Commercial building inspector Commercial building inspections. Now, thats a broad subject with more nuances than you may think. Fortunately, Smart Choice Inspection Company knows the nuances and your pitfalls. There are in simple terms two types of commercial building inspection projects that tend to go inline with small business needs and mid to large cap business goals.

For this purpose there is typically a change in the size and scope of buildings and budgetary needs for companies with revenues of $3mm or less and those of $5,000,000 plus.

When looking to serve the client of a small business or investment need the client is often wearing most of the hats. They are the buyer, investor, doctor, hotelier, operator, hands on manager in whatever product or service they market, in the process of buying or leasing their largest fixed expense. This type of client is typically looking at the physical property with an eye on, does this do what I need it to, whats the actual condition? They don’t know what they don’t know. That’s the scary part – for them.

What questions should they ask when looking for a commercial building inspection? Most small business owners don’t know how a true Commercial Building Inspector can protect them from themselves!

Businesses with revenues over $5,000,000 are more likely to be either staffed with or have access to professionals with expertise in budgeting, forecasting and financial management. These people provide the information to allow management to make informed decisions. Whether management or ownership is buying or leasing, they know that the physical properties apparent fit for purpose is only one part of the equation.

In both cases a commercial building inspection, sometimes referred to as a Property Condition Assessment (PCA), should provide the information as it related to current condition. Wether its on Main Street in rural USA, a hair salon, hotel/motel, church, office, industrial facility or any other small or large building or property – a commercial building inspection should give the client (large or small) all the information they need to know it’s current condition.

But knowing and understanding are two very different positions. Knowing the condition without understanding the financial implications of the commercial property is like driving with a blindfold on. Scary stuff.

Where full service, true commercial building inspectors earn their keep is in helping shape the financial impact of leasing or purchasing commercial property.

No good financial analyst would provide a 5 year or 10 year forecast on building operations without knowing the true estimated cost of maintaining that property. No decision maker wants surprises. Especially when the surprise has the ability to empty the bank account. That’s why Smart Choice Inspection Company is busy providing lenders with the information they need from an inspection.

Commercial property inspectionA commercial building inspector has the ability to provide forecasts that can lay out the capital needs in relation to the commercial property from day 1, creating 5 year or 10 year projections. Projections based on the current condition that allow for predictions on major capital expenditures in order to maintain the building or property. There should be no surprises.

Imagine entering into a triple net lease, whereby the tenant is responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of  the building and property, without knowing the expected remaining life of critical building components.Thats a recipe for financial disaster.

When it comes to a commercial building inspection, the inspection itself, and the report are only one major component of an equation that requires two major components; the report and the financial projection….

Ask Smart Choice Inspection Company, a commercial building inspector about its ability to provide forecasting tools. It’s the smart choice, right choice.

As a leading member of the Certified Commercial Property Inspectors Association (CCPIA), we follow a professional Standards of Inspection (ComSOP).

Free Repair EstimatesYou needed free repair estimates included with the home inspection. The most frequently asked question I get asked by home buyers and their realtors is “how much will it cost to fix that?”

When it comes to the average house or commercial building there can be a lot of ‘that’s’ that either need fixing or are items to negotiate value over. Nothing slows a real estate transaction down faster than waiting for contractors estimates. First someone has to figure out what’s to be estimated. Then figure out who will estimate, will they estimate on time, will the Inspection Contingency timeframe run out?

If I’m a Realtor (I was many-many moons ago) I know that a home inspection (good or bad) is going to give me indigestion. Why? Because, until the inspection the buyers realtor had some control over the events. Because of the inspection, the buyers agent knows, just like I do, that the question is going to be asked. “How much will that cost to fix that?” The Realtor knows that the mad scramble is about to begin. Who do I call, when can I get them to see the property, are they too busy, is it about to derail the negotiations? Transaction pressure is about to get raised to a new level.

At Smart Choice Inspection Company, using the latest and greatest tools and reporting ability to make the inspection process faster, smoother and easier for everyone, is a standard, it’s how I do business, so it made sense to solve the next greatest challenge. Repair estimates.

A year ago I was approached by Repair Pricer, a company that provides repair estimates for the real estate market. Repair Pricer’s business exists to solve the problem of “how much will it cost to fix that? I’ve studied and trialed their products for some time, but they were expensive. I needed to know that their repair estimates were good.

The repair estimates are good. The Repair Pricer report was so good and so fast that it’s been a major success. I stopped making it an option and started giving it away for free with every home inspection. It’s making everyones stress go down. And, low stress is always good.

As soon as the Smart Choice Inspection Company inspection report is published, the buyers realtor is able to request repair estimates for free to go with the inspection report. The buyers agent is back in control of the process. You’re welcome! 

Free repair estimates included with every home inspection report. No need to call a dozen or more contractors. Smart Choice Inspection Company is once again proving why we’re the smart choice. Have all the information you need to negotiate quickly with estimates in hand. Save time, save stress and negotiate faster.