Most people like to live in a quiet, undisturbed dwelling where they’re afforded a modicum of privacy.
It turns out, so do critters.
In the course of showing any number of vacant properties this Summer, my Buyers and I have encountered (so far): wasp nests; bats (or evidence thereof); ant colonies; and the occasional squirrel’s nest in (or under) the roof.
None of those things are good for a home’s resale value — or make for good showings.
And that’s just the exterior.
Inside, a vacant home is almost never as appealing as a well-staged, occupied home.
P.S.: Think Winter spares owners any of these concerns? Think again.
While there may not be critters, there is the risk (at least in MN) of frozen pipes, ice dams, etc.