Recently, American Radon LLC has been working directly with real estate agents in Colorado in order to spread the word about radon testing, how to do it, and its benefits. Often times, our customers are made up largely of homeowners – not people who are looking to buy a new home. And yet, there’s never a better time to be invested in radon mitigation and testing than when you’re on the market to purchase your next house or commercial property. That’s where the real estate agent comes into play. We’re here to talk about why real estate agents should be thinking about radon testing, and even going so far as to perform the test themselves.
Radon Testing Can Help Sell Your Property
In short, we believe that every real estate agent should be aware of the dangerous effects of radon. Not only that, but we even think that real estate agents should go so far as to test each and every one of their properties for dangerously high radon levels. Why?
· Improve buyer confidence
· Increase your credibility
· Keep occupants safe
· Keep compliant with state laws and regulations
· Radon test kits are readily available
Long story short, homebuyers want to see more inspections done on a home before they make a purchase. If you have already gone through the trouble of providing radon testing results, it will improve buyer confidence and help them to make a more informed, confident purchase decision. In Colorado, sellers are required to inform a potential buyer of any latent defects in the home – including things like mold, water damage, and (we’d argue) even radon gas.
There are two outcomes of your radon test – either it shows safe levels of radon and you can use that as an additional purchasing point for the home, or the test shows higher levels of radon and you can factor in the cost of radon mitigation into the home’s asking price. Radon mitigation isn’t anywhere nearly as expensive as the cost of a new roof, carpeting, or windows, and average cost is anywhere from $700 to $2000. This is a small price to pay to ensure that your home is safe to live in.
Where Can I Pick Up a Radon Test Kit?
By doing radon testing yourself via a test kit, you skip the extra time and expenses needed to wait for an inspection while a home is under contract. If you’re ready to pick up a radon test kit, all you need to do is contact your local radon mitigation specialists. Here’s what the process generally looks like:
· Get your radon test kit
· Place it in the home and let it sit
· Send in the completed test
· Get your results within 7 days
At American Radon LLC, we have test kits readily available to real estate agents who are interested. We’ll meet with you to discuss how to use the test kit, what the results mean, and what steps to take after getting your results.