Like everything in today’s world, there are many different ways to accomplish a goal, and searching for a good commercial real estate listing is no different. Traditionally, when searching for commercial real estate listings, you will do so one of two ways: (1) using a local commercial real estate broker and/or (2) searching online.
We aren’t looking to reinvent the wheel, and our first advice will always be to seek the help of a professional commercial real estate broker, but there are so many options out there for finding commercial space that it can be overwhelming. To help ensure you are seeing the most listings possible and that your next search a painless one, we have compiled a list of the best online resources for finding commercial real estate.
Below, find a list of online websites that can help you find the best commercial real estate listing options. If you have a real estate resource that you don’t see on the list, let us know in the comments section!
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Find the Ideal Commercial Real Estate Listing!
For CRE listings in Baton Rouge you can search our extensive online platform where you can sort by product type, size, price, investment properties, auctions and distressed properties. The commercial real estate listing information is kept up-to-the-minute and you can instantly inquire about any listing directly from the site. Searching is free is does not require an account.
LoopNet is arguably the most comprehensive, and also the most heavily trafficked commercial real estate website, with over 5 million average unique visitors each month. With over 800,000 active CRE listings located across the U.S., the site is a great starting point for your search. Be careful though, as you can search free but the “free” membership does come with limitations.
Showcase, owned by CoStar Group, ties Loopnet for largest online listing site. I guess we shouldn’t say, “tie” since technically CoStar owns both sites, but we digress. With just over one million CRE properties (across all asset classes) to search from, Showcase offers lots of property data including space-level detail, photo galleries, bird’s eye views and broker contact details.
Hoping to compete with the all-powerful CoStar, in May of this year Xceligent launched the all-new CommercialSearch.com. With more than five billion square feet of available buildings nationally, the site leverages Xceligent’s research teams, as well as listings aggregated from brokerage firms, commercial information exchanges, and associations across the country.
If you are seeking to purchase commercial land, Land and Farm is a great site for active listings. With over 10 million acres of farms, ranches, residential, commercial and other types of land for sale, you can search for properties by state, county or city. The site boasts 1,900,000+ visits and 16 million page views per month.
Another example of a specialization site, and another site owned by the CoStar Group, BizBuySell currently has 45,000 active businesses for sale, the largest inventory on the Internet. The BizBuySell marketplace consists of both established businesses for sale and also asset sales, franchise opportunities & business real estate.
CRE Seeker Beware
While online searches are a great way to get an idea of market availability and prices, it does come with limitations. Many online listing sites require you to set-up an account in order to search properties. While most offer free accounts, these accounts do limit the user to accessing full property information.
To truly see every available asset in your market, contact a licensed commercial real estate broker. They not only has access to paid listing services like the CMLS, but also have their finger on the pulse of the local CRE market and know of listings that become available before they even make it online.
If you are ready to move from the world-wide-web to real life, contact one of our team members who can tour you on listings you have already found, or ones you don’t even know about yet. Happy hunting!
About Us – The team at SVN | Graham, Langlois & Legendre has over 99-years of combined experience helping clients across the Baton Rouge market get the most value out of their CRE investment. Contact one of our dedicated CRE professionals today with any questions you may have and start seeing the returns in a market that will make sure to give today, tomorrow and for the extended future. To reach us, you can call us at 225.367.1515 or you can send us a message on our website. You can also follow us on Twitter at @svngll or on Facebook.