This blog is directed to home buyers. I would like to comment on what is going on in the real world. We go to sellers homes every day for estimates on Radon systems. We get calls from sellers every day about Radon systems. The first statement is we tested high for Radon, now we have to put in a system, (they are not happy). Do you want to know what the first question is? It is, “what is your least expensive system, or how cheap can you put a system in”? Of course we go through how our reputation is that we do it right, and stand behind our work, and that the buyers will be happy with our system. More times than I care to say the response is, “I don’t care about quality, how it looks, or where it is as long as we get one passing test”. I understand that the economy is still down, and that many sellers are losing money when they sell their home. Now they are stuck with putting in a Radon system. They will get no benefit out of it, they are moving out. (to bad they were not informed about Radon when they purchased) As nice as we can we go over the quality issue and explain that if it were them buying the home they would want the best system possible to protect their family. Many times we lose the sale on price. Sometimes it’s a $100 difference or $25 or $50. My competitors prices bounce all over the place, where as ours are posted on our web site. If you are a buyer, and you want the best system for your family, you can request that we install your system. You may have to pay the difference in price. You should have a say in who installs your system, you are the one buying the home. Don’t get stuck with what the seller was willing to pay for, and with a Radon company who is willing to do it wrong to get the job.