Questions In Today’s Real Estate Market #9 – Is It Smart To Buy A Commercial Property?
You can also work with a realtor. Realtor can help you in your quest for Sarasota real estate investing. He can help you to gain some information about the market and the properties for sale in Sarasota real estate. He can show you the properties that you can invest with.
I go back to the point that relationships in our industry are really important. It can take months or even years with some prospects to get to the point of doing business with you. The ‘cycle’ of commercial real estate is quite long in both sales and leasing.
Rent is too high – Right now is a good time to renegotiate with your landlord. commercial property is going through the same issues that the housing market has been facing. A paying tenant is better than no tenant. Lower costs improve profit.
When you eventually reach the prospect or client, stay in contact with relevant information and market updates. Don’t delegate your contact processes to a support person or administrative assistant. It’s your business remember, and only you can make it happen. You as the agent must be responsible for your client relationships and database.
Before you even think about making big cuts in expenses, have an idea of what your retail industry averages are for your type of retail business. A comprehensive comparison will help attain clarity and will be the basis for a new retail profitability plan. Now that you know what to aim for, let’s move forward. Let’s say that after your comparison you have found major issues with the following expenses. What steps will you take to cut expenses and improve profit?
When you and your Property Manager are doing the walk through and Lease Audit, make sure you review the Tenant Screening Procedures on each and every Tenant. If the Seller hasn’t screened tenants adequately – you may notice that they have literally stacked the property with felons… the jig is up. Since you will be doing your Lease Audit in the early portion of Due Diligence you will be able to get out of the Contract and get your Earnest Money back.
There are some investors, however, who refuse to limit themselves to the brokerage world. For those who choose to go off-market, we won’t lie to you. It’s hard work and it costs money, time, and energy.