When you inherit a house or a loved one is going into assisted living, the responsibility of selling the home may fall to you. It’s a stressful time, and the added weight of fixing up the house and listing it can be overwhelming. Instead, think about selling the house “as-is” to a cash home buying company.
To sell quickly and for a good price on the open market, a house needs to be in pristine condition. That’s often not the case with an inherited home or one that has been occupied for sometime by someone elderly or sick. To list it, you will need to spend money—if there is any—to make repairs and make it presentable.
You can save the expense of repairs if you sell the home to a cash buying company. These companies will buy your home “as-is,” meaning, in its present condition. There are no public showings, so it doesn’t matter how the house looks.
Selling to a cash buyer can also reduce the hassle, especially if you’re dealing with the property from a distance. Since a cash sale happens quickly, you don’t have to wait anxiously for an offer or worry about the results of a home inspection or appraisal.
You also won’t have to be concerned about paying upkeep expenses for very long. While a house is for sale, you still have to pay utilities and insurance, and you have to keep the lawn trimmed and the house looking nice. After selling, you will have one less thing to worry about.
A cash sale to a home buying company can be completed in 30 days, and often within a week or two. Here’s how it works: You contact the company and tell them about the house—size, number of bedrooms, location, and general condition. The company will send someone out to look at the house (but there are no formal inspections). You’ll have a cash offer within 24 hours, and you can close as quickly as the paperwork can be arranged–sometimes within a week.
Selling a loved one’s home is never easy. Nevertheless, selling to a cash home buying company can make it easier. You can save the expense and mental strain, and get it all over with quickly. That way, you are better able to focus on funeral arrangements or the mourning process without worrying about taking care of another property.
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