Sell Your Fire or Water Damaged House

Selling a home can be difficult at the best of times, add fire or water damage and a sale can become ten times harder. Whether your home has been affected by a fire or a flood, repairing serious damage can be costly. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to reduce costs. Here is a quick guide to selling a fire or water damaged house.

First Step

After your home has been through a fire or water disaster, you need to assess the full extent of the damage and factor in all costs. In the USA, fire damage can cost you anywhere between a hundred dollars to $100,000 dollars. On the other hand, a home that has been damaged by flooding comes with an array of complications. You need to ask yourself if you are willing to take the hit and restore your property back to its original state, or if you want to consider other options instead.

Make a Successful Claim

Homeowners with water damaged and fire damaged houses will need to go through similar processes. You should document all damage to the property and make note of all the small details. Once you have catalogued the damage, contact your insurance company to make a claim. Your photos and details will act as visual evidence to back up your claim.

Contain the Damage

Next, you need to work quickly to contain the destruction to your property and prevent the damage from getting worse.

Water Damage

When it comes to flooding, the effects can rip through your home quickly. A lack of action can result in mold spreading through the walls and onto other surfaces. Your sheetrock, or drywall, will need to be removed. In addition, dehumidifiers and fans should be used to air out the property. Mold can grow on damp surfaces in as little as 24 hours. Mold damage can be notoriously difficult to fix, and if it has already spread to multiple surfaces you will need to put in a lot of work to get rid of it. Not to mention, the costs to contain mold and mildew can be extortionate.

Fire Damage

When it comes to fire damage, you should contact your local fire department to ensure the house is safe to enter. Fire can cause structural damage to your property and it can also affect your utilities. If you find that your utilities are disconnected, do not try to reconnect them yourself. Leave it to the professionals.

Price it Up

Only when the damage has been contained can you begin pricing up the repairs. At this point, bring in a professional to assess your house for an accurate estimate. Employing a reputable organization will give you peace of mind that you won’t be taken for a ride, it will also help potential buyers gain insight into how much money they may have to spend on the property. Alternatively, if you have already decided that the price of renovation is way out of your budget then you may want to consider selling your home as-is.

We Buy Water Damaged Houses

You can sell your water damaged house to OnPoint Home Buyers. We buy water damaged houses as they stand because we have got the knowledge and expertise to make them shine again. With a portfolio of properties, we have got the means to take your damaged property off your hands and offer you a fair price in return. We understand how difficult it can be to renovate a run down property and so we have a team of professionals to do the job for you.

Need to Sell Your Fire Damaged House?

If your home has been fire damaged, don’t worry. We’ve got you covered. Fire damage restoration companies can cost an arm and a leg. However, we buy fire damaged houses all the time, so we know exactly what to do with your property. OnPoint Home Buyers have a team of experts on hand who can evaluate your property and give you a fair cash price. We can make selling your fire damaged house as easy as possible and we can close in as little as seven days. For a hassle-free selling experience, get in touch and we can walk you through the process.

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