How a Business Broker Can Help Your Commercial Real Estate

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How a Business Broker Can Help Your Commercial Real Estate

When trying to sell commercial real estate, you might feel inclined to tackle the entire process yourself. A well-managed team with some legal help should be more than enough to find a suitable buyer for your commercial real estate and end the transition with a satisfactory result. While this may seem obvious, we’re here to tell you that there is a good reason why companies hire business brokers to help with their commercial real estate. This article will take a more in-depth look into how a business broker can help your commercial real estate.

Ways in which a business broker can help your commercial real estate

Anyone can sell commercial real estate. All you need is internet access and the ability to post a listing on a real estate website. But, if you want the selling process to go smoothly and get a good deal for your real estate, you ought to consider hiring an experienced business broker.


A business broker working

There are many ways in which a business broker can help your commercial real estate.

Using market knowledge

First and foremost, business brokers have in-depth local real estate market knowledge. They know which industries function in the area, what commercial dealings are planned, and which real estate is being sold. They can use their experience to help you prepare your commercial real estate for success. You can make plenty of rookie mistakes when selling property, especially if you have never done so before. And if you plan on selling your business and your commercial real estate, you’ll hardly have the time to tackle it all. An experienced business broker will effectively protect you from all the pitfalls.

Cost-effective renovations

If you’ve been using your commercial real estate for a while, you might be due for a renovation. But, as you are selling (or leasing) your property, you ought to know which renovations are cost-effective. So, how can you compare the renovation cost vs. the potential income it will bring? You can’t. But luckily, a business broker can. Again, due to their experience, they can tell you which renovations are worth executing and which are better left as is.

Furthermore, they can use their knowledge to point out ongoing trends. Renovating your commercial real estate in the right style can be just the necessary step to attract interested buyers. But, unless you actively follow real estate trends, you’ll have difficulty knowing which trends are worth considering.


A company manager considering renovation and showing how a business broker can help your commercial real estate.

It can be surprisingly tricky to outline which renovations are cost-effective.

Access to commercial listings

When it comes to residential listings, it can be pretty easy to find a centralized database. But, you might have difficulty finding all the necessary data when it comes to commercial listings. There are often multiple platforms you must go over and different variables you need to factor in. Luckily, with a business broker at your side, none of this will be an issue. A business broker will manage all the critical data for you and outline the essential aspects of your commercial real estate. This not only saves you from having to learn real-estate lingo but also from making oversights.

Finding niche buyers

It can be far more challenging to find commercial real estate buyers than residential buyers. After all, no matter how decent your commercial property is, you will have a hard time finding people with the budget and interest in it. The more specialized your property is, the harder it can be to find the niche clients who can use it. For instance, if you were to sell Bright Futures Treatment Center Florida, you would only have to focus on clients that work in the treatment industry and can use both the clinical building and the housing.


A business broker talking with clients

In certain instances, hiring a business broker is the only way to find buyers in a reasonable time.

In this regard, business brokers are invaluable. They must find your clients and explain why your property might suit their needs. As you can imagine, this can require more than simple online posting or vetting. But, a good business broker should have the necessary people skills to make your property attractive.

Negotiation aid

Regardless of how good your negotiation skills are, there is a certain leverage business brokers have that you cannot mimic. After all, they have all the in-depth knowledge of the local real estate and insight into what your clients might be after. As such, they can significantly aid you in the negotiation process. They can also look into your clients and see whether they are serious enough to do business with or just want to see what is available. All in all, a good business broker has the time, the recourses, and the energy to tackle the complex process of negotiation.

Lease management

Another way in which a business broker can help your commercial real estate is through lease management. In many instances, leasing real estate is a better option than buying. And, business brokers can see that you don’t miss any important deadlines and dates. Furthermore, if there are any changes to the agreement, they can see that they are well negotiated. If there are better commercial real estate options nearby, they can notify you, so you know what’s out there.

Final thoughts

While there are numerous ways a business broker can help your commercial real estate, it is essential to note that you need to find a good one. Not all business brokers can adequately assist you, and it is up to you to ensure that the one you hire can. We recommend you carefully check their background and see whether they’ve had experience in your industry. After that, perform an in-depth interview to see whether their personality and professional etiquette suit you. Know that once you start tackling commercial real estate, you will spend a lot of time talking and dealing with your business broker. And the more you like them as a person and as a professional, the easier those dealings will be.


Adam Brubaker