Most agents I know have their sellers wait until they have an accepted offer to get a termite inspection. In the current market, most termite companies (at least in San Diego) are doing free inspections. Please have your sellers do the inspections before they start getting offers on their homes. If there's going to be a big termite bill with tenting etc., say $4, 5 or $10,000..it's real beneficial to know that up front when you are negotiating and advising your seller to accept or deny offers. This market is making us have to go back to basics and with the super low offers we are getting - this is one of the important things you need to know.