No Land, No Dice? How to Get a Building Estimate When You Don’t Own Land
While you are looking for developmental land for your business dream, you can speak with the experts at Metal Structure Concepts to quote out your building needs.
Spoiler: Don’t own land yet? No problem. You can still get a steel building quote.
To get the scoop, we asked Steve Ivanitz, owner of Metal Structure Concepts how the conversation goes with people looking to build a pre-engineered steel building in the Okanagan, Kootenays, and Northern British Columbia.
Does it matter if they own the land?
Steve (owner, Metal Structure Concepts):
It does in the fact that I can take them more seriously. *laughs*
Actually, it doesn’t matter to me, but it often means they are more serious. Nine times out of ten if someone puts money out to buy the property, or are holding property and paying property taxes, they want to get some use out of that land.
So, what percentage of your customers own the land?
I'd say 50% at first.
Okay, so still only half of the people are landowners. So how does that conversation go?
I give them the same time I do like guys that own the land already. I know that this is a one-time talk for now, and they'll revisit me in six months or a year when they do get their land. I give them the budget numbers.
Because they're shopping for land, and shopping for buildings well?
Yes, that’s a common scenario. They don't want to buy the land until they know approximately where they're going to end up financially. They're talking to the bank, and they want to know how much the shop or building is going to be first so they can get their total budget and get approved.
We can help price out a pre-engineered steel building that will fit the application, be the perfect size and construction for the land you’re looking to buy, or already own.
Metal Structure Concepts has been providing expert steel building advice since the 1960s. A family-owned business, Steve brought the company to British Columbia in 2002. Today, his team provides design, supply, and build for many pre-engineered steel building application.