Realla provides a free-to-list service for retail agents. We generate enquiries, and also drive traffic back to your brand so users of Realla can view the complete details on your own site and follow up with you directly. We also provide a suite of marketing automation tools and upgrade services on the search engine to get even more value. If you are a retail agent find out more here.
You can’t afford not to be fastidious about the way you go about finding your retail unit – the property you commit to needs to be reliable and practical. With so much information online you don’t even need to view a property until you’re sure it ticks most of, and ideally all the boxes. But even so, are you sure what you’re looking for? Do you have a checklist of the most important details, the ones that will make all the difference once you’re trading?
It’s a tricky process, especially if you’re new to shop-hunting. We’ve prepared a short guide to get you up to speed on what to look for in a retail unit.
Read more about the factors to consider when looking for a retail unit on our blog.
As tends to be the case whenever bureaucracy and planning regulations are involved, the classifications for the different types of commercial property are abstruse and a little time-consuming. But they are important.
Knowing your way around the regulations before you even start searching for a new building is important. Appointing a commercial property surveyor, otherwise known as an agent, is always a good idea, especially if you’re new to business. And when it comes to the contracts, your solicitors will be there to help. But you still need to have a good idea about the different types of properties out there, and what each can and can’t be used for.
We’ve put together a simple guide to help you work through the regulations.
Finding a retail unit and signing for a lease is half the job. Making your store or cafe or pub look and feel perfect, and, most importantly, match your brand, your personality, is a whole other feat in itself.
This is absolutely the case if you’re just starting out. Established business owners will know what works and how the brand needs to be represented in the physical world, even if they might want to tweak the look for a new store. But if this is your first venture into running a customer-facing business, then it’s vital that you think long and hard about every lick of paint, or item of furniture.
There is an abundance of advice out there about branding your space. We’ve written a short guide to get you started.