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  • Writer's pictureRaphael Collazo

How Do You Buy Commercial Real Estate?

The process of buying commercial real estate can be long and complex. As a result, it's important to highlight the process to ensure you don't have issues prior to closing. There are several steps involved in buying commercial real estate:

  1. Determine your needs and goals - Before you start looking for a property, it is important to have a clear understanding of your business needs and goals. Consider factors such as the size and location of the property, the type of property that is suitable for your business, and your budget.

  2. Search for properties - There are a number of ways to search for commercial properties, including working with a real estate agent, searching online listings, and networking with other professionals in the industry. It can be helpful to create a list of potential properties and to visit them in person to get a sense of the location and condition of the property.

  3. Review the property's financials - Before making an offer on a property, it is important to review the property's financials, including its income and expenses, to ensure that it is a financially viable investment. You may want to consult with a financial advisor or accountant to help you understand the property's financials.

  4. Make an offer - Once you have identified a property that meets your needs and goals, you can make an offer to the seller. Your offer should include the price you are willing to pay, as well as any contingencies, such as the need for financing or the completion of inspections.

  5. Negotiate the terms of the sale - If the seller accepts your offer, you will work with them to finalize the terms of the sale, including any contingencies that were included in your offer. It may also be necessary to negotiate any additional terms, such as the length of the closing period or the inclusion of certain items in the sale.

  6. Complete the transaction - Once the terms of the sale have been agreed upon, you will complete the transaction by paying the purchase price and transferring ownership of the property to you. This typically involves working with a real estate attorney and possibly other professionals, such as a title company or a mortgage lender.

If you're a business owner or investor interested in purchasing commercial real estate in Louisville, KY or its surrounding areas, I'd be happy to help you with your search! Feel free to call/text me at (502) 536-7315 or email me at

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