We can sum up “home rentals necessities for small business owners” by simply saying it is a personal decision which will change for each person looking for a house to rent. You are the small business owner. What do you need in a home rental? What specific items are on your wish list? So let’s start there, with your wish list. This, then, is a primer in determining which home rental is right for you.
Oh, that pesky wish list! What do you want? Is location of the utmost importance? Do you need to be close to work, or do you need easy access to the major roads in your area? Do you need to be near conveniences, or are you a country person through and through?
Or is location totally unimportant to you in looking for a home for rent? Perhaps the interior of the home is what floats your boat. Perhaps you need a bevy of interior conveniences. Perhaps you need many WiFi access points, or perhaps you are looking for large walk-in closets. Maybe you like modern kitchens, or maybe you plan on entertaining often and you need an entertainment room large enough to handle all of your parties.
And what about that business of yours? Do you need a home office, or do you have that covered at your business location? Are you one of the 20% of adult Americans who work from home and has a home-based business? If so, your wish list just got a whole lot more complicated. If you run a home-based accounting firm, or a one-man legal office, then your needs are much different than the needs of others because your home then becomes the marketing face of your business.
And what if your wish list is driven entirely by economic issues? You don’t make that much money at your job, or at your small business, so you have to look for the greatest real estate bargain ever offered, and let’s face it, those bargains are few and far between.
You see? This is not an easy thing to do. The commercial suite dilemma. Small business owners are labeled small business owners because they aren’t making that much money, but despite the profit margin, their issues and problems are every bit as important as those of a large business owner.
The best advice I can give you: make a wish list, in order of most important to least important. If money is an issue, and it most likely is, then you need to take care of the most important factors first and work your way down. You may only be able to satisfy the first two on the list; maybe three or four; but the whole wish list is off the board, unreachable.
That’s just reality, or as my grandmother once said, that’s the real of it.
RDS Real Estate is the leading commercial real estate firm in the Fort Worth area. We deal in small, multi-use commercial properties. Owned and operated by Ron Sturgeon, commercial property king of Tarrant County, and the proud owner of the first, and only, business park in Fort Worth, Box Office Warehouse Suites, made entirely from shipping containers.