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The Benefits of hiring a Real Estate Consultant?

Who Is a Real Estate Consultant?

Real estate consultants are experts who provide professional advice and recommendations regarding developing and purchasing a property. They help investors in making informed decisions in the ever-volatile real estate market. All credible consultants have a real estate license issued from a regulatory authority.

You can think of real estate consultants as” brains behind the scenes.” The job of a consultant isn’t only limited to financial transactions like a typical real estate agent. Instead, he guides his client through every decision-making step, starting from the initial idea to the paperwork and to the project’s ground-breaking. That’s why to achieve success; it is vital to hire a real estate consultant.

What are the Types of Real Estate Consulting? 

There are multiple specialised fields where a real estate consultant can make his mark. The most common ones are:

Property Development

Real estate consultants advise on commercial property development. The project begins with researching potential sites, making feasibility reports, and conducting competitive analysis. After that, the investor moves to the later stages of construction and ground-breaking. Modern companies use advanced strategic consultancy models to find the right development and execution plans for real estate.

Real Estate Investors: 

Real estate consultants collaborate with investors to bet on commercially viable projects. It includes complete research about a property’s pricing, supply, and demand. The consultants also analyse a product’s marketability to understand the risk factor.

Consulting Firms: 

Large-Scale consulting firms hire real estate consultants to offer their clients a wide range of services. The companies work with real estate investment trusts, lenders, business owners, investors, and corporate groups. Such consultants are confined to a specific job niche. They get the required experience and make a career.

Residential Clients:

The consultants advise clients who are purchasing or selling residential real estate. Occasionally, individuals conflate these consultants with real estate agents, which is a grave mistake. Since a consultant doesn’t work on commission, he is better positioned to offer honest advice, resulting in a successful real estate transaction.

What are the Key Benefits of Hiring a Real Estate Consultant?

Hiring a real estate consultant is the first step towards real estate success. They help you make the right decisions at the right time, incoherence with ongoing and future market conditions.

These are five benefits of hiring a real estate consultant:

Contemporary Market Research 

A consultant provides real-time market information. With extensive research and connections, they can configure the market demands and the ways to fulfil them. You can build the right product focused on the themes and marketing storylines you want to project. Market research is necessary for project costing as well. You can determine financial feasibility by collecting information about raw materials, processed items, labour costs, required marketing budget, rental rates, and property selling prices.

Project Forecast and Payback

Income generation and positive cash flows are necessary for any practical business model. A consultant provides short and long-term financial paybacks for your real estate investment. This puts you in a better place when deciding about investment.

Remember, real estate forecasting is a specialised area. It is a multi-faceted equation with intricacies that laymen can’t comprehend. So, always have a consultant on your side while contemplating long-term real estate investments. 

Professional Network

A consultant provides open access and connections to the whole market. For a consultant, his PR in the real estate industry is his biggest asset. To do that, he works closely with local authorities, regulators, third-party analysts, and other independent bodies to know the upcoming developments, laws and regulations, and the outlook of an area. This professional network serves as a guiding light during project evaluations.

Negotiation During Real Estate Transaction 

An experienced consultant is invaluable during negotiation. He can give figures about real value, passive income, expected cash flow, and property forecasts. Based on this data, you can negotiate with ease. You can prepare multiple buying modes and demands based on his input. Also, he can point out any misquoted figure or fact from the other side.

Legal Document Management

In-property legal documentation can make or break your game. A consultant can help you with payment terms, debt management, insurance policy, rental income, and state taxes. The clauses in real estate legal documents have to be crystal clear. Any ambiguity can result in a legal suit, causing monetary loss and mental stress.

Conclusion 

A real estate consultant can provide professional advice on buying or selling a property. This helps you to make intelligent moves, resulting in short and long-term benefits. This blog presents the advantages of hiring a real estate consultant.

If you are a UAE resident, reach out to Land Sterling for your property matters. We have an experienced RICS and CIOB Certified team with 12 years of experience. Our experts can provide a complete real estate consultancy solution at your doorstep. Contact here for exclusive real estate consultancy solutions across the region.

FAQs

There isn’t any pet rule for it. The income of a real estate consultant depends upon his experience, the number of clients, and the firms he’s associated with. However, the avg salary of a property consultant is 7,500 AED/Month.

While hiring a real estate consultant, you should look for past experience, qualifications, analytics, and communication skills. 

The job of a real estate agent is to guide through the property sale and purchase. It ensures that there are no hurdles in transferring the property. While a consultant provides a complete breakdown of a project, determining whether you should invest or not.

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Vinodh Mahadevan MRICS

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Vinodh Mahadevan MRICS

Vinodh Mahadevan is the Head of Business & Strategy at Land sterling and a Member of MRICS. With over 14 years of experience in investment advisory, consulting, valuation & advisory services, he has gained extensive exposure to valuation engagements. Vinodh's expertise includes due diligence exercises, appraisals of commercial and residential properties, mortgage and collateral appraisals, retail malls, large-scale industrial parks, hospitality and entertainment projects, and other special use real estate valuations.

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