Commercial real estate is a great investment as they typically offer more financial reward than residential properties. It’s clear from commercial real estate appraisals that these properties have greater income potential and are good for long term investments if valuated appropriately.
However, it is important to perform a thorough valuation of the property before you ‘own’ it.
In simple terms, a commercial property is evaluated for its current market price and the value it will have in future as well as the income it will produce. Even if you choose to use the property yourself, the value of the property is what its current rate is (or the rate of a similar property is) and the estimated income benefits it has in the future.
It is important to remember the following things so that your commercial property is worth the money you spend for it and does not remain as an illusion but a brick and mortar reality that you own!
Get it thoroughly inspected by a professional appraiser
The very first step in a commercial real estate appraisal is inspection. The appraiser thoroughly inspects the property. If you are buying or selling a commercial property, it is highly recommended that you get a professional valuation done. Depending on the size and the complexity of the property, it takes about an hour to inspect a commercial property. There are some standard checkpoints to be followed – unless there is something that’s uniquely different about the property. The public ownership, the demographic, the zoning records, comparable sales, rentals and replacement costs – all of these points are considered by the evaluator. This is just the beginning. The actual evaluation takes a few weeks to complete.
Never misinterpret facts or withhold information
If you want an honest feedback about the property you are interested in buying or selling, it is highly essential that you never misinterpret any facts of withhold any information from the appraiser. The property evaluator verifies all the information you provide from other sources too. If any of the information you provide is proved false, you lose credibility for all the other information you provide too. It is important that you not withhold any information about the property in question too. It is important to determine the value of your property or the property that you intend to purchase.
Inform the appraiser about the intent of use
It is also important that you inform the appraiser about the intended use of the property. It’s crucial for an appraiser to know whether you wish to move your own business to the property in interest or you want to sell it, or you are simply estimating the value for other commercial purposes, is important so that the appraiser gets a direction to proceed with the inspection and evaluation.
If you are looking for commercial property valuations, New Jersey Appraisers can provide you with professional estimates taking into account the various factors such as inflation, the rise in rentals, future capital expenditures, future income estimates and lots more!