Why a Commercial Property Management System is a Valuable Resource

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In managing a commercial or retail property, there are many things to monitor from the perspective of maintenance, lease management, cash-flow, and rent control. The best way to control things will be through some dedicated software program; there are several good programs available for review and consideration, but they all have differences and costs.  …

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Why You Should Understand Your Commercial Clients Comprehensively

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In commercial real estate brokerage, your clients will have specific targets that they are wanting to achieve with their investments over time.  As the property specialist, you can and should help with that.  You can work with the client’s requirements and shape the outcome.  (NB – you can get plenty of commercial real estate client…

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Commercial Brokerage – How to Convert Plenty of Vendor Paid Marketing Monies

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In commercial brokerage, the monies that you raise from the client as part of the listing process are very important to the result that both you and the client seek.  Sure, you can list a property without marketing funds, but the momentum with inspections and inquiries will be lower.  A poorly promoted property will stay…

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Commercial Real Estate Training Online #256

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In this commercial real estate brokerage podcast, be sharing the special tips tools and ideas relating to database modelling, cold calling, and pitching and presenting for commercial property managements. They are all special topics in their own right, and can bring exceptional results to an individual broker or agent as they strive to achieve market…

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Commercial Real Estate Transactions – Ways of Resolving Difficulties in Negotiations

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The longer that you work in commercial real estate brokerage, you will encounter a good variety of pressure and difficulty when it comes to listings, negotiations, transactions, and deal momentum.  A fact-finding process should apply to all client discussions, listings, negotiations, and transaction documentation. (NB – you can get plenty of negotiation tips in our…

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Commercial Real Estate Brokerage – Opportunity Knocks Every Day

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In commercial real estate brokerage, you will meet plenty of people and engage in many different business situations.  People create business, and people should be at the center of any business model for agents and brokers.  Relationships create opportunities.  Trust is also part of the equation. (NB – you can get plenty of commercial real…

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A Critical Weekly System for Attracting New Business in Commercial Real Estate Brokerage

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In commercial real estate, every broker or agent should have a specific prospecting model that they work to each week as part of attracting good quality clients and listings.  The specific nature of the model will allow each agent and broker to refine activities and results when it comes to property choices and listing strategies. …

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Commercial Property Management – How to Control Environmental Factors in your Property Portfolio

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Your property management portfolio and the individual properties under management will be impacted by environmental issues through the year.  Some of those properties will be impacted more than others; that can lead to loss of rent, failure of tenant businesses, and a landlord suffering some investment pressure.  That is where professional property management controls come…

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Commercial Real Estate Brokerage Report – How to Get More Appointments

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In commercial real estate, there are plenty of people to know and connect with over time.  Getting appointments with people is fundamental to business generation.  The message here is that you have to get in front of people regularly and consistently in your town or city. To get a reasonable amount of traction in the…

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Commercial Real Estate Sales – Secrets to Listing Success

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Every agent is looking to win and convert more new listings.  The essence of the process is to win better quality listings on an exclusive basis; the general or ‘open’ type listings in any town or city are commonly a waste of time, and they usually only convert through a good degree of ‘luck’.  It…

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Commercial Property Management – How to Ask the Right Questions in a Handover

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When you are taking on a new retail, office, or industrial property for management, make sure you have a good set of deliberate questions to work through and help you identify the performance issues within the property.  Get to the bottom of the issues relating to income, tenancy mix, maintenance, risk, documentation, and occupancy.  Where…

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Commercial Real Estate Brokers – 4 Loyalty Marketing Strategies

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Your database in commercial real estate is perhaps the most important business tool that you have.  That list of people and contacts should be accurate in every respect and growing in a continual way.  (NB – you can get plenty of database tips in our ‘Snapshot’ course right here – its free) If you are…

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Commercial Real Estate Brokers – Ways of Working with Your Clients Property Challenge

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Help with the client’s property challenges at the earliest stages.  It is a simple idea, but it is so important in our commercial property industry.  Stay ahead of the client’s property situations and choices.  Help them see the next property choice before they move to it.  Be fully aware of the client’s property portfolio and…

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Commercial Real Estate Brokerage – How to Set Your Winning Listing Priorities

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When pitching for a listing, I follow some rules as a guide so I can get the best outcomes from a listing perspective.   Those rules are worth sharing.  This checklist approach can also help you get better results with your properties and clients. (NB – you can get plenty of listing tips in our ‘Snapshot’…

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Market Share Tools for Commercial Real Estate Brokers

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Commercial real estate is competitive in any town or city.  Market share and territory control are good goals to work to.   Other strategies to pull into the process would include listing exclusivity, vendor paid marketing, and online marketing; everything can be improved when you think about it.  Strive to be better than your competitors…

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Commercial Real Estate Brokerage – Common Mistakes that New Agents Make

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If you are new to commercial real estate brokerage, there are things that you can learn from others in the industry in your location.  There are also weaknesses in your peers that you can observe and avoid.   Don’t repeat the common mistakes of others; build your business strengths.  (NB – you can get more real…

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Advanced Strategic Commercial Property Leasing Video – Extracts from Recent Hong Kong Workshop

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Recently, I was in Hong Kong running a leasing workshop with major property owners, leasing agents, and property managers. The buildings we were discussing were large and of high value.  A leasing matrix was created from the program.  (NB – you can get more leasing tips in our commercial real estate ‘Snapshot’ program right here)…

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Tracking Competitors in Commercial Real Estate Brokerage

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There is always a good degree of pressure and positioning in any commercial real estate market throughout the year. You will have plenty of competitors chasing your clients, your listings, and your market share. Develop a strategy specifically to address your competitive position and nullify that of your competitors. The best way to handle this…

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