Sunday, January 18, 2015

Tips For Saving Money Before You Buy

modular buildings for sale usedBuying a used modular office trailer can get pretty tricky if it's your first time. In fact, I receive plenty of questions from first time buyers who simply want good advice without a sales pitch. So if you are in the market for any type of modular building - from a construction office to a portable classroom or daycare center, follow these buying tips or give m a call for some guidance. It always pays to buy smart.

1. Once you have found the modular building floor plan you like always inspect the structure in person. Feel free to invite any contractor friend who has enough building experience to look at the structure and understand its current condition.

2. If you are buying the used modular building from a private owner ALWAYS have the heating and air conditioning unit(s) inspected and tested for performance. These are the most technical aspects of the modular so make sure you know what you are buying. Buying parts is not a big deal - but the costs can add up if the units are in really bad shape.

3. Inspect the roof and floor conditions. Changing the carpet or tile floor finish isn't that challenging but if the sub floor is in poor condition that could get expensive. The same goes for the roof. Look for signs of any leaking in past months and if you can, have your contractor climb up top to look for an obvious damage or maintenance needs.

4. Be sure the person or company selling the used modular building is the true owner! Ask for the original title just like you would before buying a car and be sure everything checks out. Also, be sure that there are no past due taxes or license fees - some states require these.

I have several more tips for you and my advice comes for free - so call me any time at (714) 442-2757 ext 108. You can also get prices for used modulars from modular building suppliers by using my Price Quote Request Form.

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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Used Modular Building for Rent in Baltimore

Baltimore Maryland Modular Building and Mobile Office Prices
Used Modular Building as a sales office.
by Matt Banes

Is this the style of used modular building you are looking for? This is a very typical "trailer" that can be rented or purchased and used as a sales office for a retail operation, real estate office or any other type of office space you can imagine.

If you are searching for a price to rent a mobile office or modular building here some helpful tips for you to get the best deal anywhere in Baltimore or surrounding cities and states.

1. Get at least 3 price quotes from companies in Maryland that rent modular buildings and mobile office trailers. Here is a free price quote tool that I created to help you get prices quickly.

2. Know the amount of space you need and what amenities are needed to set up your office. Ask your staff questions about items like furniture, bathrooms, private offices, conference rooms, door and window locations, handicap ramp and access stairs, and any other important feature. Have this list ready when you speak with suppliers and try to be flexible - not every supplier will have the exact floor plan you need.

Used modular building for rent
24' x 40' Used Modular Building
3. Know how long you want to rent and when you need delivery. These are two important pieces of information that will help you get the best price available. Most suppliers will be very competitive with their prices if you are serious and ready to take delivery within three months or less.

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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Tips to Save Money Renting a Modular Sales Office Trailer

Use a modular building as a sales office.
Get a price for a used modular building.
If you are shopping for a used modular building and have recently visited the sales office of a local supplier you probably noticed how many "trailers" were used as sales offices in the past. From real estate offices to car dealerships, modular buildings have been used for short and long term office space needs across the U.S. for decades. Here are a few tips if you are preparing to buy or rent any size modular for your sales operation.

Tips for using a modular building as a sales office:

#1 Know how much space you need and how it will be used. 
If your sales people will be sitting at a desk speaking with clients be sure to calculate how much space will be needed to accommodate furnishings. Will a lobby be needed or a conference room for larger meetings and presentations? Will bathrooms and a kitchen area be needed?

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Used Modular Building - Locker Room

Used modular buildings make great locker rooms for schools.
We get a lot of calls every month from schools looking for temporary locker, shower and bathroom trailers to rent. Here's a recent message a school facility manager left us:

"We are researching using a modular building for our athletic department team room and a facility for showers. Can you help?"

We are always happy to help so here's our answer. Modular buildings are often used for locker rooms, team rooms, shower and bathroom facilities for schools and universities in need of temporary space during construction or remodeling projects. Modular prefabricated buildings can easily be manufactured or used models can be outfitted with the features typically found in sports facilities including the following:

Equipment cages
Toilets / urinals
Enhanced floor systems to support exercise equipment and weights

Check with your local modular supplier if you have a need for a sports facility. In many cases you will be able to rent a used model or make modifications to an existing floor plan to suit your needs. If you can't find the right model you may want to explore having a new model built exactly for your specific needs. Try our supplier price quote request form - it takes 2 minutes to send your request to local suppliers who will call you the same day with answers and price quotes.

Here is another helpful post about modular shower, locker and change rooms.

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Friday, May 31, 2013

Used Modular Church Building For Sale in Georgia

I received a call yesterday from a church in Georgia that has a used modular building for sale. It was built in 2003 and is in excellent shape. If you are a church or school based in Georgia and are looking for a modular classroom, daycare center or modular office contact me (Matt Banes) for more details. Call (714) 442-2757 extension 502.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Always negotiate the floor plan price

Used modular building for sale with custom floor plan.
Adding an office to a used
modular building.
For years I sold used and new modular buildings to schools, churches, utility companies, general contractors and basically any other type of business imaginable - even the studios in Hollywood. In many cases the floor plan of the modular office or portable classroom  needed to be exactly as specified by the customer due to specific office sizes, furniture layout, and the amount of people using the space. This also required a lot of work and expense on my company's behalf because in most cases the exact floor plan was not available or the exterior and interior finishes needed to be completely changed.

So my helpful tip for anyone searching for a used modular building (with a specific layout) is always negotiate the price for modifications. Here are some typical modifications that will cost you extra money up front of amortized into your rental rate:

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Used Modular Building for Sale in New York

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Here is a typical 24’x 60’ (1,440 square feet) modular office trailer for sale or rent in New York. This modular can make a great temporary or permanent office for any business.

24’x 60’ Used Modular Building Specifications: includes wall mount heat and air conditioning system with thermostat, wood exterior siding, tile floor finish, slider windows and secure doors. Optional window and door security screens are available as well as a handicap ramp system and/or aluminum OSHA stairs for each entry door. Any floor plan and finish can be modified to meet your specific space needs.