Time Management Rules for Commercial Real Estate Brokers

In the commercial real estate market today, there will always be pressures on our time as agents and brokers when it comes to the average working week.  There are so many things to consider and keep under control. Every successful agent or top broker will usually have specific roles and strategies that relate to the…

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Classic Presentation Checklist for Commercial Real Estate Brokers

In commercial real estate brokerage today, every property and every listing can present unique challenges when it comes to the listing presentation.  In every case you will need to understand the property market, the client, and the listing so that you can match your recommendations to the clients required outcomes in selling or leasing the…

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Time Management Tips for Commercial Property Managers

If you work in commercial or retail property management, you are likely to be very busy most of the time. That being said, the problem needs to be controlled. It is interesting to note that many professional property managers over time become quite frustrated with the momentum that they are trying to achieve in portfolio…

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How to Find New Commercial Property Management Clients

In commercial and retail property management, you should have a process and a system to help you attract new property management clients. Over time the income from the management portfolio will support the agency and provide stability when sales and leasing activity is low.    Here are some tips from our Newsletter. There are a…

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Database Ideas for Commercial Real Estate Brokers and Agents

In commercial real estate brokerage you need a good database.  When I say ‘good’ I am not referring to the complexity or brand of database.  What I am referring to is that of the accuracy and volume of data that you have collected. There is no point running a database unless you keep the information…

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Better Listings are Just One Step Away

Better commercial real estate listings and clients are frequently ‘just one step away’ when it comes to growing your opportunities in commercial real estate brokerage.  That one step involves prospecting and questioning. The last step to take will be the difference between a top agency and ordinary brokerage; however it is the step that is…

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How to Restructure Your Sales Strategy in Commercial Real Estate Brokerage

In commercial real estate brokerage, you will need to change your sales strategy from time to time as the market adjusts to economic pressures and financial activity.  In any period of 12 months, your market share and property type activity will fluctuate between sales, leasing, and property management.  For this reason, the sales team needs…

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Commercial Real Estate Agent ‘Housework’ for a Better Market Share

Every commercial real estate agent will have some ‘housework’ and mundane activities to track and keep under control.  When this is correctly undertaken, they will understand where the property market is heading and how they can tap into the opportunity. The ‘housework’ process involves tracking and measuring activity across a number of benchmarks and indicators. …

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Cold Calling Techniques in Commercial Real Estate Brokerage

In commercial real estate agency and brokerage, cold calling is an essential part of the business building process.  Every agent and every broker should undertake a number of cold calls every day to build their market share with new people and new prospects. In any property market and at any time, there will be new…

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Simple Sales Territory Tactics for Commercial Real Estate Brokers

When you simplify commercial real estate brokerage, the results that you get come down to a small list of specific things.  It stands to reason that if you get these things under control, you can generate more business, commissions, and good listings for yourself. Working your sales territory will be one of those things that…

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5 Reasons Why You Should Have a Sales Plan

In commercial real estate today a sales plan will help you stay on track with listings and clients.  It will also help you with market share and personal profile.  The best agents in the industry have a personal marketing plan that integrates into their sales plan. It is interesting to note that the agents without…

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Tips for Setting Goals and Targets in Commercial Real Estate Agency

In commercial real estate agency and brokerage you need personal goals and targets.  They show you the ultimate path to better clients and market share. All of that sounds logical, and yet so many agents give ‘lip service’ to the process and never really get it going.  They let the days and weeks pass without…

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Opportunities with Commercial Real Estate Property Investors

In commercial real estate agency, the property investors that you know well and connect with regularly will provide you with lots of opportunists in sales and leasing activity.  That being said you really do need to know their focus and priorities when it comes to property ownership and overall performance. The property market changes frequently…

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How to Give Landlords Leasing Advice – Commercial Real Estate Agents

In commercial real estate agency, you will work with many different landlords.  They will have tenant and rental challenges.  You can be the leasing expert to help them. Have you ever seen a landlord owner of a property that tries to lease the vacant premises themselves?  They usually put a sign up in the window…

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It is Worth Training a New Commercial Property Manager in Your Agency

If you have a need for a new commercial property manager or perhaps a retail shopping center manager, is the training process of a junior person worth it or should you employ an experienced person for the required role?  You can go either way but the strategy is different and your choice will have to…

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