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Tried and Tested – 5 Expert Tips for Success in Commercial Property Investment

Tried and Tested - 5 Expert Tips for Success in Commercial Property Investment

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It can be hard to find sound investments that deliver premium returns. You could invest in stocks, but which ones? You could put your money into a savings account, but will the interest rates make it worth it? Sometimes, the smell of profit can lead you in the direction of commercial property. Here are a few of the many ways in which you can discover success in commercial property investment:

With Expert Assistance

It’s never easy making the best decision on commercial property investment. If you don’t know what you’re doing, or you’ve never bought a commercial property before, how do you know where to start? You may not know where, but an expert in that industry likely will.

Early on, talk to a commercial property guru who understands the market, the pitfalls, the potential advantages, and how to tap into the market for the first time. With the right expert on your side, you can enjoy peace of mind that you’re making all the right calls and at the right time.

Plenty of Research and Reports

Many things in life allow you to rely on your gut to make a decision. Investment property isn’t one of them. Instead, you need to make sure you do all your homework on a commercial property you think you might buy – even if your gut is telling you that it’s a steal.

Get building reports, electrical reports, information on building zoning, renovation limitations, and almost anything else available. The more you know about a property, the easier it will be to decide whether to buy it or not.

Current and Future Tenants

When you’re on the hunt for sound commercial property investments, it’s worth looking not only at the building itself but who’s in it if it’s already occupied. Review their lease documents, make sure that all tenancy agreements are in writing (not verbal or ‘handshake’), and that the tenant is one you’d likely want to have in there if you purchased the property. Sometimes, the value of the property aligns with the tenant, so you’d be surprised at how essential this tip can be.  

Understand Your Tax Requirements

If you’re making money in the United States, then you’re paying taxes. Investing in commercial property is no different. However, not everyone understands what their tax obligations are, and ignorance is no excuse to get them wrong. In fact, it can be quite costly if you do. 

Do your homework on the taxes you need to pay in your area and talk to a tax expert if you need to. Your obligations in this realm can help determine whether investing in commercial investment is the right move for you.

Research the Location

You might be looking at a commercial property based on its price tag, but that’s not the only thing to consider. What about the location? Is it in an up-and-coming area? Is it well-established with reputable businesses? Do you need to consider roading, traffic, zoning, and access? The location of a property can be more important than you first thought.

You’ll also want to look at the location now and consider what it might be like in the future. Some areas have great potential but just need someone like you to come along, buy property, and attract quality tenants.

Commercial property can be a great investment if you know what you’re doing. If you’re ready to do something rewarding with your nest egg, then why not property? Talk to an expert, begin your research, understand your tax obligations, then jump in. You may then wonder why you never got involved sooner. 

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