Think big when you are investing in commercial properties. If you were considering purchasing a property with a dozen units, recognize that managing fifty units is no more difficult than five. Both require commercial financing, but the larger unit will ultimately have a lower cost per unit.
Look for any motivated sellers.You want to make sure you find the ones that are highly motivated, especially those who are motivated enough to sell the property below the market value.
Your first step is to find the best financing. Loan products and commercial lenders are very different than that of home loans. They are better for you as a number of ways. Commercial loans typically require larger down payments, most lenders will allow you to take an additional loan out to cover your down payment.