Steps to Seal a Deal on Net Properties

Net PropertiesIf you ask a real estate broker about investing in commercial property, you have likely triggered a longstanding discussion. The person in concern will probably spend an hour or so describing why net properties are better than residential buildings. The advantages of owning commercial property are: a regular income flow, affordable property managers, economy of scale in the long-run, a widening market for goods and services, and a relatively level playing field.

Just like in other real estates, the road to success in net properties lies in drawing a workable blueprint. The one below will help you to evaluate a good commercial property deal.

Get to the Insiders

To be successful in commercial real estate, you have to think like a pro. Evaluating commercial property is different than that is of residential one. Income from a commercial property depends on usable square footage. However, the same doesn’t go for individual lots. Commercial property also ensures a bigger income flow.

Formulate a Plan of Action

In any commercial real estate, setting parameters play a pivotal role. Firstly, determine how much you can afford, and, based on that, go shopping for mortgages.

Learn How to Recognize

You have to know how to differentiate between a good and bad net properties deal. The secret is keeping an exit strategy alive; knowing: the best deals will allow you to walk away, in case of an emergency. Also, you should be capable of assessing risks, and know how to detect faults.

Find Motivated Sellers

As in many other businesses, customers are the driving force in real estate, too. You have to separate those who are ready to sell net properties for below the market price. In real estate, there is no happening until and unless you make a deal. The ideal seller also has to be motivated, otherwise he or she will not feel ready to sell below the average.

Know the Art of Neighborhood “Farming”

Study the neighborhood thoroughly and leave no detail untested. Go to open houses, talk to neighbors and look for vacancies.

About the Author

Dwaine L. Clarke is the Founder and President of GCT Net Lease. GCT Net Lease is an investment real estate services firm exclusively focusing on Single and Mult-Tenant Net Lease Properties. The firm provides a full range of brokerage and advisory services nationwide to High Net worth Investors, Developers, REITs and Institutional Investment Funds. GCT Net Lease is headquartered in Windsor Connecticut.

Dwaine is also a nationally recognized speaker and consultant. He is also the author of three best selling commercial real estate investing books. Mr. Clarke’s experience branches through close to over a decade of working with and for some of the nation’s top investors to purchase, underwrite, develop and manage millions of dollars in commercial investment real estate. For his case, he has not only assisted these investors, but also became a student of theirs. Through careful analysis he started to understand what these investment experts were doing, using top strategies to buy, manage and sell their investment properties for maximum profit. He especially took note of how these investors were leveraging their time and how they made their decisions without interfering with their personal or business lives. Mr. Clarke is also active in investing and creating real estate partnerships, providing a vehicle for high net-worth individuals to own income producing real estate.

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