Now is a great time to move into commercial real estate. Lower prices and unease about people’s return to work create a market that gives buyers the edge. When you’re ready to buy, be sure to use United Property Inspectors, Inc. for your commercial property inspection. If you need more convincing, keep reading to discover five reasons why this inspection is vital.
1. Supports Decision-Making
Some people love architecture. Fortunately, Sacramento offers some pretty amazing buildings. However, buildings that look cool on the outside aren’t always without issue. This is especially true with older properties. And, unfortunately, not all sellers willingly disclose all the issues that come along with a commercial real estate transfer. As an investor, you want to be sure you get a reasonable return on your investment. Therefore, it makes sense to leverage a commercial property inspection in order to make a fully informed buying decision.
2. Protects Against Future Issues
Commercial property purchases don’t usually involve a lot of emotion. At the same time, anxious buyers feel motivated to move when the time is right. Sometimes, buyers make decisions in haste. However, taking time to get an inspection and reviewing the report with the inspector helps process the buying decision. Reviewing a detailed inspection report can identify emerging issues that don’t present immediate risk but will need to be addressed down the road.
3. Ensures Employee Safety and Confidence
Now more than ever, employees want to feel safe at work. Today, that can mean entry and video security, clean indoor air without the threat of mold or viruses, and a clean, well-functioning building. Even proper HVAC, plumbing, and electricity provide employees with peace of mind. These things are in addition to the interior and exterior appeal of the building itself. A commercial property inspection confirms these things and more are all in good working order.
4. Equips You to Effectively Negotiate
Use the detailed inspection report as leverage in the negotiation process. You can structure the deal in a variety of ways, and using upgrades, repairs, and replacements can serve you well. You can ask the seller to lower the sale price, cut you a check at closing, or make the repairs himself/herself. If you choose the latter, we highly recommend you get a reinspection to ensure the work is done to not only satisfaction but also to code.
When You Need a Commercial Property Inspection
As stated earlier, now is a great time to explore commercial real estate in Sacramento and the surrounding area. When you find a property that interests you, call United Property Inspectors, Inc. at (916) 788-1111 to schedule your inspection. We can also let you know whether a specialty inspection is necessary. Of course, you can also schedule online at your convenience.