Inheriting a house is one of the few big surprises that life brings us sometimes. But what happens when you inherit a house in AZ? As much as you may want to keep an inherited house, sometimes you may be forced to consider putting it up for sale. Well, selling an inherited house can be a demanding task, but definitely not impossible! With the right information and assistance from Cowley Home Buyers, you should have no problems selling your inherited house. So where does the difficulty come from selling an inherited house in AZ?
Exactly what happens when you inherit a house in AZ?
There are a number of factors that should be taken into consideration when planning to sell an inherited house in AZ. Some of these factors include…
• Dealing with the emotional aspect of selling a loved one’s home
• The financial cost of making the necessary updates intended to attract buyers
• Dealing with potential costly liens and other hidden challenges
First thing, get ready for a rollercoaster of emotions
Selling a loved one’s house can be such an emotionally draining activity… This really cannot be stressed enough. The activity may involve removing his or her stuff, depersonalizing everything even more.
When our emotions get carried away, we often don’t make the best business decisions. Times like that are when you need people with experience buying and selling probate homes in AZ to help walk you calmly through the whole process.
Negotiating and managing the selling process
And other times, one might have to deal with expensive liens or other problems that don’t become apparent right away. Regarding these things, disagreements among your siblings might arise about the selling price of the house.
Apart from that, you will have to meet the financial cost needed for making the required updates to make potential buyers aware of and (hopefully) interested in your inherited house. There are also legal and taxation aspects of the sale that you must understand to make the sale successful.
These are the major problems that potential inherited house sellers have to deal with. Unless you are a professional in this area, the process can be tiring and daunting.
Now you know what happens when you inherit a house in AZ. This explains why you need to seek the help of real estate professionals who have had experience helping people sell their inherited houses. If you are considering selling your AZ inherited house now or in the next few days or months, then you are better off speaking to one of our real estate experts. He or she will come in handy extremely to help make the process as simplified as possible. Give Cowley Home Buyers a call now at (480) 744-5941.
Tip #1: Price Quick To Sell
Some people price their inherited property at an amount they think the market might pay for the house. However, there are many factors that go into this price and one of the biggest considerations is: how fast do you want to sell? Selling through an agent “on the market” can take months, and you’ll have to pay for the house and maintain the property the entire time. That can be costly and can eat into the higher price.
Many property owners quickly learn that they’re almost better off to price slightly lower for a faster sale… they might get less for the house but they also pay less on repairs, carrying costs, effort, and time, so it’s ultimately a trade-off that might turn out to be a total wash.
Tip #2: Avoid Pricing Based On Fond Memories Or Emotion
One of the biggest challenges that property owners of inherited property face when trying to price their property for sale is separating the happy memories from the true value of the house. The house might be worth a certain amount on the market but you may have such fond memories of growing up in the house or of happy times in the house that you accidentally use that emotion to increase the price. (This is VERY common.)
A better approach would be to work with a real estate company and find out what they can offer you, and recognize that the price might be lower than you were expecting… not because the house isn’t worth as much but because your wonderful memories have accidentally inflated the price!
Tip #3: Build In Discounts For Repairs
If you inherited the property from a loved one who had lived in the property for many years then you might find out that the property needs some repairs. You could choose to do this work yourself and then ask for a higher price but why do that when you could save yourself the time and effort (and what you’d have to pay for equipment, supplies, or a contractor) and instead just ask for less and give a “repair discount”. That way you avoid the hassle of the work, and you still come out the same financially.
As a matter of fact, some of our real estate investors will be more than willing to buy your house if it meets their expectations.