June 20, 2019

First Time Mistakes Commercial Real Estate Investors Make

 

When it comes to commercial real estate investing, everyone has to start from square one. Investing in commercial real estate for the first time can present you with a fair share of decisions to make that will impact the overall success of the deal. Finding a commercial property for sale that meets your business needs and budget is part of the equation, but you also need to be aware of a few common pitfalls that first-time investors make to give yourself the best chances for success. Below, we will provide you with details on some of the most common mistakes that first-time commercial real estate investors make.

 

Common Commercial Real Estate Investor Mistakes

Planning as You Go Along

One of the biggest mistakes that first time commercial real estate investors make is planning as they go. The key is to try to anticipate issues and problems before they actually happen so that you are always prepared. Investing is very similar to starting a business. You would never go and start a business without creating a business plan. The same holds true for investing in commercial real estate. You should create an investment plan and strategy that considers the future before you purchase any commercial property.

 

Not Creating Multiple Exit Strategies

Your exit strategy in a commercial real estate investment is one of the most important aspects of making money from your investment. This tip goes along with planning ahead. You should always be thinking about what exit strategies will help you maximize your return on investment. There’s nothing worse than being trapped in a deal because you didn’t create a proper exit strategy.

 

Avoiding Creating a Great Team

Being successful in the commercial real estate world means surrounding yourself with a great team. You want a great property manager, a solid leasing team, and maintenance professionals that will help you protect your investment. This is even more crucial during the search for a commercial property. Reaching out to a great brokerage firm like the RakowGroup can make all the difference in the world.

 

Connect with the RakowGroup today if you have any questions about your first commercial real estate investment.


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