Confessions of a Recovering Landlord

Commercial Real Estate Agent - REATA Commercial Realty, Inc. - Texas 537349



If you are sued and you hire an attorney to represent you, who does the talking in the courtroom? Would it make sense for you to call the plaintiff's attorney or even the plaintiff directly to discuss the case? The answer is obviously no.  It’s the same in any negotiation in which an agent or in...
As you can probably guess, this is my favorite tip. So while I have this as tip #7, it actually is the first thing taht you should do before you do anything else. Don't contact any landlord, not even your current landlord, before selecting and engaging a tenant rep. The rental rates landlords qu...
Using a proposal comparison spreadsheet has many benefits, but the most important one is that it helps to keep you focused on what really matters. When you get deep into the search for the right property and are negotiating with several landlords at the same time, it's pretty easy to overlook de...
Scarcity is the basic economic problem that arises when someone has unlimited wants but limited resources. And guess what? Tenants are the resource that landlords want the most. I don't care if you are in Dallas, Plano, Frisco, Richardson or Tokyo. Landlords are the same. Tenants create value in...
You always compromise your negotiating position if the other side knows you really want what they have. A friend of mine who is a landlord leasing agent told me that he was showing office space to a Fortune 100 company once in Dallas, Plano or Frisco - I can't remember which. When the company ma...

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