Everyone has heard that the location is one of the most important factors for success for a brick and mortar business. Without the right location and space, it can be hard for your business to get the customers or clients you need and ultimately move your product so you can have a healthy business. To help you with this, you may want to work with a real estate agent who can get you into the right location. So to ensure this partnership is a good one, here are three tips for working with a real estate agent to find a business location.


Use An Agent Who Works With Businesses


In the world of real estate agents, there are those who specialize in certain areas and who may be a little less familiar with other areas. When most people think of using a real estate agent, they normally think about buying a home, not finding a business location. However, you can find real estate agents who do specialize in business space. And if this is what you’re looking to find, Teresa Mears, a contributor to U.S. News and World Report, recommends that you do choose to work with someone who specializes in this area. By working with a specialist, you can ensure that all your bases will be covered and you’ll be getting the best match for your business needs.


Be Cautious With References


Just like when working with any type of service, it’s a good idea to check the person’s references before you choose to get into a business partnership. And when it comes to finding a real estate agent, this is vitally important. However, Michelle Crouch, a contributor to Reader’s Digest, recommends that you be very careful when speaking to a real estate agent’s references. If they don’t have many, those references are likely people they know personally. And when this is the case, you may get inflated information that isn’t always the most accurate. Because this is a possibility, this is something you should be aware of beforehand.


Be Clear On Your Expectations


Real estate agents are offering you a service that you’re paying for, so it’s up to you to ensure that you’re getting what you paid for. To do this, Elizabeth Weintraub, a contributor to The Balance, advises that you be very clear about your expectations and let your agent know when your expectations aren’t being met. Not only will this help your agent better understand your needs, but it will increase the chances of you getting what you want as well.


If you’re looking for a new business location, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you find the right real estate agent to work with on this endeavor.

By Chakraborty

Dr Chakrabarty is the Chief Innovation Officer of IntuiComp TeraScience. Earlier she was Assistant Professor of Delhi University, a QS ranked university in India. Before that she has held research positions in IIT Mumbai, IIT Chennai and IISc Bangalore. She holds 2 patents and over 20 research publications in her name which are highly cited. Her area of research is in smart technologies, integrated devices and communications. She also has a penchant for blogging and is an editor of Business Fundas.