If you inherited a property that you intend to sell, make sure you read this blog post all the way through to know the 3 things you can do in Hawaii to prepare your inherited house for the sale…
When a loved one passes, it can be a difficult time for everyone. And although inheriting a house might seem like a wonderful way for a loved one to pass something of value on to you, it can also be a burden. Houses take a lot of work to maintain, keep clean and keep up-to-date. If you’re thinking about selling an inherited house, or if you are still exploring your options, here are 3 things you can do in Hawaii to prepare your inherited house for sale…
Preparing Your Inherited House For Sale — Tip #1
Perhaps the most important thing to do is to save the memories for yourself. It’s easy to discover that you have many mixed emotions about the property, and that can actually keep people from selling an inherited property. Instead, they just pay to hold onto the property but never really enjoy the property. The best step here is to understand that you are experiencing emotions about the memories and about the person who lived here. The house itself is just the structure.
So if you’re thinking of selling but want to preserve the memories, do something special in the house — take pictures, gather some of the furniture and photographs and other mementos that you will cherish. You’ll have a few things that represent your memories and you’ll still be able to sell the house to keep it from becoming a burden.
Preparing Your Inherited House For Sale — Tip #2
Chances are, you inherited the house from someone who lived there for quite a while. They may have taken great care of the property over the years, but there also may be parts of the home that weren’t used very often or that fell into some stage of neglect and disrepair. The years of accumulation start to become apparent. The best way to help sell this inherited house is to clear out everything and clean it up so that you can present a beautiful empty house to buyers (or even better yet, stage it).
Preparing Your Inherited House For Sale — Tip #3
Last but not least, you should think about giving your house a new paint job. If the person from whom you’re inheriting the house had lived in the home for a while, you may find that the paint has faded over the years. A new paint job can do wonders for a house, making it look fresh and modern (as well as having the extra benefit of hiding any persistent smells). If you only have enough funds for one upgrade, make it a new paint job. Just be sure to pick a neutral color scheme so that you keep your potential buyers pool as wide open as possible.
When your loved one passes a house on to you, they do so because they want to give you a gift. But selling an inherited house may make the most sense instead of keeping it, taking on the burden and cost of extra maintenance and/or becoming an instant landlord. You’ve just read 3 things you can do in Hawaii to prepare your inherited house for the sale. What will you do now?