Commercial Agents – Tips to Qualifying Commercial Tenants Today

When it comes to leasing commercial or retail property today, the selection of tenant will be fundamental to the quality of the outcome for the landlord. This says that not all tenants will do or be acceptable when it comes to leasing vacant commercial premises.

So the commercial real estate agent has to qualify and understand the tenant that is enquiring on the vacant property before matters proceed. Some questions need to be asked to get the correct match of property.

When fewer properties are selling, the lease activity tends to be higher. Successful businesses still need to operate from quality commercial or retail premises. This is an opportunity for commercial property agents that specialise in commercial leasing.

So let’s go back to commercial property leasing and the elements that should be considered when qualifying tenants. Here are some key factors to consider before you start:

1. Understand the capabilities of the property when it comes to tenant occupancy. Things to know will include services, amenities, and size of tenancy, improvements, fitout design, and availability, term of lease, options, rental requirements and type, and landlord plans for the property. The permitted use or legal use of the property should be understood as part of this process.

2. Get a full brief from the landlord as to the type of lease that they will do for the premises. A lease can be varied and negotiated, but you have to have the landlord’s base requirements before you start. Ask the landlord about rent levels, lease terms, option periods, preferred tenant, renovation and maintenance plans for the property. These facts should be in parity to the comparable properties in the local area that are also on the market to lease at the moment.

To qualify the tenant you can take the following approach:

  • Find out where the tenant has come from and if they are moving from another property. It is likely that the timing of the move will have impact on your negotiations and inspections.
  • What does the tenant know about rent and properties in the local area? Have they looked at anything else in the area and if so what? It is best to know what you are up against early in the inspection process.
  • Has the tenant been looking at other property with other agents and are negotiations underway elsewhere on any ‘short-listed’ property now? This will have an impact on your discussions and inspections with them.
  • What levels of rent and lease term does the tenant have in mind? Make sure you find out about the extras of lease occupancy such as outgoings payments, and consumables including electricity, gas, water, and communications.
  • Will the tenant require a long lease term and or an option period for a further term? This may not always suit the landlord.
  • The numbers of tenant staff and the type of business will have impact on the improvements and fitout in the property. Ask questions about things such as car parking, loading and deliveries, office configurations, hours of operation, security, access, customers to the property, and quality of fitout.

So you can do a lot with a tenant before you take them to a property. Importantly this information is captured into your database. As a general rule do not give out any property information until the tenant has told you everything that you need first.

If a tenant is also or has been dealing with another agent, be very careful to check that they have not seen any of your listed properties with other agents earlier.

Top 10 Social Media Apps Which Gained Immense Attention in the Year 2016

Social media is a great way to interact with people and share your interests, thought, and likings. Over the years since the day internet launched, apps like this have been floating around like anything. All kind of apps from daily life to social to personal. It’s all there to make our lives that little more convenient. There are many apps we all are familiar with and using on a regular basis like it’s a part of our lives. However, there are still quite a few apps not everyone is familiar with or using.

Here is the list of top 10 social media apps which gained immense attention in the year 2016 and are insanely addictive as well as productive.

1. Tumblr

One of this year’s biggest hit. This app lets you share your thoughts, posts; it’s like running your own blog channel. Through Tumblr, you can interact with people with same likings and thoughts. You can follow what others have to say, post, opinion about your favourite fandom. Tumblr is very easy to use as well very easy to understand.

2. Quora

I too got addicted to this application all through the year and maybe I’m still. This app lets you post any query (Quora) and let you read other’s queries. You can improve and gather much information through this app. For your intellectual hunger, this app is for you.

3. Whisper

Have some secrets you want to tell someone. Have any confessions to be confessed. This app will let you post anonymously, you can post everything or whatever you’re holding back without having to reveal yourself. You can chat with anyone anonymously. Whisper has gained many eyes through its creepy, clingy, funny, weird confessions.

4. Goodreads

Are you a book nerd? I’m for sure. This is a wonderful application for all the book lovers out there. Through this app, you can track all the books you’ve read or want to read. Comment on your daily progress with a book. Review your book. Chat with other book nerds. Create or join book clubs. A drama paradise for every book nerds.

5. Amino

We all follow some fandom or another. For your fandom craving, you can simply install this amino app of your favourite fandom or start your blog and write a comment on someone’s post and definitely chat with another Potterhead, Directioner, book nerd and more.

6. Yik yak

Once you download this app, I can bet my life you’ll live it. This app has gained massive popularity this year because of its individuality and uniqueness. This app lets you share/post question or discussion thread under 5 Miles radius. You see, write, chat anonymously to and with anyone under 5 Miles radius. This app sure is a famous app to spend time on for campus students.

7. Pinterest

This app will surely be your favourite spot to spend time as it displays everything of your liking. You can select your interest and then the app will display only and only posts related to the topics you’ve selected.

You scroll through different and bazillion article or DIYs relating to the topic of your interest. A perfect time pass!

8. Peach

Missing Vine already. Peach is an app created by the co-founder of the Vine name, Dom Hoffmann. Peach is a combination of all social media app with more fun and uniqueness. This app allows the users to interact with other users holding similar interests through hashtagging. This app has quickly expanded its mainstream popularity.

9. StumbleUpon

This app is pretty much like Pinterest. StumbleUpon is your one-stop solution for all your interest. Like Pinterest you’ve to select your topic of interest and the app will gather all the highlights, app, news, posts relating your interest. You can meet and chat with other people with similar interests as you.

10. Wanelo

We all are fashion savvy. This app will let you see all the information and offers available or given my big brands you like. You can scroll down through your favorite brand’s new outfits and save it to the cart as well as see what your Neighbours have wearing or what’s trending in fashion. Pretty much a fashion paradise for all the women out there.

So these were some of the most popular social media sites for the year 2016.

Top 5 Apps For Fashionistas

Staying on top of the fashion express is not an easy task at all. Ask a fashionista and you will know exactly how much work goes into looking oh-so-perfect at all times. At the core of being a fashionista is the ability to follow and even anticipate fashion trends before they hit the retail market.

Even in this most creative industry, technology has a great role to play. Using fashion apps, a fashion fiend can enjoy having the world at her fingertips. Here is the low down on a few apps that are most useful for fashionistas.

Vogue Stylist

If there is one name that is eponymous with fashion, it is Vogue and with the free Vogue Stylist smartphone application, the fashion fan can get hold of all the gen on the season’s fashions and read what the editors of Vogue are saying about the various trends of the season. This app will also give the user product suggestions based on the weather of his or her location. Even better, you can shop for the clothes and products that you see on your mobile device.

The Find

Looking for a bargain is made so much easier with the help of this application. The Find will help you scan a barcode and research the product. It can show you comparable and comparative products and even locate stores close to your current location. Probably one of the best features of this application is that it does not have advertisements to clutter up the space.

CAbi

CAbi or Carol Anderson By Invitation offers a fabulous shopping experience. From the comfort of your home, you can experience the luxury of having a personal shopping assistant who helps you plan what you can wear and what you can buy. Personalization at its best – that’s what the CAbi experience offers you.

Rue La La

This is a private website but totally worth the membership. Looking for upmarket brands is a breeze with the help of this application. The number of big names who use this application to sell their products is staggering.

This application is also available across many devices such as Blackberry, iPhone and Android devices. With this application, one can access online boutiques which are open for a very short time. But during this time, the big name creations are available for a significantly lower amount.

ModiFace

Now – make up simply has to be the coup de grace for any fashionista and with the application called ModiFace, you can enjoy a veritable cornucopia of apps that will give you a chance to experiment with hairstyles, cosmetics, colours and so on to find out what suits your face the best. Totally worth the time you spend on this application!