Thursday, September 22, 2011

Business Real Estate Agent - What Should You Look For in an Agent?

Finding a business real estate agent in New Zealand is easy thanks to the internet. You can search "business real estate agent" + "Christchurch NZ" and come up with a list of dozens of agents in any particular area. You shouldn't just let a random search dictate your choice however. Once you have a list of potential agents you need to apply decision making criteria to choose the right agent for you. What should those criteria be?

Firstly, when looking for a business real estate agent in NZ you want to ensure that they have local expertise, for example, if you are looking at properties in Christchurch has the agent lived in Christchurch for a long enough period that installs confidence in you about their local knowledge. Other important factors to consider include the number of years in business each agent has had, their involvement in local activities and causes, and additional services they offer. Are they willing to advise you on schools, activities and local culture? Can they advise on public transportation options and housing opportunities for any employees that might be relocating to the area? When you are looking at business properties you need to know about the neighbourhood as well as the building - you need an agent who can advise you well in these matters.

Secondly, when you are choosing a business real estate agent in New Zealand you want to be sure you are getting an agent with a good reputation. If you are planning on buying or setting up a business in Christchurch you will need your realtor to have a good understanding on the type of business you are looking for, or seeking to set up, so that they can find / present you with the best options. Check out other commercial properties they have sold and ask for references on any agent you would consider hiring.

Once you have narrowed down your search to a handful of prospective realtors arrange to meet with them in person to get a feeling for their style. Do not feel obligated to choose the first agent you speak to. Top quality agents will actually encourage you to check out their competition - they will be secure in their own reputation and quality service. The key to choosing a business real estate agent lies in finding an agent willing to take the time to effectively understand your needs.

The internet can be a great place to find a business real estate agent in NZ such as Christchurch, but don't simply go with the first agent on the list. Perform your own vetting process to ensure you find the agent most suited to your needs. Establishing a business, or moving an existing one is a large undertaking. A top quality agent is the key - be sure that you are working with an agent of good reputation who will help make that transition as easy and trouble free as possible.

Min Sarginson Real Estate Limited is an innovative and independently owned market leader in New Zealand's Real Estate industry. Based in Lyttelton Harbour close to Christchurch we specialise in sea and beachfront real estate for sale, and rental properties.

Established in 1998, Min Sarginson Real Estate has become the most successful real estate company operating in Christchurch's Harbour Basin. We have offices in Church Bay and Lyttelton supporting a team of experienced professionals who are all themselves residents in the suburbs we market and knowledgeable of the location.