Charlotte, North Carolina, August 27, 2018—
Most real estate professionals choose their career path with residential home sales in mind. Over time, however, opportunities may present themselves for a transition into commercialsales. This can be exciting but also daunting, particularly for those who have never worked in the commercial real estate space before. In a new statement to the press, Kuester CRE offers some tips for real estate pros who are looking to make this jump.
“First, it’s worth going through your contact list to see if you know any commercial real estate agents in the area,” says Shaw Kuester, President of Kuester CRE. “Ask them what guidelines or rules of thumb they wish they had known when they first started.”
Another important step is to seek some training. “Ask your friend in commercial real estate about the training and credentialing you’ll need,” Kuester advises. “It’s important to invest in some basic education about the commercial real estate space.”
Something else aspiring commercial real estate agents will need is patience. “Generally speaking, commercial real estate turnover times aren’t as quick as they are in residential sales,” says Kuester. “You may wish to adjust your time table a bit.”
For all of the differences between residential and commercial real estate, Kuester says there are also a lot of basic similarities. “You’ll definitely want to do your homework to make sure you understand the key differences,” says Kuester. “With that said, the two disciplines are similar where it counts—such as in how both are really all about building relationships. Make sure you retain that relational focus.”
The bottom line, according to Kuester: “Commercial real estate presents some unique challenges as well as opportunities. If you pursue it, be ready to show some patience and manage expectations.”
Kuester CRE is a commercial real estate brokerage, serving clients throughout North and South Carolina. The company has a decades-long track record of commercial real estate excellence.
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.