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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

There are so many things that one can die from cause of death is a profession

Sep 27, 2016 10:25 AM
Rainmaker
1,231,853
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

If I was buying, yes, I would have radon test for house on slab.  Any fissure in ground can allow radon gas to escape.

Sep 27, 2016 10:50 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

It's rare to have radon testing done in our area but buyers are notified it is one of the many inspections/evaluations they can do. From what I have seen and read the levels are very low in our county

Sep 27, 2016 02:55 PM
Rainmaker
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James (Jim) Lawson, DBA
DomainRealty.com LLC - Bonita Springs, FL
Broker Associate, RSPS, BPOR, HI & PE

I've lived in a first floor condo on a slab that required mitigation. Cost me about $1500 to fix. Concrete is porous at the micro level and homes are much tighter these days. Consequently, houses on slabs should be tested for radon in MHO.  

Sep 27, 2016 01:32 PM
Rainmaker
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Many people think it is but I have not heard of Radon even in basements in our area.

Sep 27, 2016 12:39 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

It is rare to have them done in my area unless it is a totally underground basement home with no door to the outside from the basement.

Sep 27, 2016 11:37 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

We have an out of County inspector rarely tested. On granite counter top red granite reading is high.  Ventilation is the key.

You have much probability to get run over by an automobile , get cancer from wireless router, second smoke than exposing low doasage of Ra.

Right now I am breathing soot from the Santa Cruz fire.  The red flame retardant may not be safe. 

Sep 27, 2016 09:13 AM
Rainmaker
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

It might be necessary if there is a cut into the foundation for any reason like plumbing etc. Any place there is earth contact you can have radon. It doesn't matter with a basement or not. I leave it up to the buyers to decide.

Sep 27, 2016 08:32 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Never had one done on any of mine whether on a slab or with a basement.

Don't know if they are ever necessary, but the do offer comfort for some.

Sep 27, 2016 05:43 PM
Rainmaker
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Personally I would have it checked. 

Sep 27, 2016 02:03 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!

Radon is also rare in my area but, I refer the buyers to radon.com and let them decide if they want to have a radon test performed during their Due Diligence period.  It's totally their call and not up to us to state an opinion on the subject.

Sep 27, 2016 01:49 PM
Rainmaker
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

in Montgomery Co MD all homes must be tested now

Sep 27, 2016 01:00 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

We provide the mandatory disclosure.  It's up to Buyers whether or not to pursue it.

Sep 27, 2016 12:49 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Well, if Radon is present in the area I would at that time

Sep 27, 2016 10:31 AM
Rainmaker
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

We have a disclosure, I don't think I've ever seen anyone actually test for it since it is supposedly everywhere any way

Sep 27, 2016 11:44 PM
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Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Radon is common in my area. I'd suggest buyers test, even if with a slab - there could be cracks in the slab and radon gas could be getting in.

Sep 27, 2016 09:08 PM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

All of the homes must be tested in our area.

Sep 27, 2016 07:56 PM
Rainmaker
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

Radon tests are not commonly done in my area.

Sep 27, 2016 05:08 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

If you are in a radon-prone area, I'd say yes.

Sep 27, 2016 02:00 PM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

 We don't find it necessary in any home up here.

Sep 27, 2016 07:56 AM
Rainmaker
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

In So Cal I've only seen one radon test done in the last few decades.  It was done by a buyer who had that as a top concern.  It just isn't a concern out here.

Sep 28, 2016 03:02 AM
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Radon testing is not a requirement in NC. Buyer needs to ask for it. It might also depend on the area you are in if radon is a major factor.

Sep 27, 2016 09:35 PM
Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Here in NH it is done, 1 is usually put in a br and the other in the living room on a 1 level slab home. Radon can come up through the slab.

Sep 27, 2016 09:19 PM
Rainmaker
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Mary Yonkers nailed this one!

Sep 27, 2016 08:34 PM
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Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Yes.  I have  had elevated radon levels in homes on slabs, a first floor condo, a home with a crawl space and those with basements. 

Oct 01, 2016 08:17 AM
Rainmaker
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Absolutely - radon can be a silent, odorless killer if undetected and can be fairly easily mitigated if detected.

Sep 29, 2016 10:12 AM
Rainmaker
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I would still have it tested, we have it so much in the Denver area.

Sep 29, 2016 04:14 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

I've never had a radon test in 14 years.  Like Jeff Dowler - it would be rare in my area as well. 

Sep 28, 2016 02:40 AM
Rainmaker
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Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

It should be a consideration for any home if radon is a concern in the specific geographic area.

Sep 28, 2016 02:11 AM
Rainer
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Jessie Cochran
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Panama City Realty Group

As I understand it, Radon is supposedly everywhere (I may be wrong since I'm not a geologist etc.) so why test for it?

Sep 28, 2016 12:05 AM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Not required in Florida, but the option is there during the inspection period.

Sep 27, 2016 11:47 PM
Rainmaker
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin Is radon prevalent in your area? If yes, it is probably a good idea.

Sep 27, 2016 11:45 PM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

An extra test is always good for the consumer before purchasing a home.

Sep 27, 2016 10:55 PM
Rainmaker
4,558,684
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

I have never had a client complete a radon inspection in our area.   There are many inspections they can choose to complete.  

Sep 27, 2016 10:33 PM
Rainmaker
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

In our market no.

Sep 27, 2016 10:22 PM
Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

yes

Sep 27, 2016 10:01 PM