Be aware of the Different Tower Cell Rates
It is advisable to know the various tower leases where your potential cellular site will be located. Because there is not much data you can compare about cell site leases, it is recommended to ask a cell tower lease consultant to help you in this matter. As far as cellular lease rates, cellular carriers are generally trying to save money and would try not to pay a good amount for rooftop and tower rentals.
Usually, property owners and landlords are contacted by carriers, through a third party acquisition leasing companies, who identify sites and get lease signed at a new tower site for the cell and get paid for the job. Know that these companies are paid based on the rental price and the terms they are able to negotiate with the clients, which means, that the better terms they get for the carrier, the larger bonus payment they will receive. Turning a lease around quickly would also mean for the carrier leasing company to be paid premiums. You are therefore advised to be wise in making your deal with the carrier leasing company since they could give you a worse deal that would mean more money for them.
Therefore, once you are being contacted to install a cell tower on your property or antennas on your roof, it is good to evaluate the offer fast and figure out if you are offered of a fair one or a mediocre one. To further determine your leverage in deciding for the amount of the negotiation, it is good to know if you have other choices, like in your neighborhood or a better location, where the wireless carrier can go.
In order for you to make a good deal in the negotiation is for you to pay close attention to the telecom leasing terms and to understand its language. Customers are generally not telecommunication experts and neither are their real estate lawyers, thus, asking the help of a cell tower lease expert would be a wise idea to understand the terms and agreements being offered.
It is important that you know of the different cell tower lease rates that are offered to property owners for the different areas of the country, for the tower and rooftop leases.
Therefore, if you are the property owner who is faced with the negotiation of a cell lease agreement, it is advisable that you first ask some questions from the agent who is planning to lease your space for the purpose of a cell tower. Some of the questions you should ask from the agent is why he or she is looking at your property, what is the going rate of a cell tower in your place, what is the average lease payment that you can get, and so forth.