Once your business has developed a detailed, data-driven action plan, it’s time to pull the trigger on the company’s big commercial real estate move. It’s important to remember that small mistakes can greatly impact the end value of a major investment. The same goes for commercial real estate investments. If your company wants to get the full value back for a commercial mortgage, it pays to plan for common hurdles. The more prep work you do before hand, the greater the return on your group’s investment.
What’s the best way to make sure these little mistakes don’t cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars? Be informed and plan ahead. Don’t let the following common commercial real estate flubs chip away at the value of your investment.
● Don’t Assume Banks Have All The Answers – Traditional financial institutions hold a great wealth of information, but remember that they are also businesses competing for your dollar. Unless you have a pre-existing relationship with a bank, they are only obligated to tell you so much about the market and what types of commercial mortgages are available elsewhere. Furthermore, their risk-adverse nature can make banks less knowledge of niche or emerging industries.
● Avoid Investing On A Hunch – Going with your gut will serve you well in numerous business scenarios. A major decision concerning real estate investment is not one of them. Your company is much better off relying on data analytics and fresh impressions of recent deals. Having a detailed strategy in place also makes it easier to correct your approach if your project isn’t showing immediate results. Investing on a hunch puts your company back at square one if said investment doesn’t pay off immediately.
● Select Properties Only After Extensive Research – Where you invest deserves just as much thought as how you invest. To this end, your company must dedicate significant resources to evaluating and vetting a property before selecting it for development. Failure to do so puts your business at risk for managing a snowballing problems down the road. These types of systematic issues tend to develop when major details about a property are overlooked. Make sure specialized professionals look over every aspect of the property before making a decision.
● Maintain A Student Mentality – The best commercial real estate investors never stop learning. The property market is nothing if not dynamic. Those who assume the status quo’s best practices will keep working five or ten years from now have unrealistic expectations. That’s why it pays to keep learning about the market and stay abreast of recent trends even after you’ve committed capital to your investment.
Need to get into the commercial real estate game sooner than later? There’s no substitute for experience. If your company doesn’t have that know-how internally, it pays to reach out to an practiced professional.
Connect with a reliable private lender for access to capital and a better understanding of the market where your business is choosing to invest.
Level 4 Funding LLC Private Hard Money Lender
Arizona Tel: (623) 582-4444
Texas Tel: (512) 516-1177
Dennis@level4funding.com NMLS 1057378 | AZMB 0923961 | MLO 1057378
22601 N 19th Ave Suite 112 | Phoenix | AZ | 85027
111 Congress Ave |Austin | Texas | 78701
About the Author: Dennis has been working in the real estate industry in some capacity for the last 40 years. He purchased his first property when he was just 18 years old. He quickly learned about the amazing investment opportunities provided by trust deed investing and hard money loans. His desire to help others make money in real estate investing led him to specialize in alternative funding for real estate investors who may have trouble getting a traditional bank loan. Dennis is passionate about alternative funding sources and sharing his knowledge with others to help make their dreams come true. Dennis has been married to his wonderful wife for 42 years. They have 2 beautiful daughters 5 amazing grandchildren. Dennis has been an Arizona resident for the past 40 years.