Discovering that hoarding is a mental disorder
Most people who suffer from hoarding don’t realize it is a mental disorder and therefore those who suffer, tend not to see it for what it really is. Imagine you have a family member that is a hoarder. It can be your mom, your dad, maybe one of your aunts or uncles. Now imagine that you have no idea that they are a hoarder and you think they live a normal busy life. Maybe you Facetime with them once a week or talk to them often but you haven’t been in their house for a while but you don’t think much of it. Imagine one day they don’t show up for work or an event. You try to call them, but they don’t pick up so you decide to go over and see what is going on. You discover that they have died. But that isn’t the biggest shock. You discover that they were a hoarder. Now you have to deal with the death of a loved one AND cleaning up the enormous mess in their house.
The emberrassment of hoarding
Most hoarders, if they even realize that they are one, are too embarrassed to admit that they need help. But it’s not common for hoarders to realize what they are doing and what is happening to their home. 2%-5% of the US population suffers from this disease and many don’t get the help they need.
The cleanup of hoarding
Arguments and problems always tend to start whenever money is involved. Cleaning up a hoarded home is expensive, and even after the cleanup there will be more costs e.g. to fix or replace the sink and bath, floor coverings, curtains, and the list goes on; sometimes a total remodel is required. There are firms that would probably clean it for you. For example, Simply Maid says they send a trusted cleaner to clean, so it may be worth looking around to find a more cost-effective option. But, it still costs money. The pressure to get on with closing the estate can be a very stressful process and therefore one possible option is to simply sell. YES! Sell the hoarded home as is. No cleaning or fixes required. It will satisfy everybody in the family waiting for their inheritance money and no one has to lift a finger.
How Hoarder Homes can help you and your family
At Hoarder Homes there are many benefits for the family when it comes to selling the house.
Benefits for the heirs and families are endless. Here is WHY:
- No realtor fees
- Cash purchase
- We close within 10 days
- No cleaning required
- No fixing required
Cleaning up and selling a hoarded home can be stressful and complicated but it won’t be as much when Hoarder Homes is here to help!
If you are an heir or know of someone who is facing difficulties because they have to make serious decisions around a hoarder’s home, please give us a call. We will respond promptly and provide an offer after evaluation. If you have a house today that you want us to assess and buy, please tell us more about the property here.