Discussion of termite plans, termite inspections, and how that varies from pest services in Cary.
Termites? In Cary NC? Well…. Yes.
One home inspection that home buyers always have performed on a Cary home is to have a licensed pest firm check for termites. Termites are very common in the Cary area and a smart buyers agent will press the home buyer hard to have the property checked out during the due diligence period of the contract.
It is also common for a home owner to carry a termite protection contract, which usually includes a repair policy for any termite damage. If the home seller has carried such a plan, the seller should let the listing agent know, and that becomes a selling point in the listing. If the plan is transferable, it is even more affordable and valuable to the home buyer.
Some folks confuse a termite plan with quarterly pest service. Those are two very different services, even though they are offered by nearly all pest and termite control firms in the Triangle area.
Prelisting inspections can help a Seller over some hurdles on the way to closing.
Prelisting Home Inspections
Home Inspections Prior to Selling
It is becoming more common for Sellers in Cary to have a home inspection prior to listing the house for sale. I think that is a great trend, and a great marketing tool, particularly when all repairs are already made too. This method allows the Seller to perform repairs with chosen contractors, and without the rush of a closing deadline.
When the Listing Agent can advertise as much, and the Buyers Agent can tell their client that the home has been inspected and repaired, it is a HUGE confidence builder for the Buyer. The Buyers inspections will yield fewer findings, and the home should be easier to accept.
And, I said as much, in 60 Seconds in Real Estate
When I work with folks who are having a new home built, I always bring up the topic of home inspection. Continue reading “New Home? Have it inspected just like an old one!”
When talking about listing a home for sale, I nearly always suggest to Sellers that they have an inspection performed, and they do all repairs, prior to putting the home on the market.
Most Sellers are surprised at that thought, since “The Buyer pays for the inspection.” That is almost an irrelevant point. Continue reading “Selling a home? Have it inspected first.”