If you are dealing with a property with years and years worth of acquired possessions, the idea of selling can seem overwhelming. We walk into many houses that are packed floor to ceiling with stuff and then others, while not packed out in the open, every closet, cabinet, or storage area is packed to the rafters. They may or many not qualify as a hoarder house, but how you deal with this type of house would in theory work about the same as would a hoarder house.
Below, we offer some tips to help you sell your hoarder house fast in Kansas City, without the costs or stress you may expect!
Do you own a hoarder house in Kansas City? Or maybe you want to help a friend or family member sell a house that has most stuff than you know what to do with. Either, way, the tips below will help you sell your hoarder house fast in Kansas City. And remember, we will make you an offer for your hoarder house as-is, making it easy to sell without any hassles. Keep reading for more great tips!
When we tackle a packed house we start with supplies: trash bags, moving boxes, at tape gun and refills, magic markers. You may also want rubber gloves, a mask, and maybe goggles as it can get dirty in there.
When you see all of the items piled up, filling closets, cupboards, and rooms, you may fee very overwhelmed. It can be difficult to even know where to begin.
We like to survey the house. Walk through and open everything to see what you are dealing with. If you are lucky and say one room or the garage possibly is empty set up a working space where you can box and pack up and stack. Often we start with the trash bags and just picking up trash: out and out trash, outdated food, magazines, newspapers, and other things that people save that have no useful purpose. Bag it up and get it out so you have more room and quite possibly you might help the smell.
Other times we can’t find a work room and just start in one space, for example the kitchen table. Clear it off even if you just shove the stuff somewhere else and clear up some floor space to stack boxes. Then start sorting: stuff to keep, stuff to sell, stuff to donate and trash goes right in the trash bag and out to the dumpster. We have found that some of the items we might want to sell, we take the time to list on Facebook Market Place as we are cleaning and check the posts every few hours and have people stop by and pick up items, pay you and get them out of the way quickly, quite often netting way more than you would with a garage sale.
A lot of the items will have to go. You need to be mentally prepared for this before you say goodbye to your stuff. Take heart in knowing that your usable items are going to people who need them. If you have a lot of things you are keeping out of sentiment, it can be a good idea to take photos, which can be stored digitally, not taking up any space. Even if you decide to print a few out, a photo album takes up much less space than your boxes of trophies, old clothing, and books you don’t want to forget about. You can implement some of the strategies taught by Marie Kondo to eliminate all of the excess clutter once and for all. You need to be ruthless and remind yourself that stuff is just stuff. If you really want to sell your house without the help of a direct buyer, you may find that you have some work to do. Your only option is to get in there and do the work.
Go Through Every Thing
If you are cleaning out a house of a loved one, hopefully, you know what they might and might not have squirreled away. For example, my mother-in-law tended to take cherished items and wrap them in toilet paper and Kleenex and hide them in the house as her Alzheimer’s advanced. Her husband, my father-in-law is still looking for a few things. And one house we bought, we offered to buy as is, but the children had to go through everything as they had found all kinds of stocks, bonds, and account statements as well as cash in the few things they had gone through. They painstakingly went through everything piece by piece and uncovered a lot of money & accounts that their mother had hidden away in drawers, closets, cabinets, and boxes all over the house.
Focus on The Good
If you decide to sell a hoarder house, showing it before everything has been cleaned out, you’ll need to get creative in your presentation or pricing. Seeing the piles of junk that have piled up over time can send many people running the other way. You want to help your buyers see what can be. HIghlight the big windows, the big yard, or the new appliances. Whatever is great about the house, make sure it is highlighted front and center. People base a lot of their buying decision on their first impressions of the property. If you are selling a hoarder house in Kansas City the traditional way, you’ll want to do everything you can to make your prospective buyer’s impressions of the house a good one! When you highlight the great things about the house, hopefully, the not so great things aren’t as apparent. That said, you will need to disclose every potential problem with the house to your potential buyers, not doing so can be considered fraud.
Sell The House As-is… Junk and All
The fastest, easiest, and most stress-free way to sell a hoarder house in Kansas City is to sell it to an honest, professional, and experienced homebuyer such as kcmoHomeBuyer. When you sell to us, we will but the house as-is, no matter what you want to leave behind. We will handle your unwanted hoarder house in Kansas City, junk and all! You will be able to sell the house without any cleaning, repairs, or property showings. You can have all the time you need to clean out what you wish to keep… we will close whenever you are ready.
If you need to sell a hoarder house in Kansas City, reach out to our team before committing to an agent. Our team will make sure the selling process is fast and easy so you can sell your house fast in Kansas City without any extra costs, hassles, or wasted time!