Dealing with a termite infestation is never fun or easy. It can be particularly frustrating when these tiny bugs infest a house that you want to sell. Just because they have invaded you house, doesn’t mean all hope is lost and you can’t sell your house. In our latest post, we will give you some pointers to sell a house with termite damage in Decatur AL.
OK let’s face it, having any kind of bugs in your house is gross. Potential buyers can become very uninterested by seeing any little creature running through your home. Solving the insect problem is very impotent before it becomes an infestation. This will save you a lot of money and frustration down the road. Plus lessen the damage they do to the house.
First Determine The Size of The Infestation
The most impotent thing to do is determine if you are dealing with a full-blown infestation or just a few bugs here and there. Hopefully, it is the latter and you’ve manage to catch them in time. Whether you have just 1 or 1,000,000 don’t hesitate in handling the problem. A termite infestation can grow rapidly and with out warning, so take action at the first signs of them in your home. They can do some serious damage in just a little amount of time.
Extermination Can Be Expensive
Depending on the size and type of the infestation, the extermination could cost anywhere from a few hundreds dollars to well over a thousand dollars. This is why it is important to catch and deal with the invaders as quickly as possible. You don’t want to spend thousands on a problem that could have only cost a couple hundred. remember a house need maintenance to. If left unattended, termites can cause major structural damage, and even destroy your entire home.
It is VERY important that you tell all potential buyers about the infestation and what you have done to eliminate the situation. They need to be aware of what damage may have happened to the home and to be on the lookout for any resulting damages in the future. Not doing so is fraud and can cost you big-time. It is better to be upfront and honest with the buyer than to hide a problem and hope no one notices. It might take longer to find a buyer, but at least you won’t be setting yourself up for a lawsuit. Plus being honest is always the best policy.
Buyers May Have Funding Difficulties
As you might imagine, lenders are going to have an inspection and are going want to make sure no insects are present. Invasive termites and other pests can cause a wealth of problems. Termites can not only cause structural damage but electrical damage as well. It might be more difficult for your potential buyers to get a loan once the bank learns about the infestation. Keep this in mind, and provide any and all clean up and repair verification the bank requires. Having it taken care of by professionals always helps with the bank.
Buyers Might Get The Heebie Jeebies
People over the age of 10 don’t typically like bugs, especially when they are in their house. Do everything you can to ensure your potential buyers that the insect problem has been properly resolved. Consider having a preemptive inspection done, showing proof that there are no longer bugs living in your walls and floors. Do other little things during open houses to emphasize the cleanliness and beauty of the home. Make sure the place is clean and without clutter, smells amazing and is decorated impeccably. Make the place look so awesome, potential buyers won’t even remember you had a problem with termites in the first place. Have them saying “they can’t have had that many termites. it was so clean and absolutely gorges.”
Consider Selling As-Is
There is a way you can avoid the costs of fumigation, listing, and waiting for the right buyer, and that is to sell your Alabama house as-is. At The Aida Group, we buy all sorts of distressed Alabama houses. We will buy your house as it is right now, handling any of the problems that come along with it. A direct sale can help alleviate the costs and hassles of a burdensome Alabama home.