As a business owner, you might be looking for premises for your start up or be in the process of scaling up and needing more space. Either way, this puts you in the market for some commercial real estate.
It’s not a decision to take lightly and requires a good amount of research in order to make sure you choose the right location for you and your needs. Being sure to carry out due diligence is the best way to find the right space.
Have an idea of what you want and need
This may seem like a given but when there are lots of options on the market, it’ll help to narrow down your search if you know what you’re looking for. This will often be determined by the nature of your business and any particular needs you have as it’s likely to limit the options available. It’s a good idea to put together a list of things that are essential, those that would be nice to have and anything you absolutely don’t want.
Be sure to think about financing
You don’t want to find yourself in a position where you want to put in an offer on your ideal property only to discover it’s outside of your budget. It’s a good idea to speak to a lender before you make a decision on a piece of commercial real estate to get an idea of a figure you can borrow. This will then heavily influence your property search.
Hire real estate professionals to help
Having a real estate agent help you with the process of purchasing commercial real estate takes away the stress of looking for properties on your own. You can let them know what you need and they’ll present you with options and work for you in negotiating the best possible deal they can on the price and terms of the purchase.
You should also seek the assistance of a legal professional who can help you navigate through all the paperwork and make the property buying process as smooth as possible.