Do you remember the old saying, "20% of the people own 80% of the wealth"? Only in real estate, especially commercial real estate, the percentages of quality agents out there is even slimmer. Think about it...you are either dealing with a pro or a non-pro. If you are dealing with a pro, he's busy. You'll have to wait your turn. There is, however, no excuse for not responding to your inquires. I would then have to re-classify him. If you are dealing with a non-pro, don't expect much.
There are lots of pro's out there. Ask for referrals from your investor friends. It shouldn't be hard to find a great guy/gal. You'll just have to look around. Also, I would not deal directly with a lisitng agent. Buyer/Tenant agents cost you nothing and the benefit you have is "representation". Working directly with a listing agent is great if you know what your're doing. I firmly believe a buyer/lessee should be represented by a broker. It's good business, and it's free to you!
Have any questions, call me. Bob Mellema 714 893 2800.
Nov 3, 2010