Buying a home is usually the biggest purchase most of us will make in our lifetime. We are all familiar with the need to have a new home inspected before we finalize the real estate transaction. Home inspectors check for many things including the foundation, electrical, furnace etc. but rarely if ever does the inspector check for bed bugs and even if they did, they would probably not know what to look for. Most home buyers in the Toronto area are simply not aware that, under law, it is not a specific requirement to disclose that bed bugs may be infesting the sale property.
We have seen many times where new home owners find out a few weeks after closing a real estate deal on their new home that the house is actually infested with bed bugs! Bed bugs can be extremely expensive to get rid of and if the new home has a significant bed bug problem in it, the new home owners may not be able to actually move in until the problem is rectified. This type of scenario has been playing itself out regularly in the Toronto area now for years!
More and more realtors and Toronto real estate agents are using our canine bed bug detection services to determine if a sale property is infested before they allow their clients to finalize the transaction. Although it is still relatively rare, we do find bed bugs in sale properties and for those potential buyers it was of real benefit.
If you are a Toronto based real estate agent representing a home buyer you owe it to your client to ensure that the house that they buy is not infested with bed bugs. True, if bed bugs are found it may sink that particular deal but it may save you from having to deal with the disappointment of your clients and the potential legal issues that may arise in such a scenario.
Our K9 bed bug inspections can provide you with peace of mind and will further serve to strengthen the bond that exists between you and your clients that trust you.
We provide short notice and evening appointments at no extra charge for our realtor clients.