Lead Safety: What Real Estate Brokers Need to Know
2 CE (Education)
Any structure built before 1972 is at risk for containing lead paint. The prevalence of lead paint may impact a buyer's decision on whether or not to purchase a property. Sellers may have more realistic expectations regarding the sale of their property if they are aware of the implications of lead based paint that may be present on the property. Real estate agents can help to communicate the implications of lead based paint to their clients if they are better educated on the subject.
- Define lead abatement and explain why lead-based paint is prevalent in buildings prior to 1972
- Identify and explain the health implication of lead-based paint poisoning
- Describe risks of performing renovations on areas afflicted with lead-based paint
- Explain government regulations that address lead-based paint
- Describe tests available to determine if lead-based paint is prevalent in a building
- Communicate implications of lead-based paint to clients
Istvan L. Zsako
Istvan is an ASHI Certified Home Inspector, Certified Mold Inspector, Residential Certified Thermographer, Sewer Scan Certified, American Home Inspector Training Certified and Licensed Commercial and Residential Contractor with a NM GB98 License. His experience in contracting for home maintenance and home construction has been valuable for consulting homeowners in their home purchases. He has been performing home inspections for real estate transactions for over 10 years and as a contractor for homeowners for over 25 years.