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Sellers Corner: Pest Control Issues

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By : Cassiano Travareli    99 or more times read
One of the things that the foreclosure crisis has created is a housing market that clearly favors buyers. For this reason, home sellers are getting anxious especially the ones who are worried about a possible foreclosure. There are actually lots of reasons why a property would stay in the market for a long time and among them is pest control issues.

If you have been having problems with insect infestation such as ants and termites, it is not surprising that potential buyers are not knocking on your doorstep and making offers. Home experts have always urged homeowners to conduct regular inspections of the property and do preventative measures before the pest situation becomes worse and cost them.

With the home buyers enjoying the upper hand, it has become part of the routine inspection to check for termite or other insect infestation. Previously, sellers will just hand over a certification that says “no termite activity found” but since buyers have become smarter and more cautious, they will probably request for another inspection.

In order to address this pest control issues, the sellers should first determine what kind of termite he is dealing with. Since there are over 1,900 species of termites, it is probably wise to identify them in order to know the treatment strategy. In other words, different termites require different treatments.

It is quite important that you hire a reputable company to deal with your pest control problems. You should expect the treatment to be costly and for this reason, it is important that the people you hire care about their client’s home.

Of course, the home buyer can always shoulder the cost of the treatment as part of the sales agreement. Just make sure that you are upfront and honest about your pest control problems so that the buyer will not decide to back out in the middle of the deal.
Cassiano Travareli has been educated in the finer points of the foreclosures market over 5 years.

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