How To: Selling a Home With Mold
Hey all, Carter here with CB Home Solutions, and today we’re going to be discussing selling a home with mold in Appleton, Wisconsin or any of the surrounding Fox Valley communities. So what do you need to do when you have mold in your house and you’re looking at selling the property or you’re looking at renting it out, something along those lines? What are your options?
How Dangerous is the Mold…
Is it severe black mold, or is it just kind of the mold mildew that’s pretty much in every single house because of the moisture in the air?
Black mold is a significant health concern. You will get sick from it, and it starts to form in areas that have constant seepage or moisture issues. You can get a mold test, which you can buy online or have someone come out from professional company and tell you what type of mold it is. Is it a severe concern to your health or is it just something that you can treat with bleach or another mold stopping substance that you might buy at Menard’s or Lowe’s or Home Depot. To some up what we said… get a mold test.
How do you actually sell a house with mold?
How do you actually sell a house with mold? Nowadays everything has to be disclosed. You need to disclose that there’s been mold in the house. If there is mold in the house or if there’s a current moisture stain be sure to keep an eye on it because mold will grow if the moisture is not taken care of & if there is enough heat to help it grow. When you’re looking at selling, in most cases, if you are putting the house with a Realtor you have to have the mold remediated beforehand so there’s no concern from any potential buyers. It will be very difficult for a traditional home buyer to obtain financing if there is mold in the home. So you need to have it remediated and then you need to disclose the remediation to any potential or future owner of the property. (The More Documentation the Better)
Selling a home with mold can be a significant concern to any new buyer. However, if you sell it to a We Buy Houses company in the Appleton area or any of the Fox Valley, we’re going to buy the house as is. In most cases, if we buy a house with mold in it, we rip out the drywall, we rip out the 2×4’s, we spray and have a mold remediation company come in and remediate the issue and then everything’s brand new because we do not want to take any chances that the mold will come back in the future and harm the future inhabitant or the future owner of the property.
So when we buy it from you, you don’t need to worry about anything. We’ll take it in in its current state. You don’t need to worry about the cost of mold remediation or the house sitting on the market because of scared buyers. Of course, we would like to know if there is mold but we’ll eventually find it if not disclosed. That’s one of the best benefits of selling a house with mold to a We Buy Houses company like our own. We make the process simple and easy. Take the stress off of you, the property owner, and you can sell home with mold in as little as 14 days or whatever your schedule is.
Wrapping Up Selling a Home With Mold…
Ultimately, if you’re going to list the home with a Realtor, get the mold remediated, have it done by a professional and disclose, disclose, disclose. Everything needs to be disclosed because you don’t want a lawsuit in one-two years time when the new homeowner finds that there was or is mold in the property.
However, if you want to as is cash offer for your property, you want to consider selling a home with mold to a We Buy Houses company like ourself, fill out the form down below. I’ll be the one to reach out to you, have a brief conversation and see if we can help out you out. Thanks so much and have a great day.