Three ways to ensure you DON’T lease up a vacancy

Business Manager, Stuart Commercial Inc., Sales Associate, ICR Commercial Real Estate
  • Jun. 7, 2019

Oh sure, everyone has ideas about how to get a space leased up. But when is the last time someone made a list about how not to get a space filled?

Wait no more, landlords, I have a list as such for you.

Keep it full

If your last tenant didn’t take all their belongings, or has left general debris behind, go ahead and leave things the way they are. The next tenant will surely be able to see past the mess and create their own vision for the space.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

You as the landlord know it’s got great potential. Likewise, a tenant should be able to see that too!

Update what?

You never know when a tenant might come along and need the 50-year-old millwork your previous tenant had used.

Stains on the countertops or floors, for example, might fit in okay with the decor of an incoming tenant.

Surely the show-ability of these items doesn’t matter, or have any bearing on a first impression. Leave them be, they’re not hurting anyone.

Keep the vacancy natural

Weed control season is upon us, but without a tenant in your vacant property, who needs to take care of landscaping!

Some folks like the natural look and you can capitalize on that by not doing any yard upkeep.

Ditto on winter listings. Everyone wears boots in Saskatchewan, a little snow built up on sidewalks makes accessing the property more of an adventure for everyone!

Seriously?

No! My goodness, under no circumstances. Just no.

Please ignore everything above if you’re a landlord looking to obtain the highest and best value for your space for lease.

A word of warning; if you have no interest in hearing these suggestions, do not engage me.

Consider the 5 best ways to get your commercial property leased or perhaps the best bang for your buck on a vacancy that’s been lingering.


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