Now that we’re at the end of Spring and moving into Summer, the Temecula, Murrieta, and Fallbrook areas are in the thick of the home buying and selling season. During this time of year, our pest control company finds itself doing a lot of termite inspections for real estate transactions.
Just about every home that changes hands goes through a termite inspection, since most lending agencies require such an inspection as part of the terms of the home loan. The inspection is typically paid for by the home’s seller. Any reported damages are also typically paid for by the seller, unless the property is being sold “as is.”
In the current crazy real estate market, and in seller’s markets in the past, some cash buyers have chosen to forego a termite inspection as a way to make their offer more attractive to sellers. As a company that has seen firsthand the amount of damage that termites can do to the structure of a house, we wouldn’t recommend going this route, but we understand that in a competitive market, buyers do what they have to do to get their offers accepted. If you do choose to forgo a termite inspection before buying a home, you should get one done soon after. That way, you can get any termite issues taken care of as soon as possible. If there aren’t any issues, you can rest easier at night, knowing that your new house is in great shape!
The Importance of Thorough and Timely Termite Reports
If you’re the buyer, you obviously want to use a termite company that is known for conducting thorough termite inspections. A home is likely one of the biggest purchases you will ever make, so you want to know about all of the issues before the sale is complete. If a home has an active termite infestation or damage from past infestations, those are things you’ll need to take into consideration before completing your home purchase.
At Knockout Pest Control & Termite, we are known for producing thorough termite reports that are completed in a timely manner. A thorough report can help buyers decide whether or not the home they want to purchase is a good buy, and can also help them get the necessary repairs done before the sale is complete. For both buyers and sellers, it’s important that the termite report be completed on time to help ensure that the closing date is not delayed.
Real estate agents throughout the Temecula Valley and Fallbrook trust Knockout to provide their clients with the most accurate and complete reports possible. We can even accommodate shorter-than-average escrow periods, if necessary.
An Inspection and Repair Company in One
Most termite inspection companies in Temecula, Murrieta, and Fallbrook are able to eradicate the home of any termites that are found during the inspection, but then require you to hire a separate company to repair any damage that the termites have done. At Knockout, we have our own team of home repair specialists, including an in-house general contractor, who can fix termite damage, dry rot, and any other issues that surface in the termite report. They can do everything from replacing damaged trim or fascia to rebuilding an entire wood deck.
Are you in need of a termite inspection for a real estate transaction? Knockout would love to help! Contact us today to learn more.