Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals)

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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
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No, it's not "a thing" in the parts of CA I've ever lived or worked in -we've never been concerned with it or required to monitor it; but we know it exists.

Jan 12, 2022 08:00 AM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Radon is not commonly found to be a problem in our area. I have only had one radon test done on a property in more than 20 years, and that at the request of a buyer who was moving from another state. The results were not an issue.

Jan 12, 2022 08:21 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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Sorry, Roy... I don't. We don't have a big radon issue here. I am in contract for a home that has a mitigation device in it and the inspection still showed high levels of radon... seller is working overtime to calibrate it correctly and ensure radon levels are where they should be.

Jan 12, 2022 07:30 AM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Not common here but if it comes up, a professional is hired. Would not want to depend on something purchased on Amazon, too much risk.

Jan 12, 2022 11:19 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

No.  Radon isn't a concern in my corner of the galaxy.

Jan 12, 2022 09:21 AM
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Peter den Boer
Atlanta Communities - Woodstock, GA
MBA,GRI, Associate Broker, Realtor

Yes I do. I use Birthing's and I like it.

Jan 12, 2022 09:13 AM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
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No, I don't. AND 11.78 well over the 4.0 threshold

Jan 12, 2022 08:22 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

As of October 1, 2016, Montgomery County law requires that single-family homes must be tested for radon before completing a sale of the home. ... The radon testing requirement applies to detached homes and townhomes in Montgomery County, Maryland.

Jan 12, 2022 07:45 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Roy,

Not a concern for us.  A

Jan 12, 2022 09:18 AM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
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No we don't Roy.   Radon isn't a big issue here in the desert.

Jan 12, 2022 08:38 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

It is not mandatory we test here in IL but it's a good idea. Every seller that says they don't have a problem actually do. 

Do not know of any monitor like a smoke detector.

Jan 12, 2022 07:49 AM
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Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

no, we have a ventilated crawl space.  My inlaws do because they have an unfinished basement.  They use airthings that communicates quality with their phone.

Jan 12, 2022 01:06 PM
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Karen Climer
Demetree School of Real Estate - Orlando, FL
Teaching people to pass the real estate exam

Radon is not a big thing here in Florida.  We have the radon gas disclosure, of course, but no mandatory test.  Basements are very rare in Florida.  I know radon doesn't only exist in basements, but those certainly don't help.

Jan 12, 2022 12:28 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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With that reading you may want to invest in a mitigation system, they are not very difficult to install.

 

Jan 12, 2022 11:20 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Hello Roy, Radon is not an issue in my area in California. We are required to have smoke and carbon monoxide detectors but not radon. 

I wish you all the best in your purchasing decision.

Jan 12, 2022 08:45 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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Roy, if you're interested in having your own home checked, I would contact an inspector who uses a sophisticated radon detection device. They are FAR more accurate than the over-the-counter products. Your lung safety is incredibly important!



I recently had an inspection on a home that was one of my listings that had a radon mitigation system installed by the builder several years ago. The inspector scared the you-know-what out of the buyers but, as soon as the agent shared his comments, I explained that this would be a quick and easy fix and guaranteed we would have this taken care of within a week - well before Closing. I called in a favor, got the radon mitigation system inspected and found the issue within 24 hours. The fan had gone bad and it was a $100 fix that resulted in a radon test that was within normal limits 5 days later.

 

This was the 3rd time I had this same issue so, I was confident I knew what the issue was. If nothing else, I knew that the sellers would remedy it, no matter what they had to do. After all, they were still living there!!

Jan 12, 2022 07:55 PM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I live in Canada's "Limestone City" where practically all homes have live in basements.  I have never once seen a request for a Radon Test in my lifetime. 

Jan 12, 2022 04:23 PM
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Raymond Henson, eXp Realty
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA
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I have not used or purchased one.

Jan 12, 2022 12:39 PM
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
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Radon is common in our marketplace and routinely tested for as part of the inspection contingency.  If the result is 4.0 or more, a mitigation system is installed.  It's not monitored like CO... 

Jan 13, 2022 05:47 AM
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Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
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I have a radon remediation system installed in my house. 1 out of every 4 houses in Maryland test high for radon and the levels can vary based on the season. Might be a good idea for someone without a remediation system.

Jan 13, 2022 05:31 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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INTERESTING and definitely an 'East Coast Thing' 
I cannot in 22 years now recall a single residence having a radon issue in my area . . . which shows up as very very very low risk.

I did not realize there were such high levels north of the border!

Jan 13, 2022 05:20 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Detection device, no, but I did have the level tested and it was very low. We don't have the conditions in my immediate area that generally contribute to higher levels, e.g. ledge. Plus, we have good aeration in the home. 

Jan 12, 2022 01:33 PM
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Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
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My husband purchased something like this for my daughter. Hers is a bit smaller and all black. I don't know the brand. 

When she purchased her house in KY, a radon system had to be installed. I would also remind them to check to make sure it is working when they're outside mowing the grass, etc. My husband found a tool like this so she can monitor the levels and make sure her system is working right and it seems to work well. 

Jan 13, 2022 06:45 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I do not but have had homes tested with unthinkable results, especially in Florida. Many years ago in Illinois I tested fine and the neighbors were 8 times over the safe limit. Those who never open windows should definitely consider monitoring 

Jan 13, 2022 04:04 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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No

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Jan 12, 2022 06:22 PM
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Ginger Harper
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team - Southport, NC
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Living on the coast of North Carolina, we do not have to deal with Radon. As you go further inland there are some concerns.

Jan 16, 2022 02:56 PM
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Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
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Roy Kelley,

I would strongly recommend a professional radon test for 48 hours and if the level is higher than .4 picocuries, have a remediation system installed. 

Jan 13, 2022 10:19 PM