WDO: What is it and What’s It For?

I’m Nancy Cross, your Realtor with Re/MAX Capital Realty and I’d like to talk to you about the WDO. Most of us know this report as the pest inspection or the termite inspection.  This inspection is not required, but I recommend all my buyers  have a WDO done for their own protection and peace of mind.  The WDO is required for a VA loan!

What’s Involved?

The inspection takes about 30 minutes to an hour depending on the size of the property and the inspector looks for creepy crawlies that eat the wood on your home.  They look for termites, carpenter ants, rodents, wood boring beetles and wood rot.

Your inspector will tap on baseboards around the home looking for wood rot, look in your cabinets and crawl around your attic, check the garage and walk the entire exterior of your property.

They’ll also look for evidence of prior treatment or inspections.  They’re looking for the sticker indicating when the last time the home was treated or inspected.  That sticker is either on the electrical panel or under the kitchen sink.  Usually.

Your inspector will let you know if there’s anything you need to be concerned about and ways to mitigate any issues that come up.

What Happens If There’s Issues?

Once the inspection is completed, you can expect to receive your written report in about 24-48 hours. The report is done on a State mandated form.

When you receive your report, you and I will review it to see if there’s anything of major concern that we need to address with the seller’s agent.

If you have specific questions about the inspection process, call me!  I’m not a licensed home inspector, but I have a licensed home inspector on my team.

Need a referral to a licensed home inspector, call me!  I got a guy!

Remember, for your Real Estate Dreams, Don’t Get Antsy … Just Call Nancy!