Expert Blog Series
By Mike Porterfield, Tartan Properties Commercial
There is a common misconception that real estate brokers are but mere “space finders” for tenants and buyers in the market, and that once the ideal property is located, the search is as good as done. In this do-it-yourself age, with the growth of technology and increased online real estate listings and information, the temptation to go it alone has never been greater. Here are seven reasons that having tenant or buyer representation is in your best interests when you need a new space:
With a qualified broker at your side, you will have access to more properties, and will be armed with experience, market knowledge, and ability to successfully complete the deal that best serves your business.
Mike Porterfield (firstname.lastname@example.org) is president of Tartan Properties Commercial Real Estate Services, an independent real estate brokerage and consulting firm specializing in Alexandria and Arlington commercial real estate. Founded in 1973, this family business handles office, industrial, and retail properties in Northern Virginia, and provides both tenant and landlord representation. To learn more about Tartan Properties, please visit tartanproperties.com. Your inquiries about the local real estate market and individual properties are welcome at (703)836-6558.