You may be a new business looking to expand or maybe you’re up and coming and need a solid starting point, but when you’re looking at those commercial properties for sale listings, you’ve got to keep a few very basic tips in mind.
Location, location, location
Where you choose to set up shop can largely affect business and this can be the deciding factor that can help or hinder your business’s success.
For starter’s you’ve got to make sure the office space is in a relatively safe neighborhood. This will make your customers and employees feel secure and more willing to come in to your establishment. You also don’t want to set up in an area that’s known for it’s frequent break-ins.
Does it have any accommodations nearby? You know, places where your employees or customers can spend their lunch break, or have access to any modern convenience. Ideally, you want to try to get an office space that’s in a relatively trendy part of town that normally has people coming through or stopping by. This means that there’s more of a chance for your business to get noticed and seen.
Is the location commute friendly? Naturally, you want both your employees and customers to be able to easily come and go from your business without much hassle. A place like a plaza where pedestrians frequent and decent parking is nice, but it really does depend on what your business is looking for.
Your business’s specific needs
Maybe you’re opening a small doctors office or maybe it’s a small computer repair business? Either way you’ve got to find the office space that’s right for the type of business you’re running. You wouldn’t want to end up renting or purchasing an office that has too much room or too little.
You also want to make sure the building is in decent shape. You certainly don’t want to encounter any plumbing problems, or find out the building has an infestation somewhere down the road.
Get the word on the street
If you’re renting an office space it’s best you gather as much information about it as possible, so you can make an informed decision. Ask the neighboring stores and offices on their opinion of the space and just try to get as much information as possible. Even if you don’t find out anything too useful, it never hurts to get familiar with your fellow shop-keeps.
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