How To Sell A Hoarder House In Ohio
Do you need to sell a hoarder house in Columbus or anywhere in the Buckeye State? If you or a loved one have a hoarding disorder and a hoarded house which is just too much for you to declutter, organize and clean, it really is time to sell it.
We at Homesmith are here to help homeowners struggling with a hoarded home. We have purchased several hoarder houses in the past and we would be interested in buying yours, too, whenever you’re ready.
We buy hoarder houses for cash in “as-is” condition with absolutely NO clean-up or repairs needed… NONE! We promise not to hide any clean-up or repair clauses in our agreements, and you can have 100-percent confidence that when we say we buy a house “as is,” we mean it. In fact. we guarantee it.
“I never expected to receive the incredible relief that you provided through Homesmith. It will be hard for you to believe what your help meant to me! In many ways, you literally made all of these problems disappear! Mom is now safe in a nearby apartment, all her bills paid off, and happy. For me, two years of terrible dread and hopelessness is over.”
C. Allen S., Ph.D., J.D. [Columbus, OH]
What Is Hoarding?
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. If the house you would like to sell is elsewhere, we may still be able to help you. Please contact us to discuss by calling (614) 401-3651 or (877) HOMESMITH.
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 To Check Out
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
Hoarder Houses We Buy For Cash and How it Works
Homesmith mostly buys single family hoarder homes but will consider any type of dwelling in Ohio. Here are signs on what to look for and some examples of some of the hoarding houses we have purchased:
We Buy Hoarder Houses “As Is” And Hassle Free!
It can be very stressful to own, inherit or be responsible to sell a hoarder house, especially if it is an extreme hoarder’s house. The property can rapidly become a burden to you emotionally and financially that can often pull you into debt. But don’t be discouraged because the situation does not have to stay that way.
When looking to sell fast and easily without much effort or cost on your part, one of the best solutions you have is selling a hoarder house as-is for cash.
If you have an inherited hoarder house or 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 buy hoarder houses “as is” and 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 the hoarder has been moved our of their house to a better and safer location, or if the hoarder 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 hoarder 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.
Contact Us To Sell A Hoarder House Today!
Has maintaining your house gotten the better of you, and now it’s time to sell a hoarder house 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” for cash with no clean-up needed on your part. Call us to see how we can help you!