Virtual Commercial is a commercial property disposal platform that allows landlords and business owners to take full control of the letting or sales process without the need for an expensive and traditional commercial agent. Depending on your requirements we have three pack options: Free, Marketing and Professional. We have a dedicated and experienced professional team to assist and answer any questions our clients have.
First you need to sign up and create a free account which grants you access to our website and services. All clients automatically proceed with the Free Pack, this allows you to get a good understanding of our product and services as well as allowing you to proceed with the simple 5-step process that ultimately grants you full access to the website and creates your free listing on the Virtual Commercial platform. You can create a brochure in a matter of minutes or come back at a later time as your previously entered information will be saved ready for you to continue. You can see our current listings on our Property Search page of the website.
Virtual Commercial is the idea of an experienced commercial agency director, who understood the true costs and methodology involved with commercial property sales and lettings. We have created a service that is extremely useful not only to an experienced commercial property owner but also to a complete beginner. By enabling our clients to actually take control and responsibility for the listing, we only need to charge for the services we provide.
We provide all the tools and support for a property owner to complete the sale or the letting themselves. Therefore a property owner will be required to provide their own property information and conduct viewings. If you need the negotiation of terms and deal progression taken care of we include this in the Professional Pack or you can upgrade the Marketing Pack.
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Our phone line is open 24/7 365 days a year and every enquiry is permanently saved in your Leads section. All viewing requests are scheduled in your Virtual Commercial Calendar so you can confirm a time that suits you at the click of a button and you can mange your viewings in the calendar, which can be exported to your phone as well as tracking received offers. We can also arrange and attend viewings anywhere in the UK as a purchasable service.
Selling or renting your commercial property is like selling a residential property but with a few more requirements. We provide all the guides you need that cover every aspect of the process. If you have a particular question that’s not covered, please get in touch.
On the basis that you already own an Energy Performance Certificate, our fees are transparent and charged up front. We take no commission from any sale or rent value on completion. There are additional services and products that can be purchased but are not obligatory, if you do not require or already own them.
We will advertise your property on the leading commercial property websites including but not limited to Zoopla, Estates Gazette, PrimeLocation, Realla, and others. We also use B2B agent only platforms such as Estate Agents Clearing House and CoStar. We are continuously trialling other advertising platforms and services that may be included as part of the package.
Your time period only starts from the time you publish and your listing is live. You are free to make any changes and preview your listing until you are completely satisfied with no pressure. Once published Professional Pack clients will remain live for as long as necessary, additional terms apply. Marketing Pack is offered on a quarterly subscription that can be canceled anytime from your account, up to the day before the renewal takes effect.
Each space that is to be separately let or sold must have its own individual listing. You can list multiple floors and spaces but the listing must be for one sale or letting and not available in part. We offer discounts for multiple listings, if you have multiple spaces please contact Virtual Commercial to discuss your requirements.
It is a legal requirement to have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) if you rent or sell a commercial Premises. If you already own a valid EPC you can upload it after the 5-step upload process. You can purchase an EPC through Virtual Commercial at the point of purchasing a package; we will provide a quote based on the size and other factors.
We monitor and review all listings to find any obvious mistakes or errors and to ensure a high standard for all brochures. When you choose to publish your listing, we review the provided information and ensure that the content is sent through to all property websites with brochure and photographs. We will then contact you regarding the fitting of the marketing board.
Your listing is now considered live and you can expect to receive enquiries for your available property.
The marketing board is 4X3ft and single and can be fitted on either ground or first floor level and can be upgraded to any size or configuration for an additional cost. Once you have purchased the Pack or board, we will contact you to arrange fitting. Included with the board is the installation, insurance and removal of the board at a later date. All boards will feature a brief description of the property and a 24 hour freephone number for the property enquiries.
We allow every aspect of the property to be edited up until publication. To prevent abuse of the system certain fields are blocked to the user post payment but we are able to make these edits ourselves upon request.
You can sell or let any commercial property throughout England and Wales in their entirety.
Absolutely. In the same way you can submit your tax return without being a chartered accountant you can sell your commercial property or business yourself without being a surveyor, qualified or otherwise. We simply allow you to do this to a professional standard.
Yes, you can market your property with an agent at the same time. As you will have the marketing board and online marketing covered, we recommend that a commission fee is only paid on the successful introduction of a tenant or purchaser and not on a ‘sole agent’ basis, which can mean you will still have to pay a fee even if you find the tenant or purchaser and do all the work yourself. This should be agreed in advance before instructing the agent.
You can purchase a Virtual Commercial Pack at any time but be aware that the agreed terms with an estate agent will apply. If you have a ‘sole agent’ agreement this can mean you will still have to pay a fee even if you find the tenant or purchaser. However if you have a ‘multiple agent’ agreement these will normally be written in such a way that a fee is only paid on a successful introduction by the agent. Look at your signed agreement and consider the available options. Remember, you can always attempt to renegotiate the agreed fee to account for you doing the viewings and providing both the online and physical marketing.
Our industry leading reference reports will provide you with a detailed look into your tenant’s or purchaser’s history and are included in our premium packs. So whether it is a tenant, buyer or company we can carry out detailed referencing and have these available for you usually within 24-48 hours, additional terms apply. If you choose to remain on our free pack, we provide you with templates for conducting your own reference checks.
Typically commercial property transactions take in the region of 4-6 months to go through. Where you have motivated Landlords and Tenants or buyers and sellers, deals can be completed in less than a month. Our marketing pack is a quarterly subsctiption that can be cancelled anytime before renewal and allows clients to achieve exceptional savings when deals can be agreed quickly. Our Professional Pack has no formal time constraint and it includes a marketing board. so if you think the marketing will take longer than 6 months we think this provides amazing value.
We can obtain quotes for all commercial property related services. If you are not completely sure what you need or have a query, get in touch and we can advise.
Absolutely. Our website is HTTP Secure (HTTPS) this is a secure protocol for communication over the Internet. All information is kept secure and we do not sell or profit from your information.
As part of our service you are provided with a Virtual Commercial inbox linked to a email of your choice where you will receive vetted leads interested in your property. Your linked email will receive a copy of the correspondence sent to your Virtual Commercial inbox. You may also be contacted by third party suppliers of purchased Virtual Commercial services, e.g. for installing the marketing board or booking a time for an EPC or photographs.
We use Stripe to provide a secure and reliable payment system. Using Stripe ensures we meet the strict PCI-DSS requirements for payments. Stripe is certified to PCI Service Provider Level 1, the most stringent level of certification.
Virtual Commercial stores no payment data on our servers.
Our platform works on all current browsers and operating systems. We recommend Chrome, Safari or Firefox and that you keep your operating system and browsers up to date.
Our platform is fully mobile enabled. Anything you can do on your laptop or desktop computer can be achieved on a tablet or smartphone. For optimal use larger screens are recommended.
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