Best Technology for Realtors in Commercial and Retail Property

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In commercial real estate brokerage, we have an array of communication tools and technologies that are just begging to be used.  Those tools and systems can save you time and effort, whilst greatly improving your client interactions; that then means the potential of growing your real estate business.  The trick here is to understand just…

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How to Reinvent Good Quality Commercial Property Marketing

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All too often you see commercial or retail properties advertised for sale or lease with a soft message or a very mediocre advertising layout or property description.  The fact of the matter is that many property agents and salespeople have no real training in creating high-quality advertising copy.  That then creates a problem in the…

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Innovation Health Factors in Commercial Property Management

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Creative control is an essential part of commercial and retail property management.  Basically, elements of innovation are part of that day to day property management process as you strive to attract and serve high level clients with your tenant and asset performance services. Think about what you are doing now with your clients and consider…

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Commercial Real Estate – Show and Tell Strategies for Better Listing Conversions

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All too often you see or hear a commercial property broker or an agent ‘talk’ about market conditions to a client as part of a listing pitch or presentation.  Whilst the logic seems sensible, a couple of other things should also be done to lift conversions.  Most particularly they are the provision of images and…

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The Secrets to Creating New Commercial Property Managements

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There are some special people in your town or city that you can tap into when it comes to looking for and finding new Clients and Commercial Property Management appointments.  A professional property management service is something that is both very marketable and highly desirable in a brokerage business.  NB – you can get plenty…

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Exploit Your Local Commercial Property Market Facts for Better Listings

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When you consider a commercial property market in any town or city, you can find many factors of pressure and property ‘pain’ that will potentially be leverage and listing sources for you to work with over time.  Work those ‘pressure points’ for the opportunities that they provide in both sales and leasing appointments for you…

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Commercial Real Estate Simplified – The Keys to Success

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In commercial real estate brokerage, it is easy to get diverted, confused, and unbalanced.  That is largely because plenty of people interact with us each day.  Inbound enquiries, clients, prospects, and transactions all have an element of pressure that can take over your day.  Your time is the most valuable resource that you have in…

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260 Commercial Real Estate Snapshot

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There are a number of topics in today’s podcast for brokers and agents. I have chosen to cover the issues that are all ‘action’ related.  That is the way our business grows.  Think about the actions that you are taking every day and then refine your actions on the issues and tasks that matter.  (NB…

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Commercial Real Estate Leadership Qualities

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In commercial real estate brokerage, the only thing that really matters over time is that of results.  How those results are achieved at a personal and business level is then a matter of leadership.  (NB – you can get plenty of commercial real estate brokerage ideas right here in Snapshot – its free) There are…

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How to Help Your Commercial Real Estate Clients Do Their Property Homework

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Many commercial real estate clients do not understand the local area when it comes to trends in enquiry, prices, rents, and opportunity.  You can fill in the gaps when it comes to local area property knowledge. You have some valuable statistics, real estate trends, and results that you can share with those clients as part…

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Action Plan for Leasing Agents

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The leasing process in commercial real estate can always give you plenty of leverage with market share in sales or property management.  The fact of the matter is that there are always landlords and tenants out there with occupancy issues.  Vacancies can be worked on and tenants can be relocated.  Behind both of those issues, …

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How to Use Mailing Lists in Commercial Real Estate Brokerage

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Your mailing list is a valuable business tool to be fully optimised and used in commercial brokerage.  You can establish your personal ‘brand’ locally, build a level of respect in your market, and attract new business in the form of clients and property listings. (NB – you can get plenty of mailing list ideas in…

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Commercial Real Estate Brokerage – How to Achieve Marketing Excellence

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In commercial real estate brokerage, it is all too easy to spread your new business and client focus far and wide across large areas and all property types; the consequence of that is you can lose focus.  The brokers or agents that are ‘broad’ or generic marketers generally do not command market share and consequently,…

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Working with Business Owners as Clients in Commercial Real Estate Brokerage

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Let’s say you have just started a career in commercial real estate brokerage.  Where do you find new opportunities for listings and commissions?  In the first instance, the best way to get started is with local business owners.  You can use the business telephone book for your location to get things started.  Make cold calls…

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How to Qualify a Commercial Property Clients Needs and Expectations

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In commercial real estate brokerage, the clients that you work for or connect with will always have diverse property needs and requirements when it comes to their challenges and outcomes.  Getting to the facts is quite important. (NB – you can get plenty of qualification ideas in working with clients in our Snapshot program right…

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Fee Structures for Commercial Property Management

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So, a client asks you to manage their commercial property.  What do you do at that point?  How much should you charge for your services?  So many agents and brokers make mistakes in setting property management fees.  They adopt some formula of a percentage fee taken from the passing income for the property.  What then happens…

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Resolving the Opportunities of the Tenant Mix in Shopping Malls

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When it comes to leasing, and managing any shopping centre, take the time to establish and implement a tenancy mix and tenant retention process; it is a wise business strategy to use to boost property and retail performance. (NB – you can get plenty of tenant mix tips for retail shopping malls in our Snapshot…

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Commercial Real Estate Overpriced Listings are a Financial Crisis

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All too often we see or have property clients with overpriced commercial real estate listings.  Some of those listings may even be on our books now.  The fact of the matter is that those listings are a ‘financial crisis’ in brokerage, that will potentially waste a lot of your time and professional skills. (NB –…

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