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How close is your neighborhood to a nuclear bomb?

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(BROKERAGE NEWS) Because we didn’t have enough to be afraid of already, a new video shows us exactly how close we live to nuclear bombs. Is it your job to tell homebuyers?

Baby, it’s Cold (War) outside

Because we didn’t have enough to be afraid of already, a new video by Real Life Lore shows us exactly how close we live to nuclear bombs.

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Barring the debate between knowing and ignorance is bliss, realtors now have to decide what to do with this unique information.

The ins and outs

If you’re selling homes in Albuquerque and your client plans to drive their kids to school along the same route that nuclear weapons are being transported in semis to the decommissioning facility, are you morally obligated to tell them? And will it affect their desire to purchase a home if you do?

On the other hand, it may very well be more likely for nuclear war to erupt and target the epicenters of our major cities, than for an accidental detonation to occur. So do realtors have to warn home seekers that big cities are likely nuclear targets as well?

It’s not not true

It’s starting to sound a bit like conspiracy, and honestly, it is. This video is made by Real Life Lore. That should tell you something.

The reality is, no one is safe from nuclear anything, anywhere.Click To Tweet

Trucks are constantly transporting nuclear weapons (and waste) along major routes in nearly every US state. And unless you live off the grid, hundreds of miles from any major city’s fall out zone or any major trucking route, you’re not safe.

You can even test different types of nukes on a map to see what kind of damage they’ll do and if your home will be in the fallout.

Watch for yourself

This is a rabbit hole, people. A dark scary path into the what ifs of nuclear explosions. It’s fear mongering, it’s scary, and we glom on to the frightening what ifs.

News is scary. But it’s also unlikely. That’s what makes it news.

Realtors need to pass on any information that they know about a home, but home seekers need to do their own due diligence and determine the risks they’re willing to take.

Fear is a choice

We all assume risks by living in a country that has nuclear weapons. We all assume risk by living in large cities, in rural areas, living far from work, commuting on icy roads, inhaling smog and even working from home all day.

Realtors aren’t required to warn us about all of these risks when they sell homes. Buyers understand that living anywhere has an assumed risk, but there are always benefits.

Convenience, money, time, protection. These are all tradeoffs for the small possibility of nuclear fallout, and ultimately we need to let consumers make the choice for themselves.

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