Most people are unfamiliar with Will Rogers, one of the great “social influencers” of the early 20th Century who coined this phrase. Why do we bring it up? The condition of your vacant suites plays a major role in how successful you will be in re-letting the space.
There’s no better way to chase away a good prospect then to unlock the door and be greeted by the smell of a dry plumbing-trap or to have them walk through spider webs on a tour of the space.
If the sheet rock walls are damaged, if fluorescent lights are out and the carpet is stained, then you’re depending on the tenant’s imagination when comparing your space to other options that they will visit on the tour.
Why not patch and paint the walls, rip up the old carpet and get the lights working before putting the space on the market? And by all means, make sure that your maintenance team services the space at least monthly to make sure it looks and smells its best!
For more information on how SMS can help you re-let your vacants…
When an SMS technician visits a property, he not only takes care of the work order at hand but he also spends a few minutes doing a quick inspection of the property to see if any other problems stand out.
Upon completion of a quarterly preventive maintenance visit, our HVAC technician noticed a large amount of surface water on the front parking lot although the weather had been dry for several days.
The technician took the above picture of his muddy boot in the puddle. We sent the picture and a proposal to the property manager, offering to investigate and repair the water leak. Unaware of the problem, the property manager gratefully authorized us to proceed. No doubt, our additional “eyes and ears” on the property saved the owner thousands of dollars in unexpected water and sewer charges that would have resulted.
All of our twenty-eight service technicians, regardless of their specialty will do a quick drive-around and help our clients know when something needs attention.
This is why, on hundreds of office, industrial and retail properties across Metro-Atlanta…
“SMS is the third leg of the stool that helps keep properties operating at peak performance.“