When it comes to choosing a real estate broker, it is critical to select someone with the proper expertise. At the most basic level, this means deciding between a residential real estate broker and a commercial one. Though similar in many respects, residential and commercial brokers also have a few key distinctions. In a new statement to the press, Kuester CRE unveils some of the primary benefits of choosing a commercial broker for any business-related real estate transaction.
“The first thing to note is that a commercial real estate broker will have access to commercial listing services,” comments Shaw Kuester, President of Kuester CRE. “While residential agents have access to one multiple listing service (MLS), commercial brokers may have access to two or three different ones, which is what a client needs to make a smart decision on what to purchase or where to move.”
Another reason to select a commercial broker is credentialing. “All real estate professionals have certain credentials, which denote their particular expertise,” Kuester notes. “For commercial real estate projects, it’s wise to seek someone who is well-trained and properly credentialed to seek out the best business properties.”
Connections are also important. “When seeking a real estate broker, you always want someone who has a robust local network,” Kuester says. “For instance, a commercial broker can help you get in touch with a good IT vendor, commercial attorney, furniture provider, architect—whoever it is you need to set up shop.”
Finally, Kuester says market knowledge is a key distinctive of commercial brokers. “A residential agent will have knowledge of local neighborhoods and school districts, but a commercial broker will be more knowledgeable about the area’s business trends, such as build out allowances, free rent, price per square foot rates, and so forth,” Kuester notes.
In short, Kuester concludes, “Hiring a commercial broker is the best way to ensure you’re getting the best space for the best value, and setting up your business for long-term success.”
For additional information about Kuester CRE and its services in commercial real estate development, brokerage, and management, visit www.kuestercommercial.com.
Kuester CRE boasts more than 45 years of experience in commercial real estate, plus a reputation of trust and integrity throughout the Carolinas. The company focuses on brokering and leasing retail, office, medical, land, and flex property, as well as managing commercial buildings, apartments, and student housing. Kuester CRE delivers customized solutions for landlords, tenants, and investors at every stage of the commercial real estate process. With the unique ability to cover the Western Carolinas, Piedmont, and Eastern Carolinas, Kuester offers the responsiveness of a local presence with the resources of a larger regional firm. To learn more about Kuester CRE, visit www.kuestercommercial.com.