Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California, Inc.)

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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Yes, the electric company provided the report at no charge. Even though report indicated no issues, buyers were not convinced and decided not to purchase the home. 

And I remember at the time being told the emissions from the toaster in the kitchen were more than from the lines. 

Those emissions are everywhere.

Feb 05, 2020 03:36 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

No never.

I have a client that works for SDG&E as an engineer. He says it’s all BS fear and assumptions when it comes to EMFs.

No proof of cancer etc.

He’s got no reason to lie, he’s an independent contractor. Not a company man.

Feb 05, 2020 08:51 PM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

No but I have known people to be concerned over this. I did not know that there was a test for this. Who does it?

Are those people licensed or are they psychics? No offense to our lovely Candice A. Donofrio .

Feb 05, 2020 04:20 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

actually, I had a 32 lot subdivision that was bordered by high tension wires....the very large pedestals.... you could actually hear buzzing in the backyard of the homes that bordered those pedestals....  the builder/developer had electro magnetic testing done...inside and outside of the homes he built on speculation.... there was more of a reading inside than outside.... but that was all within a normal range....

and everything sells.... we get resales there now!!!

Feb 05, 2020 03:00 PM
Peter Mohylsky
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL

News to me.  Not sure how i would handle this event.  Personally I would have to do more research as well.  

Feb 05, 2020 02:42 PM
Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Tampa, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Tampa Home Buyers



My clients typically do not want a home close to power lines.  I stay away from potential problems that may haunt the buyer after closing.


Feb 05, 2020 02:34 PM
Eva B. Liland Century 21 Doug Anderson
Century 21 Doug Anderson - Lancaster, CA
Glad to be of Service 661-714-1643

I have never received one but I do understand what you are talking about. Do you have a buyer that has requested it Jeff Dowler, CRS ?

Feb 05, 2020 02:21 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

No to both.  

Feb 05, 2020 05:25 PM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

In PA the microwave towers were fairly dense throughout the Philadelphia suburbs in the 80's. Occasionally the need to identify the transmission paths were sometimes requested by Buyers. One in particular exceeded the "allowable" radiation levels all too frequently. Lawsuits eventually brought it down a few years before their use was abandoned. I guess 5 or 6 EMF reports were requested and half nixed those potential sales.

Feb 05, 2020 04:57 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Going way back into the recesses of my memory and I recall seeing such a report but I don't remember the exact situation.  Maybe it was a class/seminar where the topic was being discussed.  Unfortunately, I don't remember the details.  

Feb 05, 2020 04:44 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I have seen this happen.  The facility was a mile away, and we had a report that had been issued by an independent  as well as the report from the facility.  Both were in agreement, and all went well.

Feb 05, 2020 02:38 PM
Sharon Altier, SFR
Lawton Realty Group, Inc. - Elmhurst, IL
Your Real Estate Partner

No experience with this one.  Interesting.


Feb 05, 2020 08:30 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Seller has never provided a EMF report.

Has a buyer ever been concerned. Hell YES!

So I have a Tri-Field meter. And yes, EMF radiation is EVERYWHERE.

The real issue becomes. "What are you going to do about if you must live among people?"

By a magnitude of 100, EMF radation is greater inside the house. So, one can choose to not go wireless and hardwire everything. Sounds like a solution but the wi-fi is still on even if nothing is connected.  Thermostats and refrigerator and TV and Alexia are all generating EMF inside the house. And even if everything was identified and shielded, including the digital power meter,  The rush to 5G and it's use of the currently untested frequencies up to 900 giga hertz (current technology uses 2.5 to 10 gHZ) and can be installed on a light post in front of your house WITHOUT notification. Current detection meters do not measure those frequences.

For those who are hyper EMF sensitive...the future looks bleak.

I think it is a real concern.  But much like plastics and China, you can't get rid of them.

In my case a seller walked away when the meter crossed the threshold due to the residential power transmission lines.

Feb 05, 2020 03:09 PM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I have never seen a report, but there was much caution in regard to power lines on the part of buyers (and rightfully so!), particularly among those with children.

Feb 05, 2020 03:06 PM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

No. Here it's up to buyer to investigate if they're worried anout EMFs.

Feb 05, 2020 03:02 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

It has NOT happened to me Jeff Dowler, CRS 

Feb 05, 2020 02:43 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Once in 33 years and the home was under some high tension lines. The wife was afraid of effects, the levels wer ehigh but no one could say what was too high. They bailed but one of the next round of 5 offers was choosen and closed

Feb 06, 2020 05:35 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

No, but I have had buyers look into the backyard and say "next"!

Feb 06, 2020 04:41 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

No and no.

Feb 06, 2020 03:51 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Is this for one of those stray voltage situations that we see around the high voltage powerlines?

Feb 06, 2020 01:17 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

No, never heard of that out here.  Not even sure who would do that or how.

Feb 05, 2020 10:31 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Never had the request and I'm not sure who I would call in the event they did ask for one! I suppose the power company? 

Feb 05, 2020 09:40 PM
Denise Copeland
Home Sales Palm Beach - Jupiter, FL
Jupiter Abacoa Sales & Beach Front Luxury Homes

I haven't had buyers include an EMF on an inspection report. However there is a cool little app for the iPhone that allows me to check EMF readings which is quite accurate!

Feb 06, 2020 10:07 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I have not heard about that, so I would have to say no, a seller of mine has never provided such a report.

Feb 06, 2020 10:29 AM
Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Improving Conditions

No, never had a seller provide a report - but the topic, like many other topics has two very polarized views. For sure, the buyer pool is much smaller for any home near high powered transmission lines or substations. In our area I would guess that somewhere around 2/3rds of the public would not buy homes under or near high voltage transmission lines or next to a substation regardless of any reports provided to them.

Feb 06, 2020 08:50 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I have read about these reports but have never been involved with one.

Feb 06, 2020 07:48 AM