3 Things You Can Do In Charleston to Prepare Your Inherited House For The Sale

3 Things You Can Do In Charleston to Prepare Your Inherited House For The Sale

If you inherited a property that you intend to sell, make sure you read below all the way through so you know the 3 things you can do in Charleston to prepare your inherited house for the sale

It is always a difficult time for everyone when a loved one passes.   When you inherit a house, often it is meant to be a valuable gift from the deceased, but sometimes that gift can feel like a huge burden instead.  Houses take a lot of work (and money) keep clean, maintain and keep up-to-date…especially if there is a tenant involved.  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 Charleston to prepare your inherited house for the sale…

Preparing Your Inherited House For Sale — Tip #1

Very often folks who have a lost a loved one and have an emotional attachment to the home they lived in have a problem detaching the physical property from the person who was lost.  Even if you realize that you have many mixed emotions about the property, it is still often difficult to think rationally which can keep people from selling an inherited property.   Perhaps the most important thing to do is to remember and salvage the memories.  Instead of just paying to hold onto the property, but never really enjoy the it, the best solution is to try to understand that you are experiencing emotions about the memories of the house and the person who lived here. The house itself is just “brick and mortar”.

So if you’re thinking of selling but want to honor your lost loved one or preserve the memories, do something special in the house — take a video, post pictures for your family, gather some of the furniture and photographs and other mementos that you and your siblings will cherish. You’ll have a few items and mementos that will reflect and remind you of all the 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 a while. When this happens, you’ll find out that the person who lived there may or may not have taken very good care of the house.  But after living in the same house for quite some time, there might be areas of the house that they didn’t use very much, or that they used for storage or repairs and updates that were needed but never completed.  If you have time and energy, the best way to help your inherited house sell is to clear the house out, clean it up thoroughly, and present a beautiful vacant house to buyers.  However, that isn’t always practical or even possible….especially for new out of state owners who have no time or contacts to coordinate.   It may be best to simply allow a professional home buyer to take care of all the details.   A few real estate investors, like us at Charleston Home Buyers, LLC, are very familiar with these specific types of situations and able to quickly purchase the house for cash without the need for you to do any clean out or repair.  In fact, we have a couple of probate attorneys we work with in case there is no living trust and/or will.  We know how to expedite that process and save you months off the probate process so you can sell the home now.  And one of the best parts is that the majority of the time the closing can be completed using fax and Fedex so that no one actually has to travel to the home for the closing.  We also have an estate sale company on our team that can handle the sale of all personal items if you prefer.  Call our office at (843) 722-8937 today for more answers to your remaining questions or to get a no obligation cash offer within 24 hours.

Preparing Your Inherited House For Sale — Tip #3

Last, you should think about giving your house a paint job. If you inherited the house from someone who lived in it a while, they may have cared for the house but the wall colors may have faded. A paint job is affordable for you and it’s an easy way to help a house feel fresh and lived-in, even if you choose not to make any other updates or renovations to the house.


When your loved one passed the house on to you, they did so because they wanted to give you this gift. But selling the inherited house may make the most sense. So you’ve just read 3 things you can do in Charleston to prepare your inherited house for the sale.

Wondering how to sell your house quickly and easily without any hassle or dealing with an agent? That’s where we can help. We are professional house buyers and we’ll make you a no-obligation cash offer for your house. Click here to enter your information or call our office at (843) 722-8937 to learn more.

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