How To Sell a Hoarders Home

How To Sell a Hoarders Home

Hoarding causes serious problems in relationships, work, family, and social activities.  If you are helping a loved one who owns a  Tucson home, and might also have an issue with mental illness or hoarding, we can help.   How do you sell a hoarders home in Tucson? Keep reading to find out!

Ask any family member of a hoarder and they can tell you, it’s not easy. The cold truth is, owning real estate isn’t always a cakewalk, and when you have a ton of items around your home, it can become a health and safety issue quickly.  Your family member deserves to live in peaceful, quiet, and healthy conditions.   If your Tucson house isn’t helping your family member, maybe it’s time to sell it.

What is Hoarding Disorder?

What Hoarding Is..

When a person suffers from hoarding disorder, they save items that others would most likely view as worthless.  Hoarders have incredible difficulty removing items they feel have a perceived value, or will have a particular usefulness in the future.

What Hoarding Is NOT…

Hoarding is not “collecting.”  A collector will look for specific items (magazines, cards, and the like) while a hoarder will save random items for no apparent reason.  Many hoarders report feeling a sense of “security” when surrounded by their items.

How often does Hoarding occur?

According to the American Psychiatric Association, an estimated 2%-6% of Americans suffer from hoarding disorder.  It is more commonly found in males than females.  Surprisingly, nearly three times as adults aged 55-94 are affected by this disorder when compared to adults 34-44 years of age.

Questions To Ask:

  • Do you have trouble discarding things other people would get rid of?
  • How difficult is it to use the rooms and/or surfaces in your home because of the amount of things you have collected?
  • How often do you buy, or acquire things that you do not need nor have space for?
  • To what extent does the amount of the saving, hoarding, acquisition or procurement of things affect your daily functioning?
  • Do any of these symptoms interfere with school, work, social or family life?
  • How much distress does this cause you?

If you, or a family member is affected by hoarding, selling your Tucson home sometimes becomes the only option.

Seek Professional Help

More often than not, a hoarding disorder is not the only problem that a family member is facing.  Oftentimes, they may also experience other mental disorders including depression, anxiety, and use of alcohol or drugs to self medicate.   Dealing with an Investing Realtor who has the sensitivity, as well as experience to help sell or buy the property will be of a great advantage to everyone involved.

Ask Questions

There is a light at the end of the tunnel.  Sometimes when selling a home that has impossible amounts of debris, or items can be a challenge.  However, I have over 22 years experience dealing with Tucson homes for sale and buying Tucson homes in every condition.

As you can see, selling your home if a family member or friend has a mental disorder like hoarding can be challenging.. but it can be done!  Take a look at your situation, and if there is something that I can do to help you, then feel free to call or email!

Know of someone who needs to sell their home?

I can help! Send me a message or give me a call today! 520-403-6227

Real Estate Hoarding and Mental Illness
Video Transcription

Hey everybody. It’s Karl Krentzel with Sotheby’s International and Karl Buys Houses. I Just wanted to talk with you really quickly today about something that happens a lot in the real estate game. In real estate, a lot of times we come across situations that mental illness, hoarding and other things have a lot to do with the customers, the clients that we deal with.

You know, if you’re dealing with a friend, or a family member, or a loved one that’s dealing with hoarding, OCD, or any kind of mental problems it makes it very difficult for them to care for themselves or take care of their property. It’s always a little difficult sometimes to sell your property open in the public because you’re concerned about what others might think or say.

That’s why it’s helpful to have a team like ours that can help you through this process. We can make an all-cash offer on your property, close very quickly, and purchase the property as-is, regardless of its condition. So if you happen to have someone who needs this specialized help, then feel free to go ahead and reach out to me either by calling me directly at 520-403-6227 or you can go ahead and text me directly at that same number. Or you can feel free to contact me using the buttons below.

Thanks a lot and as always.. have a powerful sales day!

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