Many Raleigh, NC, business owners are in competition for good commercial space. It’s easy to want to get a step ahead of the others by opting to skip the property inspection. However, forgoing the inspection is one of the worst choices you could make for your business. Let our team at Americas Choice Commercial Building Inspections LLC tell you why.
A commercial property inspection is an important part of your real estate process because it helps you protect your investment and your business. Spending a little money now can help you avoid larger property expenses down the road. For example, say that you skip the inspection and the building has significant HVAC issues. The entire system needs to be replaced, but you did not account for that expense during the purchase. Now you have to figure out how to come up with thousands of dollars so your building will have heat and air conditioning.
However, if you get a property inspection, the inspector will thoroughly look at the property’s HVAC, foundation and structural components, exterior (including roof), windows, and more. Because each business is different, we customize each inspection to your industry and your specific needs or requests. Therefore, when you know the full story on the building’s condition, you can make an informed decision about your investment and the purchase contract.
The inspection takes much of the guesswork out of your purchase and minimizes your risk. Plus, if some major repair does surface, you can bring it up to the seller as a point of negotiation or decide to end the contract. The long-term benefits of an inspection far outweigh the momentary triumph of beating the competition. It’s much better to play it slow and steady and end up with the right building than to make an impulsive, unwise decision and inherit a commercial space full of problems.