Commercial Property Agents
We are a leading commercial property agent in the Midlands
Commercial Property Agents
Established 17 years as Shepherd Commercial and with decades of experience behind us. We excel in providing and delivering clients with industry leading commercial property services.
This blog is dedicated to provide a little info on commercial property agents, but we highly recommend our services page to see exactly what we do.
What are commercial property agents?
Commercial property agents are real estate agents who primarily focus on the acquisition and disposal of both leasehold and freehold commercial properties.
Many commercial property agents will be regulated by RICS and share many similarities with residential estate agents in regards to the process of agency and the need for honesty and professionalism.
The role of a commercial property agent stretches far beyond sales and lettings and many commercial property consultants such as ourselves provide services extending from just a sale. Agents will often provide: commercial property management, valuations, rent reviews, schedules of condition and way more providing their firm is competent enough.
Where are commercial property agents?
Commercial property agents can be found all over the country and many agents will be based in a town or city to allow themselves to visit sites and clients with relative ease. Many commercial property agents will travel to a client in order to perform a service such as a valuation or rent review and it shouldn’t be too difficult to find an agent.
At Shepherd Commercial, we’re based in Solihull and routinely travel to key clients within our network to assist or guide them with their commercial assets. We mainly cover Birmingham, Coventry, Solihull and the West Midlands yet our commercial management sees us in Durham to the south coast. You can find commercial property agents through search engines such as google and recommendations from local landlords or commercial businesses. Always look at things such as reviews and feedback to give you a glimpse of how good a firm is and definitely look at a multitude of agents before choosing who to go with.
Key facts to remember about commercial property agents
– The difference between a good and great commercial agent is their marketing strategy of commercial assets.
Many commercial agents will casually promote their commercial properties over platforms such as social media with no real target audience. A great commercial property agent will have a set strategy of marketing a property. For example, at Shepherd, we always begin with promoting new properties to our network of clients who have signed up to our property newsletter. This pushes the property to people we know are keen to acquire commercial assets and often times can put a property under offer before it comes online with major platforms like EG.
– Experience is everything
A great commercial property agents knows when and where their experience comes into play. Many agents will take marketing instruction of a property they are not competent enough to market. This only delays the sale or tenancy sourcing process and can run up costs and even cause an agent to be un-instructed. Always choose a commercial agent who has plenty of experience and great knowledge of the area and its commercial market, this helps keep costs low and ensures you’re in right hands when it comes to your property.
– Keeping in the loop
In order to make an acquisition or disposal seamless and provide a great agent service, a commercial property agent should always keep you in the loop of where they’re at in regards to marketing a property of yours and always keep you in the loop at every stage of the disposal or acquisition process. This helps every stay informed and keep all parties on the same wavelength. In the long run this definitely lowers issues and misinformation and keeps the process on time.