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You might hire a commercial real estate agent to:

  • Advise clients on commercial real estate investment opportunities that suit their needs
  • Prepare marketing materials for commercial real estate listings and maintain databases

  • Show commercial properties, negotiate contracts, prepare paperwork, and close deals

  • Conduct market research, network with industry professionals, and grow the business

Required skills and qualifications Preferred skills and qualifications
Meet local eligibility requirements, which may include being at least 18 years old and possessing a high school diploma or GED equivalent
Excellent research skills and knowledge of the local property market 
Completion of, pursuit of, or willingness to attain a commercial real estate license
Keen sense of marketing and advertising
Professionalism, honesty, and integrity
Past work experience in sales or finance
Excellent communication and interpersonal relationship-building skills
Knowledge of industry practices, lease language, tax laws, and legal issues
Ambition, independence, and self-motivation
Valid driver’s license