Every commercial real estate deal is extremely different. Buyer and seller personalities, the quality of due diligence, the integrity of the buyer and purchaser, the financial needs, and skills of professionals such as the escrow company and commercial real estate owners all play a huge role in how each deal results. The best and most sound advice I can give you is never take what you hear for face value. Verify every fact and have your commercial real estate professionals available at every turn. The information they can conjure can save you a lot of money and legal headaches by simply getting the facts verified and inserting conditional clauses in the contract.
If you are new to the commercial real estate industry, realize the rules are a little different and a lot more is at risk than in the residential real estate industry. Keep the “buyer beware” mentality alive at all times and allow professionals to do their jobs. That is what they are there for. Surround yourself with the best and you will quickly become the best.
Now that you have had a chance to look at “buyer beware” and how it plays a specific role in both the commercial and residential real estate industries, you can greatly appreciate the additional risk in doing commercial real estate deals as well as the importance of solid commercial real estate professionals working in your best interest. Without them, there would be far more problematic deals- and that is exactly what you want to avoid.