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.

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 financial wellness. While American Home Shield does not cover pest control, it can give you peace fo mind fromt he uncertainities of your home systems and appliances. Get peace of mind and budget protection with an AHS® Home Warranty to ensure your home appliances and systems run smoohtly. 

References:

http://www.insect.com/residential/wood-destroying-insect-reports

http://citybugs.tamu.edu/2016/01/22/ten-top-pests-that-can-hurt-your-home/

http://www.theadnostic.com/should-you-do-pest-inspection-before-buying-a-house/

AHS assumes no responsibility, and specifically disclaims all liability, for your use of any and all information contained herein.

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