Commercial Real Estate Brokers – Compete with Property Specific Data

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When it comes to selling or leasing any commercial, industrial, or retail property, the more specific that you are to the location and property the easier it is to attract attention and negotiate.  To do something with this you need property specific data.  It is very difficult for the negotiating party to refute or dispute valid information from the local market.

So, the message here is quite clear that you will need to create and maintain relevant property information that you can use in any negotiation locally.  Here are some ideas to help you with that:

  1. Track the activity of prices within your property speciality.  The prices can be related to land, improvements, and location.  Take those numbers and trend them over a period of time using a simple line or bar graph.  The visual approach can be very powerful when it comes to any client or prospect presentation.
  2. When it comes to selling any property, there will be a preferable method of sale.  That sale method will be based on industry results and activity, the property type, and demand.  Select the best preferable method of sale when it comes to every property presentation and sales pitch.  Ensure that the client clearly understands your reasons for that particular choice.  Use graphs and charts to show them how one method of sale is proving to be more successful than others.
  3. Given the previous point, you can and should track the levels of rental that apply within the property type.  Rental variations can be and usually are a bit more challenging from the analysis point of view.  You will need to address and assess the rental types such as gross rental, net rental, incentives, and market rentals.  Understand what is leasing and for what reason.  Business sentiment in the local area and your town or city will have a lot to do with leasing enquiry and lease conversions.  What types of leases are being negotiated today and for what reason?
  4. Understand the supply and demand for investment property and business premises.  To track that activity you can monitor the new planning approvals being processed at your municipal council.  Also look for any changes to property zoning and property use.
  5. The supply of vacant land will have an impact on the creation of new property developments.  New property developments are considered when the population and the business demographic are within a growth phase.  In some towns and cities, the supply of vacant land is restricted.  On that basis a change of property use and redevelopment will be more likely.  Staying close contact with property developers and the business community to identify any future needs and changes within property demand.

The property promotion process is quite specific if you want to win an exclusive listing.  You can show the client quite clearly how specific that is when it comes to their property challenge with any sale or leasing.  Use local market information and comparable evidence through charts, graphs, and historic trends to help prove your point.

When you specialise within a property type, this information display is quite important.  The specific approach to the property type in any listing presentation will help you greatly in conversions.