Resources for the busy agent

Many industries have a busy season. During this time, stress, anxiety, and the feeling of being overwhelmed are a part of the business model. Often enough, the focus is only on the current task at hand and unfortunately pipelines become bare. The season is only temporary and most people can return to the normal cycle. However, this is not true in real estate, especially in this market and era. The Columbus REALTOR® salesperson is always on a high-speed/non-stop train with no end in sight (hopefully).

Traditionally, this article has been written for Commercial agents, but I encourage all REALTORS®, especially residential agents, to take note of the resources available for commercial deals. These resources are designed to educate and save valuable time.

The market is fortunate to have an organization like Columbus REALTORS® provide multiple options for its members to grow and enhance their business. Please read below to learn about some of these options and contact me at birwin@xceligent.com or (614) 203-0870 for additional information.

NOTE: If you are a residential salesperson and come across a commercial deal, please discuss your options with your broker. The best option may be to refer to a commercial agent or broker.

Commercial Section on Columbus REALTORS® Website
Please visit the commercial section on the Columbus REALTORS® website. New tools and enhancements have been added to assist you with your commercial needs. You will also find updated forms, Governing Board members, and terms and definitions of commercial real estate.

Commercial Dashboard
In 1994, the Commercial Section was created to serve the needs of Columbus REALTORS® members involved in the purchase, sale or lease of commercial land, office, apartment, industrial, investment, and retail real estate.

Find a REALTOR®: Commercial Member Database
On the website, you can search for commercial members in the member directory. This is a great resource for networking or finding a referral source. Be sure to select the Commercial REALTOR® option.

Public Commercial Property Search
Public visitors and non-COCIE members (most residential agents) can access the COCIE property database from the homepage under the “Find Commercial Property” link. Available properties are listed with contact information for participant members.

Click here to search commercial properties.

Commercial Search — Xceligent
Commercialsearch.com is the only free national listing platform for marketing commercial real estate availabilities to tenants, buyers, and other brokers. Your listings are visible to visitors of commercialsearch.com and to the over 30+ million monthly visitors of realtor.com.
 
Columbus Market Trend Reports
Each quarter, Xceligent publishes market trend reports for Office, Industrial, and Retail in Columbus. These reports are researched by the Xceligent team and reviewed by an Advisory Board of Columbus brokers. The purpose of the reports is to provide transparency in the marketplace and to be the go-to source for accurate data. Statistics included are: vacancy and rental rates, absorption, etc. For more information about these reports or the data included, please contact Kim Begley, Director of Analytics for Xceligent, at kbegley@xceligent.com.

COCIE Notes:

  • Coming Soon – Members will have the option to add any of the Xceligent Enhanced Services* to the COCIE bill. For more information on the products listed below, please visit xceligent.com or call me with questions.

o *Commercial Search Preferred
o *Xceligent Direct
o *Spaceful
o *ClientLook

  • Negotiable Rates on Listings

o DO NOT put “negotiable” as a rate in Xceligent. This reduces your chance of a broker calling you.

  • Property Attachments

o Please review and update property attachments
o Please include a floor plan, site plan, and/or space plan. This helps tenant reps!

Columbus Xceligent Research Team