Navigating your way through commercial property transactions can be challenging, unless you have done a lot of homework. Take the time to read this advice.
Whether you’re buying or selling commercial real estate, make sure to negotiate. Be sure that your voice is heard so that you can get yourself a fair price on the property you are dealing with.
Commercial transactions are more complex, involved, and time-consuming than actually buying a home. You need to understand, you have to be diligent in order to get a profit.
When advertising your available commercial property, do so locally, but also regionally and even nationally. There are a lot of people who make the big mistake who think that only local people want to purchase their property. There are many private investors who would purchase property outside of their local area if the price is right.
Start drafting letters of intent by focusing on the more central issues. Once you have agreement on those, broaden the negotiations to include any smaller issues that remain. By focusing on the big stuff first, you will have more pleasant negotiations, and you will be better able to manage small matters in the end.
Emergency maintenance is something you must include on the have to ask sheet. One way to develop such a list is to ask current commercial investors who they use in the event of an emergency repair. Know their phone numbers and also what their likely response time is going to be. Take advantage of this information to devise a contingency plan in order to prevent and respond to customer complaints resulting from maintenance issues.
Carefully peruse the disclosure statements issued by the real estate agency you intend to hire. Remember that a dual agency could occur. Dual agency in real estate is when the agency works for both parties. In effect, while you are paying the agency, they also work for the opposite side; if you are a prospective tenant, for example, the dual agency represents the landlord, as well. The fact that the agent is representing both parties must be disclosed to everyone involved and those parties must sign off on it.
Consider any tax benefits you’ll receive through a commercial real estate investment. Investors receive interest deductions on top of depreciation benefits. One side effect of investing is that sometimes investors receive income that can’t be spent, because it’s in an unspendable form, yet is taxed as income. You have to keep all of this in mind before you start to invest in real estate.
Before you purchase a property, talk to a tax advisor. The tax adviser will explain information about the overall costs of the buildings, and can elaborate more about how taxes will affect your income. You can work with him to narrow down areas where you’ll best invest your money.
Buying and selling commercial real estate requires the help of an experienced agent. The information in this article will help you set up strategies for staying on top of all the information you need to monitor and hopefully help you avoid those costly mistakes.