5 Questions to help choose a Commercial Property Agent
Choosing Your Commercial Property Agent
Here are the 5 most important questions to ask a Commercial Property Agent and help you decide whether they are the right Agent to help you find that all-important ideal office space.
1. Are they local?
A Commercial Property Agent who is local to the area you are moving office to will be more familiar with the local area, local Landlords, local office properties and the local rents. They will know their “patch” inside out and will have access to local properties on the market – as well as those that are “off market”
2. Do they Represent Tenants?
It’s important to level the playing the field when it comes to negotiating an office lease, and using a Commercial Property Agent who specialises in representing tenants (as opposed to representing mainly Landlords) will go a long way in securing you the best office lease deal.
3. Are they commercial property specialists?
There are many residential estate agents who handle a few commercial property transactions each year, but their expertise lies in the area in which they specialise. Make sure you appoint office property specialists to help you find the right office for your business.
4. What is their knowledge of Office Rental Market?
Before a company decides to move office, one of the deciding factors has to be the current state of the commercial property market. Ask your local Commercial Property Agent about the anticipated office rental levels in your area to help you weigh up whether an office relocation would be the preferred option over a refurbishment project.
5. Trust & Understanding
Choose a Commercial Property Agent who you can trust as they will be advising you every step of the way with your office relocation and new office lease. They also need to have a clear understanding of your objectives and reasons for moving so they help you make informed decisions about your choice of office space.
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