If you are thinking about selling your mom and dad’s home because either they have had to move to a retirement or care facility or sadly they they may have passed away there’s a few mistakes you’ll want to avoid.
Avoiding doing any repairs or upgrades only because you feel that there’s no point since the buyer is going to just rip out any carpet, repaint over your fresh paint or tear down those new window coverings.
But, if you have the ability to do those things, it is very well worth it. Most people consider it a huge financial burden if the ‘have’ to do those things. On the other hand, if they make a change for their own personal preference, it is very difficult to negotiate a lesser price.
When possible, make these repairs or upgrades. If you cannot, don’t make the next mistake.
Spending needless time cleaning, de-cluttering and trashing decades of old items when they aren’t the items that should be focused on. This also applies to repairs.
Seek the advice of a real estate professional, a staging professional or an interior designer before you begin any work.
It can save you thousands of dollars, many man hours and lots of stress having to sort and sift through the past.
It can be overwhelming to have to go through your parents belongings. If they’ve been in the home for decades, what do you keep? What’s important and nostalgic vs. trash or appropriate donations?
A professional can help you with that process. Keep in mind that most interior designers and home stagers will charge you for that consultation while the real estate agent will do it for free with the hopes of getting the listing when the home sells.
Whatever you do, don’t call one of those signs, ads or letters that say, we’ll buy your house from you with cash and help you avoid all the hassles. It sounds appealing but you have to consider that these are investors. What do they do? Buy LOW LOW LOW and Sell High.
We have demonstrated time and time again that this little bit of impatience can cost a family upwards of a hundred thousand dollars. Even for the worst homes.
Call us today and we can get your Orange County California family home sold in days while squeezing out the most possible money.
We know that being burdened to take care of the family home when you have your own life, bills to pay and probably live in a different area can be a very daunting task.
Let us help you keep it simple and profitable for you so everyone in your family can move on with life.