Termite Inspections Are Key

The real estate market is back. Many people have been waiting for this time to buy or sell a home. If you’re one of them, don’t forget a termite inspection. Termites cause more damage than fires, floods, hurricanes, and tornadoes combined in the U.S. Keep in mind, homeowners insurance will cover all of these disasters … except for termites.

If you are selling your home, why not get a termite inspection and place it in your disclosure documents so prospective buyers can see it? Peace of mind can go a long way to helping your property stand out from the competition and getting yours sold. Next step? Protect your investment by giving Active Pest Control a call today. We have been protecting homes for over 25 years. We can do the same for you!

Realtors Value QualityPro Certification

From an original article in PestWorld

WDI inspections and the role that pest control plays in a green home are of such growing importance that they were among the main topics discussed recently at the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Conference and Expo in Orlando, FL. Inspecting a home for wood-destroying insects is a standard part of most home sales. However, the rules and qualifications of who completes the NPMA-33 and HUD-NPMA-99 A & B forms vary by state. In many cases, the person filling out a WDI report does not have to be licensed or work for a pest management company.

Realtors’ reputations and referrals are built upon trust and strong relationships. When a sub-par inspection fails to find issues, it can reflect badly on the Realtor. Now more than ever, Realtors and home buyers are seeking professionals who meet QualityPro standards.

With this in mind, the Women’s Council of Realtors (WCR) and the NAR have been working to get the industry standards regarding home inspectors regulated.

Read the full article here.