A Guide To Buying Commercial Property
Get the best angles during the best light of the day. Do not put in pictures of the repairs that must be done to the property. That’s the job of the lender’s inspector, who will inform the underwriter of any necessary repairs.
But, what goes into the purchase of a mortgage? Do you qualify? The key ingredients of mortgages involve several key elements, all of which play a role in the decision to give you mortgage financing.
On paper, this looks like they’ve been an excellent property manager with a profitable property. And you won’t know any different until you get into your own Due Diligence.
Selecting a broker before you need one is a good idea. This will allow your broker to perform additional research for your property type and loan options before you are ready. Commercial mortgage closings sometimes need to happen quickly and the last thing you want to do is be caught without someone looking out for your best interests. Pay close attention to the last thing I said, someone looking out for your best interests. Ensure the broker you select is working for you and not serving the interests of a lender or themselves. You want to go into this process with your eyes open so be sure to ask about their process, the points they charge, fees, and how many lender relationships they maintain.
Out of our own interest as an owner advisory firm, please keep calling brokers. We encourage it and we like the calls. It makes our owners happy because it proves that we’re giving them great exposure and will eventually sell their property for the best price.
Because of the wide range of commercial property types, you will need to find out if that broker has the experience and contacts to close your particular loan in a timely manner. Many good brokers specialize. Look for a broker that specializes in the type of investment property you prefer. If you like apartment complexes, find a broker that specializes in apartment complexes. Think of it like looking for a doctor. When you have a problem with your foot you don’t just look for any doctor. You look for a Podiatrist, not a Heart Surgeon. A good broker should have “been there done that”. You are paying for expertise. Make sure they have it.
Even worse, they will often take as large an upfront bonus as possible and leave you with a much lower split of laundry income for the life of the contract. The larger the upfront bonus, the less you will recieve in profit sharing.