Welcome to “Ask a Broker”!

The brokers of Swisher Commercial want to provide you with the information and tools to navigate commercial real estate transactions. These helpful tips are here to get you started and answer business basics. In addition to giving you these starter tidbits of information, our brokers are more than happy to provide personalized feedback on your […]

When preparing to list my property for sale, what information will my listing broker ask for?

When preparing to list my property for sale, what information will my listing broker ask for? There is certainly not one answer to this question.  Every broker, property owner and property are unique and offer different outlooks, amenities and challenges. However, thoroughly understanding the physical property is paramount to the marketing of a property in your community. […]

When I list my property with a commercial real estate brokerage firm, what sort of marketing services can I expect?

In addition to the actual commercial real estate brokerage, showing and negotiating services; your Commercial Real Estate (CRE) broker will provide marketing services for your lease or sale listing. The variety of services and market range varies from company to company. Because visibility and marketability separate your property from the rest on the market, it […]

Why should I hire a commercial broker to find my office/industrial/retail space as opposed to the residential agent that found my new house? They’re all realtors, aren’t they?

On the surface it may seem that residential and commercial real estate are similar and can be handled by any licensed Realtor, but in fact, they are vastly different. To assume that your residential broker could also provide you with commercial real estate opportunities would be similar to asking an orthopedic doctor to do heart […]

What will your commercial real estate brokerage services cost me?

In most cases, a commercial real estate broker is paid a commission by the seller or lessor of a property. Commission is paid at the close of a deal or when determined by the parties and agreed to in the closing documents. When approaching a real estate venture, be sure to discuss brokerage costs at […]

What is EMD?

EMD is an acronym for ‘Earnest Money Deposit’ (also known as Escrow) that is involved in a real estate transaction.   EMD is a deposit made to a seller, held by a title company or state authorized escrow agent, that represents a buyer’s good faith to buy a home or other commercial real estate property or […]

How does commercial real estate tie into my retirement plans?

Investing in commercial real estate can provide a steady passive income while also providing increases in appreciation. It is a way to hedge against inflation and diversify your portfolio. By determining the type of property, location, price and returns that are expected or desired, we can evaluate your position in the market, tour potential investments […]

Building relationships…property showings with care!

Swisher Commercial is happy to announce that in-person property showings are back on the calendar! In support of a healthy community, we are introducing new showing procedures to protect our clients and brokers while conducting business and exploring commercial real estate opportunities together. Showings are limited to four attendees total, including showing brokers. All attendees […]

What is the best exit strategy for my commercial real estate investment?

Investors often ask, “How can I maximize the value of my real estate and minimize the potential tax implications of an exit?” It’s best to start thinking about these questions well in advance of the intended sale or exit. Aside from maintaining the physical property in a manner that will bring about maximum value, the […]

Rare North Side Office Space for Lease: 1327 Jones, Ann Arbor

A must see! Rare north side office space. Historic Northern Brewery building. Just off Plymouth Road. Ideal for high tech or growing company. Lots of windows, high ceilings, natural brick, surface lot parking. For Lease: Suite 108: 893 sf, $25.00 psf, tenant pays share of gas and electric Suite 108 has 893 sf (measurement includes […]