How to become a Commercial Property Agent

  • Price: £5.99
  • Published: April 2016
  • Type: Business Opportunity Profile
  • Format: PDF
  • What qualifications and skills are required?
  • Key market issues and trends
  • Trading, commercial and legal issues
  • Legislation
  • Further information

Commercial property agents value, market and manage the sale, purchase and letting of commercial properties, including premises and land on behalf of a variety of clients, such as investors and business owners looking to buy or sell premises. Their role includes sourcing suitable properties, arranging viewings and negotiating sale, purchase or rental prices. Many commercial property agents also offer related property services such as valuation and surveying, consultancy and advice on business rates and management of rental properties.

Some commercial property agents also deal in residential property sales and lettings and sales of land; however, this profile describes the activities of a commercial property agent dealing solely with commercial property in the UK. For information about selling residential property see BOP 253, Estate Agent, and for information about letting residential property see BOP 291, Residential Letting Agent.

This profile provides information about starting up and operating as a commercial property agent. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and some of the key trading issues. It also explains the legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information and support.

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