real estate agents. In the past 7 years I've lived in 11 different houses or apartments, none of them my own. In finding those 11, I have looked at literally hundreds of apartments. I used to hate house hunting, but now it's kind of fun. You just need to know what you want and the right questions to ask. Hopefully this blog can help you learn some of the tricks of the trade from another renter like yourself.