When Selling A Home In Palo Alto to Bee Or Not To Bee

Real Estate Agent with eXp Realty of California Silicon Valley Probate, Trust, and Investment Sales B.R.E. 01191194

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I was recently asked to go to a home in the Barron Park neighborhood of Palo Alto to speak to the owners about possibly selling their Palo Alto home. We did the typical tour of both inside and outside of this lovely farm home style home from the early 20's. It had been in the family since it was built and the 3 siblings who inherited it are getting ready to sell this beautiful Palo Alto home

There were many things that stand out about this beautiful old home, but to me the most interesting thing I saw was the largest bee hive I had personally seen in my 20 years in business.

It is not uncommon to see a termite report with a mention of a bee or wasp nest attached to the Palo Alto home for sale. When this happens as a Palo Alto real estate agent I generally tell my client that it is best to remove the wasp nest. Getting stung by a wasp is not going to give a potential buyer a warm fuzzy feeling about buying a Palo Alto home where the sting occurred. Get an exterminator!

Removing a bees nest is a little different. Bees are having some problems with survival, and we need them. They pollinate and make honey. There are a number of local companies that will remove the hives and not kill them. It is more expensive than an exterminator, but better for our environment.

I firmly believe that relocating bees when you are selling a Palo Alto home is the best idea. Not only can being stung by a bee be uncomfortable for potential Palo Alto home buyers, but it can also be a real health hazard for those with bee sting allergies.

If you have any questions about buying or selling a home in Palo Alto please feel free to contact me.

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Marcy Moyer

Keller Williams Realty Palo Alto



Cal BRE 01191194


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Marcy Moyer eXp Realty of California  Specializing in Probate and Trust Sales, and Rental Investment Properties


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