Are you moving to a new commercial space? Whether you’re relocating, upsizing or downsizing, it’s tempting to focus on your next professional step and forget about the premises you’re leaving behind. However, if you own your current property, making sure it’s in mint condition will ensure you receive the rental agreement or offer you need to make your next move with financial confidence.
Although you should never judge a book by its cover, the way your premises looks will inevitably affect how your prospective buyers or tenants feel about the property. If it looks squeaky clean and in top notch condition, you could receive the offer you’re looking for within weeks. If the place looks like it could do with some work, you might be waiting rather longer and receive lower offers than you may have banked on. So, it makes sense to invest a little time, energy and money in sprucing up your commercial space before you sell or rent it.
This helpful checklist will ensure you leave your old premises in peak condition…
1) Tidy up the exterior
We all know it’s what inside that counts, but when it comes to buildings, the exterior is what prospective tenants and buyers will see first. Make sure the outside of your building looks pristine by paying attention to exterior paintwork, landscaping, as well as the condition of surrounding pavements, paving and roofing. To really rejuvenate your building’s exterior, consider investing in pressure washing services.
2) Refresh paintwork
A fresh lick of paint can do wonders for the appearance of a building, eliminating scuff marks, cracks, faded paint and stains. Choose a bright, contemporary colour to enhance your premises’ feeling of freshness. If you are unable to repaint the entire premises, focus your attention on hallways, entrances and waiting areas.
3) Get scrubbing
Most businesses looking for a premises aren’t looking for a “fixer upper” which means the less there is to do to a property the better. Giving your space a very thorough deep clean will help create the appearance that your property is “ready to go”. Deep clean carpets, hard flooring, walls and windows, ensuring you pay particular attention to hard to clean areas such as bathroom, kitchens, storage spaces and cupboards.
4) Cut the clutter
Sometimes it’s hard to see the wood from the trees when viewing a property. If your staff are still making use of your on-the-market commercial space, take steps to declutter work areas to help viewers imagine their offices in their stead. Less clutter will also help give your space a cleaner, roomier feel, enhancing the size of your property.
5) Put on a show
Just as residential sellers might bake some cupcakes to make their property smell homely, taking some steps to make your premises feel sleek and professional can also help you sell. Invest in some fresh plants for your space and install a clean-smelling air freshener. Replace any tired out light fixtures with something contemporary and rearrange furniture to create a pleasing flow to the space.
Need help preparing your commercial space for sale or rental? The Abbey Cleaning Service has been sprucing up the offices of South Wales for over 30 years. If you require a spotless deep commercial clean, our expert team can help. Contact us today on 029 2067 9323!