It doesn't matter how small or large, how inexpensive or expensive or how high or low your house is. You can always have unwanted guests that don't pay rent.
In this case, it was a very high window, on a very expensive house, with a piece of trim that must have fallen off at some point.
And it was one of FOUR such locations, with birds actively flying in and out!
The seller had no idea.
The buyer just wants it fixed and the birds foreclosed on!
I guess they will pull out all the furniture and leave it at the street.
All that needs happening is replacing the trim and sealing up any gaps.
Birds don't need a wide hole to get in! Some can enter easily with only 1/4"!
So care will have to be taken.
My recommendation: look around. You might have gaps or locations that are tempting to birds. They are very opportunistic little animals! And what better place to nest than inside a spot that is protected, warm and dry! But they can do damage and encourage other animals to follow. Like bats. You probably don't want bats! So look around! Seal the gaps and repair holes!
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC
Based in Bristow, serving all of Northern Virginia.
Office (703) 330-6388 Cell (703) 585-7560