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Selling Commercial Real Estate – The Process

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To effectively sell commercial real estate you need to be aware that timing, a competent real estate agent and a good attorney are all a part of the mix. Commercial properties are purchased by partners and then are leased to a third party. Commercial real estate generally carries a high price tag and selling commercial real estate can be a challenging venture.

  1. You will need to list your commercial property when the market is ripe. Commercial real estate is volatile and prices fluctuate. Watch for financial swells to realize a larger profit.
  2. Research the reputation of real estate agents and find the best agent for your situation. Talk to previous clients and ask questions. Watch for agents who sell properties for less to get quicker commissions.
  3. Advertise your commercial venture in magazines and forums where there are actual buyers. Include good pictures and relevant statistics about the property. List the price per square foot, zoning rules and the lease history of your commercial enterprise. If you have a good leasing history, you will be more appealing to a potential buyer.
  4. Clean up your commercial building and make it look good before placing it on a selling market. Cleaning up the lot, mowing lawns and weeding any flower beds are a great selling tactic. Clean the windows and remove all graffiti. In other words, make your commercial building as attractive as possible.
  5. Make sure your building is correctly classified. Understand the rules for building classification for your area. A wrong classification can stifle a sell and make your property less attractive.
  6. Hire a competent real estate attorney to handle the tax and contract issues. This will save you a great deal of money and avoid unnecessary complications.

Do research and make sure you are listing the commercial property correctly, use a real estate attorney, clean up the building, and make sure you have all the rental records and repair receipts in order. Be willing and able to give all the information about income and outgo.

It is also a permissible and great idea to research your potential buyers. Make sure they are credit worthy and their incomes are high enough to purchase your commercial enterprise. Many a commercial real estate deal has gone sour because the buyer misrepresented himself. You can come out on top by following simple rules and doing your due diligence.

For help with your commercial property investment selling, also reach out to national, provincial and local Realtor Boards for help. For instance the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) has plenty of helpful guides, reports and articles, many of which are online at their website. And each province and real estate board has their own website with resources, too.

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Tips for Investing in Commercial Real Estate

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Many people hear about investing in residential real estate and the profits can be substantial. However, commercial real estate investing involves working with companies rather than individuals. But deals with commercial real estate ventures are more lucrative, even though the risks are also greater.

  • Find a commercial real estate deal. You can invest in office buildings, restaurants, or strip malls. Find an area that you are somewhat familiar with.
  • Research and learn about the risks. Do not go into commercial real estate investing without understanding the pros and cons. You will need to learn about local laws and zoning rules. Tenant turnover can also be a problem. Commercial tenants can leave at the “drop of a hat.”
  • Determine the supply and demand. Do market research to find out if there are similar properties and what unique offerings does you investment have.
  • Use real estate investment trusts or brokerages. Commercial real estate investment involves a great deal of paperwork and upkeep. Use REITs or real estate investment trusts that can help invest your money without all the hassles that are implicated.
  • Investing in commercial real estate can be beneficial if you partner with an experienced developer. Most developers know where the real estate deals are and have done market research on the area and project. Also, real estate developers are always looking for investors and capital. They will find you the best investment for your budget.
  • Do not invest too much for a business. Rules always need to be watched. For example real estate prices can vary in a short term, and long term property values are driven by rental standards. Look at the earnings ratio of your potential property to determine the best commercial investment value.

One of the best pieces of advice is “Don’t believe everything you hear or read.” Real estate agents want you to buy or invest in the property. They are going to tell you the best scenario which may not be the actual scenario. Ask for tax and property revenue records. The tax revenue records and property valuation records may be different; plan to invest somewhere in between the two calculations.

Measure the maintenance and upkeep records versus the rental payments. You do need to be aware that you will have maintenance costs. However, you can still make good money investing in commercial real estate. Statistics have proven that a good commercial rental property usually has long term tenants that pay their bills.

Above all, do the math. Find out what the investment would be minus costs for depreciation, maintenance, taxes and so on. And get professional help with this project: an accountant to go over the balance sheet, and an attorney to go over the investment documentation, for starters.

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Tips for using Feng Shui Methods to Help Sell Your House

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Feng Shui Methods to Help Sell

The steps to selling your home include price, ‘show’ ready, and availability of mortgage opportunities. However, one of the best ways to sell your home no matter what the asking price is proving your home is a wanted commodity. Be a potential buyer when selling your home and ask: is my home a place of refuge or a place of comfort? A place someone else would find desirable? Feng Shui methods can help you with the ambiance and attitude of your home.

  • Make sure your home is clean! Clear counters, shelves and dressers of clutter. Have a specific eye catching motif in each room. Engage the senses of potential buyers. Turn on ceiling fans and make sure mirrors are not opposite the doors. Play soft music or have a fountain near the front door. Engage the senses. Use cinnamon or pine scents to keep your home smelling great. These scents tend to bring on a feeling of comfort.
  • Make sure your front door is immaculate and that there are pots of flowers, decorations or items to draw attention to the opening of your home. Keep the sidewalk and stairs free of plant material, debris, and disorder.
  • Remove extra furniture and clutter from your rooms. The buyer does not want to see your decorations, they want to visualize the size of the room and where they might place their belongings.
  • Place your “for sale” sign to the right of the door. This is the energetic side of your home.
  • Engage a table on the right side in the foyer or front room of your home. Place a vase of flowers or business cards on this table. Use a red tablecloth or decorative material.
  • Ensure that the kitchen is clean and clear as well as organized. Pantries should be organized; wastebaskets and knives out of sight and a jar of cookies should be placed invitingly on the counter.
  • Spruce up your yard and clear away all dead debris. Nothing is more depressing than a dying yard. Prune, trim, and week to make sure your home is appealing.
  • Keep bathroom doors shut. Keep toilet lids down and bathrooms extremely clean and sweet smelling.

Feng Shui dictates that a home should be move-in ready, but at the same time a show place to prove what can be done in this home. The best advice is to make sure your home for sale is clean, uncluttered, soothing and bright.

Seek more Feng Shui tips and advice by searching online article directories like EzineArticles and GoArticles. Also check for helpful YouTube education videos on the topic and checking out library books on Feng Shui (hint: ask the reference librarian for help).

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15 Room Motel With Convenience – London Area

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>> 15 Room Motel With Convenience

BUSINESS Type Motel With Convenience Store In London Area Ontario
GROSS REVENUE Rooms Revenue, $70,000-$80,000, Store Revenue, $55,000-$65,000
CASH FLOW Undisclosed
CASH FLOW TYPE EBIT – Earning Before Interest and Taxes
SIZE 1 Acre Commercial Lot In City
RENT/LEASE TERMS Sale Includes Real Estate Property
FIXTURES/ EQUIPMENT All fixtures/equipment & Chattels included in the sale
BUYER TRAINING Buyer gets trained by the Vendor
DETAIL/REMARKS 15 Rooms Motel With 2 Bedroom Manager’s Quarters, Business With Property For Sale, Convenience Store In The Premises, 1 Acre Commercial Lot In The City Close To Downtown & Desirable Businesses, Good Exposure. Very Good For Owner Operator, Qualified Buyer Gets Further Details And Financials, Motivated Seller.  Call Alam With Confidence, 647.999.2171.


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Milton, Fast Food Restaurant – EXTREME PITA Franchise – $175,000

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Milton, Fast Food Restaurant – Extreme Pita Franchise In Milton Ontario, Great Family Business, Simple To Run, No Employees If Husband And Wife Want To Use This As Profitable Enterprise. Expected Hours Of Any Franchise Restaurant. Owners Have Other Business Obligations And Regret This Loss. Other Tenants’ Ads In Local Area Generate Much Walk-In Traffic. All Fixtures And Chattels Included, Call La For Details, Very Motivated Vendor, Never Go Direct. Do Not Talk To Employees. $175,000

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ABCs of Flipping Houses

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All new things can be a little frightening or intimidating at first glance. The same is definitely true when it comes to flipping houses. Many people feel several times during their first flip that they have gotten in over their heads. The truth is that it will take more than a few flips to feel comfortable with the process. Most people make very little, if any real profit on their first flip and write it off as a learning experience only to enter into the next flip with newly learned lessons and a positive attitude.

Learning the ABCs of flipping houses is a great place to begin and can help you avoid costly mistakes made by many first time flippers.

  1. Appraise. You need to have a proper appraisal performed on the house you intend to flip and compare it to other houses in better condition and of similar size and style within the neighbourhood. You do not want to buy the best house in the neighbourhood, in fact it is best if you can find the neighbourhood eyesore and turn it into a competitive house for the neighbourhood in order to get the most for your money. More importantly you want the appraisal to reveal the actual value of the home now as compared to the price you are paying and talk to the appraiser about what the home would be worth the with improvements you are planning to make.
  2. Bold Moves. Sometimes it takes bold moves to make the impression you want to make. The decision to flip houses is a bold move in and of itself and while you do not want to necessarily enter into risky waters you do not want to play it too safe either. Be cautious with your financing and guard your expenses and your budget well but make the changes that will catch the eye of the next owner for the property.
  3. Can do Attitude. You absolutely must believe you can do this in order to get it done. A house flip is not an undertaking for the timid or those that lack self-confidences. You will need to stand up to your contractors, inspectors, and even some vendors in order to get the best price and the most bang for your buck. In other words you need to believe in yourself and what you are doing in order to get it done. This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t listen to the advice of those with more experience and expertise, especially when it comes to structural issues within the home and bringing the property to code but you also need to stand up for yourself to insure that you aren’t paying for things you aren’t getting.
  4. Determination. You must also be determined to see your project through to completion. It takes a certain sort of pigheadedness to get through the first few flips. It should be stated here that flipping houses is certainly not an easy way to make a living. It does have the potential however, to be a highly profitable way to make a living and that is what most potential flippers are looking for. If you want those profits you are going to need to push yourself out of bed even on those mornings when you feel as though looking at the property in question is going to make you wail and moan and pull out your hair.
  5. Excitement. This may be the most necessary of all ingredients. You will find that excitement is in short supply many days but it if you can recapture that initial excitement over your decision to flip houses then it will sustain you on those days when the plumber brings bad news or you just learned that a solid weak of rain is forecasted for the weak the roof was to go on.

This is a small start on the ABCs of house flipping and real estate investing but I think you get the picture. Good luck!


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Acton, Fast Food Restaurant, MR SUB – Business for Sale, $159,900

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Acton, Fast Food Restaurant, MR SUB for Sale

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Very Profitable Family Business. $5500+/Wk. Established For 5 Years, Located On The Main Street In Large Town With Contracts With Nearby Schools. Very Low Rent, Worth A Visit.

All Chattels, Fixtures, Inc. Require Training And Approval From Mr. Sub. Many Regular, Secure Accounts, Lots Of Walk-In Business. Owner Moving To And For Larger Business.

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