Are you dreading the thought of selling a property with years and years worth of acquired possessions? Selling a house like this can seem incredibly overwhelming. Below, we offer several suggestions to help you sell this type of home … without the cost or stress you might expect.
Do you own a hoarder house in Omaha? Or maybe you want to help a friend or family member sell a house that has loads of stuff packed in and around it! A few tips below can help you sell that hoarder house fast. And remember, Anna Buys Houses is open to making you an offer for your house As-Is, making it truly simple to sell without any hassles. Keep reading for more great tips!
When you see all of the items piled up, filling closets, cupboards, and rooms, you may feel truly overwhelmed. It’s hard to know where to begin to get it ready to sell. You’ll want to organize yourself in a manner that makes sense. You can start by putting like items together. This way you can go through the items, determining what to give away and what to keep. Another option for the organization is to go room by room through the entire house, deciding what to do with the items as you go. Be sure to designate specific places for 1) items you want to take with you; 2) things you want to sell; 3) things you want to give away; 4) items you want or need to throw in the trash.
A lot of the items will have to go. You need to be mentally prepared for this before you say goodbye to your stuff. Take heart in knowing that your usable items are very likely going to people who need them. If you have a lot of things you are keeping out of sentiment, it can be a good idea to take photos of each item, which can be stored digitally, thereby not taking up any space. Even if you decide to print a few out, a photo album takes up much less space than your boxes of trophies, old clothing, and books you don’t want to forget about. You can implement some of the strategies taught by organization professional Marie Kondo to eliminate all of the excess clutter once and for all. You need to be ruthless and do your best to remind yourself that stuff is just stuff. If you really want to sell your house without the help of a direct buyer who will buy it As-Is, you may find you have some work to do. The best option is to get in there and do the work!
Focus on the Good
If you decide to list a hoarder house on the MLS, and plan to show it before everything has been cleaned out, you’ll need to get creative in your presentation. Seeing the piles of junk that have accumulated over time can send many people running the other way. You want to help your buyers see what can be. HIghlight the big windows, the big yard, or the new appliances. Whatever is great about the house, make sure it is highlighted front and center. People base a lot of their buying decision on their first impressions of the property. If you are selling a hoarder house the traditional way, you’ll want to do everything you can to make your prospective buyer’s impressions of the house a good one! When you highlight the great things about the house, hopefully, the not so great things aren’t as apparent. That said, you will need to disclose every potential problem with the house to your potential buyers, not doing so can be considered fraud.
Sell The House As-Is… Junk and All
The fastest, easiest, and most stress-free way to sell a hoarder house is to sell it to an honest, professional, and experienced homebuyer such as Anna Buys Houses. When you sell to us, we will but the house As-Is, no matter what you want to leave behind. We can handle your house in Omaha, junk and all! You’ll be able to sell the house to us without any cleaning, repairs, or property showings. You can have all the time you need to clean out what you wish to keep… we can close on the property whenever you’re ready.