Selling Your House With Pets

Pets can be a problem when it comes to showing, selling a home.

If you’ve sold a home, you probably have your “short-notice showing” drill in place. Hopefully you’re keeping the house relatively clean and neat during the sales process, so all you need to do is straighten, gather the family, and decide on the nearest ice cream place or entertainment venue to kill an hour or so.

For veteran sellers, it’s no big deal.

But one thing that is often overlooked, and can often be a big deal, is what to do with the furrier members of your family during a showing. Sure, a Sunday drive can be just as much fun with the family dog in the car, but what if you’re at work? What if your dog weighs 100 pounds and takes up two of the kids’ seats? What if you have a cat that would sooner take a bath than get in the car?

It can be a problem because,as this article from homebuying.about.com points out, everybody loves pets except for the home buyer who may be looking at purchasing your house.

While we let that harsh reality settle in, let’s talk about what to do about it.

The article’s top solution? Prepare yourself.

Have the animals live somewhere else while you’re relocating.

Yeah, we know. But think about it. It’s not always practical or convenient to you to get them out of the house while it’s being shown. It’s not fair or healthy to your beloved pets to throw them in a basement, yard or other confined space during the showing, either (and, if they have fear or anxiety about the situation, it’s not good for your house).

But would a family member or friend agree to take them on for a limited amount of time? Is it economically feasible to board them for an open-ended amount of time? It’s something you should think about.

In the meantime, you can make some pet-related fixes to the house; waxing and polishing floors, cleaning baseboards and under furniture (even the least-sheddy of pets leave some trace), and getting rid of odors and stains (think around doors, litter boxes, beds and food bowls).

This won’t be the most popular solution but, as the article says, if you want top dollar for your house, you’ll at least consider it.

Consider that the nuclear option, but clearly there are other ways. If you’re able to keep up on having the house clean and eliminating evidence of the animals, you can always have a trusted neighbor come get them and take them for a walk ahead of the showing. At the bare minimum, according to the article, you should put the animal in a size-appropriate crate and clearly mark it “Dog/Cat Inside: Please do not disturb.”

Another practical tip, from the experts at Zillow.com Check your local laws and see if disclosing pet presence is required in your area. It often is. Some buyers will appreciate knowing because of allergy concerns. Best case scenario, you’ve done such a good job cleaning up after your pets, they’ll be impressed by your housekeeping skills!

One other tip: Just because your house is spotless doesn’t mean it’s odorless. You may have lived with a particular pet’s odor for so long that you simply don’t notice it. Bring in a neighbor or honest friend and ask them to tell you if they smell your pets in your showing-ready house. If they still do, consider a professional cleaning of carpets and furniture. An article from HowStuffWorks states that undetected pet odor or damage can take up to $30,000 off the value of a home. Can you afford a deep-cleaning for that?

Here at Hampden Homebuyers we don’t mind if you are selling your house and it is full of pets. As a matter of fact, we recently bought a home that was vacant for 5 years and had a family of raccoons living inside!

You could send your pet off to live with family and friends while you try to sell your home, but this doesn’t seem pratictical. If you would like to sell your house quickly in “as-is” condition to a buyer that doesn’t mind if you have pets, then give us a call at 413-248-SELL or fill out our “Sell Your House Now” form on our website to get the process started.

Need to Sell a Springfield House ASAP?

Do You Need to Sell a Springfield MA House Fast

I need to Sell My House, and Fast!! If you’ve reached this page, it is likely sellthat this thought has crossed your mind and you are searching to find someone to buy your house quickly. Maybe you inherited an unwanted property and you’ve been unable to sell it because it is in such bad shape. Maybe you’re close to losing your house because you lost your job and your mortgage payment is higher than what you can afford. Or possibly you bought your property at the peak of the market, and now your house is worth less than what you owe.  Probably, your traditional Realtor hasn’t been of much help either. Even if your house has zero equity or negative equity, even if it is in such a poor condition that no bank is willing to finance any potential buyers, even if it has legal problems and code violations, we can help you Sell a House Fast! That’s because we are not your typical Buyers, we have the legal resources, the real estate knowledge and the cash needed to fix most distressed Real Estate situations and allow you to sell a house Fast!

Call us now at 413-248-SELL or visit our website and complete the “Sell Your House Form” to get an all cash offer on your house today!!

We are the #1 home buying company in Springfield, Chicopee, Holyoke, Agawam, South Hadley, West Springfield, Longmeadow and all surrounding Western MA towns. We can help you sell your Springfield house fast — for Cash.

To sell a house fast, call us now at 413-248-SELL….. Or fill out our Sell a House Fast form on our website HERE

Need to Sell a Springfield House Fast?

Do You Need to Sell a Springfield MA House Fast

I need to Sell My House, and Fast!! If you’ve reached this page, it is likely sellthat this thought has crossed your mind and you are searching to find someone to buy your house quickly. Maybe you inherited an unwanted property and you’ve been unable to sell it because it is in such bad shape. Maybe you’re close to losing your house because you lost your job and your mortgage payment is higher than what you can afford. Or possibly you bought your property at the peak of the market, and now your house is worth less than what you owe.  Probably, your traditional Realtor hasn’t been of much help either. Even if your house has zero equity or negative equity, even if it is in such a poor condition that no bank is willing to finance any potential buyers, even if it has legal problems and code violations, we can help you Sell a House Fast! That’s because we are not your typical Buyers, we have the legal resources, the real estate knowledge and the cash needed to fix most distressed Real Estate situations and allow you to sell a house Fast!

Call us now at 413-248-SELL or visit our website and complete the “Sell Your House Form” to get an all cash offer on your house today!!

We are the #1 home buying company in Springfield, Chicopee, Holyoke, Agawam, South Hadley, West Springfield, Longmeadow and all surrounding Western MA towns. We can help you sell your Springfield house fast — for Cash.

To sell a house fast, call us now at 413-248-SELL….. Or fill out our Sell a House Fast form on our website HERE

New Springfield House Flip

New Springfield MA House Flip

Here is the latest and greatest house renovation the team at Hampden Homebuyers has undertaken!!

We call this home the “Raccoon House” because it sat empty for over 12 years and was taken over by a family of wild raccoons!! They really made a crazy mess of the place, I think the pictures say it all.

We will be doing a full gut renovation on this home, including all new plumbing, new heating system, new electric, new kitchen, new baths, new walls, new floorplan, etc…….. You get the picture; new everything!

Have a look at the before pictures:

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Check out the Full Album!! Link Here

So, this place was full of Crap…. literally. The Raccoons were using this place as their latrine!!! Pretty Nasty.

If you have  a house in the Greater Springfield MA area that you need to sell, contact us right away!!   HampdenHomebuyers.com

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A few facts about FlippingSmart.com and HampdenHomebuyers.com in Springfield and Chicopee:

We buy houses in Springfield, MA. Right here; we’ll even show you how we do it.
We buy houses in Chicopee, Hoyloke, Agawam and Ludlow MA, no matter how ugly the house is. Ugly is good from a buyer’s point of view. Ugly house is another expression for “this home has potential”. Fixer-upper? Sure, we buy these ugly homes “as-is”, clean them up nice, and sell them for a profit.
We buy houses for cash in Springfield, MA, no matter how ugly the house is. So, if you want to sell your house fast in Springfield, Chicopee, South Hadley or Holyoke, point your browser at HampdenHomebuyers.com, also try our sister site MyHouseSoldNow.com – or, give us a call at 413-248-SELL and sell your house fast, because we pay cash!

 

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Selling a Springfield MA Area Rental

Selling a Springfield Area Rental? Some of the benefits. 

We all have dreams. Dreams of freedom from debt, our jobs, even the kids flying from the nest. What if you got to reach your dreams quicker. By selling your troublesome “rental property” you can benefit highly and get some freedom a little sooner. Selling a rental in the Springfield area? We can help.

Renters can be bothersome. Money can be tight when holding onto another home that is dragging you and your wallet into a pit of debt. Sometimes the stress seems insurmountable, but selling your Springfield area rental home might just be your ticket out.

No more renters calling or emailing about problems with the home.

No more worrying that your renters might move out and leave you with one month or two or even more months of no rental income.

Freedom to do more with the proceeds of your sale. Perhaps you have wanted to take that big trip abroad or redecorate the kitchen in the house you currently live in. Having an unexpected windfall would be nice for such occasions. Selling a Springfield MA rental can be easier than you think.

Before deciding on such an endeavor, reach out to your tax advisor and local realtor. They can be a wealth of knowledge in helping you get what you want and need from the sale. But for instance, you need a new roof, or the kitchen needs updating from it’s 1980’s retro look, or perhaps it’s time to change out the carpets. For most of us, we don’t have that kind of cash lying around. That’s where we can help. Fill out our sell fast form and see what we can do for you, with no repairs or out of pocket costs. No worries. Just a fast “All cash offer” after we view the property. Again, selling your Springfield rental can be easier than you think.

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Selling a Vacant Springfield Area Home

Selling a Vacant Springfield / Chicopee Home

2014-07-11-11-24-13So you’ve got an extra house in the Springfield, Chicopee, Holyoke area. It’s vacant, taking up your time and energy, but for what? Will you be renting it out or perhaps putting it on the market? Whatever your decision will be, you’ll most definitely be spending some big money in preparations.

Renters require a certain amount of time, energy and patience and having the house up to a “rental satisfaction” will mean making sure everything is in working order. Selling a house will take even more attention as now you are not only considering the renters, you have to consider your realtor and what they would want you to do to get it into sale shape, the home inspection company, who will tell you every tiny thing that needs fixing and the new buyer who might insist on a new roof or new carpets before they make an offer. There are plenty of things to consider.

Your vacant house can also be subject to vandalism, pest infestation, dry rot, overgrown vegetation, insurance cancelation etc. Without proper maintenance, even a nice home can become subject to a multitude of problems. Owning a vacant house can be a headache on so many levels.

So now you’ve decided that the vacant home needs to go, but you don’t want to spend a ton of money out of your pocket. So why not consider a cash sale. We buy houses, vacant homes, lots and land with no money out of your pocket. We even take care of the garbage. Hampden Homebuyers LLC has been buying homes in the Springfield metro area for over 10 years with a stellar reputation in the community. We pay cash for vacant homes, buy them as-is and can close within 2 weeks. Fill out our sell fast form at www.HampdenHomebuyers.com and see what we can do for you today!

We Buy Houses in Western Mass

We Buy Houses Fast Chicopee

No matter your reason for needing to sell we can provide you a fair, reliable, no-obligation cash offer for your house. We buy houses in any condition, area, price range or situation. Here are advantages of working with Hampden Homebuyers… All cash offer for your house t even need to clean the property

•We will close with a local attorney for safe, reliable transaction that protects you fully

•You’ll experience NO fees or costs

•You won’t have strangers entering your house, peering under your beds, and opening your cupboards

•We handle ALL the paperwork with simple, easy-to-understand contracts

•You will get immediate cash to use however you want •We are Confidential, & Sensitive to All Family Matters — no matter what situation you’re in, you’ll have a warm, safe experience

•We Provide Simple contracts and explain all things

•We pay more than other so-called “cash buyers” to ensure you get as much for your property as possible.

•10 year proven track history

If you would like to discuss selling a house in Chicopee or Springfield to Hampden Homebuyers LLC, Call us at 413-248-SELL or fill out our “sell fast form” and we will get back to you shortly. We are ready to help!

Why You Should Choose Hampden Homebuyers To Sell Your House Fast

Thinking of Selling Your Springfield House “As-Is”? Why You Should Choose Hampden Homebuyers

If you need to sell your house in Springfield, Chicopee, Agawam, Holyoke, Ludlow, Longmeadow, South Hadley, West Springfield, or anywhere in the greater Springfield area, and you want a fast, easy, hassle free sale, we are your solution.

Why choose Hampden Homebuyers when selling your house?:

We Buy in “AS IS” Condition – You don’t have to fix or clean anything. We also do NOT have home inspectors come through your house and give you some long report about everything wrong with your house that we want fixed!

We Pay ALL CASH – You will not have to wait 45-60 days for drawn out bank approvals with contingencies. We can easily close on the house within 2 weeks or less if needed.

We offer the most FAIR price possible for your property – We take the time to research your property and the repairs needed, instead of just making you some low-ball offer like other buyers may do. We ALWAYS make sure that it is a win/win deal. Also, (VERY IMPORTANT) we will make sure you fully understand how the offer price on your home came about.

We are local – We actually live in the greater Springfield area and we only buy homes in this area. This allows us to have precise and specialized knowledge of the market and of homes values.

There are NO fees and you will NOT pay any commissions – this can save you thousands when you sell your Springfield area house to us. Also in some cases we can even pay your closing costs, or work with you to greatly reduce your closing costs!

As you can see, there are numerous benefits to working with Hampden Homebuyers when you are looking to sell your Springfield, Chicopee or Holyoke house as-is.

Please call us now at 413-248-SELL to get the process started. Or you can fill out our “Sell Your House Now” form on our website and we will contact you shortly.