When it comes to selling your home, you always want to get the most money for your investment. Sometimes this means investing in some basic cosmetic fixes like removing dated wall paper, painting over that Kelly green wall in your living room with a neutral color or simply mowing the lawn. It’s the same concept that people use when they “flip” houses: Homes that have great curb appeal, clean, updated or newer fixtures, and are move-in ready sell quicker and for a higher price than homes with issues.
This means that if your home has a mold/moisture problem, you need to fix it before it goes on the market. Consider the following:
- If you have mold, you have a moisture problem (faulty pipes, leaky roof, poor ventilation).
- If you have a moisture problem, it is somewhat likely to significantly decrease the value of your home, possibly more than the mold issue itself.
- The home inspector will likely find the moisture problem along with possible water damage.
- If the home inspector finds the mold and moisture problem and you chose to move forward with selling your home as-is, your potential buyers may have issues finding a bank to finance the home. Finding a cash buyer presents an added challenge in selling your home.
- Mold removal, remediation and restoration is an investment in the home because it fixes the original moisture problem and damaged materials, and addresses the ugly mold stains.
Commissioning Healthy Way for the job gives you an added benefit by saving you the hassle of hiring several contractors because Healthy Way does it all, from remediation and removal to remodel. Healthy Way also has a transferable warranty second-to-none in the industry, so your potential buyers can buy with confidence. And because Healthy Way knows that time is money in the real estate world, your home will be top priority so that you can start listing it ASAP. More on mold mitigation for real estate sales.