Why do some commercial properties die? Ever notice in some areas that several businesses in one strip mall will have CLOSED FOREVER signs and FOR SALE signs? Does that mean you wouldn’t buy those buildings? You need to be a P.I.G. (Professional Information Gatherer), because you need to know the WHY behind the failed businesses. A lot of times it is the wrong location for those businesses, but it is possible another type of business would work. However, you must be careful. Talk to Real Estate pros who know the area, ask lots of questions, look at the thriving businesses in the same area. Follow the clues. Get the info. Only then would you determine whether it’s a good deal or not.