Free Tools for Commercial Real Estate Brokers

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Check out these free tools for commercial real estate brokers, they are not affiliate links.

Yes, they are all free no credit card needed.

Compstak Exchange

Free for brokers, appraisers and researchers, CompStak Exchange is a platform for real estate professionals to exchange lease comps in an efficient manner. Exchange comp information you have to get credits and redeem those credits for comps you need, when you need them. Simple.

LeaseMatrix Office Space Calculator

Quickly calculate how much office space you need by inputting the quantity of each type of space you need within your office. You’ll enter the number of private offices, cubicles, meeting rooms, receptions areas, and kitchens. There’re default dimensions for each type of space, but these can be changed. After your data is entered, you’ll see your total usable area and total rentable area.

LoopNet Trends

This widget from LoopNet allows you to get customized market trend graphs based on location and property type. You can get the code and use it to paste these graphs on your website or blog to show how current prices and rents compare to historical data. All you have to do to get access is sign up for a free LoopNet account.

The News Funnel

The News Funnel is a news aggregator and content platform for the real estate industry. You can sign up for a free customized news feed so that you see the real estate news relevant to you.

Customize your feed by filtering for market, industry segment, areas of interest, or keywords. It’s also a great distribution platform for real estate companies to upload and showcase their press releases, videos, blogs, and market research.

PRLog

You can set up your own press room for free and issue multiple free press releases monthly. PRLog has distribution to all of the major search engines with numerous RSS feeds. You can also distribute to your own RSS feeds. It integrates well with all of the social sharing and media platforms.

Valuate

This is a web-based CRE tool that will help you expedite asset valuation and investment analysis. You can use it on its own, or with your existing Excel, but they have plenty of reasons listed on their site why you should use Valuate over Excel.

You can try it out without creating an account and interact with the slick interface to edit Cap Rate, Square Footage, Holding period and more. You can also create a free account to get even more access, all without a credit card.

Waterstone Defeasance

This company specializes in the defeasance process when you’re selling a property or refinancing a loan. The free calculator available on their website can give you a quick estimate of your defeasance costs by entering a handful of data related to the loan.

Commercial Property Loan Calculator

This tool figures payments on a commercial property, offering payment amounts for P & I, Interest-Only and Balloon repayments — along with providing a monthly amortization schedule. This calculator automatically figures the balloon payment based on the entered loan amortization period.

Commercial Property Balloon Loan Calculator

This tool figures a loan’s monthly and balloon payments, based on the amount borrowed, the loan term and the annual interest rate. Then, once you have calculated the monthly payment, click on the “Create Amortization Schedule” button to create a report you can print out. This calculator automatically figures the loan amortization period based on the desired balloon payment.