It’s been said that the three most crucial elements in real estate are “location, location and location.” That’s absolutely true in a lot of regards, but even commercial properties in the most desirable location may have difficulty drawing customers or renters if its condition is overlooked. Keeping a commercial property looking clean and presentable is very important for its success. People will judge a book by its cover — whether it’s appropriate or not. That means, commercial property owners have to be careful about keeping their properties looking their best — even though there are numerous factors working against them. Any of these problems can hurt the way a property looks to the outside, which can make it difficult for property owners to draw new tenants and for businesses to lure customers.
Commercial properties face a lot of variables that can have a severe effect on their appearance. Harsh weather can cause damage to the exterior of commercial property in the form of broken windows, loose shingles, and water damage. Trash and debris can blow onto the property from elsewhere and create a dirty, unkempt look. Animals can make their nests on the property and create an unsanitary situation. Commercial property owners must keep their guard up against these threats to their livelihood.
The accompanying checklist details some of the biggest factors that may be costing your commercial property money. Take a close look and find out how you can keep the exterior of your property inviting and making as much money for you as possible.