When it comes to looking for a commercial space for your business, you may become so excited as you imagine your business fitting into a space that you forget about the long-term goals of your organization. When you go to look at properties, there are a few questions that you need to ask yourself and your commercial real estate agent. Keep reading to learn what some of these are.
How Visible Will You Be To Potential Customers?
In order to be successful, it is imperative that you are visible. Since you are on a tour of the space, you are likely familiar with the general location of the space, but visiting the space in person allows you to see how close the building is to the street and any major highways. You need to make sure that your customers will be able to locate and identify the building easily.
How Will Customers Access The Building?
While it may seem like it would be easy to access a building, it isn't always. For instance, there are some buildings that will lock their doors automatically once it reaches a certain time. In some cases, the hours of access for the building may not align with the hours of operation for your business. If the business does not have a security guard or reception to provide access to the floor that your business is on, then you may have to greet your customers and escort them. This can detract from their experience while also taking away from your time running your business.
Where Is Parking Located?
Parking is more important to the success of your business than you may realize. Your employees don't want to walk several blocks to get to work, and your customers don't want to walk miles in order to reach the business that they going to. So, you need to find out if there is on-site parking or if there is a nearby parking lot that is available to be used. If there is a nearby parking lot, you need to find out if it is free parking or if there are fees that must be paid in order to use it. You must also find out how much free parking space is actually available, as there are other tenants in the building that will be using that parking lot.
The aforementioned are only a few of the questions that you will need to ask as you tour commercial properties. Hopefully, these will give you an idea of the type of questions you need to consider when searching for an ideal commercial space.Share