What is the one thing that if you did it today would radically improve your commercial property’s ability to attract and retain the best tenants?
This is a question property managers spend a lot of time looking for answers to. But the truth is, there is no magical formula to instantaneously transform a commercial property into a magnet for businesses. Instead of one phenomenally successful tip, several small actions come together to make a commercial property irresistible to tenants.
Too often, however, property managers think they must invest all their energies on big things that cost a lot of money at the expense of small steps that they can take immediately. While your marketing, networking, and referral systems are important, they should not replace simple actions that impact the quality of the rental at a more basic level.
For instance, when was the last time you thought of using the cleanliness of your premises as a way to attract bigger and better-paying tenants? After you have spent hours polishing your company’s image and building innovative marketing programs, something as basic as how clean the building is can make or break your efforts.
From the viewpoint of the businesses that will rent or are renting your property, how clean the premises are weighs more than the promises you adverts make. Potential tenants often base their decisions to rent an office or commercial premises on how clean it is. They know that how neat a building is will affect their business’ performance.
How you approach cleaning in a commercial property:
- Defines the first impression the property makes on tenant’s employees and customers.
- Determines the caliber of businesses that are willing to rent space in your premises
- Impacts the productivity of your tenant’s staff.
- Helps customers feel comfortable and happy to spend time on the premises.
The sum of these benefits is the businesses on your premises make more money. If tenant’s businesses perform well, they will be less likely to leave and your property management business will be more profitable, as a result. Given how vital the cleanliness of your commercial property is to you and your tenants’ business, what is the best strategy for cleaning the building?
Should you clean it yourself or use amateur cleaners, as a way of saving costs? Or is it better to hire a professional cleaning company to handle all aspects of cleaning on the property? The best way to clean a commercial property is to let a professional cleaning company oversee the cleaning of the building. Why is this?
Reasons to hire a professional cleaner for your commercial property
The professional cleaner represents your tenant’s brand
The maintenance team in a commercial property doesn’t just represent you; they also represent the businesses that operate from the property. The quality of people you employ to work in the premises can attract or repel customers. Professional cleaning companies are very professional and will represent you and your tenants’ brands properly.
A professional cleaner maintains the highest standard of cleanliness
The people who work or do business in a building all have their different definitions of what cleanliness is. A professional cleaner will clean the premises beyond your tenants’ or their customers’ highest expectations. A professional cleaning company will implement the level of cleanliness usually seen in top restaurants and hotels.
Minimum interference with tenant’s business
Professional cleaners know how to clean the premises without getting in the way of your tenants, their staff, and customers. They will keep the entire premises spotlessly clean without interrupting the flow of business or disturbing anyone. This ensures a consistent level of cleanliness while enhancing the productivity of the businesses in the building.
They keep the premises sanitary
Because commercial buildings draw a lot of human traffic, it is easy for germs to spread in such buildings. A professional cleaning company has the skills and tools to keep all surfaces in the building sanitary. They will quickly and effectively disinfect railings, door handles, restrooms, and other areas of the building where pathogens tend to lurk.
Professional cleaners will save you money
Professional cleaners clean with speed without compromising quality. They can reduce wear and tear on the surfaces of the building. They know the best cleaning methods for all materials on the premises and will modify their approach, depending on what they are cleaning. This can slow the deterioration of the components of your building.
They let you focus on what is important
When you hire a professional cleaner, you don’t need to supervise them, as you would an amateur cleaner. A professional cleaner gives you the chance to spend time building your business rather than spending it mopping floors. By hiring a professional cleaner, you buy room to become more professional and profitable.
In summary, hiring a professional cleaning company helps you become a sought-after property manager because it lets you have the better of two worlds. You can give time to developing your core competencies while maintaining the highest standards in your commercial property.
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