So you’ve made the decision to sell your home. Your to-do list is sure to include making your property look its best inside and out. With the pest populations we have along the Gulf Coast of Alabama, Mississippi, Florida and Louisiana, it’s also important to ensure your home is pest-free before potential buyers pay a visit.
Preventing Any Unwanted Surprises
While many home sellers wait to call for an inspection until after their home has sold, it’s a much better idea to know just where you stand before you negotiate the sales price of your home. Real estate pros know that it’s always better to spot and correct problems before potential buyers do, and eliminate unpleasant surprises before showing your home. When you schedule a pest inspection first, you can discover any issues for yourself, not with your buyer in tow, and you can decide the best way to correct any issues that may arise. Any neglected pest damage can cause buyers to be concerned not only about a pest infestation, but also about the home’s overall condition, preventing an offer or lowering offers that are made.
Inspect For Termites
Termite inspections are particularly important. After all, termite damage is costly, and if a termite inspection isn’t performed until your home is in escrow, what happens if you find out you need thousands of dollars in treatment and repair? Getting a termite inspection done early means you’ll be in a better bargaining position if there are problems; and if there aren’t, you’ll be able to prove it with confidence.
What areas of your home should you have inspected? All of them, both inside and out. This means decks, wood patio covers, and gazebos should all be inspected, too. With these exterior areas exposed to rain, sun, and heat, termites and dry rot can both do a great deal of damage.
Remove Dead Critters
The stench of a dead rodent is often the first clue for homeowners to discover a full-blown invasion. A professional pest control service can efficiently locate and dispose of the dead critter, in addition to targeting other members of their colony.
Schedule An Inspection With a Pest Control Company
If you are selling your home, it is important to rely on a professional pest control company to conduct your pest inspection. BugUS! ™ at Beebe’s Pest & Termite Control to ensure your home is pest free before putting it on the market.
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