Staging professionals make a space appeal larger by painting them off white because light colors make a space feel bigger, clean, and conduct more light. Another tip staging professionals use for commercial properties is to turn on all the lights during showings because it can help the space feel welcoming and bright.
When leasing a vacant office space, try having a few desks or pieces of office furniture in the space when showing it to prospective tenants, as vacant spaces appear smaller the the eye than if they have a bit of furniture in them. Little details like clean carpets, fresh paint, and small repairs make a huge difference in how a property is perceived buy the buyer.
While property owners typically don't like to do anything extra on a building they are looking to sell or lease, buyers and tenants will generally pay more for a space and in a faster time frame if it shows well. If you were to sell a car, you would certainly give it a good cleaning inside and out to help it sell for more. You might even rotate the tires and give it an oil change. Selling a building is much the same.
Buyers use their emotions when they purchase a property. Use all the skills you can to appeal to their emotions and make a good first impression in the way you choose to stage and show commercial properties!