Real Estate and MOLD
Many of our customers are real estate agents, realty companies and mortgage brokers. They know that only a home inspection when selling or buying a property is not enough. They ask for a professional mold inspection to ease the worries of their clients. Interstate Mold Inspection has the experience, equipment and desire to see the new property owners and families move into a mold free home.
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Sure mold like this is easy to spot in a closet, but what about the hidden mold. What about the mold only a professional can find?
We at Interstate Mold Inspection know that selling a home in today's market is a challenge. As the inventory of available homes increases, sellers face increasing competition, requiring higher standards for maximum home sale price. An increasing number of buyers are employing home inspectors to look for things like radon and other health hazards. Homes that are infected with mold contamination face special challenges in today's housing market. In such cases, a mold inspection by a professional mold inspection company like Interstate Mold Inspection can make the difference between a quick sale and a frustrating wait for a buyer. Homes that pass IAC2 mold tests can be advertised as such, raising buyers' confidence that your home is the right home to buy!
Interstate Mold Inspection works with real estate agents, brokers, and home sellers to assure that homes are contamination free and market ready. We approach every home knowing that people will live there and raise their families. We recognize that each home represents the most important personal and financial investment most families will make. We seek to aid home sellers in preparing their homes for quick sale. As an IAC2 Council Microbial Certified Inspection Service, Interstate Mold is here to help you.
Is that just dirt or serious toxic mold. Let the professional tell you with a tape lift, and laboratory analysis.
REAL ESTATE AGENTS
WE WOULD LOVE TO BRING A SHORT POWER POINT PRESENTATION TO YOUR OFFICE AND EXPLAIN TO A GROUP OF YOUR AGENTS THE DANGERS OF NOT HAVING A TOXIC MOLD INSPECTION PRIOR TO CLOSING A PROPERTY. 30 MINUTES AND WE BRING THE SNACKS.
Interstate Mold inspectors look into every area for hidden mold.
Interstate Mold inspectors can check your walls for hidden moisture that will cause mold to grow on the inside of common walls.
A home inspection is a buyer’s opportunity to see if there any problems lurking about that may prove expensive to fix later. Home inspections nearly always uncover something in a home to watch for or minor repairs needed. But what repairs should buyers especially be alarmed about that could possibly send them back to the negotiation table? MOLD. Most home inspectors do not have the intense experiance in locating a potential mold infestation that could cause the new homeowner a sizable amount is remediation costs. Some times the seller doesn't even know that there is a mold issue hiding inside the home. Mold will hide in the most unusual places. Interstate Mold Inspection can find these hiding places. Interstate Mold has the experiance, knowledge, and equipment to make sure that the home that changes hands is free of mold.
Where moisture collects, so grows mold, a threat to human health as well as to a home's structure. Improper ventilation can be the culprit in smaller, more contained spaces, such as bathrooms. But think twice about buying a property where mold is pervasive -- that's a sign of long-term moisture issues.
Mold hides inside a wall where you can't see it. It sits there and has lunch on its favorite food "Cellulose" on the backside of the drywall
6 Deadly Real Estate Deal Busters — and How to Beat Them
You work hard to get the purchase contract signed, but you can’t relax even then. Deal busters are lurking. Be ready.
1. Property appraisal is too low.
Response: If buyers don’t have enough cash to make up the difference in the loan amount and the purchase price, work with the sellers to see if they’ll take back a second mortgage. Make sure the existence of seller financing is disclosed and won’t affect the buyers’ ability to qualify for the first mortgage.
2. Repairs required in the contract haven’t been completed.
Response: Head off the problem by including a clause in the purchase contract that the seller will deduct an agreed-upon estimate of repairs rather than getting the work done.
3. Sellers say they can’t make the move-out date.
Response: If the buyers have the flexibility to stay put, suggest that the sellers agree to pay rent for the period they’ll remain in the house.
4. Buyers can’t qualify for a large enough mortgage to buy the home.
Response: Insist that all buyers be prequalified before showing them homes.
5. The buyer purchases a new car two weeks before closing.
Response: Explain to your buyer clients that big-ticket purchases before the loan is finalized can jeopardize their credit score and endanger the mortgage approval.
6. The home inspector finds what could mold in the home’s attic and he recommends that a professional mold inspector look at it.
Response: Many buyers want to run at the first sign of mold, but most types of mold are benign for everyone except people with severe mold allergies, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Urge the buyers to get a mold specialist to assess the type of mold, its extent, and the cost of any remediation before backing out of the deal.
Number 6 may be the most important because it is the only one that can be a hidden problem. The only one that won't come to light until after the contracts are signed then potential lawsuits can arise. Interstate Mold Inspection can find a mold problem wherever it may try and hide. Order an inspection on that home you are buying or selling.