Commercial Real Estate

Supporting Commercial Practitioners and Your Business

Commercial Real Estate is everywhere: your local coffee shop, industrial park, downtown main street, and even the office where you work. The National Association of REALTORS® has a broad array of resources to help you provide the best service to your clients, and to be the best in your field. From education to advocacy efforts, from networking to property data – NAR works to help you be more profitable while protecting the commercial real estate industry. 

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Economic Development Toolkit

The Economic Development Organization (EDO) Toolkit helps associations build relationships with local & state economic development organizations.
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CREATE Magazine

A quarterly publication for commercial practitioners, members of the National Association of REALTORS® and commercial real estate industry leaders. 

Commercial Advocacy

NAR advocates for the nation’s property owners, REALTORS®, and the commercial real estate industry on Capitol Hill. See the issues in front of the nation’s lawmakers. 

NAR Commercial on Social

Follow NAR Commercial on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram at @NARCommercial.

Latest Updates

Seller financing has been a hot issue in recent real estate news due to the changes in regulations, specifically in the Dodd-Frank Act. Here’s what you need to know to incorporate this method into your business strategy and be the best advocate for your clients.
Your challenge is to create your own lollapalooza brand. If you want to be like Disney, you have to act like Disney. Teams can create lollapalooza experiences for each customer by providing a personal touch. This requires teaching agents to truly know their customers and do their homework.

We live in a litigious society, and real estate agents and brokers are sued all the time — even if they don’t think they did anything wrong.

After a property closes, issues can come to light that make the new owners or the sellers upset and want to place blame on their agents. The best thing brokers can do is educate themselves and their agents on all the potential situations that could bring about a lawsuit, and, of course, by carrying errors & omissions insurance.

With real estate sales still slow in many parts of the country, you can bet consumers are scrutinizing deals like never before. So if your internal policies and record keeping were a bit loose during the go-go market, it’s time you took steps to protect your brokerage. Make sure your written procedures lay out the key dos and don’ts that associates need to follow.
For some, it takes years to decide whether they’re ready to make a move, but what are you supposed to do until then? Take a deep breath and consider these four ways to work with clients who are on the fence.
In some instances, people act difficult because they are placed in a difficult situation. In many others, they behave in a difficult fashion for the same reason that a 3-year-old child cries: Last time it got the results they wanted, so they are going to do it again.
Do you value your time? Well, if the consumer is more in control of it than you are, then you don’t. Learn to take control back from the consumer and start valuing your own time more.