Commercial Gateway Membership Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is Commercial Gateway?
A: Commercial Gateway is a Commercial Information Exchange (CIE) that focuses on commercial properties for sale or for lease in the Greater Houston Area. Property information is submitted by Commercial Gateway’s 1,400 members, who list their properties on our website. Data also is gathered by Commercial Gateway’s research staff, which surveys and updates over 8,000 properties in the area each quarter.
Q: Can I search for properties on Commercial Gateway?
A: Yes! The general public may view some of this data for free by using the Public Search tab on our homepage. Our members use a password to access a larger, more detailed database of Houston properties, as well as tools for preparing research reports, marketing flyers, aerial photos and specialty advertising.
Q: I have a commercial property I would like to list. Can I get it on Commercial Gateway?
A: Yes, but you must have a membership to list a property on our website.
Q: How do I join? What are the costs involved?
A: It‘s easy to join – just complete our one-page membership application, available for download here. Email your completed application to our membership department at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we‘ll begin processing.
Commercial Gateway’s membership fees work on a member-by-member basis. The subscriber fee is $195 per quarter, inclusive of applicable sales tax. (Commercial Gateway charges a quarterly membership fee; there are currently no additional sign-up or cancellation fees involved.)
Q: I’m a member of HAR and/or MLS. Do I get a discount on my Commercial Gateway membership?
A: Sorry, but no. However, Commercial Gateway offers a flat-rate membership fee with a quick and easy application process.
Q: Do I have to be a member of HAR or MLS to join Commercial Gateway?
A: No, we do not require dual membership.
Q: Do I have to be a REALTOR® to join Commercial Gateway?
A: Membership in the Houston Association of REALTORS® is voluntary and not required. Any person or company can join Commercial Gateway as an “affiliate” member, but you must be licensed by the Texas Real Estate Commission if you want to advertise properties.
Q: Is Commercial Gateway a Commercial Multiple Listing Service (CMLS)?
A: No – Commercial Gateway is a Commercial Information Exchange (CIE), which means that members may voluntarily submit properties to the CIE and there is no offer to either compensate or cooperate with another agent or broker.