You may recall we spoke about the importance of RFPs recently and we’ve also written about the top mistakes that tenants make. One such mistake we see often is that tenants don’t check the RFP against the final lease. A good agent will do this for you automatically. Many agents will affectionately tell you that they are cowboys – their duty is to find you the best space, but once they do that, they’re gone. You look around and you’re left not truly knowing what everything means, and then, you’ve got all this information but no idea how to compare it.
If your agent is a “cowboy,” make sure you also hire an attorney who can make the comparisons for you. Or better yet, fire your cowboy and find a true tenant representative who will look out for you through thick and thin, and won’t abandon you once the space is found. Otherwise, you might find yourself between a rock and a hard place – or as we like to say, between an RFP and a lease.