I just wrote an article over at RaleighRealEstateTalk.com about the issue of radon in residential real estate. Personally, I insist that every one of my buyer clients have a continuous monitor radon test done. Even though high radon levels can cause death, sometimes it still takes some convincing. It doesn't help that most of the builder contracts for new construction still do not address radon testing and the responsibility for remediation.
It's a simple $140 test for your buyers to know if they will be exposed to high levels of a deadly gas. Seems like an easy choice to me. Do the test, always. Still, not everyone involved in the home selling process is quite as insistent about buyers' having a test done.
It's tough sometimes telling my buyers that they must have the $140 test done when I'm the only one that seems to think it's a big deal. The good news is I can sleep much better at night knowing that my clients have done everything they can to protect the health of their families.