Tag Archives: Real Estate Strategies

The Commercial Broker – Do You Have One?

16 Mar

When looking to buy or sell a home, one of the first things most people do is engage their own Real Estate Agent (or “Broker” depending on the vernacular of your location).

Many medium to large size corporations will have entire groups dedicated to the acquisition, and management of their retail locations.

And the small business owner? In many cases the acquisition of a commercial space looks something like this:

  • Get the business plan, and financing squared away
  • Go through some level of due diligence to determine the right location & type of property
  • Do some on-line searches and burn some shoe leather lining up the right property
  • Pick-up the phone and call on the properties identified

In this scenario this is the first point at which a Commercial Broker enters the picture, and it’s the broker that has been contracted by the property owner. Now don’t get me wrong, the professional Commercial Broker typically does a great job representing both sides of the transaction.

Here’s my point – when engaged as a member of your professional team, a Commercial Broker can bring their business acumen, and unique perspective much earlier in the process resulting in a better overall decision. The fact that you now have a professional member of your team who understands your business needs in depth, and will represent you and your needs in all negotiations doesn’t hurt either.

A Commercial Real Estate Broker on your team will lead to better decisions, and can ultimately improve your bottom line. It’s the most cost effective business consulting you will ever receive.

There are some very good tips on selecting a broker contained in this article.

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Passive vs Active Investments

12 Jan

I have received several requests from investors who have inquired about owning real estate outright vs.buying a REIT and how best to approach it.

Direct real estate ownership is often very profitable for those who have the time and expertise to buy, sell, rent, manage, repair, and face the daily chores of owning. While buying into a REIT is like buying just another stock, it has little direct benefits other than watching values move up and down as the market changes.

An alternative is to buy into a real estate partnership with others who have the creditability, expertise, and track record. For more information call my office on how not only how to make huge returns but receive tax benefits as well.

Better yet, I’ll share with you a strategy on how you are able to buy and sell tax free!

Allen Olson – (253) 473-5351