Should You Rent or Buy Commercial Property?

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As your business grows, so does your need for more permanent real estate. Congratulations: deciding between whether you want to look for commercial property for rent and buying commercial real estate means you're gaining success and growth.

Should you rent or buy commercial property? Only you know for sure if this is the best decision for your needs, but this guide can help. Your real estate agent will help you find commercial property for rent among available rentals, and can also help you understand the potential financial benefits of renting over buying as well. 

How permanent do you want to be?

Are you wanting to stay in the same location for years, or do you want your business to be relatively versatile and mobile? Consider a commercial property for rent if you want something kind of in-between. With this type of property, you cover more of the payments than you might with a traditional commercial property lease, but you get the benefit of having a lease that can last for several years.

If you want to have the freedom to change business locations as you grow further, or you're still starting out and not where you want to be permanently yet, then don't buy now; commercial properties for rent are best for your needs.

How do you want to spend your money?

Commercial property rentals have their benefits, among them being that you don't have to spend money on a mortgage every month, don't have the down payment for the property to worry about, and you don't have to be the one to cover the expenses of repairs and such if something were to go wrong on the property. However, you might not have as much freedom to decorate and utilize a rented property as you would if you owned it. That being said, many commercial property landlords are open to their renters making subtle changes to their properties so long as they don't have to cover the costs and their renters take care of the property and pay their rent on time.

Until you are a more established business, you may save more money renting than you might buying. Over time, you can work your way towards property ownership in the commercial sector. Your real estate agent will help you find the right property for your business based on your budget and other factors. Write down what you would like in a commercial property for rent and show your real estate agent so they can best assist you.  


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