Protects Buyers, Sellers, and Real Estate Agents
Termite inspections protect buyers, sellers, and real estate agents. Buyers are protected by finding the damage or the infestation early, before closing. Then, they can lower their offers to include the cost to exterminate the termites and fix the damage. They also have the option to walk away and find another property.
There is also a little-known but equally important benefit to sellers. Some real estate agents recommend that sellers get termite inspections. If they find termites, they can fix the problem before putting the house on the market and can even add the repairs to the asking price.
Finally, real estate agents benefit by having all the necessary information when going into the closing. The results of a termite inspection help real estate agents represent their clients, regardless of if they are working with buyers or sellers.