Does having Radon mitigation system in our home effect home selling in future?

Asked by Apn0107, Columbus, OH Wed Apr 16, 2014

We recently bought a new house and found out after moving that radon level is 5 pci which is not that high but still thinking of installing a radon mitigation system as precaution, we have 2 small kids in house. Will having it effect future sale as people may think there must be high radon problem that's why we installed it. Please advise.

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Jennifer Fiv…, Agent, Red Hook, NY
Sun Apr 20, 2014
It should not. Radon is very common, and it should not be a deal breaker. since it is fixable. You are doing the responsible thing by installing the mitigation system.
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Michelle Mor…, Agent, Dublin, OH
Sun Apr 20, 2014
It will make it more appealing! The fact that the system has been put in will give the Buyer a Piece of Mind! Most Homes in the area have a higher than recommended radon Level! I would say it will be a positive feature!
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Suzanne MacD…, Agent, Succasunna, NJ
Wed Apr 16, 2014
If anything I would think it would increase the value since future buyers don't have to worry about it. Radon occurs naturally, it is a gas that can pool in the lower areas of a home, particularly a basement, if there is not enough circulation. When we, in our striving for energy effeciency, began to make homes more air tight, we also increased the likelihood that basements would have a radon problem. As long as it is vented out, there is no danger. The fact that the work is done should only have a positive effect.
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Christopher…, Agent, Tarrytown, NY
Wed Apr 16, 2014
Radon is a reality in many areas and homes. the fact that you have a mitigation system in place already is a good thing, as long as it works properly. The threshold for mitigation os anything over 4.0 pcl. Some buyers will be ok with it being a little higher and others won't. It's a wise decision to take predation, especially with children in the mix. I think any prospective buyer will appreciate that as well.

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Murphy Team, Agent, Portland, ME
Fri May 30, 2014
Hear is where we employ the standard Realtor response "I would". Anytime you can eliminate an objection from your property this is a benefit when it comes time to sell. Radon is naturally occurring and the mitigating system will certainly reduce the levels to below the EPA recommended levels.
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Diane Cheath…, Agent, Columbus, OH
Wed May 21, 2014
Most buyers are testing for Radon during the inspection period when buying a home. You may want to use a longer term testing kit for a more accurate reading before installing a mitigation system in your present home. The 48 hour test kits used in most real estate transactions can be less accurate due to the influence of exterior weather conditions. Be sure to have follow up testing following the installation to be sure that the system is actually lowering the level of radon present in your home. The fact that you are protecting your two small children from radon exposure is the important thing. I look at it as a positive selling point for future owners that have the same concerns.
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Diana Hellman, Agent, Larchmont, NY
Fri May 9, 2014
No, it should not be a problem because putting the system in results in a lower radon level down to the normal range. It's a responsible thing to do so potential buyers will know that there is no radon problem.
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