It’s probably not something you spend a lot of time thinking about, but today’s buyers are actually pretty diligent about NOT buying homes with poor indoor air quality.
One study by UL Environment of 1,000 consumers found that 70% of Americans are actively looking for “greener products” for their homes.
Buyers are more concerned than ever about issues like mold, radon, and carbon monoxide.
So how does your home’s air quality stack up?
And if it’s poor, how do you fix it?
Here’s some advice…
Test For & Decrease Radon Levels — High levels of radon are the second highest cause of lung cancer. So this is definitely something to look out for. A radon test can be done for under $500 and, if levels are too high, a mitigation system can be installed for about $1,500-$2500.
Change Air Filters — Consistently changing the HVAC filters is an easy way to maintain good air quality in your home. Create a schedule and stick to it.
Invest In An Air Purifier — Air purifiers can help with removing toxic chemicals from the air. It doesn’t solve the source of the problem, but it ensures that the air you’re breathing is a bit cleaner.
Renovate — If you want to sell on the MLS and your home has poor air quality, then you’ll need to invest in some renovations. This can be pretty spendy, but it’s necessary for meeting buyer expectations.
Sell Fast & Move — If your air quality is poor and you want to sell without spending tons of money to fix it, then consider selling to us over at Simpatico Properties . We can make you a fair cash offer, close in as little as two weeks, and we’ll buy your home as-is. Give us a call at (301) 234-7300 to learn more!