Irvine Commercial Real Estate Inspectors
Providing Commercial and Residential Real Estate Inspections Since 2006
The housing market in Irvine can be competitive, and if you are buying or selling a building, you want to protect your assets and make sure you are getting the deal you expect. As a buyer, you would hire an agent to thoroughly examine the building for non-functioning systems, damages, and repairs. Typically, the buyer is responsible for the property inspection.
When you work with the team at Commercial Real Estate Inspectors, LLC, we will create a report that will help formulate your decision for continuing with the purchase, renegotiating the sale price, allowing the seller to make repairs, or in the least favorable scenario, pulling out of the sale. The inspection is your last chance to uncover defects with the property, and potentially get the seller to pay for them. During your property inspection in Irvine, our experienced team can review the following parts of your potential future property:
- HVAC system
- Interior plumbing and electrical systems
- Central air conditioning system
- Windows and doors
- Structural components
How to Prepare for a Property Inspection as a Buyer in Irvine
In the hot climate of Irvine, clay roofs are all the rage. While clay tiles are great for withstanding the hot climate, they bring with them a host of problems that you will want to avoid as a buyer. For example, clay roof tiles can be brittle and fragile, and they make a great host for algae, mold, and mildew. The hot weather can also be harsh on the HVAC systems of the property. On extremely hot days, the HVAC systems can have difficulty keeping up. Buyers in Irvine should be mindful of the state of the roof and the HVAC system, and prepare for the inspection in the following ways:
- Make the inspection official by writing it in as a contract contingency.
- Avoid false expectations of a flawless inspection.
- Come to the inspection prepared with any questions.
- Know that the seller should repair major structural issues or safety issues, and some issues can constitute a reduction in price. Cosmetic flaws, on the other hand, will likely be your responsibility as a buyer.
- Be prepared to request documentation to prove completion of repairs.
How to Prepare for a Property Inspection as a Seller in Irvine
As the seller of your property in Irvine, it is extremely important to be prepared for the inspection. The preparation period is your opportunity to take control of the potential problems throughout the property before they are recorded in the written report. Once the buyer has access to the written report, you will be confronted with potential negotiations. As the seller, in addition to fixing any problems you are already aware of, you will want to take the following steps in order to prepare for the inspection:
- Provide open access to areas that will be inspected.
- Clear the perimeters in order to leave areas around the property clear of extraneous items that might be causes for concern.
- Make sure the property is clean.
- Replace any bulbs that are out.
- Make sure the plumbing is working correctly.
- Replace the furnace filter.
- Turn on the pilot light in your water heater if applicable to the property.
- Make sure the fuse box is labeled properly.
- Make sure the doors are working properly.
- Repair any faulty cabinets or other broken structures that are integral to the property.
- Make sure to resolve any pest problems.
To learn more about home inspections in Irvine and to get access to our building inspection experts, call Commercial Real Estate Inspectors, LLC at (888) 277-2716 or contact us online.