The real estate market in the DeLand area has been red hot for the last year. It’s hard to put your finger on precisely what has driven the demand up to so high, but it likely has something to do with the pandemic. For over a year, families were quarantined in their homes. Some had to homeschool their children, work from make-shift home offices, and figure out how to entertain their family within the confines of their current house. The result has been a considerable uptick in people looking to upgrade their housing situation.
Another thing that happened as people sat around staring at their walls over the last few years is the drive to fix the things about their homes they didn’t like. People are taking down walls, replacing windows, and upgrading their siding. Many of those people are uncovering termite problems they didn’t know existed.
If you’ve been around here long enough, you know that Central Florida is simply a hotbed for termite activity. Our combination of heat and moisture is precisely the environment that termites need to thrive. In fact, do you know where you can go to escape them? Alaska. Termites are tiny bugs with the power to create unbelievable damage. They multiply rapidly and eat endlessly. But this isn’t another one of our articles about termites. Instead, we want to talk about how effective termite control can help you make good real estate decisions no matter which side of the table you sit.
Gives Buyers Confidence
When you go to sell a house, you create a listing of all the things that will be most attractive to a buyer: enormous master suite, pool, two-car garage, and termite bond. Yes, that’s right, buyers put termite control at the top of their list of desires. No one wants to buy the perfect house that just happens to be infested with bugs. There is no better time than the present to start investing in regular termite control services. Even if you’re not quite ready to list your house, a history of termite control services with a reputable company will give future buyers confidence in their investment. They know that they’ll walk into this beautiful home and already have one important factor checked off the list.
Increase The Homes Value
All of the added confidence in your home is a great way to increase the value of your home. Or, at the very least, decrease your risk. When you’re in negotiations to sell your home, and the buyer finds out that there has been no formal termite control and the house is infested with bugs, you’re likely to hear back from them regarding the price. When you spend some money each month on professional termite services, you’ll see returns down the line.
Makes The Process Quicker
When you’ve decided to sell your home and move somewhere else, the process can feel longer than you hope for. You open your home to strangers and disrupt your daily life, all while watching the time tick by. Perhaps you have your dream house picked out, but the sale is contingent on selling your current home. Maybe you aren’t desperate for the cash but can’t stand being in limbo for another minute. Do you know what kind of homes sell quickly in any market? Beautiful houses that have all of their i’s dotted and t’s crossed. One of those critical factors is passing a termite inspection. It’s common for people to repaint their baseboards and replace that old, broken bathroom light when they’re ready to list their home. But we think you should prioritize eliminating the risk of termite infestation. Buyers want to move into a home that will be safe for their families. When you alleviate their fear of potential termite issues, you’re one step closer to selling your house quickly in any market.
We’re not real estate experts, but we do spend a lot of time in other people’s homes. We know how crucial quality termite control is to a homeowner and thus how important it will be to home buyers. Whether you plan on selling your home today, while the market is still hot, or ten years from now when your kids fly the nest, there is one thing that will never go out of style. Pest and termite control are essential elements of a clean, safe, and sellable home.
At Holder, we dedicate our lives to making the places you love safe. We’ve been serving the DeLand community for more than forty years, and we see no sign of stopping. Whether you’re selling your home or plan to live there for the rest of your days, you deserve a termite control company that will take great care of the home you love. Contact us when you’re ready to take advantage of the Holder Promise and invest in high-quality termite control.