Top 9 Resources to Help Inform and Inspire CRE Brokers Wednesday, August 31, 2016
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 a few that we suggest you look into:
VIEW: 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, check out 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.
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 futuristic virtual reality, this blog will surely keep you interested and inspired.
READ: Four “Must Read” Books for the CRE Broker
The Real Estate Game: The Intelligent Guide to Decision Making and Investment
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.
Brokers Who Dominate: 8 Traits of Top Producers
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.
To Sell is Human
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.
How to Succeed in Commercial Real Estate
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: 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!
Keeping Our Finger On the Pulse of the CRE Industry
At The Robert Weiler Company, 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.