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Your company is expanding and with it the need for a suitable office space. Finding the ideal office space and figuring out the logistics of commercial moving, however, can be daunting.

Fortunately, finding a great office space and moving does not have to be difficult if you follow a few simple guidelines.

1. Find a Commercial Real Estate Agent

First and foremost, it always pays off to work with an agent. This is true not just in residential real estate but in commercial real estate as well. Even better? As a buyer, you shouldn't have to pay any commission or fees to have an agent represent you.

An experienced commercial real estate agent will be able to consider your wants, needs, and budget—putting their local expertise and knowledge to work to help you find the perfect space. Agents can also help with everything from scheduling showings and submitting offers to negotiating pricing and finalizing your sale/lease.

2. Decide Whether to Rent or Buy

You must decide whether to rent or purchase your commercial office space outright. Leasing is most common, especially in more significant commercial buildings where individual office spaces are usually rented out. However, buying might make more sense if you want a long-term investment.

Is buying or leasing right for you? Consider consulting with a financial advisor for some additional insights.

3. Determine Your Space Needs

Another crucial step in selecting an office space is determining your space requirements. This should include not just the total square footage you need but how you intend to divide the space in your new layout. For example, will you primarily need cubicle space, or will you need individual offices and conference rooms? What about break rooms and storage?

By having a better feel of how much space you need (and how you will use it), you can narrow down your commercial office space options more readily.

4. Consider Amenities

Many commercial office buildings offer specific amenities that may or may not be included in the price of the space. Some examples of potential amenities that may appeal to you and your employees include:

  • Wireless Internet

  • Furnished offices

  • Beverage bar

  • On-site parking

  • Security

  • Mail service

  • Employee gym

Consider making a list of the amenities you're looking for before you begin your search so your real estate agent can help you find suitable listings.

5. Think to the Future

Choose an office space that will work well for your company, not just for the next few months but for the next several years (at least), as moving offices can be a hassle.

With this in mind, think not just about your current needs—but any future needs as they relate to your company's growth. It may make sense, for example, to invest in an office space that's a little larger than you currently need to accommodate for future growth.

Time to Plan Your Move?

Finding a suitable office space for your business will take some time and dedication, but your efforts will pay off in the end. When it comes time to pack up your current set-up and move into your new office space, professional movers can make your life much easier. Contact us for your free moving quote today!


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