As diligent local REALTORS®, we were recently conducting our routine recon on a condominium listing for Buyer clients, and we came across an interesting piece of information: the property had been treated for bed bugs. Yes, folks, bed bugs. I know what you’re thinking: EWWWWW! The fact is, though, that many properties in our area are used for short term accommodations, and are therefore subject to the same risks of infestation as any other hotel property. To be honest, the professionals involved in this particular case are so nonplussed by these occurrences, (“oh that? It happens all the time!”) that they simply go ahead and treat the problem quickly, make the necessary permanent changes to the accommodation and then move on!
This is yet another reason why dealing with a local REALTOR® (like me of course) is a good idea. We know where the bodies are. And the stinky water, former dump sites, proposed wind turbines, new developments…..
Marg Scheben-Edey is a Broker with RE/MAX four seasons realty limited, Brokerage in beautiful Collingwood, ON. With three decades of experience, Marg is a leader in the local real estate marketplace and is ready to help guide both Buyers and Sellers in achieving their real estate goals. Email Marg