When buying anything that is high value, there is an inherent need to qualify the authenticity of the seller.
Commercial property for sale
In real estate, the process of qualifying sellers has proven very helpful by protecting buyers from unscrupulous sellers. The real estate industry is a high paying industry that involves the exchange of loads of money. Therefore, many fraudulent dealers have created loopholes and are making millions from unsuspecting buyers. It is therefore vital to qualify those dealing with commercial properties. Ideally, the process of qualifying involves knowing whether the seller is genuine and if he is motivated to go through the whole selling process. There is no point in a commercial salesperson or realtor wasting time with an unrealistic seller that fails to listen to the recommendations made. Inexperienced agents typically take on unrealistic sellers and list their property. The time wasting process here can be extreme; you need to know the seller and the property are correctly packaged for optimizing the levels of inquiry in today's market. Inflated prices do not produce inquiry, and unrealistic sellers are invariably not good negotiators.
When buying commercial properties for sale, it helps if you have the ability to tell an experienced agent from a beginner. A beginner may be good and knowledgeable but the lack of experience may make his negotiating skills questionable.
Other qualifying activities
Vendor paid advertising has become a precondition when marketing a property today. This means that the client has to provide enough marketing funds that will necessitate the application of a well-designed marketing process. In qualifying also, find out why the seller has put up the property for sale and the time frame. This way, you can tell whether the seller is genuine. A tell-tale sign of a fraudulent dealer is one who is not willing to disclose some information and wants to sell as fast as possible. Today, listing of commercial or retail property is done on an exclusive basis. It is this method that allows the agent to devote the necessary time to property promotion, marketing and inspections. Therefore, sellers that choose not to list exclusively may have a hidden agenda and no commitment to the agency. The next best alternative to exclusive listing is the use of the open listing process, which allows many agents to have the property on their list, meaning that the property is legit.