How to be a Top Commercial Real Estate Agent or Broker Today

Lots of people work in a commercial real estate agency and brokerage.  Only a small number are really good at the process and can be considered ‘entrepreneurial’.   We call them ‘Top Agents’.  They work really hard and do the right things every day.

Can anyone rise to the top of the industry and dominate the market as a ‘Top Agent’?  The answer is always ‘yes’; in saying that, they need to be very skilled and have an open mind to learning and improving as a professional in the industry.

Over the years you will see so many different situations that you will need to adjust to or handle.  When you make those adjustments, the opportunities open up for you as an agent or broker in listings and clients.  Seek to improve your processes and systems so you are comprehensively covering your territory and property specialisation.

So what can you ‘tap into’ in the local property market today?  Try some of these:

  • Property investors looking to grow their portfolio with quality stock
  • Tenants looking to relocate into a better property
  • Landlords with vacant premises that are dragging down their rental income and cash flow
  • Corporate tenants that are looking for expansion or growth solutions for the business
  • Clients that you have previously serviced that may want more help or could be changing focus
  • Solicitors or Accountants with property clients that need to make some property changes
  • Property investors that require property management services to help them get though leasing and income pressures

So can you help with any or all of these?  Of course you can; it is simply a matter of marketing yourself accordingly.  Comprehensively and persistently promote yourself into the local area and those people in the list above.

The cycle of commercial real estate is long and may take months if not years for some clients to get to the next point of action.  If you stay in regular contact with the right people in the right way, the leads and the listing opportunities will come your way.  The message here is clear; work hard and the business will come.

It is interesting to note that many agents and brokers that are new to the industry will usually take on any listing just to get some stock. Whilst that may be appropriate at the early stages of a career, they should start to focus on exclusive listings and quality properties.

You can get more tips like this in our Commercial Real Estate Training Newsletter right here.

Author: John Highman

Commercial Real Estate Broker, Coach, Speaker, Author, Broadcaster.