When it comes to selling any property, commercial or otherwise, the goal is to get the best deal in the quickest amount of time. With mortgage payments for unused office or warehouse spaces eating up your profits, you’ll have plenty of motivation to make a speedy sale.
Unfortunately, finding a buyer is much easier said than when you might find you have commercial property to rent. When buying you may have plenty of interested parties, but actually getting a decent offer and a signature on the dotted line is a whole other ball game.
If your property has been sitting on the market for a while, it’s time for shake up. You don’t have to spend a small fortune redecorating – a few simple housekeeping tasks will quickly revamp its appeal.
Follow these three easy steps and your place will be looking spick and span in no time at all.
Step #1: Amp up the curb appeal
First impressions are everything, so if viewers roll up to a building that looks like it’s been through the wars, they definitely won’t be pleased. Litter, dodgy paintwork and leaking pipes quickly bring down the curb appeal – and the price!
Make sure someone regularly pops by to maintain gardens and collect any rubbish, and whilst they’re there they can also keep an eye out for any other major issues that turn up.
As the seasons change check that heating systems and pipes are working properly so that you don’t end up having to fork out to repair the damage caused by a disastrous flood.
Step #2: Stay on top of cleanliness
Even if the building is empty, dirt and dust will continue to build up. Without proper care it’ll soon look as though it’s been up for sale for ages, encouraging viewers to play on your apparent desperation with a cheeky low offer.
Have a cleaner give the place a once over every now and then to keep a handle on sanitation, reminding them not to skip the bathrooms which will swiftly become damp and unhygienic.
As well as freshening them up before every visit, you can even add a few extra touches like new hand dryers or mirrors to create the impression of a modern washroom that’s never been used.
Step #3: Create the impression of more space
If you’ve ever had to work in a cramped office or a shop with limited room for storage, you’ll understand why space is so desirable. Unless you’re willing to significantly invest in your property by adding an extension, you’ll just have to make the most of what you have.
Luckily it’s easy to create the illusion of more space.
You can start by decluttering. Leave a few desks and chairs to show how the space can be used, but get rid of all unnecessary items for a fresh and open atmosphere. You can also trick the eye by ensuring the place is properly lit for all viewings.
Keep these three housekeeping tasks at the top of your chore list and the effort required will be more than worth it when it helps you nail the perfect sale!