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. Know that cellular carriers would usually try to save money on their cellular lease rates, thus they are not paying as much with their 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. The payment of these companies will be based on the rental price and terms they are able to negotiate, so the better terms for the carrier, the more money the leasing consultant will make. 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.
Remember then to evaluate fast the offer given to you once you are being contacted in the installation of your cell tower or antennas on the roof of your property, so that you can figure out if you are receiving a fair one or a mediocre offer. It is also good to know if you have other choices where the wireless carrier can go in your neighborhood and a better location, since this will determine your leverage in the amount of your negotiation.
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. Considering that most of us are not telecommunication experts nor are our real estate lawyers, it is advisable that we get the help of a cell tower lease consultant to help us understand the terms and agreement.
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.
It is therefore advisable for you as the landowner or the property owner, who will face with the negotiation of a lease agreement, to first ask some pertinent questions and get answers from the agent who is interested to lease your area for a cell tower. Some examples of the questions you should ask from the agent are the going rate of a cell tower in your area, why the interest is on your property, what could be your average lease payment, and others.