Use a Broker or Find the Space Myself?

How much is your time worth?

Are you better off running your company and letting a professional handle it for you?

Can you do both, well?

Do you have experience in real estate negotiations?

Frequently I get calls from people looking at, for example, a 10,000 square foot building and need 30,000 square feet or 1,000 square feet.

Driving around and making call after call only to find out the building is for lease and not sale, wrong size, zoned incorrectly, partially occupied or not available for 6 months, gets exasperating.

The seller/landlord are typically the ones that pay the brokers. Be sure to discuss representation at the beginning of the relationship. Realtors have a legal obligation to disclose and treat the public fairly.