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WHILE SAVING TIME AND MONEY
(Jul. 22, 2019) — Perhaps you’re in the marketplace for a commercial space for your business. You’re probably well-aware that it’s challenging to go from start to finish in the mammoth task of finding the right space for you. Whether you need simple office space or specific amenities, finding the right mixture of location, price, and overall suitability isn’t going to be easy.
Luckily, we live in a modern age where the Internet can fill in a lot of gaps that were previously just a way of life. Instead of having to go from space to space yourself, seeing what’s available and if it’s suitable, thousands of spaces are at your fingertips as long as you know what you’re doing. Services have even arisen online for people to list and sell their commercial spaces online, which further simplifies things for both the buyer and seller.
Here are the stones you should turn over when on the hunt for the right space for you:
This service functions to connect people with available space with prospective buyers. The service is used primarily by brokers themselves as opposed to the end clients as it’s a subscription-based service. It’s simply a matter of asking your real estate broker for them to share their access with you. The information on CoStar is very comprehensive, making it very simple to digest all of the ins and outs of a particular space.
Those in the market for renting space want to do so as easily and expediently as possible, so they don’t mind direct inquiries at all. Find a potential space and see if they have a website. Most major centers have a website with contact information, https://eastgatemetroplex.com/ being a good example. With contact information at hand, draft an email to their management team expressing your wants and needs in a space within their building. Chances are you’ll be contacted directly with all of the relevant information. A significant benefit of this route is that it cuts out any middlemen that will want a cut out of the deal.
Serving as a major clearinghouse for excess office space, RE/MAX Commercial has a huge database full of listings in both the U.S.A and Canada. Their easy-to-use search function will let you quickly search for the exact kind of space you need, which can help you cut down on how much time you’ll have to dedicate to hunting for space. A strong suit of this service is the sheer amount of listings and area covered. Every U.S. state is represented with hundreds of listings each.
It’s incredible what we can accomplish these days without even having to leave the house. By shopping for commercial space online, you can cast a vast net and get very accurate descriptions and photos of spaces, instead of having to visit them yourself just to end up wasting time and gas if it isn’t the right space for you. Of course, you should tour any space before committing. But then, the Internet will help you remove any poor candidates much faster than had you done everything manually.