Shopping for the best commercial real estate property as a business owner is never an easy feat. There are so many factors to consider and aspects to examine before you make an offer, which is why many people choose to work with an agent to help them pin down exactly what they want. If you are shopping solo and need a little guidance to find the best commercial property for sale, you can ask yourself a few questions to test the worthiness of any property before you start negotiating a fair price.
Is the building physically capable of supporting your business?
Number one, is the building and property set up in a way that will physically support your operation? All you are looking for here is if it would be physically possible for you to move your business operation onto the property and make it work. Check out things like:
- The overall size of the building or the property lot
- The layout of the building in relation to your business operation
- The geographic features that could affect business operations
- The available space for parking or vehicular business tasks
Is the property legally capable of supporting your business?
Once you know that a property can physically be what you need it to be for your business, it is time to look at the legal side of things about the property. Determining if the property is capable of supporting your operation legally is all about:
- Finding out if there are restrictions on the property
- Looking at local zoning regulations that could interfere with property changes
- Zeroing in on issues with local building codes that could affect your business
- Determining if legal issues could arise due to the proximity to other businesses
Is it financially feasible for you to operate your business from the property?
Once you have determined if a building is both physically and legally possible to support your business operation, it is time to look at one final and very important facet of the commercial property—is the property financially feasible for your business? Will your overhead costs allow for payments on a building of this particular price range? Will the building be a smart investment for the long-term? Does the property support the financial goals you have in mind for your business? All of this should be considered when determining the financial feasibility of any commercial property you believe meets the aforementioned criteria very well.
Look around for commercial property for sale to see if there are options that work for you.