Sometimes it’s best to leave the finer details to the professionals, particularly with real estate.

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Buying or leasing property comes with a laundry list of challenges and hurdles. From the paperwork and negotiations to the legalities involved, tackling the process without expertise can cost you money, time and even your reputation. Having a commercial real estate broker in your corner takes this pressure off your shoulders by streamlining the process and ensuring a good deal.

Here’s a list of benefits you’ll enjoy from hiring a commercial broker.


Negotiations & Closings

Negotiating for a new real estate purchase can be a delicate process. It requires tact, patience and – when possible – years of experience closing deals. A real estate broker can bring this experience to the table during your dealings. Their presence not only increases the likelihood of a positive outcome, but also alleviates the stress of having to handle the negotiations for yourself.


Saves Time & Costs

The two aspects of business we wish we had more of are time and money. Hiring a commercial real estate broker can save you a bit of both. While you continue to handle the daily necessities of your job, a broker will be handling property searches, communications and potential meetings. They’ll be operating based on your guidelines, and the time you might’ve otherwise spent searching and negotiating will be freed up for other tasks.

A commercial real estate broker can also save you cash. Not only are most of their fees paid by a landlord or property seller, but their expertise as a negotiator will also likely save you money on your lease (sometimes up to multiple thousands of dollars).


Access to Networks

Sometimes, it all comes down to who you know. Commercial brokers have access to large networks within the real estate arena, each of whom could be a welcome ally for your venture. Such a network might include additional brokers, money lenders, property inspectors, contractors, former tenants and landlords, and even property investors. The greater the variety of the network, the more potential you’ll have for significant connections.


Commercial Real Estate Market Knowledge

While your market know-how might be strong, there’s no beating the in-depth knowledge of an experienced commercial real estate broker. This knowledge includes area and national rules and regulations, current market trends, pricing information and much more.

This added knowledge will allow you and your team to anticipate trends and opportunities, get a leg up on the competition, and even cut back on time and money spent on researching real estate topics.


Commercial Lease Management

Keeping tabs on the intricacies of your commercial real estate lease is another time-consuming task that a broker can take off your plate. They can manage any leases you’re a part of and make sure you’re informed of any changes that might occur. They’ll also remind you of significant dates and deadlines, and will even handle any lease renegotiations that might come up.



In the busy and competitive world of commercial real estate, hiring a commercial broker is more of a necessity than it ever has been. The right broker can reduce your stress, save you time and conserve your cash by handling some of your workload and applying their expertise to your success. With their experience, industry knowledge and professional connections on your side, you’ll be able to tackle property scouting, new leases, negotiations and deal closings with added peace of mind.

Ready to secure your new property? The experts at DRK can answer your questions and provide guidance for all your real estate needs.

Learn more about how we can help you manage your property by clicking here, and if you’re on the hunt for new property, take a look at the available real estate in the Columbus, Ohio, area right here.

Until next time,

Jaimine L Johnson SM CIRCLE

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