There are people that say that there is no market these days for commercial realty. That is not exactly so. If you take the time to learn about the process and the proper way to go about getting your real estate venture properly planned, you will find that there are great profits in this market.
Take the time to consider your investment options when you decide real estate is where you want to make money. Consider the variety of properties you may want to own. Will they be commercial or residential? Will they be single units or multiple units? Decide how much you are willing to spend on renovations.
Be prepared to put a large amount of time into a real estate investment right from the start. Not only will you have to search out the right property, you’ll likely have to make repairs or renovations to it after the purchase. Don’t throw in the towel due to the massive hours needed. Later, you’ll be rewarded for the time and money you have invested.
When you are buying commercial property, it is better to buy more because it is cheaper per unit. Why go through the bother to purchase a property that has only 10 units, not to mention, jumping through hoops to get financing? Since you are going through so much already, you may as well do it for a much larger property.
Even if you are very familiar with the process of investing in residential properties. Do not be overconfident in your ability to navigate through the complex and highly technical process and protocol of purchasing commercial properties as part of your real estate portfolio. This can save you thousands of dollars in legal or accounting mistakes.
Even if you are a licensed real estate agent, there is a good chance you could benefit from the in-depth instruction of a board-sponsored commercial real estate class or workshop. This is especially true if you are just getting started in commercial real estate after establishing yourself in the residential market.
Be sure to do research on commercial lenders. You may be able to find a great deal somewhere you were not expecting. Also note you will be required to put up a hefty down payment. Keep in mind that if the deal falls through there typically will be no personal liability and commercial lenders may be lenient if you borrow a down payment from a different lender.
It is never a good idea to share an agent between the buyer and seller. Although you may initially save some money on fees, you will lose it in the deal. No matter how friendly the sale is working out, you must think of the other party as, not quite an enemy, but certainly a rival.
Like many other things in life their are specific “selling” seasons even in real estate. For home owners this is typically around the beginning of the year, but there is more flexibility for commercial real estate. Make sure that you do some research in your area to see when is the high buying and selling season.
If you want to rent your commercial property, well built solid buildings are your best bet. A well-built building will attract tenants quickly because tenants want a property that is solid. Tenants will also have to deal with maintenance issues less often, which means they have more time go about their business.
Using the information that you have learned from this article, you should find that getting started in the real estate market, is not quite as difficult as it may seem at first. You will also find that there are some great opportunities out there, if you just know how to find them.