Always Use a Local Commercial Broker

You Should Always Use a Local Commercial Broker

Finding the right commercial real estate broker in Florida can be difficult because of the many factors to consider. We’re here to help you prioritize finding the right local broker.
Start by identifying your long-term investment goals. For example, if you decide that investing in commercial property in Florida fits your goals, it’s time to find a local broker to work with. Next, narrow your search to the county in Florida you’re most interested in and gather a list of names. It’s best to ask questions about each broker’s process because no two real estate brokers are the same.
As you explore potential partnerships with a Florida commercial real estate broker you will gain clarity about the various ways different companies will work for you. It takes time, but the effort is worth it because a local broker can save you time and money. In addition, brokers who live and work in the area you’re looking to invest in will have extensive knowledge of commercial real estate industry demographics and other businesses, as well as the market’s local economy.

Save Time and Money

When it comes to finding the right commercial real estate broker, using a local broker can save you both time and money. Local brokers are familiar with the area and have access to exclusive listings that may not be available to those who use a national or international broker. They also understand the local market conditions, which can help you make an informed decision about your purchase or lease.

Local brokers also have the advantage of being able to provide personalized service. They can answer questions quickly and provide you with detailed information about the property, including zoning regulations, taxes, and other important factors. Additionally, they can help you negotiate a favorable deal on your behalf.

Eliminate Emotion

Business owners are passionate about their business, and often with passion, comes emotion. Experienced landlords can often sense emotion; unfortunately, some take advantage of this and use your emotion to drive up the sale price. Commercial real estate brokers are experienced in the industry and can help you make decisions based on facts, not emotions. They can provide objective advice and guidance to help you make the best decision for your business.

Knowledge of Market Demographics

Local commercial brokers have in-depth knowledge about the ins and outs of popular locations. As a result, you’ll receive information that isn’t found through a Google search when you partner with an experienced team. In addition, you’ll have data beyond the information web-based foot traffic and demographic aggregators provide, such as whether the nearby businesses may be competition for you or could offer beneficial partnerships.

The best real estate brokers understand the population’s demographics, including socioeconomic factors like employment rates, occupancy rates, and per capita income. These are factors to consider for product marketing, and gaining knowledge about demographics can help determine if the location is a good fit for your business. Environmental research is another key aspect of understanding property investments and the features and highlights a city can offer.

In-Depth Financial Analysis

Commercial real estate brokers should also have a working knowledge of budgets and be able to research property maintenance costs and discuss this with clients. This kind of in-depth financial analysis allows the broker and the client to understand economic trends and plan long-term investments. Real estate brokers will find themselves negotiating with buyers and sellers, arranging finances and final transactions, and administering property inspections. A real estate broker helps clients find the best options for their unique investment goals.
At Ullian Realty, our brokers all live and work locally in Brevard County, FL. As experienced real estate agents, we believe local brokers bring additional value to any commercial property investment. We look forward to showing you why you should always hire a local Florida commercial real estate broker. Contact us today to learn more about the Ullian’s entire process.

This article was originally published in July 2020, but has since been updated for accuracy and freshness.