How to Sell a Loved One’s Home for More Money – Even During the COVID-19 Pandemic
If you’ve recently lost a loved one, you may be feeling a bit overwhelmed. There are many things that need to be done in order to close out a deceased family member’s estate. This is the case, even if they were not ultra-wealthy.
That’s because without a trust, will, or other asset transfer mechanism in place, some – or even all – of his or her assets could end up having to go through the probate process. This, unfortunately, can be time-consuming and costly.
If your loved one owned tangible assets, such as a home and/or investment property, it is possible that these items could be left unattended – and in need of ongoing “carrying costs,” such as utilities and insurance – until they can be properly sold.
Is the Home Move-In Ready?
One way to help attract buyers is to ensure that the property(ies) shows itself in move-in condition. Walking into a house or condo that is freshly clean and updated can signal a number of things to a potential buyer – including the fact that very little will need to be done by them before they can settle in.
Although most people don’t relish the idea of spending time and money fixing up a property that they don’t intend to live in, studies have shown that renovated homes sell more quickly – and for a higher price – than homes that are advertised “as-is.”
How Can Fix & Sell Help?
The good news is that Fix n Sell will get the property up-to-date so that it is ready to stand out to potential purchasers – and you won’t owe one dime until closing day. If you’re responsible for a deceased loved one’s property that is in Orlando or the surrounding Central Florida area, contact us for more details on how our process works. Doing so could put your mind at ease and leave you with one less thing to worry about.