admin / June 1, 2022
By Kevin Maggiacomo
The clock is ticking on what is a systemic issue in commercial real estate investment sales: Non-cooperation and misaligned incentives create a loophole where brokers’ interests take precedence over sellers’ interests, resulting in an environment where most sellers are selling for less than fair market value. This model and way of doing business means that money is being left on the table by brokers and, more importantly, their clients.
The residential real estate industry has got this. This part of the real estate world has long embraced the notion that increased exposure to a property can boost that property’s selling price. Residential real estate brokers are comfortable with the fact that they can’t possibly know every potential buyer for every property they sell. Their response is to widen the net by cooperating with a network of brokers who have relationships with buyers. They know that this approach means shared value for everyone. This dynamic comes down to one of the essential and fundamental laws of economics: the law of supply and demand. If the demand for a product or service is driven up, higher prices will follow. Conversely, reduced or sluggish demand for something means lower prices.
AT SVN WE ARE CONVINCED THAT, JUST AS IN THE RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE MARKET, COOPERATING PROACTIVELY WITH THE BROKERAGE COMMUNITY IS THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO INCREASE DEMAND FOR COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES FOR SALE
To carry this logic over to the real estate world, more offers on a property means a higher sales price for the seller. So far, so obvious, correct? The principle of supply and demand is something we all see playing out every day. Today, global supply chain issues are making a plethora of items scarce, driving up global competition and demand for those products and consequently resulting in higher prices. At SVN we are convinced that, just as in the residential real estate market, cooperating proactively with the brokerage community is the most effective way to increase demand for commercial properties for sale. Empirically, this plays out in practice time and again.
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