Selling a house can be frustrating, time-consuming, and even expensive. When it’s an inherited house, there is often additional red tape.
Yet if you don’t want to live in the home or deal with renters, selling your inherited home fast is still often the best option.
When you want to sell a home you received as a part of a settlement, will, or inheritance without all the hassle (and who doesn’t), here are 4 no-stress tricks for preparing to sell an inherited property in Sacramento.
Trick #1: Be Informed
Do you know what the process is to sell? Do you know how long it will take? Do you know how much it will cost you? Is it even a good time to sell? Who is buying right now? Do some research ahead of time and ask these questions to get informed about selling.
If you could increase your inherited home’s property with some simple repairs, you’ll be happy you spent time a few hours getting to know the current market. The more information you have, the better.
Trick #2: Plan Ahead
Now that you have a better idea what the process of selling your home looks like, it’s time to start making some concrete plans. You should have an A plan and a B plan (and be ready to tackle some of the most common obstacles).
If you can answer these questions, you’re probably prepared to sell your inherited home in Sacramento:
- Do you have a budget for the ongoing expenses and any repairs needed?
- How will you afford repairs that take longer than expected?
- What are the general costs to maintain the house before you sell it, such as property taxes?
- What if receiving an offer takes longer than average?
- What contingencies do you have if the real estate agent can’t find a buyer?
Dealing with these major issues as they crop up can be hectic. On the other hand, if you’ve already thought about them, you’ll eliminate a lot of stress. Consult with a professional to make sure you’re really ready to list your home or consult with an investor.
Trick #3: Get Consensus
If multiple heirs own the inherited property, you can’t just list it. You’ll need to talk to each heir to gain a consensus for selling the property.
Nothing is worse than starting the listing process and trying to sell your property, only to be stopped in your tracks by an heir who wants to go in a different direction. Get agreements in writing before you try to sell so you’re good to go.
Trick #4: Work With A House Buyer
You can skip a lot of the legwork and hassle by selling directly to a house buyer. A house buying company (like California Family Homebuyers) is the simplest, fastest way to put cash in your pocket. We buy houses fast, for cash, and in as-is condition… and we’re also experts at dealing with any of the challenges that come up regarding titles, liens, multiple heirs, etc.
One call to a company like ours is the best no-stress trick!
These 4 no-stress tricks for selling an inherited property in Sacramento will help you get rid of your inherited property without the hassle and stress!