Maybe I should have titled this post “Discovering Discovering Commercial Real Estate” — because it was a discovery for me this morning here in New Orleans at NAR Expo 2014.
While I was sitting in on this morning’s Property Management Forum session, I caught Erin Stackley of NAR’s Government Affairs department giving a legislative update. I’ll be posting about the legislative update a bit later. The discovery came a little before she got into her review of the scene on Capitol Hill, when she mentioned an NAR course offering on commercial real estate I hadn’t heard of.
And I thought I had heard of all of them. You can’t help but learn things when you come to the Expo!
It’s called “Discovering Commercial Real Estate” and it’s tailored to funnel residential professionals into that super-important gray-area “resimercial” market space. Brokers and agents who walk both sides of the street serve so many communities across the US — communities that aren’t large enough to support a dedicated commercial brokerage but are big enough to sport plenty of commercial property.
The introductory NAR course offering at REALTORⓇ University walks students through the different types of commercial properties, valuations, terms, tools and marketing techniques . It’s ideal for the newly licensed or for residential agents who know that they don’t yet know what they need to know about how to represent a buyer or seller of (for example) a restaurant.
The course can be attended online at REALTORⓇ University for an introductory price of $50.00 (regularly $75.00).
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Naturally, Source readers include many professionals with the experience to teach this course. If that’s you, fill out a Discovering Commercial Real Estate Instructor Application, agree to the Instructor Guidelines, sign a form and submit for review right here. It’s that easy!