Curious About Selling A Hoarder House In Columbus And Throughout Ohio?
Do you need to sell a Hoarder House? If you or a loved one have a hoarded home which is just too much for you to declutter, organize and clean, it really is time to sell it.
Hoarding is defined by the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) as “the compulsive purchasing, acquiring, searching, and saving of items that have little or no value. The behavior usually has harmful effects—emotional, physical, social, financial, and even legal—for the hoarder and their family members.”
If you are a person suffering from the hoarding disease or with the compulsive hoarding disorder, or a family member, heir or guardian of a person who has the hoarding disorder, you are in luck because we buy hoarder houses, in as-in condition, with a cash offer in Columbus and throughout Ohio.
Homesmith buys hoarded properties in Columbus, Central Ohio and throughout the Buckeye State. If the house you would like to sell is elsewhere, we may still be able to help you. Please contact us to discuss.
What is Hoarding Disorder?
The American Psychiatric Association (APA) defines Hoarding Disorder as follows:
People with hoarding disorder excessively save items that others may view as worthless. They have persistent difficulty getting rid of or parting with possessions, leading to clutter that disrupts their ability to use their living or work spaces.
Hoarding is not the same as collecting. Collectors look for specific items, such as model cars or stamps, and may organize or display them. People with hoarding disorder often save random items and store them haphazardly. In most cases, they save items that they feel they may need in the future, are valuable or have sentimental value. Some may also feel safer surrounded by the things they save.
Hoarding disorder occurs in an estimated 2 to 6 percent of the population and often leads to substantial distress and problems functioning. Some research show hoarding disorder is more common in males than females. It is also more common among older adults–three times as many adults 55 to 94 years are affected by hoarding disorder compared to adults 34 to 44 years old.
Hoarding disorder can cause problems in relationships, social and work activities and other important areas of functioning. Potential consequences of serious hoarding include health and safety concerns, such as fire hazards, tripping hazards and health code violations. It can also lead to family strain and conflicts, isolation and loneliness, unwillingness to have anyone else enter the home and an inability to perform daily tasks such as cooking and bathing in the home.
Hoarding Disorder Resources
For more detailed information on Hoarding Disorder, please visit the following resources:
- The International OCD Foundation provides a complete Hoarding Fact Sheet, which is available at: https://iocdf.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Hoarding-Fact-Sheet.pdf
- The American Psychiatric Association explains “What Is Hoarding Disorder?” at: https://www.psychiatry.org/patients-families/hoarding-disorder/what-is-hoarding-disorder
- The Anxiety and Depression Association of American provides background on Hoarding Basics at: https://adaa.org/understanding-anxiety/obsessive-compulsive-disorder-ocd/hoarding-basics
- The Institute for Challenging Organization provides an ICD Clutter-Hoarding Scale® to assess cluttered homes on a scale from Level 1 (least severe) to Level 5 (most severe), and is available at: https://www.challengingdisorganization.org
Hoarding Houses We Buy & How It Works
Homesmith mostly buys single family hoarder houses but will consider any type of dwelling in Ohio. Here are examples of some of the hoarding houses we have purchased:
We Buy Hoarder Houses Columbus OH!
If you are responsible for selling a Hoarder House, Homesmith can really help in a situation like this because we are cash home buyers. Once we see the property, we will give you a written offer within 24-48 hours, and we can open escrow immediately. Our deposit amount will be non-refundable, so you know we are serious about buying the house. We will close in a time frame that works for you (can be as fast as one week). You can literally walk away and have cash in hand upon close of escrow without having to do another thing to the house. You can leave behind any items you don’t want to move.
We also buy houses where someone has passed away in the house. We are very sensitive to these situations and will work with you in a compassionate manner to make the house selling process an easier one.
One call and we will let you know when we can provide you with an offer on your home. If everything works out, we provide a cash offer on your hoarded home and close within or under 10 days or on whatever date works best for your situation. You get to move on with your life when you are ready.
What Other Sellers Are Saying…
When Homesmith buys hoarder houses, we invite our the customers to leave honest genuine reviews. Here is a sampling of the feedback we received from a seller of a hoarder house we purchased in Columbus recently.
“I never expected to receive the incredible relief that you provided ll her bills paid off, and happy. For me, two years of terrible dread and hopelessness is over.
“From the first moment, I felt that you not only understood the problem (of the hoarder house), but were also comforting in your discussions with me. I felt immediately that you had experience and knowledge of a process that would help us find a way out of this dilemma. As we went through the process, I felt that you were very, very fair in discussing an offer for the property and I was amazed that you were willing to deal with a problem of this size.
“I have to remark – as an attorney, I have dealt with many people in resolving business transactions. You are far and away the best communicator I have ever known. You never failed to respond to calls, texts or email, and often did so before I got up from the computer. For someone dealing with a family hoarder, that was a wonderful support.” — C. Allen S., Ph.D., J.D. [Columbus, OH]
Contact Us Today!
A hoarder home can understandably be a huge psychological and physical challenge for anyone.
- Has maintaining your house gotten the better of you, and now it’s time to sell but there is just too much de-cluttering and work to be done?
- Have you had a loved one pass away and you are now in charge of selling a Hoarder House?
- Are you feeling overwhelmed by the thought of removing mountains of household items, cleaning the house, finding a trust-worthy contractor and making necessary repairs, finding a good real estate agent, staging the house for sale and finding a buyer, only to have the escrow fall apart and having to start all over again?
If any of these situations concern you, Homesmith may be your best solution. We buy hoarder houses “as is” with no clean-up needed on your part. Call us to see how we can help you!