5 Questions to Ask a Realtor

5 Questions to ask before choosing a Real Estate Agent for your Commercial Property

  • Is this realtor CCIM designated?
  • Is this agent a Commercial Realtor or does he also work as a residential agent?
  • Does this realtor have transaction experience, negotiating ability, and knowledge to be able to make recommendations to fulfill my needs?
  • Do I recognize not all realtors utilize all of the marketing venues available, even if they work for the same company?
  • Does my realtor have the backing of a strong company to give him the best tools available to do his job?

Dan Stiebel is a CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member).  The CCIM designation is awarded to commercial real estate professionals upon successful completion of 200 hours of graduate-level education curriculum and presentation of a portfolio of qualifying industry experience.  CCIMs are recognized as experts in the industry and sought after by businesses looking for real estate agents with practical skill sets and proven industry experience.  CCIM’s have unparalleled level of valuable online tools, including the Site To Do Business, a suite of mapping, demographic and other analytical resources as well as a network of CCIM members across the nation and around the world.  CCIM professionals bring these competitive advantages to every brokerage assignment, lease negotiation or consulting project.

Dan Stiebel only sells and leases commercial property.  Marketing commercial properties is a completely different business from residential and requires a unique set of marketing ability, property analysis, due diligence and building the right networks.   You need an agent who spends all their time learning this specific skill set and does not try and sell your property the same way they would sell a house. Commercial realtors understand the local, regional, and national market trends and their impact on real estate.

Dan’s sales and leases for the past 5 years represent over 24% of the total commercial transactions in Grand Traverse County.  He specializes in industrial, office, retail, investment, leasing, and 1031 exchanges.  A commercial real estate transaction can be complex and challenging to complete.  Dan Stiebel has the knowledge, experience and resources required to provide smart solutions.

Each realtor implements a different marketing strategy. Dan’s strategy matches up buyers and sellers, or tenants and landlords, while considering the needs of both parties. A detailed marketing campaign will be designed for your commercial property. Things that set Dan apart from other realtors are extensive use of commercial internet sites such as Loopnet, CCIM.com, CoStar and Craigslist, in addition to extensive list of sites that are used by Coldwell Banker Commercial.

Coldwell Banker Schmidt Realtors is the area’s largest real estate brokerage firm. Coldwell Banker Commercial Schmidt has been the number one Coldwell Banker Commercial office in the state of Michigan for the past 10 years.  It backs each realtor by offering a suite of marketing opportunities and total internet listing exposure.

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Dan Stiebel

Dan Stiebel

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