Real Estate Tips

Don't Let Summer Pests Take a Bite Out Of Your Sales

As a Real Estate Professional, you want the best for your clients and try to make sure that all aspects of their real estate transactions run smoothly. That includes being proactive with summer pests and making sure that every home you show is pest-free.

The presence of pests not only can turn off potential buyers, it can also cause them to back out of a sale.

Termites cause $5 billion in damage every year in the U.S. and damage more homes than fires, floods and tornadoes combined. Whether your clients are buying a home or selling one, a Wood Destroying Insect Report (WDIR) is often required in many states. It documents the presence or absence of wood-destroying insects like termites, carpenter ants or wood-boring beetles and points out potential issues in the home that could lead to a wood-destroying insect infestation.

With 85 years of experience treating termites and other pests, Terminix® can offer your clients a fast, professional, detailed WDIR inspection of their home. And, if termites or other wood-boring pests are found, they can also provide treatment options.

But termites aren’t the only creatures that could be living in and cause damage to your clients’ homes. Pests like rodents and cockroaches can also cause damage, and can pose some serious health risks. Other pests like ants, bees, fleas, flies and wasps are a nuisance and will reduce the attractiveness and livability of a home to a potential buyer.

Don’t let pests prevent you from making your next sale. Suggest a Terminix Pest Control Service (and an AHS® Home Warranty) to your clients to help make sure your transactions go smoothly.


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