As we were driving west on SR64 to Chase’s lacrosse practice, I observed the many “FOR RENT”, “FOR LEASE”, and “FOR SALE” signs that adorned the multitude of commercial properties along the way. I sighed and told my boyfriend, “I wish I had money”. As he did, you may ask “why?”. Five years ago, I was in the beginning stages of launching my own business… a graphic design boutique. Prices to rent, lease or buy had sky-rocketed through the roof and I had no idea how I would be able to afford all of the costs involved. It seemed impossible. My dream still lives deep within me and I someday hope it will become a reality. However, like most of us, I have been deeply affected by the economy over the past few years. I’ve watched well-established, local businesses, close up shop or down-size with no hopes of holding onto their own dreams. Sad, but true. The wide variety of locations, architecture styles and size that are currently available in commercial space made my eyes glaze over like a kid in a candy store. If I were only in a different time and place in my own life, I would absolutely jump at making my dream a reality. Now is the time to buy or rent to own. Prices are down and, inventory is up and deals can be found from sunrise to sunset. The key to finding the perfect commercial space is a great REALTOR®. Call one of our experienced commercial agents at 941-355-7696.