You want your home to show well to prospective buyers and are likely taking steps to ensure the exterior, interior and landscaping are perfect. But are pests stopping you from selling your home? Make sure your home is pest-free by following our New Year’s Resolution guide on Pestchecking Your Home.
The best case scenario is that you have a regular pest control service keeping your home and property pest-free. Always share this with the buyer, who might want to continue the service.
Rodents like mice or squirrels in the attic should be evicted before the “For Sale” sign goes up in your yard. It’s also important to keep pests out of your firewood and learn how to get rid of moisture ants to ensure a pest-free home. Buyers often worry about unknown facts when buying a home. Providing a pest home inspection report in advance, makes it one less thing for a buyer to worry about. After all, your typical buyer won’t voluntarily move in and live among mice. You can count on that. But you’d be surprised which buyers will look beyond a temporary mouse problem and see your home’s potential. When selling your home, play it safe and connect with your local pest professional for a pest home inspection before putting your home on the market. If you want more information about inspections, check out our blog; 3 Reasons to Get a Home Pest Inspection Before Buying a House.
Whether you discover evidence of a mouse or rat before listing your home or after you’ve gone under contract with a buyer, tell your realtor. Your real estate agent will be your number one advocate and resource. An agent can refer you to local pest control companies they have worked with in the past, help you navigate who pays for pest control, and handle any hiccups with the buyer and their agent on your behalf. An agent can also be your sounding board and craft a game plan when a mouse in the house surprises everyone.
Don’t let pests get in the way of selling your home! If you’re located in West Vancouver, North Vancouver, Vancouver, Burnaby & New West, Coquitlam & Tri-Cities, or Richmond, our expert pest control services are just a click away. Take the first step towards a pest-free home and a successful sale by contacting your local Pestcheck team today. Whether you need a thorough pest home inspection or effective pest control solutions, we’ve got you covered. Let us help you create a welcoming and pest-free environment for potential buyers, so you can sell your home with confidence.