If you’ve recently inherited a house in the Jacksonville Fl area and are in the process of deciding whether you should keep the property and rent it out or sell the property. Here are a few things for you to consider before making your decision.
Consult A Probate Attorney In Your Area.
The first step most people take when selling their inherited home is to get legal advice from a trusted probate attorney. They will be able to guide you through the probate process and the steps you will need to take in order to complete the process and be able to sell the house or take possession in order to rent it out. The probate process can be lengthy and difficult at times and you will want an experienced attorney to work with to complete the process. Once the process is completed you can then sell the inherited property or rent it out.
Preparing The Home To Sell Or Rent
This can be a very emotional time in ones life after the loss of a loved one. Whichever choice you decide you’ll still be faced with the task of clearing out the house of all the loved ones possessions and belongings.
Years of memories and belongings can seem like an insurmountable task to complete. We’ve heard from past clients that this was the single biggest obstacle when getting ready to prepare the house for sale.
People find it very difficult to find the time and to make the decisions on what items they should keep and what ones they should sell or donate. This can be extremely stressful to be making these decisions and complete this part of the process.
That’s why we purchase inherited properties “as is” with anything and everything that you want to leave behind. We make it as easy as possible to sell your inherited property and move on with your life.
If the home is in need of repairs and updating you would want to make them before listing the property for sale.
If you are considering selling your house with a Realtor they will usually walk the property with you and go over all of the repairs that they feel would be necessary in order to list the house for sale.
It is possible to sell your house without a Realtor but you will want to put some money aside to market the house for potential buyers. You may also need to hire a real estate attorney help you with the legal end and the paperwork, this will come with an expense.
The process of getting the repairs completed can be difficult and expensive. you may have to pay for the repairs up front and then wait until the house sells in order to recover your money. At Blonde Girl Homebuyers we will buy your inherited house. “as is” , no matter the condition. So if you are overwhelmed with the thought of taking care of all of the repairs consider getting a fast cash offer on your inherited house.
Still Considering Renting?
If you are considering renting you inherited Jacksonville property then you have to realize that you will still need to take all of the steps above in order to get the property ready for a new tenant. Although you may be able to save a bit on the repairs and upgrades you will still have to get it rental market ready for your area.
If you are not an experienced landlord you may want to re think this option as it can be more work and aggravation that people realize. Tenants can demanding and do not respect your property.
There is nothing worse than renovating your inherited property for a tenant and going back 6 months later only to find it a total mess. Or the nuisance repair calls at 2 am when the ac goes out. You would not believe the amount of “experienced landlords” that call us to sell their house: we call them tired landlords because the tenets will wear you out.
Inheriting a house in Jacksonville can a very stressful time for some people. As you can see there is a lot involved in getting the house through the probate process and getting it ready to sell or rent.
If you want to avoid all of the stress that comes with selling your inherited house call Blonde Girl Homebuyers Jacksonville Office. We buy properties in any condition and can close quickly. We have purchased many homes from people that were in the same situation you are facing now. We understand the process and can make it hassle free.
3948 3rd St S # 134
Jacksonville Beach FL 32250-5847