Should you play “Let’s Make a Deal” with renters, buyers and everyone in between?

I keep reading articles about how the American consumer wants to negotiate on everything they buy and how even in large box stores consumers are getting deals just by asking. Negotiating is nothing new to most of the world and we do it in real estate all the time — but we are not used to getting a deal at the local Sears. I remember traveling through Vietnam in the early ’90s and my traveling companion got addicted to negotiating and would spend 15 minutes negotiating on a 10 cent item – so there are some times when it makes sense...

Corporate Rental Property

Strategies for Furnishing a Corporate Rental

Have you heard the old adage, “How do you eat an elephant?” The answer to the question is, “bite by bite.” While no one “eats” elephants, this old adage shows that you have to tackle big tasks bit by bit, piece by piece. A corporate rental requires a lot of stuff, after all, the average cost of furnishing a 800 square foot property is about $8-10,000… more if you have a office and additional bedrooms. To furnish your corporate rental, take to heart these tips: 1. Furnish your property by shopping at three locations: Remember time is money and...