Email Questions: What is WDO?

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Waves Realty BK3246853

In Florida we have WDO inspections along with regular home inspections.

The Question:

Jeff,

You suggested we do a home inspection as well as a WDO inspection. Can you remind me what the WDO inspection is.

Thanks,

John and Mary

My Answer:

Hi John and Mary,

In Florida we strongly recommend all our buyers get a WDO (Wood Destroying Organism) inspection. It will inspect for termites and other bugs that eat wood...as well as organism that might hurt wood structures in the home. Based on our high level of humidity and warm temperatures (that do not kill off the bugs in Winter) this inspection is a must.

 

Jeffrey

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Jeffrey DiMuria

Waves Realty
Broker/Owner
2018 Melbourne Ct, suite 206
Melbourne, FL 32901

Phone: 321.223.6253         

e-mail:  Jeff@WavesRealtyFL.com 

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Rainmaker
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Randy Mitchelson,APR
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commonly known as a termite inspection, yes?

Mar 31, 2014 03:12 AM #1
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Bill Reddington
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Perfect example of why we encourage buyers to ask questions no matter what they are. If you don't know the answer ask.

Mar 31, 2014 03:26 AM #2
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William Feela
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A good reason not to abbreviate.  At least not until the Abbreviation is explained for the first time and even then the clients may not remember

Mar 31, 2014 04:05 AM #3
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
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Jeff, glad you explained this -- bet many would not know what this is.   Luckily we have little trouble with termites!

Mar 31, 2014 05:41 AM #4
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Kathy Streib
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Jeffrey- I didn't know what WDO meant but I certainly know the need for it. 

Mar 31, 2014 12:00 PM #5
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Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
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Yes, people from other states do not know what a WDO inspection is but most of us down here realize it is just another name for termites. The thing is, it includes MORE than just termites, carpenter ants are in that inspection as well.

Apr 01, 2014 08:09 AM #6
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Michelle Gibson
Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. - Wellington, FL
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Jeffrey - Great explanation, this is definitely a must in South Florida.

Apr 01, 2014 09:47 AM #7
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Maria Gilda Racelis
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Good Afternoon Jeffrey: Yes. That is what is stands for? Excellent answer. I am glad you did not say world destructive organism. :)

Apr 03, 2014 05:40 AM #8
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Don Sabinske
Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc. - Zimmerman, MN
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While some of the exterminators around here claim that there are termites in housing around here, that is not an issue we have EVER seen.  But, in your area, I know that it is a big concern.

Apr 03, 2014 10:41 PM #9
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Michael Jacobs
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Hi Jeffrey - we have the same in California but with a different name.  Important to know.   

Apr 04, 2014 10:53 PM #10
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Mary Douglas
United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado - Red Feather Lakes, CO
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Sounds like a good recommendation for buyers, especially in areas with that concern,  Jeffrey.

 

Apr 05, 2014 05:48 AM #11
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Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
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Different states use different terms. WDO covers more than just termites.

Apr 06, 2014 05:09 AM #12
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Shanna Hall
Real Estate Solutions - Kirkwood, MO
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Jeff- I didn't know what a WDO was until now;)  I may have to change my verbiage;)  I hope you are having a glass of wine!

Apr 06, 2014 06:23 AM #13
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Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
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I am getting ready to ooen a bottle Shanna...you too :)

Apr 06, 2014 06:25 AM #14
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