It’s no secret that selling your home can feel like a painful, never-ending process — especially when it comes to managing finances on top of finding interested buyers looking to do more than browse through open houses.
You’ve done everything right, but you’d do anything to speed up the process so you can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that the deal has closed and that the sold sign is getting put to good use.
But wait, before you rest easy thinking feng-shui-inspired tips have made for the perfect home staging, it’s a good idea to look past the arrangement of the sofa and onto the home’s interior. No, not the drapes or wall colors, but the indoor air quality results of a home evaluation.
Have we piqued your interest? Consider this:
Why Consider a Home Evaluation?
Just like you go for a routine doctor’s visit to make sure your body is functioning properly and there are no signs of illness or infection, a home evaluation is performed to provide more details about the conditions of your home and potential issues that may go unnoticed.
And because buying a home is such a significant investment, just focusing on the bigger picture might not be enough, which is why an inspector will evaluate things like the structural component of the home, interior plumbing system, and visible insulation.
The other important factor you won’t want to overlook during your evaluation? Indoor air quality.
Thermal imaging, airborne particle scans, mold sampling, and a carbon dioxide (CO2) check are all part of the assessment that will ensure your home is healthier than ever. After all, just because something is invisible doesn’t mean that it isn’t still lurking in your home as a potential hazard.
Making the First Move
When selling your home, the last thing you want is for a buyer to back out of the sale after finding airborne contaminants or mold growth during an evaluation of their own.
Especially considering that indoor air pollution levels are two to five times greater than outdoor levels, according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), it’s likely that some unfavorable results might scare away potential shoppers.
That’s why it might be a good idea to take the initiative and get the home evaluation — as well as the IAQ test — out of the way to ensure that your home truly is sell-worthy, and that there’s no room for lower negotiation prices due to air quality issues.
Hiring a Professional to Reach Your Goals
Is it any surprise that homes with indoor contaminants such as mold or dust are 20-60% less likely to be considered a “healthy home“? And, of course, a healthy home trumps any amount of tasteful decorations you’ve managed to arrange on the walls, which is why getting an air quality assessment should be at the top of your to-do list when selling your home.
With Discreet Air Quality, you can be sure a team of licensed professionals with nearly 30 years of combined experience is available to help you meet your goals so you can be on your way to a successful closing.
To learn more about our environmental services or how we can assist you on the path towards a cleaner, healthier home, contact us by calling (754) 702-7019 today. Don’t let airborne contaminants get in the way of your future in a brand new home!