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Inspect Before You Buy or Sell

Before you purchase, or sell, a commercial property, you should have it inspected by a professional engineer to ensure that you know what you are getting into. The commercial building inspection can be contracted by buyers or sellers. Buyers want to know the condition of the building they intend to buy while building sellers want to know what the buyers’ inspector may uncover.

For Buyers

This is a large investment that will affect your profitability for years to come, and there are many interconnected parts and pieces that must all work in harmony to keep you and your employees safe, secure and comfortable for many years to come. An issue with just one of the hundreds of elements of your new building could ruin your investment and cause large unforeseen expenses and many headaches down the road, not least of which is the potential disruption of your business and your ability to generate revenue. You and your employees will live with your decision to purchase this property for many years to come. The issues uncovered during your Pacifico Engineering Commercial Building Inspection could be the difference between productive years using your building in comfort and safety or years struggling with “the money pit” that drains your resources and finances.

During the inspection, you will be given the information on how to control, turn on, turn off, and maintain all the systems in the building.


Any items of concern will be brought to your attention. If a system does not work, is not safe, is nearing the end of its useful life, has been installed or maintained incorrectly, or is just not right, you will know. You are encouraged to ask all the questions you can think of. The engineer’s inspection is the best time to get the information. When the inspection is over, you will likely know more about the building than the owner!

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For Sellers

You want to sell your commercial property quickly, easily and with as few delays as possible. And, of course, you want to get the best price you possibly can. An engineer’s inspection prior to putting your property up for sale can uncover issues you may not have even known you had but you can be sure that your buyer’s inspector will find. When they do, these issues can stop a sale or give the potential buyers an opportunity to renegotiate with you. They will likely want a reduction in your price or will want you to repair any issues they find prior to closing. Either or both of these options will cost you time and money just when you least expect it. Having your building inspected prior to potential buyers seeing it affords you the opportunity to make the repairs ahead of time and avoid the hassle and expense of renegotiating or repairing at the last minute.

The full service commercial property inspection Pacifico Engineering will provide to you meets the National Academy of Building Inspection Engineers Standards of Practice.


At the completion of Pacifico Engineering’s thorough inspection, we will provide you with a complete, custom, easy to understand report of our findings, usually within 24-48 hours, and are happy to discuss any element of the report with you and answer any questions you may have. For information on what is included in your inspection refer to Inspections.

We do our best to take the uncertainty out of commercial property buying and selling.

“Thanks again for your service throughout this project. You were always prompt and very professional. You were always very rigorous in your review, but also very fair to the contractors with respect to completion percentage, etc. It always helps to have good people, who are also nice to deal with, and we appreciate you being on our team on this project – we hope to have a chance to work with you again in the future.”


David J. A.,
Director of Real Estate Development
The Richmond Company, Inc.
Wilmington, MA