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3 Ways To Sell your Moldy House - Even when Your Realtor Says it\\\'s Impossible!

Need to sell your house -but you can't because of mold?  Your situation may not be as bad as you think.  In this article you will learn about three options to sell your moldy house.

3 Ways To Sell Your Moldy House – Even When Your Realtor Says It’s Impossible!

By Jon Dacken

I bet you’re frustrated over the mold in your house!

You want to sell it, but your realtor says it’s impossible! Won’t even take the listing.

This may come as a surprise to you, but there are at least 3 ways to sell your moldy house. If your realtor disagrees, you may want to look for a different realtor.  

What are your three options?

Option #1 – Tell It Like It Is And Sell It Like It Is

The mold in your house doesn’t mean you can’t sell it. It only means you must disclose it.  You just have to tell a potential buyer about the problem. Then let the buyer assume the risk of solving the problem. Although this option makes finding a buyer more difficult, it can be done. You should at least be aware of this option and how it works before crossing it off your list.

Option #2 – Fix It First

Another option is to fix the problem before you sell.  If you choose this option, you need to make sure the job is done right!  Otherwise you could end up paying for the repairs twice!

And be sure to get the proof (in writing) that the mold was successfully abated using a recommended procedure.  You’ll need the documentation for your buyer, and probably her lender, to show the problem is solved.

Doing it right is not hard.  But it is important. If the job is done wrong, you could make things worse. And you need something more than a paid receipt to show the work was done correctly.  You need a written report that proves the mold problem is gone!

Option #3 – Let The Buyer Fix It

Another option is to find out how much it will cost to solve your mold problem, and then let the buyer hire the contractor and pay for it after the closing. The work is done after you close the sale and you no longer own the house.

There are good points and not so good points about each of these options.   Like most things in life, there is no perfect solution.  You need to make the best decision you can – after you have all the facts. What might be the best option for someone else may not work for you.

For example, with our first option you simply tell the buyer there is (or may be) a mold problem, and then let them fix it.  The good thing about this option is that you don’t have to deal with it.  The not so good thing about it is that a smart buyer is going to want some pretty good compensation for taking an additional risk when she buys your home. That means money out of your pocket.

By applying these optionsFind Article, you’ll be able to sell your house and be in control of the situation.  However it’s very important to follow the right procedures and avoid the common pitfalls which can make the situation even worse.

The complete article about selling your moldy house is available free from my web site.


Jon Dacken is the author of several free reports about mold including “How To Sell Your Moldy House”.  Visit for your free copy.


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Jon Dacken is a practicing forensic industrial hygienist specializing in solving mold, moisture, and construction problems.  During the past 14 years he has successfully resolved more than 750 mold cases.

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