Have you ever bought a used car? Did you have a strategy before the purchase? Did you have it worked out so that you would bring the car to a certain mechanic to make sure the body was sound and the engine was in good working condition? This is a precaution that most of us take. You probably also gave the car an examination yourself, looking to see what features you would be getting, and checking to make sure everything was working properly. Well, we do these things when buying a home.
Getting a home is no small matter. It is one thing to buy a car that is a lemon. But another thing altogether to find out you've bought into a money pit. So, make sure that new home is looked over by a professional--not unlike the mechanic from the example above. You're also going to look the home over yourself, to be sure that it has all the amenities you're looking for, and that things are working properly.
When examining a used car, or a home, there will usually be a conversation between the buyer and the seller. This is a vital conversation that could make or break the sale. If the seller of a car says, "I never missed an oil change," you're going to take notice. If they say, "All the parts used to fix the engine have been brand new parts, not used parts," you're going to put an imaginary tick on your internal approval list. But, there are some things that can raise a red flag. Phrases like, "I had to put a lot of miles on the car for work," or the words "as is" come up in the conversation. The same is true of buying a home.
Selling a home is a lot of work. If you have someone on the hook, the last thing you want is something to scare them away. Even better, wouldn't it be nice to say something that makes them want to buy your home even more? Of course it would.
You would be surprised how powerful the words, "We have had ongoing pest service for our home," can be. It is a lot like saying, "I never missed an oil change," or "We've only had new parts installed".
Pest control isn't just a nicety or a quality of life upgrade, it is an essential part of home maintenance. It keeps termites, carpenter ants, and other wood-destroying organisms from causing structural damage that is hard to track and hard to fix. It keeps wood-chewing animals, like rodents, from creating holes that allow the elements to get in and do damage. There are many bugs and wild animals that can do damage to a home, and this kind of damage is not something a home buyer wants to inherit.
At Witt Pest Management, we protect homes and families from the damaging effects of pest creatures. We also help homeowners create a pest-free environment that is not only comfortable for them, but a comfort that will be appealing to anyone looking to buy their home, if they ever choose to sell. It is a lot easier to make a sale when a potential buyer isn't running back inside because there are wasps on the balcony, taking time to look under the back steps because carpenter bees are buzzing around, remarking at how many ants there are next to your exterior walls, or gasping when a cockroach runs up the wall of your pantry at top speed.
If you already have pest service with us, you know how nice it is to live in a pest-free home. But, what you may not know is that you can take that service with you. We'll even go to your new home and get things ready for you before you move in--assuming, of course, that you're still in our extensive service area. You don't have to go a day without protection from bugs and wildlife. We make the transition from home to home a seamless process.
So, whether you're selling your home or moving to a new home, let Witt help you make it a better experience. Life is better without pests. If you're not already living that life, start today, with a little help from the friendly pest specialists here at Witt.