Whether you own a commercial property, or are looking to invest in one, now is a great time to shop. The economy may be down, but exciting new prospects are one way that it is going to recover, and with commercial property costs at an all-time low, there has never been a better opportunity to invest.
Buying a Commercial Property
The idea of buying a commercial property is to turn a profit from it. Therefore, you want to invest, not collect. Don’t buy something that you don’t have a plan for, as it will just sit around unused, costing you money.
However, if you see a good deal on a commercial property and think you can make something of it, now is a great time to purchase that building. Some things to keep in mind if you have a plan for a business is to scope out the area for how similar business are faring, set aside money for any problems that might arise, and have a back-up plan for the future. Decide what you will do if, in a year, the investment is just not making any profitable returns.
There are literally hundreds of websites available at your disposal. Compile all of the listings that interest you, and being researching them. Try to find as much information as you can about the buildings, including what they were used for and what the area is like. Then, you can contact their listing agents for a showing.
Selling Commercial Property
While it is true that lots of commercial properties and buildings are sitting empty and unused all across the United States, that does not mean that your listing has no chance of selling. In fact, there are lots of things you can do to boost interest in your commercial property and not feel like a dead duck.
The first thing to do is to gather up all of the available information about your property. Know all there is to know about the building including its age, whether repairs or updates have been made, and any problems with it. Include any relevant information that you think will help sell the property.
Get a good agent to help you sell your commercial property. You don’t have to settle on the first one you find. Read online reviews and choose the agent who has the best track record of selling properties that are similar to yours.
Be willing to market your property. A good agent will give you a leg up in this game, but things such as word of mouth and utilizing online listings can help you spread word that your building is for sale. The more people hear about it, the more interest you will generate.
Prepare the building for showings.
Clean up anything in the parking lot, sweep and mop floors, and give it a fresh coat of paint. Make the building presentable to potential buyers so that they can focus on the property itself and not all of the little repairs that they will need to do themselves.