While it may not be an everyday thought, proper pest control is a crucial part of maintaining a home. For homeowners, improper pest control can be dangerous to their health and wallet. Many people only consider the effects of pest control in regards to their time living in a home. But what about when you go to sell your home? Proper pest control can greatly impact your property value. This minor detail tends to get overlooked by sellers, while on the other hand, it can be one of the main points of focus for buyers.
Understanding how pest control can affect your property value is important. First, one must understand how much their property is worth. Read more about how it can hurt or help you when going to sell your home.
This list can be seen as a “do’s” and “dont’s” list for maintaining a house or preparing it for the market. While most pests have a creepy effect on people, this list can be a good rule of thumb for maintaining your property. There are many different factors that can hurt your property value. From being health hazards, all the way to affecting the structural integrity of a home, pests are not something that should be ignored.
If a home has serious pest issues, it can be a sign that there is a bigger issue that isn’t being dealt with. For example, this can show signs of properly sealed windows, doors, or cracked foundations. Even though they serve as entryways for pests, they can also point to signs of poor insulation and improperly maintained property. Also, if there is a pest control problem that looks like it has been around for a while it can point to signs that the owner did not pay attention to these kinds of issues.
If a buyer views the home and sees signs of termites, this is going to look like more of an expense than a nuisance. Termites can point to serious damage to the house that can be expensive to fix. For potential homebuyers, this can be a major red flag. It can either greatly decrease property value or make it nearly impossible to sell your home.
If a homeowner ignores a pest issue or doesn’t properly handle the situation, an infestation can get out of hand very quickly. No matter the pest, this can go from being an inconvenience to being a gross problem to being dangerous. Depending on the pest, an infestation can be very dangerous to the health of the people living in the home. This can make it impossible to have people move in before the problem is solved or it can blacklist it from the market.
Making sure to maintain your property is a crucial aspect of being a homeowner and can make living in your house as comfortable as possible. However, maintaining your property is just as important for when you are getting ready to sell it. If you are on top of the pest control maintenance of your home, then it will reflect that as an owner you were on top of all of the proper maintenance of a home.
If you have a record of regularly scheduled maintenance, it can show that you were on top of the pest control of your property. Rather than spending the money to fix an issue, later on, you were on top of it before it became a serious issue or damage was done. This can show that you were punctual in fixing problems throughout the house. This can also be an indicator that there are no surprises or underlying issues in the house.
If a house is properly maintained, then this can help put the mind of a buyer at ease. There shouldn’t be any surprise damages that will be expensive to repair if there is regularly scheduled maintenance and documentation for the home.
Getting a house ready to be sold is no small task. The team you have to help you complete this task can make it a chore or make it a breeze. At Drive Bye Exterminators we are here to help make it a breeze. Our professionals are trained to do the safest, most effective pest control. We can make sure your house is safe and comfortable to live in, and then in tip-top shape when you are ready to sell. We are here to help your property value in any way we can.
If you have any questions, speak to our experts at Drive Bye Exterminators today!