Tag: landlords

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Dec2017
You know that holiday song? It’s a tune every tenant should be singing – twice a year. That’s right—Every tenant should check their lease expiration date twice, and make sure to start their search at least a year in advance. Wondering why? Isn't a year a bit over the top? If you’re ... Read More
December 20, 2017Lynn Drake

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Oct2017

A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

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What is similar to a wolf in sheep's clothing? A landlord or a landlord real estate agent pretending they have your best interest at hand when renewing your lease. NEVER FORGET: It is their job to get the most money as possible for the space you lease. Image from seputarkudus.com
October 12, 2017Lynn Drake

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Sep2017

The Hidden Costs in Cheap Rent

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For those who believe there really is such a thing as a free lunch and free rent, the game has changed, especially when it comes to leasing commercial space. Landlords are generally willing to give a free month, but the incredibly generous deals of the past are fading as buyer ... Read More
September 29, 2017Lynn Drake

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Aug2017
Most landlords in the game today know their business inside and out. The stay on top of what their competitors are asking and what the market will bear. They know what deals are being done down the street—especially when they lose a deal to a particular landlord. Here’s the thing: landlords ... Read More
August 18, 2017Lynn Drake

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Aug2017
Across the country, building owners charge different rates for electricity, usually based on their  climate. An electrical rate in Troy, Michigan will be far different than that charged in Phoenix, Arizona. Even in the same area, landlords can charge far more than their neighbors. Why? Electricity is usually a cost center for ... Read More
August 2, 2017Lynn Drake

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Jul2017

Touring Commercial Space

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I always enjoy showing our clients potential space for their offices. I find it interesting to see space through their eyes, rather than my own. I may think a particular space is great, they may not see it working for them at all. One of the biggest differences between residential and ... Read More
July 20, 2017Lynn Drake

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May2017
What is the difference between a Leasing Agent and a Tenant Representative? You will usually find the Leasing Agent’s name on the “for lease” sign in front of a building.  The Leasing Agent represents the Landlord, and is sometimes called the Property Manager. The Tenant Representative Agent may be harder to find, ... Read More
May 16, 2017Lynn Drake

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Dec2014

The Tour

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I always enjoy showing our clients space. It is interesting to see space through their eyes. I may think something is great and they may not. One of the biggest differences between residential and commercial real estate is the tour. When you working in residential, all an agent needs ... Read More
December 3, 2014Lynn Drake

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Nov2014
Janitorial is one of the items where we see a wide gap in what landlords provide. Some provide it and some don’t. Some will come in once a week and some will come in every day. I was working with a nonprofit and got them cleaning services with ... Read More
November 19, 2014Lynn Drake

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Nov2014
Across the country, we see different rates for electricity charged by owners, based on their various climates. An electrical rate in Troy, Michigan is going to be far different than one charged in Phoenix, Arizona. The point of this post is to make people aware that even in the same ... Read More
November 5, 2014Lynn Drake