Chapman Commercial Realty


Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some commonly asked questions and answers.

In regards to my current lease, when is a good time to start speaking with Chapman about my upcoming real estate needs?
Generally it is a good idea to start the process at least 12 months prior to your current lease expiration. This will ensure a smooth process and give you time to evaluate all of your options and the associated costs.

Can you help ensure confidentially?
Yes we can, however strict confidentiality can possibly hamper our marketing efforts to the extent that the property information will be presented to a smaller group of buyers. When it comes to your staff, the larger the asset, the easier it is to maintain confidentiality than with smaller companies.

What is my property worth?
We find that most owners have a somewhat general idea of the value of their property. On the other hand, most owners do not have the wealth of information available to our professionals. If you wish to discuss the value of your property, we would like to hear from you.

Will you market my property without an exclusive listing?
No, we owe our “exclusive” clients our full attention and effort. Open listings will never get the attention required to market the property effectively, no matter who the seller is or who has the “listing”.

What is the typical lease term
Lease terms are typically 1-5 years, depending on the property.

Does Chapman Commercial do a lot of repeat work with their clients?
Chapman has one of the highest client retention rates in Huntsville. The quality of our service combined with our attention to your needs, are two important reasons why our clients continue to work with us.

What does it mean to buy the properties in 'as is' condition?
Buyers must rely entirely on their own information, judgment, and inspection of the properties. The Sellers will provide clear and marketable title to the properties. Buyers purchase the assets in their “as is” state of condition as of the time of their purchase. It is important and strongly recommended for all interested prospects to fully inspect the condition of the properties of which they have an interest prior to purchase.

When you find a buyer for my property, will you help with the contract and the closing?
We pride ourselves with monitoring the process from Contract to Closing.