Real Estate Inspections for Businesses
Commercial Inspection Services & Pricing
A Commercial Property Inspection is an evaluation conducted by a Certified Professional Inspector of the major systems of the commercial property and the visible structural components. An inspection of commercial real estate will help owners and buyers in understanding the operation and maintenance required and also helps provide and ensure confidence to prospective investors.
A commercial property inspection can include a number of structures: apartment complexes, mixed-use buildings, strip malls, restaurants, storage facilities, motels, office buildings, retail stores, etc.
How Do Commercial Inspectors Determine Prices?
Commercial inspectors have a few different methods they can use for pricing inspections.
♦ Some inspectors go by percentage of the sale price. This format of pricing is a longstanding approach to pricing large commercial inspection projects. The inspector will charge a percentage fee out of the total the building is being sold for, then subcontract other inspectors and experts to help them with the project. This form of pricing, however, can quickly drive up costs for the client and isn’t always a good strategy for pricing all types of commercial buildings.
♦ Some inspectors go by a flat fee based on the building type and the types of components present on the property. This might be the most common type of pricing for commercial building inspections and offers a more fair pricing option to the client.
♦ Finally, some charge by the square foot, which is also a common method for residential home inspectors. The price per square foot can vary depending on the state and are typically congruent with the cost per square footage of the property.
We Price Uniquely and Transparently!
Easy Flat Rate Pricing
We believe pricing should be simple and transparent. Our prices are based on the timeline of the project and number of inspectors needed to complete the project in that timeline. For example, typically a 5,000 sq ft office building will take approximately 3-4 hours to inspect with an additional 1-2 hours of report writing, the quote for this project would be $900. However, a 300 unit multi-family complex would require multiple inspectors with multiple days of inspections, plus a day of report writing.
- Full-Day Rate (Per Inspector) - $900 (up to 8 hours)
- Half-Day Rate (Per Inspector) - $500 (up to 4 hours)
Our simple transparent pricing is listed directly on our website. Our administrative team provides the client with an effortless and seamless inspection process and our inspectors are trained and certified, meaning a skillful, well educated, thoroughly prepared professional inspector is always on-site.
Commercial Inspection Services & Pricing
COMMERCIAL INSPECTION PRICING
We believe in simple transparent pricing! Therefore we charge only for the time the inspection and writing the report will take per inspector. Never a dime more!
Full-Day Rate (Per Inspector) - $900
Half-Day Rate (Per Inspector) - $500
We are headquartered in Houston, TX. However, we service the surrounding cities. When we travel to a commercial inspection site we charge the Full-Day Rate or the Half-Day Rate depending on the length of travel.
Should overnight stay be required (multiple day project) we do calculate hotel fees and meals into the inspection cost.
OPTIONAL INSPECTION SERVICES
These optional services are not included in the Full-Day Rate or the Half-Day Rate, but can be added for a flat fee to the inspection project.
Pest Inspection + 1 Report
Structural Engineer Services | Price Quoted Per Project
Phase 1 & 2 | Price Quoted Per Project
Maintenance and Operation Plan Overview
Replacement and Maintenance Cost Assessments
We require a 50% deposit of the total inspection cost be paid upfront in order to secure the inspection date. Please note that up to 50% of the deposit is non-refundable if cancellation occurs for any reason.
We require that payment is made in full before or at the time of the inspection.
We do not offer net payment options.
We do not offer defer to closing payment options.
We use an extremely intuitive and simple report writing software that provides our clients the ease of understanding all the information we collect and analyze during the inspection. The report is easy to understand and easy to navigate.
PROPERTY CONDITION ASSESSMENTS VS. COMMERCIAL BUILDING INSPECTIONS
These reporting types are with all intents and purposes the same and the terms interchangeable. We have adopted both guidelines to best serve our clients’ needs.