Mold is one of the most destructive things to a house. Unfortunately for home sellers, this can have a significant effect on their property. Mold is a serious issue, and you need to deal with it directly and responsibly so you can sell it at a fair price. There is no bigger turn-off for any home buyer than a house with mold growth. Here are some tips to help you out.

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 🏬Deal with Mold Immediately

Before you even advertise your house for sale, it is a good idea that you start to address any potential mold issues early on. Remember that cleaning up mold will take some time. You would not want buyers to walk into your home with mold remediation still ongoing. Aside from it potentially turning them off, word can easily spread in the real estate market and lower your chances of getting buyers.

🏦Have a Thorough Look Around

Do a thorough inspection of your house, and look for moisture accumulation especially in those areas where you have not looked in a while. Also see if you have any water damage problems which can also lead to mold infestation. Take note, though, that not all homes are at a risk at developing mold, so you need to assess if your house has a mold problem or is at risk of developing it.

🏥Make Necessary Repairs

Water damage is one of the top causes of mold growth. If you have such damage, get it repaired as soon as you can and watch out for mold as the repairs are done. Repairs can include removing damaged housing materials, so use this as your opportunity to check in ceilings and behind walls. If there is mold growth, stop any water damage repairs for the meantime and get rid of the mold first.

🏬Make Necessary Repairs

Water damage is one of the top causes of mold growth. If you have such damage, get it repaired as soon as you can and watch out for mold as the repairs are done. Repairs can include removing damaged housing materials, so use this as your opportunity to check in ceilings and behind walls. If there is mold growth, stop any water damage repairs for the meantime and get rid of the mold first.

🏥Get a Mold Inspection

If you think your house is contaminated with mold, get an inspection done. Mold inspections are not exactly cheap, but they can accurately tell you the problem (if there is one) and start work immediately. Your expenses will not be wasted if it turns out that you do not have mold, as their inspection report will serve as proof to buyers that the property you are selling is completely free from molds.

🏘Document Everything

Keep all proof of testing and repairs done on your home. This is important because these documents will come in handy if potential buyers have any questions about the house’s mold infestation and what was done to address it. Also, these documents will serve as your protection in instances when a buyer pursues any legal action after buying the property.

🏬Get Pre-Listing Mold Inspection

If you did have mold growth or water damage, but have had it repaired, work on getting an official inspection and report. This will help prove that these problems in your property have been fixed. Have these documents on hand so you can easily show this to potential buyers and immediately answer and questions or concerns they might have.

Selling a property with mold can indeed be a problem. Fortunately, there is some help out there. The real estate experts at RL Real Estate Group can help you sell your house at a fair price. Contact them now at 605-212-8431 or regan@rlrealestategroup.com. Visit their website www.rlrealestategroup.com for more information.

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How to Sell a House with Mold
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Mold is one of the most destructive things to a house. Unfortunately for home sellers, this can have a significant effect on their property. Mold is a serious issue, and you need to deal with it directly and responsibly so you can sell it at a fair price.
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