Re-lease Your Office
Benefits to leasing office space instead of owning include reduced commitment, reduced property maintenance headache, and reduced participation in an industry that you may not be in (i.e. commercial real estate). What Tom Troccoli overlooks is the ability to sub-let your space. Websites like BidRent.com allow for “perfect pricing” through auction. However, this assumes that all purchasers are using your website. The micro-leasing (aka micro-rental) website SpaceLister.com overcomes this by letting property owners and managers list their price for part or all of their space on a daily, weekly, monthly and annually basis. SpaceLister.com also scours the internet for existing listings, maps all its listings, and makes the listings easily searchable by other websites. Especially in a time with increasingly flexible work space and shared offices due to telecommuting, websites like SpaceLister.com are likely to become more popular.