Kristi Cirtwill, who is founder and owner of hoarderhomes.com, never imagined tailoring her business world into situations that involved walking through homes with acid rich urine retching homes, cluttered from floor to ceiling, garage to bathrooms with piles of trash, furniture, magazines, clothes, maggots and whatever it is one hoards over the years. Most of us would say YUCK!
Whilst the company itself falls under the umbrella of a real estate investment business, HoarderHomes.Com has a community perspective, a more down to earth reason as to why this business was created. 2%-5% of the U.S. Population has been reported to suffer from hoarding disease. It is diagnosed as a mental illness and there are many cases where hoarders are not found till they die in their own homes. “It really is a community issue, an issue that we must all come together to support one another and most of all to get help for the hoarders” says Kristi Cirtwill in a recent interview.
Take a walk through your neighborhood, observe the nature of the outside of the house, are the windows blocked or always closed off, have you seen the person living in that home recently? There are many telling signs when someone may be living in a hoarded home. Another giveaway is some hoarders love to house stray animals. Are you seeing signs of animals coming in and out of the house, possibly hunting for food at nearby places, try following them back one day to see where they go. There have been many reports where stray animal hoarders have 30-60 animals living with them at any given time. These animals need to be rescued!
Oftentimes, families are in shock when they find out a loved one is living under these circumstances. “I created this business to be empathetic to family members as well, not to judge but to create a supportive environment” continued Kristi. The state of the home is generally so bad that family members have no clue where to start or how to clean it up. The cost of getting a professional company to come in and do the clean up job can be very expensive and it becomes stressful.
HoarderHomes.Com is here to buy hoarded homes in the state that it is in, no stress! A huge part of this vision is to free the hoarder and their families from the stress of dealing with the home. It is no longer an asset but a huge liability. We buy the home without any fuss, we embrace the situation like a team player and generally close the deal within 10 days. In 10 days the hoarder or the family members (heirs) walk away from the home and we take care of everything from there on. This is when families get the opportunity to provide medical help for their loved ones, the actual hoarder gets to live in a clean and healthy environment and the community is now safe and animals back where they belong with the SPCA and possibly a new loving home.
Originally from Canada, Kristi moved to California almost 10 years ago to focus her energies on buying hoarded homes. She wants to work closely with families but also with hazard prevention squads who generally are on-call when an emergency takes place with a hoarded home. “It really has to be a team approach and my vision will remain community driven and family focused” says Kristi. If you want Kristi and her team to put an offer on a hoarded home, all you have to do is complete this form HERE. (link to website) Once you submit this form, someone will be in touch with you promptly to assess the situation, make you an offer and close the deal within 10 days. Don’t procrastinate what could be a deadly and chronic mental disease, help your community by calling us. www.hoarderhomes.com