When thinking about cell towers, it’s easy to get stuck with a single image in your mind – a giant steel tower that’s ugly. The truth about cell towers and antennas is that they come in a variety of shapes and sizes these days. There are many different types of cell towers and each serves its purpose. We’re going to go over some of the major styles of cellular towers so that you have a better idea of what might be built on your land if you list your property with us.
As we’ve mentioned on this website before, when you sign a cell tower lease, you are just leasing the land. You’ll get a set amount of money month after month for leasing the land the tower is built on. We at wireless property listings, or a third party, will be responsible for erecting the cellular tower – which usually cost at least $50,000, and in most cases will even be much more.
Types of Cell Towers
Here’s a quick rundown of the various styles and types of cell towers that might be built on your land if you lease it to a cellular company. (we can help you with this)
Collocation – Also known as Cell tower co-location, this is when you have more than one cellular company with an antenna on a single tower. This is more and more common these days.
Monopole tower – This is a single pole with an antenna of some sort on the very top. Some of these can be disguised to look like trees – fir trees in some areas of the country and palm trees in others.
Self-supporting lattice tower – When talking about cellular towers, this is one of the more common types that might be built on the land that you lease. They are completely safe.
Guyed tower – This is a free standing tower that is also guyed. You may have heard that term as guy-wire or guy-rope. Basically, it’s a system that gives the tower additional stability.
Distributed Antenna Systems – Also known as DAS, this is a pole with several antennas on top that are separated by space. This reduces the amount of power they use while also improving reliability of signals.
Picocells / Microcells – These are really small cellular antennas. Occasionally, they may be disguised as a boulder or some other natural item. They are usually used to increase signals in an area that needs it.
As you can see, there are a lot of different ways to get a cell tower up. When we help you lease your land, we’ll help explain all the different options that may be built on your land. The important thing to note is that you don’t really have to worry about choosing the best type of cellular tower. This is something the wireless company will do.
All you need to do is sit back and collect the monthly checks. Either Wireless Property Listings or a third party will be responsible for building and maintaining the “steel” – aka the cell tower. You are just responsible for cashing the check month after month. Sound too good to be true? It’s not. Keep reading to learn more.
Residual Income by Leasing a Cell Tower
Wireless Property Listings has been dealing with cellular companies for over five years now. While you could try to negotiate a deal with the cell service providers, we are likely to get you 40% to 60% more than you would be able to get on your own. This is because we have experience negotiating with them and we know how to get you a fair price for your land.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call us today. You can also send us an email or go ahead and sign-up right away. Once you’ve electronically signed an agreement with us and listed your property, we go to work for you. Then, when we’ve found a wireless or cellular company that wants a tower on your land, we help negotiate the deal.
It’s really that simple. Reach out today and let us put your land to work for you. This is a residual source of income that requires no work on your part. You’ll get a monthly check for leasing your land. All the hard work is done for you. Give us a call or sign-up today and let us help you find someone to lease your land for a cell tower.