No mater big or small, fire can be devastating to a house and the lives of the people who live inside. Now just because your home has fire damage, really doesn’t mean it’s unsaleable. Unfortunately, many fire damaged houses are sold instead of being repaired. Like in our last post on termite damaged houses, we will offer tips on how to sell a house with fire damage in Beaumont TX!
After dealing with a fire, a homeowner will often feel a bit overwhelmed and disheartened. Home owners often sell the house is order to escape the some times traumatizing memories and to also allow for a fresh start. So before you go signing up with a realtor and listing the house on the MLS (Multiple Listing Service), there are a few things you should definitely consider first.
To Repair or Not To Repair
How much money do you really want to spend or can spend on making repairs? Now buyers on the MLS aren’t typically the people looking of what people call “fixer-uppers”, especially not something with extensive fire damage. If you really want to get the house in front of these kind of buyers, expect that you will have to do some of the work first. When dealing with fire damage, it is important to be prepared for the things you aren’t able to see with the naked eye. You could have things like structural damage, smoke damage, warping do to heat and other problems as a result of the fire. In some cases not all, homeowners will some times opt to tear the house down and build completely new, or cut their losses and sell the land and to move on. Almost all restoration companies are expensive do to the experience it take to fix a fire damaged home. But often times their services are worth every penny. They will provide a thorough cleaning and up to code repairs on the damaged areas.
Instead of attempting to list the house on the MLS, you have the option to sell the house to a private buyer such as The Aida Group. We purchase homes in the Beaumont and Texas areas, as-is. We can help with fire damage and other roadblocks sellers find themselves facing. When you sell directly to us, you won’t have to make a single repair to the house. You will be able to sell it and move on with your life! Thats RIGHT just sell it and be done. No huff no muff. Just more money in your pocket.
By selling your house directly to a company such as The Aida Group, you will be able to quickly and easily walk away from the home. We know that you might have painful memories, so we aim to make the process as quick and easy as possible. We will pay a fair price for your house, calculating the repair costs into our offer. You won’t have to worry about finding a buyer, making repairs or having an inspection because we purchase as-is. We will take care of everything so you can move on with your life.
Now the cost of repairing a fire damaged house can range drastically. While insurance may cover many things, however, you will still likely incur expenses you won’t be able to recover. Once your house has been damaged by fire, the repair costs are only the beginning. You will need to pay for the house to be professionally cleaned and inspections by the city to deem the house livable. If you decide to sell your fire-damaged house to us, as-is, the repair costs are factored into the offer.
After dealing with even a small fire in your house, there are bound to be a wide array of emotions. Make sure you take the time to fully weigh your options, without rushing into anything. Get the help you need to handle and emotional distress you might be dealing with. Then, and only when you are ready, deal with the next steps for your home.
If you decide to hire an agent to sell your house, it is critical that you disclose everything. Leaving something out can cost you! It is imperative all potential buyers know the history and condition of the home they are thinking about buying.