Business owners have a lot of decisions to make. There is little margin for error, especially when it comes to a big decision like moving your office to a new location. If you’re thinking of making such a decision, you want to partner with a commercial real estate agency you can trust.
Finding a commercial real estate agency to help you with your move can take time if you’re not sure what to look for. As experienced agents in the commercial real estate business, we at the Menlo Group would like to offer some suggestions to help you make the right choice for your business.
- Do some research. Looking up the commercial real estate agency on its website is one way to do this. How does the agency represent itself? Can you glean any information about the agency’s business policies and philosophy of doing business? Does the commercial real estate agency specialize in a particular facet of real estate?
- Ask for referrals. Surely you have a business network that can offer some advice on agencies that they have used. You may get a variety of opinions, of course, so take that into account. It is still wise to do your own homework.
- Meet with a prospective agent and/or broker. When you are looking at a prospective commercial real estate agency, you’ll naturally want to get to know whom you may be working with. It helps to have some kind of professional rapport. You will also want to scope out their integrity, knowledge, and communication and organizational skills. You can go with your gut, but it may also be good to talk to other clients that have worked with the agency and/or agent in question. Feeling confident about how your agent will represent your needs is a critical part of the equation.
At the Menlo Group here in Phoenix, we understand that selecting a commercial real estate agency can make all the difference in the world for your business. We are very aware of the financial commitment that goes with buying or leasing commercial real estate property. We treat every client and every transaction with care, precision, and respect. We would love the opportunity to talk to you about how we can serve your commercial real estate needs.