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Does your commercial property need a curb appeal upgrade? If you’re not attracting potential tenants or you’ve noticed that there are signs of deterioration and age, it might be time to make some improvements. 

An attractive picture from the street or parking lot can increase desirability of your property ultimately resulting in higher rental rates. Start with the parking lot and work your way towards the building. There’s a lot you can do to boost your property curb appeal. 

Landscaping and Hardscaping

Depending on the type of grounds that surround your commercial property, you’ll want to invest in better landscaping or clean, modern hardscaping. 

Maintaining a green landscape takes a lot of work, especially in the High Desert. If you have grass, you’ll have to keep it trimmed and green. You’ll also want to make sure your trees, shrubs, and flowers are healthy and watered. 

Here are a few things you can do to inspire better landscaping:

  • Trim back overgrown branches and bushes. 
  • Remove any dead or dying plants and foliage. 
  • Weed and mulch any flower beds.  
  • Fertilize any grass. 

Asphalt and cement surfaces need to look good, too. Make sure potholes in your parking lot are filled, and look for any uneven spaces in walkways and sidewalks. 

Update Your Signage 

Signs need to look good. If they’re fading, chipped, broken, or missing letters, you’re going to look unprofessional. Customers and tenants are going to consider your signage before they decide to do business with you. It’s what they’re looking for when they’re driving or walking to your building for the first time. 

Clean your signs. Power wash them and, if necessary, replace them. LED signs, for example, are bright and attention-grabbing. 

Invest in Quality Lighting

Good lighting is essential for a number of reasons. It keeps your property safe, it draws attention to your business, and it even sets a mood for the tenants who may rent space and the customers that they attract. 

More importantly, good lighting reduces your liability and risk. 

Parking lots should be well-lit, and you want to make sure common areas and elevators have good lighting as well. 

Keep It Clean

Keep CleanNo one wants to visit a commercial space where garbage is piling up outside of trash receptacles, windows are dirty, and debris is floating all over the grounds. You’re trying to make a great first impression, and that’s hard to do if the property isn’t clean and tidy. 

Power wash the building, contract with a window-cleaning service, and make sure you have a good cleaning crew who comes in to take care of making the property look good. Educate your tenants on what you expect from them in terms of cleaning and maintaining their units. Investing in better curb appeal will help you attract more commercial tenants. You’ll have tenants who are excited about moving into your space and bringing in their own customers and new business. Help yourself stand out from the competing properties in the High Desert. We can help. Contact us at Preston-Lee Management Company for more resources.