For investors in competitive markets, it’s important to weigh all of your options for attracting the right buyers. One study reports that staged properties spend 73% less time on the market than those that aren’t. At Ullian Realty we understand that strong first impressions are lasting impressions which is why today we are offering tips on how to stage your commercial property before you host an open house for potential tenants or take photos for a listing.
Brokers often suggest staging a commercial property for several reasons. First, an empty space feels too overwhelming. Staging a space helps potential tenants picture how they can utilize the office area, greet their customers, and grow their business. Second, staging a space features the flexibility and uniqueness each different section provides. Finally, when you stage a commercial property, elements such as specific furniture or machinery, set the tone to attract the ideal tenants.
Before Listing Use these Tips to Stage Your Commercial Property to make it Stand Out
Potential tenants and investors spend the majority of their time inspecting the interior of a commercial property. Take the time to map out how to best stage the spaces in your buildings, by taking a few things into consideration.
Make sure to keep things neutral. Brand neutral, neutral palettes, and even more neutral kinds of business types should all be factored into the style of furnishings you choose when selecting furniture and decor to stage your commercial property.
Don’t be afraid to set up multiple spaces to show the different types of office setups that will work in your commercial space and feature a conference area. Regardless of the furnishings, strive to keep everything clutter-free. You want the space to feel inviting. A cluttered overcrowded space does not welcome people to stay and relax. Finally, don’t forget to stage the lobby with a reception desk.
Curb appeal is an important part of making a great first impression to potential tenants and investors.
To boost your space’s curb appeal:
- Seal the parking lot and paint or repaint lines
- Repair cracks in the sidewalks and driveway
- Pressure wash the building’s exterior including the sidewalk and driveway
- Freshen landscaping with trimmed bushes and make sure weeds are pulled.
- Wash the windows to remove dust and pollen build-up
- Add planters and doormats to the entrance
- Incorporate trash and recycling receptacles outside to encourage people to help keep the property clean
- Paint areas where the sun has caused fading
When it’s time to prepare to stage your commercial property contact Ullian Realty. Our brokers understand the importance of featuring the best aspects of each Brevard County, FL building in order to attract the best tenants and investors. Learn more about the Ullian Process today by calling our office.