“Nothing is more dangerous than a friend without discretion,” John de la Fontaine once said. Mr. de la Fontaine was known for his poetry, not his real estate wisdom, but what he said is definitely something to keep in mind as you prepare your Westchester property for sale.
The tight, close-knit communities Westchester is known for means that people around here look out for each other. They notice what’s going on. They may not be watching your home 24 hours a day with binoculars (at least, we really hope they’re not!) but there’s definitely a level of awareness about local activities.
With that in mind, do you really want a large van or panel truck proudly displaying the “We’re the Mold-Busters!” message parked in your driveway? Any home can have a mold issue, and it’s nothing to be ashamed of, but if you’re putting your home on the market, the last thing you want is people chatting about it. The mere fear of mold is enough to scare some buyers off, while other buyers know they can use concerns about mold to justify a low-ball offer.
The very best way to keep a mold problem from interfering with the sale of your home is to not have a mold problem. This means working with a professional Westchester mold remediation company that offers independent lab testing. Additionally, you want to choose a mold remediation company that understands what it takes to preserve the value of your home, which means showing up with discrete service vans that could belong to any kind of home-improvement contractor. That way no one needs to know what’s going on inside your home AND when your buyer asks about any mold issues, you’ll be able to hand them an independent lab result that certifies your property is mold free.