Spring is here, and summer is just around the corner. Normally, that would mean homeowners everywhere would be getting busy on home projects, possibly sprucing up their place to sell, or just doing that renovation that’s been waiting all winter. This year is a little different, though.
As states across the country start to ease restrictions and we begin to move out of “quarantine” mode and try to get back to our normal lives, many of us may be facing trying times due to job insecurity, unexpected drains on savings accounts, and a rise in credit card debt, all while working from home, maintaining social distancing, and homeschooling the kids.
Trying to sell your home during a pandemic can be more than inconvenient. It can be downright stressful. Selling a house involves juggling a lot of different priorities during the best of times, and if you need to sell your home during trying times like these, you’ll be under additional stress. Fortunately, you have options. Here at HouseMax, helping people who need to sell quickly or sell during a difficult time is what we do best by providing quick sales, fair values, and cash offers.
Who is attempting to sell a home during trying times? You might be surprised. A lot of regular folks may find themselves looking for options when things don’t go so well, either because of personal setbacks or something like a global pandemic.
- Those facing unemployment, bankruptcy, or other difficult situations may need to downsize, while others may want to relocate for a new job, but they’re not sure if selling is an option at the moment.
- For those on a tight budget, renting may be the cheaper option, especially as there are fewer maintenance and insurance expenses associated with rental properties. For empty nesters and retirees, the upkeep and expense of a house may make owning a family home no longer worth it.
- New jobs aren’t the only reasons we relocate, especially during trying times. We might want to move so we can take care of relatives or if we want to be closer to family members.
- Inherited properties can be a burden rather than a boon, and often people inherit homes that they can’t do anything with. At the same time, individuals who own rental properties may be looking to sell them off in order to free up some cash.
- Many homeowners might need some extra money to help ride out the next year or two as the economy recovers.
The bad news is that selling a home during a downturn in the economy – especially one associated with a nationwide health concern – may take a lot longer than normal. And for many, the prospect of working with a real estate agency may only belabor the process and delay the outcome.
Fortunately, there’s a lot of good news for those attempting to sell a home during COVID-19, even in the midst of an economic downturn. The housing market across the nation is still strong. Sure, inventory is down a bit and sales are slower than normal, but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. If you want to sell your home fast, there are still options, and they don’t have to include slashing the price or spending a lot of money that you probably don’t have on remodels and upgrades.
While that may be what “certain experts” are telling homeowners to do in order to move their homes during tough times, there’s no need to drop the asking price, bring in a home-staging pro to pretty the place up, pay closing costs, throw in $1,000 gift cards, or any of the other suggestions a realtor is bound to give you, when people like us are ready to buy your home at a fair cash price – and fast!
Ultimately, all those “expert suggestions” just delay the sale of your home and leave you with less money in your pocket. Instead of subjecting yourself to that, call HouseMax. We’re here to help you get rid of unwanted property, move forward and away from debt, rid yourself of the threat of default and bankruptcy, and get started on a new life, all without spending countless hours or lots of cash to make it happen.
How does it work? Like everyone else, we’ve had to make some adjustments to our tried-and-true formula in this age of social distancing, but we have plenty of options that will help you sell your home quickly while keeping you safe. If you’re still comfortable with a home visit, our experts are happy to wear a mask and will do everything we can to be in and out quickly. If you’d rather not meet in person, we have virtual solutions that can work through the whole process right up until the point of sale.
Even during these (or any other) trying times, we can offer you a quick sale on your home that puts cash in your hands when you need it most. We’re a family-owned business, interested in what’s best for your family, which is why you can always expect a fair value for your home and consideration for your time and safety.
HouseMax is a national cash home buyer located in Kansas City that specializes in helping homeowners get rid of burdensome homes fast. We aren’t real estate agents who are trying to find a buyer for your home – we are the buyer! Contact HouseMax at any of our locations in Kansas City, St. Louis, the Orlando, Florida area today!