TOP 12 Resources to Inform & Inspire CRE Brokers
Whether you are a seasoned Columbus commercial real estate broker, or just entering the field, it’s important to have “go-to” resources to support – or strengthen – your growth in the industry. As a leading commercial real estate firm in Columbus, Ohio, our group of expert CRE brokers frequently reviews a variety of blogs, books, and podcasts to ensure we stay at the top of our game.
Here are the CRE resources that we suggest you check out:
VIEW: Four Blogs Your CRE Brokerage Needs Right Now
No matter if you’re a local CRE broker in Columbus, or have an interest in investing in the Columbus area, the Columbus REALTORS® site offers a news feed chock full of reports; and their e-notes outline the most recent and relevant tips, classes, and upcoming events! We often turn to them when we want the most recent trends in the housing and retail markets.
The Ohio CRE market has shown significant growth over the last several years. So it’s possible that you’ve already checked in on the Ohio REALTORS® site. If you haven’t visited yet or looked into it more deeply, visit their blog, The Buzz. Don’t worry about being inundated with statistics and trends; they feature top industry news, coaching tips, and strategies to enhance your commercial real estate brokerage services.
Technology has transformed every part of our lives, so it’s no surprise that the commercial real estate industry is any different. Look no further for the latest and most high-tech CRE news than the CRETECH Blog (also check out their main site, cretech.com). CRE TECH focuses solely on the technology aspect of commercial real estate. From helpful software to virtual reality, this blog will surely keep you interested and inspired.
The Broker List is the ultimate roundup of articles published by CRE brokers and other commercial real estate professionals. Aside from finding thought-provoking, interesting content, it’s also a great networking tool. With all members vetted and verified, you can learn while expanding your connections through this interactive, collaborative community of commercial brokers and other commercial real estate professionals. Whether you’re a commercial real estate broker or CRE brokerage, you are welcome to submit your content for a review!
READ: Four “Must Read” Books for the CRE Broker
With a strong focus on the investment aspects of commercial real estate, this book is a must-read for CRE brokers. Author William Poorvu has spent over 40 years in the commercial real estate industry as a property manager, developer, and investor. As such, every page provides a unique “inside” perspective on how to make a smart, money-generating real estate purchase.
In need of inspiration or advice from a fellow CRE broker? Real-life anecdotes and examples will have you captivated from the beginning to end of this book. We have no doubt you’ll be inspired to make some changes in your own commercial real estate brokerage after reading.
Written by best-selling author, Daniel Pink, To Sell is Human discusses the evolution of business, from a sales perspective. While people’s perception of the word “sales” may have stayed the same, the industry surely has not. If you’re seeking actionable tips for better salesmanship, this book is for you.
Give yourself an edge by reading How to Succeed in Commercial Real Estate. This book is exactly what it says and will help you learn the most important tips and tricks on calculating and quoting rent, which listings to focus on, how to choose a company that is best for you, and so much more.
LISTEN: Four Podcasts That Can Teach and Motivate CRE Brokers
Hosted by a 30-year veteran in the commercial real estate industry, Michael Bull, The Commercial Real Estate Show will be the most informative hour of your week. The how’s website boasts “current and actionable market and business intelligence;” so, how can you miss it?
Professional investor and financial strategist co-hosts, Robert Helms and Russel Gray, discuss real estate in a conversational manner; this is certain to keep you captivated. Economics, asset protection planning, and investment strategy are discussed; if it has to do with real estate, this dynamic duo will explain it.
Great for beginners and professionals alike, John Highman’s clips are full of useful tips that will keep you coming back for more. His clips focus more on the sales end of real estate and tend to be on the shorter side (as opposed to the other aforementioned shows); however, don’t be deceived. Even ten minutes of specific information on commercial real estate can make all the difference!
Who knew that podcasts for CRE brokers could be so exciting? Real Estate REality Check Podcast incorporates pop culture, sports, historical, and musical references into their conversation to help make learning fun. Aspiring and seasoned CRE brokers can greatly benefit from this show; however, it’s designed to empower commercial real estate professionals and business owners to become most successful.
Keeping Our Finger On the Pulse of the CRE Industry
At The Robert Weiler Company commercial brokerage firm, we don’t wait for the information to come to us. Our thirst for knowledge and love for the commercial real estate industry keep us hungry for more. We hope that these resources help propel your own business, but feel free to check in with us regarding any specific questions or potential investments. Our CRE brokers can be reached at 614-221-4286.