For an upcoming issue of Commonwealth, we want to talk about the various environmental hazards Realtors® will run into, and how they should handle them with buyers and sellers.

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We’re talking things like…

  • Radon
  • Mold
  • Carbon monoxide
  • Air and water quality
  • Sewage or "blackwater" contamination
  • Septic systems
  • Underground oil tanks
  • Lead paint
  • Meth lab residue

Help us. Can you suggest any other issues like these you’ve run into? Do you have a story to tell — scary, funny, or best of all, informative?

Did someone try to sue you because they didn’t like the taste of the water? Or because there was a funny smell in the basement?

Do you take any specific steps — like, say, paying for a radon test even if the buyer declines?

You get the idea. Reply here or drop a note to Andrew. Doesn’t even have to be detailed; we’ll talk to you when it’s convenient to get the full story.

Thanks for your help!