At Simpatico Properties , we’ve helped lots of different people in Hagerstown sell their homes in a difficult situation.
And we wanted to offer a few pieces of advice. Because even though your home is damaged… it doesn’t mean you can’t get a decent chunk of money when you sell.
Here are a few things to keep in mind…
Check With Insurance — If you have homeowners insurance, check with them to see if they will cover any of the repairs… and if they will, then ask how much.
Repair Damaged Flooring/Walls/Etc. — Before the house can be sold on the MLS, buyers will expect you to repair any damage that the fire or flood caused, including flooring, ceiling, walls, windows, appliances, etc. The price of this will depend on how much damage there is and how much homeowner’s insurance is willing to cover.
Don’t Forget Smoke Damage — A fire will also cause smoke damage that leaves stains and odors in the home. A chemical sponge can be used to remove this but be careful doing this yourself.
Watch Out For Mold — Both fire and flood can cause mold to take hold, so make sure to keep an eye out for any mold damage and deal with it as soon as you see it.
Consider Selling To a Professional Homebuyer — If all of this seems like too much work, we get it. We buy homes professionally in ANY condition and we pay cash. We can even close within a couple of weeks. Give us a call at (301) 234-7300 if you want to get your fair cash offer.