Termites, just like a leaking pipe in the bathroom, if left unrepaired, can QUICKLY effect the resale value of the home. If structural damage is caused, and the roof line resembles a horse’s saddle, you can start deducting value in $10,000-$15,000 increments. The best way to treat an infestation is with a simple treatment. In fact, it makes buyers even more comfortable if you have an active termite prevention plan in place. This shows how diligent and pro-active you’ve been in protecting your home from outside threats.
What if the house you’re selling has had major problems with these pests before? That can hurt you, if the house has a past record of termite infestation — particularly in circumstances where it has ben treated more than once — the potential is much greater that it will reduce the resale value of a home. This can happen even years after the infestation has been controlled. Simple preventative annual treatment, keeping wood away from the house, eliminating standing water sources, & even removing trees in the yard that are infested with termites are some of the best ways to protect your house’s equity. There is no shortage of 1930 built wooden homes that are still standing proudly here in Florida. This includes our typical yearly occurrences of hurricanes and torrential rain. Termites love this type of climate, just like the snowbirds do!!
Remember let the pest professionals sweat it here in Florida, not you and your realtor. Just sign up for a free estimate and select your annual termite treatment & enjoy the true beauty of this area like the beaches, water, year round warm weather, and your family.
At Spears Pest Control we protect both inside and outside your Crestview, Ft. Walton Beach, Niceville, & Defuniak Springs home and it’s guaranteed!