Now London is a big old place and there are almost endless options when it comes to choosing an office space; luckily for you this is where we thrive! There are a few things that you need to do and understand before you begin your search and hopefully this article will guide you through the minefield.
Don’t Shop Around
Firstly, find yourself a personal broker and stick with them! This isn’t expensive manual labour that results in you paying ‘a guy’ over the odds to do the work in an easy 20 minutes because you didn’t shop around. The service is free to you and trust us using a broker will save you an awful lot of time and probably your sanity as well. We cover the whole market so there’s no need to even have multiple brokers, keep it personal and simple and the whole thing will be as painless as can be.
Share what’s Important
Although our brokers are highly knowledgeable and experienced, they’re not wizards and they will need you to know what is important to you and your business to find you the best available space. Think about what is a necessity to your work space and what is the most important requirement in terms of location, size or budget. It may be that you need creative breakout spaces, a location accessible to staff or to be surrounded by like-minded businesses in the area and you’ll need to consider what size office your business currently needs. Give as much information as you like to your broker, it will provide them with the best idea of your business and its requirements.
Trust Your Broker
After spilling your heart out about your ideal office you then have to put the power in their hands, to trust and be flexible is the next tip in finding the best office space. Use their knowledge and take a chance on a space which at first light may seem either too expensive or not entirely as you imagined; going in to co-working for example. Seeing an office in all its glory and walking around it, imagining yourself working away in its comfortable lounging chairs, is the best way to fall in love with a space.
Communication is also key! If your first tour is completely off the mark this is sometimes simply part of the process. Explaining what was good and what was totally wrong in the spaces you see will save you wasting your time on the next tour. Keep in contact and maintain your relationship with your personal broker and the search will be completely on the ball and tailored to you throughout.
Do it now!
Reading this means that you’re already on your way to a smooth office search. You’re doing your research and if you’ve gotten this far you’re now in the know! So the last tip, recommended as an immediate step, is to pick up the phone and meet your friendly new Londonoffices.com office broker right away!