I don’t know about you, but there is something about selling or buying commercial property that gets my juices flowing. The buying and selling process feels like a day out in the wild doing some hunting. I can compare it to going out on an African safari and getting to see a predator stalk and ultimately capture its prey. Exciting and very pulsating are the words that describe the whole experience. For this real estate business to be even better, you need a real estate agent who enhances the entire experience. When on the commercial real estate agent hunt, you can find yourself in a world of confusion due to the enormous promotions being driven by such agencies all over. Finding a top real estate agent is what may dictate whether you will get a reasonable price for that house you are buying or selling or not. What factors should you then let drive your decision making?
Take time to have a chat with those who been served by the real estate agent in the past. Logically, if the agent is established, then you are not the first to make use of their assistance. You can then have a forthright discussion with these former clients and find out what they have to say about the customer service. Go to the agent and ask for a list of properties they have dealt in and accompanying contact information. The past clients you get can shed light on issues such as the asking price and eventual selling price.
After the reference check, consider the balance between the commercial real estate agency’s persona & philosophy and the experience factor. When it comes to real estate and investment, experience plays such a massive role in ensuring that all works out in your favor. Nonetheless, I would prefer you work with a commercial real estate agency that you are in sync with. The agent’s personality is everything here and to an extent should take priority over the experience factor. Keep in mind that a lot of discussions will be taking place regarding the transaction for the house. Therefore, you and the real estate agent need to be in sync with each other. Identify an agent that is responsive and communicates well enough. This also means that their negotiation capabilities should be superior.
Identify a commercial real estate agency with the right kind of fervor. An evaluation point of this is the agent’s work. How does the real estate firm promote its properties? Find out how the agency wants the public to view it. You want an agency with plenty of confidence, zeal, and honesty.
Lastly, assess the commercial real estate agent’s knowledge of the city or town. You want to work with someone who is conversant with all that ultimately is going on in their industry and their environment.