Selling a House With High Radon? Here’s What to Do

Selling a House with RadonSelling your home can be a stressful process on its own, but selling a house with radon can add another layer of stress to the job. Luckily, it doesn’t have to be a death sentence for your closing date. By choosing the right method and company for radon gas removal, your real estate experience doesn’t have to be so stressful.

What am I Required to Do?

The seller of a property is required by the Illinois Radon Awareness Act to alert all interested parties as to what the seller knows about radon and the property. This is done via a form you can obtain from your broker. However, it has become common practice in Northern Illinois that radon tests are performed first, and if radon levels are high, radon gas is mitigated during real estate transactions.

Is it Hard to Sell a House With Radon?

Homes with high radon gas are fairly commonplace in the Chicagoland area, at one in three houses. Most local buyers are not overly rattled by high radon during a real estate transaction, provided that a mitigation system is installed.  While radon is bad, mitigation systems are highly dependable and durable. For perspective, few people worry about the dangers of natural gas, which is arguably more deadly than radon gas, because we know the delivery system is reliable. Radon mitigation systems are similarly reliable.

Will This Delay my Closing?

The vast majority of times, an experienced radon mitigation company such as DuPage Radon Contractors can install a system prior to a closing without needing to change the date.  However, if the time frame is very tight, it can be possible to install the mitigation system after the closing. Companies are highly regulated and contracts typically guarantee that they will get the radon level down for a given price.

Only Credit Based Upon a Real Bid

If you are doing a credit at closing to cover the radon expenses, be sure you have a written bid price from a licensed company like DuPage Radon Contractors.  Mitigation systems typically are priced between $1,000 and $2,200 in Northern Illinois, but they can be as high as $5,000 in some unusual situations.  A credit for $1,800 based on a phone estimate may not come close to covering it.

What About Warranties?

If you sell your home and have a system, there’s no need provide the warranty with a company like DuPage Radon Contractiros – we automatically transfer the warranty on any DuPage Radon Contractors system. By choosing the right company, it’s not so hard to sell a house with radon.

Choose Carefully

DuPage Radon Contractors has a process especially designed for real estate transactions.  We are driven to make it easy, problem-free, and without delay to closing.  With over two decades of experience with radon mitigation systems during real estate transactions, you can trust DuPage Radon Contractors to get it right. We know how real estate works, and we know how to work with lockboxes, and we keep up communication with all related parties, including buyers, sellers, attorneys, brokers, and more. We’ll even help you navigate your Homeowner’s Association by communicating with them and meeting their rules and regulations. We can provide your HOA with copies of our commercial insurance, license, and anything else they might need.

If you’re selling a house with radon in the Chicago area and you discover radon, DuPage Radon Contractors can help you. We have installed over 12,000 systems, and over 80% of our systems are installed in buildings that are either up for sale or have been sold. With DuPage Radon Contractors’ radon gas mitigation process for real estate transactions, we make it easy for sellers and buyers to obtain a system without delaying or jeopardizing closing. Call us or send us a message to get started today.

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