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Commercial Real Estate

September 10th, 2014

huntley commercial real estateCommercial real estate takes longer to sell, renovate and purchase. It is still a great way to make a nice profit when buying and selling it, but always keep in mind that it is a longer process than buying and selling residential real estate would be.

Before signing a lease agreement for an apartment or house rental, make sure you ask if they have a dumpster you can use to dispose of your trash or if you must pay separately for your trash to be removed. Some places even go as far as to tell you that you have to purchase a uniform trash can in a certain color with a maximum number of 2 bins allowed. Make sure you talk to your future landlord before signing anything.

Compared with residential properties, investing in commercial properties typically requires an initial down payment that is of a much higher percentage of the total cost. As a result, it is especially important to do your homework on commercial lenders in the area before agreeing to finance through any one company.

It is important to think like a professional in commercial real estate. Understanding that commercial real estate brings in a larger cash flow with multi-residential properties is key.

NOI, also known as Net Operating Income, is a crucial metric to understand in the world of commercial real estate dealings. To be a success, you need to be able to stay on the positive number side.

Have several different individuals evaluate the value of the commercial property you are considering buying. Fresh perspectives will be able to give you a clear view of how much others believe this property is worth. You may find that you are paying too much, or that your real estate agent is overvaluing the property for your offer.

If you are attempting to sell your commercial property, you need to hire a real estate agent that has experience with commercial real estate. There are some agent who may be trying to get into the commercial real estate game, but really have no experience at selling commercial real estate. That means that they may not be able to give you the help that a more experienced real estate agent would be able to.

On average, it will take about a week, maybe longer for review of the legal documents for the sale. When you are planning any kind of projects for that property, be sure to keep this in mind. It will take much longer for a commercial sale to be completed than what it would a residential real estate sale.

Do not get discouraged if you have not done your first deal. Time is something you can expect to spend a great deal of on commercial real estate investments. Buying houses is easy, but there is quite a learning curve with investing in commercial real estate properties. Don’t give up. And remember, it will get faster with time.

Look for motivated sellers when searching for commercial properties. Some may be ready and eager to sell below market value.

If you are having issues with a renter that is not paying what they owe you, you should do your best to communicate openly with them. They are clearly not planning on paying you if they are avoiding you. Establish a payment plan with them if possible. Take legal action if it is the only solution.

Profit generated from commercial real estate property is rental based, as it is given to other who pay a fixed fee for living in or using the property; or capital based, as it is sold for capital. Commercial properties are considerably more complex and expensive than residential real estate properties; each stage of the selling and buying process is considerably more protracted than what you may be used to. You need to hire a real estate agent that has experience with commercial real estate if you are attempting to sell your commercial property. There are some agent who may be trying to get into the commercial real estate game, but really have no experience at selling commercial real estate. Buying houses is easy, but there is quite a learning curve with investing in commercial real estate properties.

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