It’s time. You’ve outgrown your current office space and are in the market for a new one. There’s a lot to do and a lot to plan for, but don’t worry, as your commercial move experts; we’re here to give you some guidance to help you along the way.
Touring new office spaces can be time consuming, so it’s best to prepare in advance, map out where you want to visit and get all of your questions in order. After all, this is a big step for your business and you need to make sure all of your bases are covered.
First things first: research. Look online, drive around or talk to a commercial real estate agent to help you find your new business’ home. You need to think about several things while you research. How much space do you need? How much do you want to spend? And, where do you want your new location to be? Ask these questions, and more so that you can be sure you’re making the correct decision for your business’ move.
After you figure out your requirements for your new office building, you’ll need to go on tours of the potential spaces. Before the tours, make a list of must-haves and keep track of them as you tour each building, that way you can easily weigh your options when your day is complete. While on the tours, whether you’re with the current owner of the building, the landlord or a commercial real estate agent, it’s important to have questions ready.
It’s also important to keep in mind the price of the building that you were originally told. While on your tour of the building, take note of anything that might need constant maintenance and ask about the maintenance charge you’ll incur each month. You don’t want to end up paying more than you originally intended.
You also need to have an open mind as you tour. You don’t want to completely shut out a building just because it doesn’t have exactly what you’re looking for. Remember, not everything is permanent. Paint and décor can be changed, and if you’re up to it and the cost is right, you might even be able to knock out some walls to make it the perfect space. The options are endless; so don’t immediately rule anything out. Explore your options because you never know how perfect the space might turn out to be for your business.
Moving is an exciting time for your business, but it can also be a little stressful. Our best advice is for you to plan ahead, do your research and keep an open mind.