Losing a loved one can be the single most difficult experience of your life.
On top of how heavy hearted you may be feeling, it’s hard to anticipate the business of loss—the practical things that have to be taken care of even though you’re grieving. Sometimes, it’s making burial decisions on behalf of your loved one and your family, or planning funeral services, and other times, it’s inheriting a property and having to decide what to do with it.
When you’re grieving the loss of someone close to you, deciding how to deal with a house you’ve just inherited is often the last thing you want to think about.
That was certainly the case for Carla, who came to us with such a story. Her mother had passed away unexpectedly, and Carla, who had just graduated from UCLA, had inherited her mother’s single-story in Clairemont Mesa. “I’m 24,” she told us. “I don’t know the first thing about selling a home—or even owning one. And I work in LA, so I can’t live way out there, and I’d never be able to afford the mortgage, anyway.” After we told her we could help, our team got to work.
When Your House Needs Repairs and You Need a Break
Despite a strong family support network, Carla was overwhelmed. She knew that between her low-paying, entry-level job and a bunch of student loans, she’d never be able to take on the mortgage payments for her mother’s house. But financial difficulties are just some of the things people who inherit property have to take into consideration. Here’s what we see the most:
- The house needs repairs or renovations. The house needs work—major work. Maybe the bathroom is barely functional, or maybe it needs a kitchen remodel. In a market like San Diego’s, houses often need an extensive amount of renovations to be competitive.
- The house is too far away. It’s in another city, sometimes even another state from where you currently live. This can be a huge inconvenience, one that makes it really difficult for people to sell on the traditional real estate market.
- The house holds too many memories for the people who inherit it. And this one’s understandable: for many, it’s simply too hard to move into the house of someone they’ve just laid to rest.
A Helping Hand When You Need It Most
Though we don’t often have clients as young as Carla, we see her situation a lot: they’re people who have inherited a house they simply aren’t ready for, for any number of different reasons, and who need a simpler solution so that they can get back to the important things in their lives. We can meet this need because we take out so many of the complicated parts of the home selling process, such as:
- Realtors. No middlemen doing the work to show your house and broker the deal, so no commissions and no hidden fees.
- Repairs or renovations. None necessary. We take houses as-is, even if that’s right smack dab in the middle of an upgrade.
- Cleaning or junk removal. In our experience, this part of the process is a huge hassle for clients, so we go out of our way to do it ourselves.
- Closing costs. You read that right: we cover them all.
- Open houses or home showings. No potential new homeowners rifling through your family’s things.
- Waiting. We’ll give you a fair offer within 24 hours after you contact us.
- Stress. Granted, there’s not much we can do about the stress you experience outside of selling your home, but count on us to make this part of the process easy, hassle-free, and fast.
In Carla’s case, selling direct was the option that made the most sense for her. Once she accepted our offer, we closed on her property within the week, and she named the closing date. If you think this option might work for you, either give us a call or fill out our simple, online form. Losing a loved one is hard enough. Call us today so that we can shoulder some of that weight and you can have one less thing to worry about.Views: 9