Real-estate Transaction Policy
We work with property owners as our single point of
contact. If you are a relator representing the homeowner for a sale, we
will only discuss our services with the homeowner directly.
Here is how we handle changes in home ownership:
If you are selling a home, and are a customer,
understand that a sale will end our contract.
must be notified of an impending sale.
Our contract is always with the homeowner
because we need to work with the person that has
authority to modify the
home. When a home is sold, our contract ends prematurely because our
customer no longer has any authority over the home.
Please be aware that we work with property owners as our point of contact. If you are a relator representing the homeowner for a sale, we will only discuss our services with the homeowner directly.
Customers who have had a bat exclusion in the past.
If you are planning to sell your home and want to determine if it is bat free, the process starts by contacting us as much as 6 months prior to sale - or during the summer. Bats are only active during the summer, and evluating new bat activity could take a couple months. Bat hide, and determining their presence relies on discovering new droppings or listening for scratching noises. We don't live in your home to listen for noises. For these reasons, we can not determine if a home is bat free during one inspection. It is a process that takes time.
Home inspectors may discover droppings in your attic space. Buyers will have concerns, and will want to understand the potential problem. While having bats in an attic is quite common in SE Michigan, is the home is bat free or not? Have you done everything you could to maintain a bat-free home? Did you build a documented maintenance history? If there is droppings in your attic, how old are they? Has there been any new activity?
If you have maintained your home using our maintenance program, then you will have a service history that can provide some comfort that the problem was addressed. Please maintain your inspection forms.