It’s all about location, location, location in real estate, or so the saying goes. But in Genesee County, in the middle of winter, you’re going to need more than a great location. How about a knowledgeable professional who will guide you through the process to claim success on the other side? Now that is invaluable!
That is exactly what clients of Jeremy Rayburn of Rayburn Real Estate get when they seek him out to help them buy commercial property in this area. It can be a daunting experience and stressful, especially given the unique economic times the state of Michigan is enduring. But Rayburn Real Estate will guide clients through the process with confidence.
According to Rayburn, “When I am marketing my clients’ properties I am aggressive in doing so. While negotiating for my clients, I apply creativity and try to think outside the box to always find a way to get best results for my client. I try and listen to what my clients want, put myself in their shoes and weigh all options – including knowing what all parties want and need for the deal to happen.”
Before he made a career for himself in selling commercial properties, Rayburn sold residential mortgages. “In my mid-20s I was presented with an opportunity to buy and manage rental homes,” he explains. “I found it to be challenging and rewarding. The more I learned about real estate, the more intrigued I became with it.”
At this time a mentor came alongside Rayburn to help guide him down this new career path. “I discovered I had a passion for real estate and wanted to get more involved. After meeting with a family friend who had over 30 years of experience in commercial real estate, I earned my license and started working at Osborne Realty. Russ Osborne partnered with me and became my mentor over the next few years,” Rayburn says.
I try and listen to what my clients want, put myself in their shoes and weigh all options – including knowing what all parties want and need for the deal to happen. – Jeremy Rayburn
Real estate agents who specialize in selling commercial properties have experience and knowledge that make them unique, Rayburn says. “Commercial real estate involves many different property types, including office, industrial, retail, multifamily, special purpose, hospitality and vacant land. Each of these property types have important distinctions, so being knowledgeable of each type is important when listing, marketing and selling these properties.”
Even with mid-Michigan’s slowly rebounding economy, Rayburn said there are niches that are growing. “The current, local demand is in the medical and general office properties,” he says. “In the last few years, I have been involved in the sale of industrial buildings and income-producing properties. My specialization tends to run parallel with market demand. The market for office sales has been all over the board in recent years. However, it is starting to get stronger, with the price per square foot increasing. Another current trend in our local market is the request for industrial properties,” Rayburn says.
After 12 years of partnering with a friend, Rayburn decided it was time to spread his wings. “In January 2013, it was time to go out on my own and start a commercial real estate business,” he explains. “Along with starting Rayburn Real Estate last year, I also started a property management business. Property management is the operation, control, and oversight of real estate. I collect rent, deal with maintenance issues and manage accounts and finances for the property.”
In late 2016, Rayburn bought an office building and is currently remodeling it with the hope of opening by spring of 2017. That location is at 4229 Corunna Road. At present, Jeremy Rayburn can be reached at 810-874-9994 or [email protected] The company website is rayburnrealestate.com.