Selling Your House with Termite Issues

termite damageDo you have termites bugging you? Are you looking to sell your house fast? Termite damage can severely limit  your earning potential when you go to sell and cost you thousands in repairs. Termites can compromise the structural integrity of your house, the houses stability and safety. As a seller, you are legally obligated to disclose any termite issues your home has experienced. Even if they are fixed. This can scare off potential buyers and make selling a nightmare.

Here are some of the signs to look for if you think your house may have a termite problem.

  • Mud tubes on exterior walls, wooden beams, or in crawl spaces
  • Droppings that resemble sawdust piles
  • Wood that sounds hollow when knocking on it
  • Discarded wings
  • A temporary swarm of winged insects in or around your house

Is this sounding familiar? If so, you may have termites. Here are some steps you can take to solve this problem and get your house sold fast.

Remove the termites

This is an obvious first step if you’re looking to sell your house. You’ll need to find a reputable exterminator or pest control company to come and get rid of the infestation. This can cost thousands of dollars and take up your valuable time.  

Re-inspect your house

Once the termites have been removed, you’ll need to schedule a re-inspection of your home from a reputable company. They will provide a written report that your house is termite free that can be given to any potential buyers. It may also be necessary to re-inspect before closing.

Purchase a warranty

Purchasing a warranty is a guaranteed way to keep your termite problems at bay. This warranty is a multi-year guarantee that termites will not return, and if they do the company will provide a free removal. It is important to ensure that the warranty is transferable to the new owners.

Sell As-Is

You can forgo the previous steps if you chose to sell as-is. This will save you time and money and you won’t have to worry about the termites coming back before you close.  Urban Dwell Homes buys houses for cash, as-is. Our goal is to make your life easier and help you get out from under this property that is causing you stress while making you a fair, cash offer. If you want to avoid all the time and delays associated with putting a house on the market, we can help by buying hassle-free and without the headaches of appraisals. We can also help you avoid dealing with loans and the typical homeowner requests for repairs. With Urban Dwell Homes you won’t pay any for realtor commissions, closing fees, or costly repairs. You can close fast and get your cash in as little as 7 days, or we can take our time and close when it is convenient for you. To get started, give us a call at 615-270-1709 or fill out our form for a free, no obligation cash quote today!



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