How Cellular Tower Sites are Picked

Cellular Tower Sites

Ever wonder to yourself how specific cellular tower sites are picked from all the available locations around the country? Well, we’re going to explain some of what goes into the decision. This is going to give you a better idea of whether or not your land might be a good enough for you to get a ten, twenty or even thirty year cell tower lease.

When the engineers at wireless companies have a need to increase or improve cellular reception in a certain area, the Radio Frequency (RF) department will jump into action and start looking to rectify the problem by putting up a new cell tower in a prime location. Their definition of prime location takes into account population, traffic, local zoning laws, costs, and a whole lot more.

They will begin their search by creating a “search ring” – which is nothing more than a circle on a map with the prime locations for the cell tower. At that point, they will begin to look somewhere to lease. If you are signed up with us at Wireless Property Listings, you can be sure that your property is going to get in front of the eyes of decision makers.

Additionally, our many years of experience make us better at negotiating deals. Typically, we can get you 40-50% or more than you would be able to get on your own. Negotiations with wireless companies for cell tower leases isn’t easy. At Wireless Property Listings, we have a professional team of people who have experience dealing with the large wireless carriers.

Here is a list of some of what the Radio Frequency (RF) department and engineers at the wireless company are going to want to find within the search ring.

Location and size of Land – The size of the parcel of land is not as important as the location, but both are crucial when it comes to successfully getting a cell tower lease on your land. Most of the time they want double the height of the tower around the tower.

Local Zoning – Are there any local laws that may interfere with construction of the cellular tower or using the equipment? This all has to be researched – another area where we excel at Wireless Property Listings.

Easy to Access – The location must be easily accessible from a public road. This is a key piece of information that many people don’t adequately think about when they’re trying to get a cellular tower lease on their own.

Quality of Land – As you might imagine, they’re not going to want to build a cell tower in a marsh or swampland. Likewise, the soil and conditions must be good enough that it doesn’t cost a lot of extra money to build. Remember, they think about numbers.

Acceptable Rates – Last but not least, they look for land that they can get at the right price. What is the acceptable rate for a cell tower lease? That depends on a number of different factors – and is why you should give us a call with your questions.

As you can see, a lot of thought goes into determining where a new cell tower is going to go up in an area. Some people try to do everything on their own, but we recommend working with us because we have over five years of experience dealing with cell tower leases throughout the country.

We know how to negotiate to get you the most money possible, including ten, twenty, or even thirty year leases. Over the course of a decade or more, that monthly revenue really adds up over time. And the best part is that it requires no work on your part. You just collect the checks and enjoy the money.

Sound too good to be true? It’s not. Give us a call today and see how you can put your land to work for you. We can answer all of your questions and after you sign-up, you’ll be able to list your property and have us go to work for you to try to find an acceptable lease for all parties involved. It’s that easy!