Think of it this way, by not spending a little each week or month, you will end up spending a lot more over a lifetime. In the worst case scenario during down real estate markets, you may find yourself unable to afford your property or the repairs that have piled up to make it harder to sell, rent or lease. This is a common indicator of pending foreclosure. Proactive maintenance saves! But don't take it just from us. Here are some other perspectives and links out to other sources.
This short article cites some reliable sources and gives a few examples of how proactive maintenance can save you between hundreds, and hundreds of thousands of dollars, depending on your situation.
A quick read that outlines a few benefits of being proactive, one that pops out to us is that deferred maintenance can cost between 3 and 10 times more than a maintenance program in facilities.
The International Facilities Management Association, IFMA for short, recommends a lot of math and cost modeling to know how much your facilities will cost to own, operate and maintain over the course it's useful life. A bit thicker to plough through, this read at least shows how often maintenance costs of every kind (deferred, proactive/predictive, emergency, etc) play a huge role impacting the lifetime cost and value of your facility.