Everyone wants to save a buck. If hard work and perseverance alone could possibly knock a few thousand dollars off of the cost of a real estate deal, some people may be inclined to go it alone. But is it truly worth your personal investment of time to sift through countless listings in your target area and suit up for aggressive negotiations without using a commercial real estate broker? Significant cost savings can be achieved by virtue of the broker’s market knowledge, access to privileged information, years of education and experience and skill with negotiations. A business owner could successfully navigate the process by themselves but might miss important market information that a broker could supply that would maximize profits as the business expands. He or she might not recognize potential negotiation items that would save them hundreds or thousands of dollars over the course of the lease or in a sale. Having an agent that solely represents your interests often translates into money in you or your company’s pocket.