4 Ways to Refocus Your Commercial Real Estate Business

city buildings and Hong Kong harbour

There will always be challenges in commercial real estate brokerage, across sales, leasing, and property management.  Those challenges will be both personal and brokerage related; you work in the middle of a churning and changing property market, so adjust and stay on track through all transactional pressures and shifts.   Frustrations will always evolve when…

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Tenant Targets in Retail Shopping Center Leasing

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The retail part of the investment property market is quite special given the types of landlord clients and the tenants you must work with and help.  I have said many times before, that ‘retail’ is unique as a property type, given the occupancy factors that influence leasing decisions in shopping centres and stand alone ‘shops’.…

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7 Winning Habits of Top Commercial Real Estate Agents

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Many things change in commercial real estate throughout the year.  Pressures and challenges evolve, and the property market will change between sales and leasing activity.  Somewhere in all that change, will be the brokerage opportunities that you require in commissions, clients, and listings. (NB – you can get more brokerage ideas in commercial real estate…

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How to Best Use Your Time in Commercial Real Estate Brokerage Sales

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It is all too easy to waste time in commercial real estate brokerage.  There are so many things happening each day that threaten the focus of even the most diligent of agents.  Loss of focus leads to a loss of client contact, market share, and commissions.  I guess you know the importance of these things? …

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How to Build a Good Reputation in Commercial Real Estate Brokerage

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When you consider your brokerage and its position in the local area, there are competitive facts to review and shape.  It is a strategy to develop over time.  Your business ‘brand’ is in the middle of the competitive concept and you must do something with that.   Put yourself and your brokerage brand firmly into the…

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Customer Engagement Examples that Work in Commercial Real Estate Brokerage

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In any commercial real estate brokerage, it is critical that new customers and clients be engaged with in some way or form by all agents.   Over time that engagement creates leads and commission opportunities; conversations with people create opportunities.  It is a simple rule to work with, and it is controllable at a personal level. …

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How to Achieve Cold Calling Excellence in Commercial Real Estate Brokerage

Cold call contact checklists in commercial real estate brokerage

Over time I have written about, and spent a good deal of focus on cold call systems and processes.  In commercial real estate brokerage, the telephone is such an important part of finding and generating new clients and listings.  The telephone is convenient and cheap to use; a process of making more calls is required.…

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Commercial Real Estate Management Crisis Management Strategies

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When you manage a commercial or retail property of any size, there are things that can go wrong in the building or across the property.  Those things can then disrupt occupancy, safety, and investment performance.  You need a comprehensive crisis control plan to keep those events under direction.  Forward planning is a good idea to…

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How to Manage a Shopping Center for Improved Results

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Most shopping centres have challenges in some form or another.  When you look at all the issues of the typical retail property, there are things to watch and shape over time.  Control is important; the focus of the Shopping Centre Manager is or should be part of that.  The Landlord owner of the property is…

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Commercial Property Management Handover Checklist Format

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When you are to take over a new building to manage, be it office, retail, or industrial, there are many things to look at and control IMMEDIATELY.  It is easy for errors to occur and omissions to be made as the property facts are gathered. People will not tell you everything and or overlook key…

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Brokerage Contact Cycles for Agents

Growth chart for brokers in commercial real estate.

In commercial real estate today, the contact cycles that you create will very likely give you brokerage traction in some form.  You can then ‘tweek’ the contact approach with key people and property owners in your location to grow listing and commission leads over time. You have to start the contact process somehow; that’s the…

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The Importance of Set Routines in Commercial Real Estate Brokerage

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The only way to get a reasonable amount of success in commercial real estate brokerage is through taking specific actions every day and developing a set of routines around that.  The routines for each agent or broker can be improved over time and with relevance to the local property market conditions.  (NB – you can…

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Comprehensive Marketing Checklist for Commercial Real Estate Brokerage

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When you have a commercial property listed for sale and release to the local property market, there are plenty of things you can do in attracting the right buyers and business people to the listing over time.  Defining the target market early in the campaign planning process is quite important.  From that point on, there…

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How to Improve Leasing Skills Faster in Commercial Real Estate Brokerage

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If you are a professional leasing agent working with commercial and retail property owners, there are certain skills to grow at a personal level, and particular focus points in your business to optimise.  You can of course work with both landlords and tenants with their leasing requirements.  Either ‘channel’ of business has opportunities.  Size and…

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Commercial Real Estate Training Online 263

Commercial real estate audio recording – city at sunset

In today’s podcast program, there are 3 sections for you.  All quite important for the traction that you need as a broker or agent this year. 1. How to create quality marketing programs, 2. A guide to personal broker marketing online, 3. How to neutralise the competition brokers in your area. Commercial real estate training…

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Commercial Real Estate Brokerage – The Importance of Taking Daily Action

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In commercial real estate brokerage, the fast track to results in both client and listing activity is through taking daily action to a prospecting plan and a process of ongoing contact.   Daily action gets the results, or at the very least will allow you to see what is working and not working in business generation. …

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The Plain Facts of Presenting and Pitching in Commercial Real Estate Brokerage

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Don’t complicate your inspection and presentation processes in commercial real estate brokerage.  Stick to the rules and the focus of communicating and conversing across all the facts.  Keep things simple and direct as you sell the features of the property. (NB – you can get plenty of real estate presentation ideas in our Snapshot program…

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Key Strategies in Finding New Clients Faster in Commercial Real Estate Brokerage

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Every broker or agent in commercial real estate needs to attract plenty of new clients regularly over time.  It’s a ‘rule’ of business for brokerage success.  If you ignore the ‘rule’, then problems will evolve.  Take control of your real estate business and build your client list. (NB – you can get plenty of client…

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