Termite Inspections

By
Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty
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.

Comments (4)

Catherine McKendry
Re/Max Connection - Williamstown, NJ
Realtor Associate
Barbara -In New Jersey as well we are seeing the Pest Control Companies coming to us with the same suggestion and are doing it for free for the seller prior to listing the home. I have always thought it was very useful in any market.However , read the fine print on those agreements with them, they will not charge if you use them for treatment and if they are not used they can charge a fee of up to $200.00.I have not had any of my sellers use these people, I guess it is consumer beware !!
Aug 28, 2007 07:27 AM
David Nichols
The Nichols/Ersery Home Team, RE/MAX Heartland - Lee's Summit, MO
Leenulls Summit Real Estate
I think it is very wise to get as much info as possible before a contract is accepted.  Knowledge is power and that power comes in real handy when in the middle of a negotiation. 
Aug 28, 2007 07:32 AM
Catherine McKendry
Re/Max Connection - Williamstown, NJ
Realtor Associate
David I agree
Aug 28, 2007 07:58 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

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