Should I Rent or Sell My House?

Rent or Sell My HouseYou’re moving, but there’s one catch. What do you do with your existing house? You can rent it or you can sell it. It’s a hard question to answer, and can be complicated by several factors. Let’s talk about the pros and cons of each.

Renting Isn’t for Everyone

Renting is expensive and time consuming. Many people think it’s free money, but a single bad tenant can take months (or even over a year) to evict, during which time you may be making no money at all. A disgruntled (or careless) tenant can cost tens of thousands of dollars in property damage. And having tenants means you need to take midnight calls because the plumbing is stopped up, and you need to invest in things like new HVAC systems, water heaters, and more.

There are companies that will manage rentals for you, but they take part of the profit. With a single rental, you’re not likely to be making much money, and if anything happens to that rental, the cash flow stops. That’s bad if you’re relying on the income, and it’s even worse if you have a mortgage to pay.

Why Would Anyone Rent?

Some people are afraid of selling their house; they know that they need repairs and renovations, and they don’t have the money to spend. Other people hold on to their home for sentimental reasons, and they hope to keep it within the family. Still others already have tenants in their house, and they don’t want to disrupt them.

Long term, all of these factors may seem to be more significant than they really are. Homeowners can sell their homes without repairs and renovations if they work with professional home buying service like Purple Mountain Holdings. Most of the sentimentality about a property will not only fade with time, but can become a liability with a few bad tenants. Finally, tenants can choose to move at any time, and it is possible to sell a property even if there are tenants already there.

That’s not to say there aren’t situations where renting is ideal.

Renting out your property could be for the best if you plan to hand your property down to your children or grandchildren, or if you plan to move back to the area after a brief absence.

Selling Your House

In most situations, selling your house is absolutely the right call. It’s a clean break. You’re no longer responsible for the property. You’ll get funds right away, and you’ll be able to do with those funds what you wish, including purchasing another home. You can invest the money you get for more reliable, less risky income than rental income.

But what holds many people back is that they aren’t sure they’re going to get fair market value for their house. They may worry about not being able to sell their house if it’s dated, ugly, or old. And they may worry about all the renovations, repairs, and other maintenance they have to do to make the property look sellable and desirable.

All these issues can be solved by working with Purple Mountain Holdings.

At Purple Mountain Holdings, we do our renovations and repairs in-house, and we love rehabilitating old homes with a lot of personality. That means that we’re able to provide fair offers fto properties that otherwise aren’t attractive or that need a lot of work. We can even work with you if there are tenants in place. And since we offer cash for houses, that means that you’ll be able to sell your property fast and move on. There’s no waiting for a mortgage loan to be processed and clear.

Contact us at Purple Mountain Holdings today to find out what we can offer you.

What Is the Foreclosure Process in Colorado?

Foreclosure ProcessIn Colorado, there are two ways that a lender can foreclose: judicial foreclosure and nonjudicial foreclosure. But foreclosure isn’t a black-and-white process. If you’re about to go into foreclosure, the situation may be more complicated than you think. Here is what you need to know about the foreclosure process in Colorado:

Lenders Have Different Rules With Foreclosure

Whether it’s judicial or nonjudicial, you should be aware that different lenders have different foreclosure processes. Some lenders will start to foreclose the second they can — after 120 days of late payments. If four months sounds fast, it’s because it is. Many lenders won’t start foreclosure until six months, and even then, some might take up to a year. It really depends on the lender. It’s possible that you can interrupt a foreclosure using three methods:

  • Selling your house. Sell your house fast enough, and you will be able to pay your bank note off in full, and they will have no reason to foreclose on your property. But many people hesitate to sell their home because they’ll need to make repairs or because they worry their home isn’t ready for the market.
  • Short sales. You can ask your bank if it’s possible for you to sell your property short. If you owe $200,000 on your property, you could sell it for $160,000. This is common if you’re underwater on your loan (if you owe more than it’s really worth).
  • Bankruptcy. It’s not always a great idea, but bankruptcy does stall foreclosure. But that also means that you’re going to have a bankruptcy on file, which is often worse than a foreclosure.

Usually it’s best to talk to your lender. If you’ve experienced a temporary shortfall, they may be able to work with you. But if you really can’t afford your property anymore, there are other options you’ll have to pursue.

The Types of Foreclosure in Colorado

A judicial foreclosure means that the bank has to go to a judge and get an order to foreclose. This will take some time, but you can’t know how long it will take; you should be aware that foreclosure is imminent. Once the bank has a court order, they’ll be able to remove you from the property and sell it.

A nonjudicial foreclosure occurs when the bank has power of sale, which is outlined in your legal documents. “Power of sale” means the bank can sell your property in the event that you fall into foreclosure without having to go to court.

At every stage, you need to be notified of the bank’s actions and intent. You should be notified 21 days before a foreclosure sale, with information about how to cure the sale. You may also be able to stall foreclosure proceedings by filing an “intent to cure” within 15 days, which states that you’re intending on paying the amount owed.

Foreclosure Should Always Be Avoided

There are some serious consequences to foreclosure. Not only will you find it difficult to rent and buy a home in the future, but your credit will be damaged, and you may lose any equity you built in your home. The bank will charge legal fees and administrative fees, in addition to possibly selling the house below market (to get it off their books), so it’s not likely you’ll get much from the sale.

It’s better to take control of the situation.

If you’re heading toward foreclosure, often your best option is to sell your home as quickly as you can, for as much as you can. In this situation, a cash buyer is going to be your best option. You should be able to get fair market value for your property, pay off your mortgage loan, and walk away. You may even be able to walk away with some cash in your pocket, to start a new life altogether.

Purple Mountain Holdings Can Help

At Purple Mountain Holdings, you can receive a cash offer to your house as soon as possible. You don’t need to make any repairs, renovations, or updates. You don’t need to worry about the amount of time it will take to get the mortgage loan through. Purple Mountain Holdings can offer you cash for your property. Contact us today to find out how much we can offer you for your home.

Why Won’t My House Sell?

My House SellYour house has been on the market for months, but it just won’t sell. You’ve watched other houses on your block hit the market and within just a few days they’re snapped up. What’s going on with your property? Why won’t it sell?

Every property is unique, and every market is unique. But there are some common reasons why a house won’t sell.

It Isn’t Priced Right

This is the most common issue. Your home may simply be priced too high. Many people price their homes too high because they’re thinking about the amount of money they’ve put into it. Unfortunately, most home repairs don’t have great ROI, and those that do have “great ROI” still don’t pay for themselves. When you DIY your kitchen, you could spend $40,000 on new cabinets — but that might only increase the price of your home by $20,000.

Keep in mind that, for the most part, you can’t price yourself out of your neighborhood. If other homes are selling for $200,000 to $300,000, your home is not likely to sell for $400,000 even if it’s significantly better. It’s better to have the lowest priced home in a high-priced neighborhood than the highest priced home in a low-priced neighborhood.

There’s Something Wrong With It

There are things that are simply deal breakers for many people. There could be something that is glaringly wrong with your property. Perhaps it just isn’t attractive from the street. Maybe it has an awkwardly sized yard or a yard that’s just too small. Maybe you’ve converted your garage into living space. It may have been perfect for your family, but buyers want to see a garage.

If there’s something wrong with your property, you’re not likely to be able to sell it without changing that aspect or without giving the buyers a break. If you have old, worn carpeting, you can always offer the buyers $4,000 off to replace the carpet. But even so, if you’re in a competitive market, the buyers may just not want the additional hassle.

You Aren’t Marketing It Correctly

A lot of marketing today happens online. If you don’t have great pictures and a wonderful description online, it’s going to be hard to get buyers in. If you’re not seeing many prospective buyers at all in your area, take a look at your MLS. It may be inaccurate, or it may just be unappealing.

Your real estate agent is generally responsible for marketing your property. But not all real estate agents are made equal, and if your home isn’t a huge catch for them, they may not be giving you 100% of their attention.

There Are Renters in the Property

Renters are the death of a real estate sale. Most people simply don’t want to purchase a property with existing renters, even if they intend to rent the property out themselves. There are simply too many situations in which the renters turn out to be nightmares, because the buyer hasn’t vetted those renters themselves.

You can avoid this issue by waiting until your renters are out before selling your property. Many people assume that having well-paying tenants in place is a good thing, but it’s really not: the buyer has no control over who is in the property that they’re purchasing.

Make It Easy on Yourself: Sell It to the Professionals

If you’re having a hard time selling your home, you should consider selling directly to the professionals. At Purple Mountain Holdings, we purchase properties immediately and in cash. Whether there’s a major issue with the property or you have tenants, we can work out a fair deal that will get you the cash that you deserve.

There are many benefits to selling directly to professionals. You don’t need to make any costly repairs: We can do it faster and cheaper than you. You don’t need to wait around: We can offer you cash without a loan. And you don’t have to pay a real estate agent to broker your deal. We’ll work directly with you.

If you currently have a house that you need to sell, you can get a quote with us. Contact Purple Mountain Holdings to find out more.

What Does It Mean When a House Gets Condemned?

House Gets CondemnedSometimes it’s unavoidable. Perhaps your house just got away from you. Maybe a sinkhole suddenly appeared. Maybe you inherited a long-neglected house from a distant relative. Regardless of the situation, you could have a home that’s about to be condemned. What does that mean to you?

No One Can Live in a Condemned Home

When a property is condemned, the owner has to remediate the issues or no one can live within the home. The government will condemn a property if it’s been vacant for a long time, if it’s overrun by pests, if there are structural hazards, if the utilities are off, or if it’s otherwise determined to be uninhabitable by an inspector. Because there are some gray areas, there are some ways that a city condemnation can be overturned.

Fixing a Condemned Home

To be considered to be inhabitable, homes have to have running water, electricity, and often heating and cooling. They need hot water, and they need to be clean. The electrical wiring and plumbing must both be safe, and the property cannot have structural issues. Some of these problems are easier to fix than others.

You can get your home “un-condemned” by fixing the problems that the home has. Unfortunately, a property usually has quite a bit wrong with it before it ever reaches condemned status.

Consider the following scenario. Your property is condemned because of a significant pest infestation, along with it being vacant for two months. You can get a pest exterminator to get rid of the infestation and then petition for your property to be inspected again and for it to no longer be condemned. Now you can sell the property and live in it unhindered.

That’s easy.

But that’s not the likely scenario.

More likely, after being vacant for two months with pests, you will also find:

  • That the pests have chewed through wood and caused structural damage.
  • That they’ve eaten through wires and caused electrical damage.
  • That they’ve burrowed into walls and need to be physically removed, even after extermination.
  • That they’ve eaten holes in the attic, and caused massive leaks throughout the property.

Suddenly, a simple problem becomes far more extensive (and expensive) to fix.

When properties fall into disrepair, issues arise very quickly. A property that’s vacant for even a few months can experience serious issues, such as flooding, and with no one there to notice them, they slowly get worse. And even a property that doesn’t have extremely visible issues could have significant issues under the surface, such as mold that has to be remediated.

What Should You Do If Your House Is Condemned?

People with condemned houses can find themselves in a tremendous predicament. They may not have the money to fix the house, but most buyers aren’t going to want to purchase a condemned house. In fact, most buyers cannot.

Buyers who have mortgage lenders will not be allowed to purchase a condemned house. Mortgage servicers only want to see houses that can be moved into—they don’t want a liability, and they want to be able to sell the property easily in the event that they have to foreclose. This limits an individual to cash buyers only.

So, what should you do?

Go to a home buying service.

At Purple Mountain Holdings, we buy houses in cash — even houses that need work. We’re able to do this because of economies of scale — we have the workers and materials available to affordably make extensive repairs. We’ll pay you fair cash value for your property and fix it up ourselves, and you don’t need to do anything at all. For most homeowners, trying to fix the problems themselves will cost them more than they’ll get back in terms of a sales price.

Do you have a condemned home that you want to sell? Do you have a home on the way to being condemned? Contact us today to get a fair quote for your property.

How to Prevent Foreclosure

How to Prevent ForeclosureThere are serious consequences to going into foreclosure. Not only could you become responsible for large fines, penalties, and legal costs, but you could also find yourself unable to purchase another home for years. Foreclosure is always the last thing you want to happen, but many feel powerless to prevent it. You shouldn’t; there are still options available. Here is how to prevent foreclosure:

Your Lender Can Sometimes Help

When people are late on their mortgage, they often stop talking to their lender entirely. It’s understandable. But the lender already knows that they aren’t paying their mortgage. There is nothing to be gained by not talking to them.

Sometimes your lender can help. If you are temporarily behind on your loan, they can re-age the loan by putting the months you were late at the end of your loan. You’ll still need to pay them, but later. They may also be able to give you some additional time to pay.

But not all lenders are friendly.

You May Be Able to Sell Short

If your lender won’t modify your loan in any way, you may still be able to sell short. Ask your lender if they will approve of this. Selling short means you sell your home for less than you owe on it. It means you can sell your house faster to get out of a loan that you may just owe too much on.

Not every lender will approve a short sale, but they don’t want you to go into foreclosure either. A short sale means you can avoid some of those painful legal fees and the damage to your credit, though you are going to have to pay taxes on the amount that they forgive.

You Could Refinance Your Loan

If you’re going into foreclosure because your loan payments are too high, it’s possible to refinance your loan. Think about this: If you have a 30-year loan, but you’ve already paid 20 years of it, you could refinance to another 30 year loan. Your loan will be reset in terms of time, but your monthly payment will be much lower.

Of course, there’s an obvious problem: If you’re in this situation, you probably don’t have the best of credit. You may need a cosigner to be able to refinance at all. You can ask your current lender if they would be willing to increase the length of your loan.

Or You Could Declare Bankruptcy

It’s a last ditch effort, but declaring bankruptcy does stall your foreclosure proceedings. It actually stalls everything. But it’s not likely to be a long-term solution unless you think you can pay for your home as long as your other debts are eliminated. Bankruptcy will hit your credit report for as long as a foreclosure and could cause serious damage to your options in the future, so it’s not something to be taken lightly. But if you think you could handle your home payments absent any other debt, it’s a possibility.

With all that being said, there’s a simpler answer that’s often better …

Sell Your House Fast

The most direct and easiest way to prevent foreclosure is to sell your house as quickly as possible. The faster you sell, the faster you can move on, start rebuilding your credit, and start saving for the house that’s right for you.

Going through a cash-buying service like Purple Mountain Holdings is one of the most direct ways to sell your property fast. We purchase homes in cash without needing appraisals and inspections. You don’t need to remodel or update the house. You don’t even need to paint it!

A foreclosure costs you both time and money. And the money that it costs you can be more than you think, in terms of lost opportunities due to your damaged credit. If you want to be able to move on from the situation now and start saving for the future again, it’s best to sell your property quickly, before the foreclosure process begins.

Do you currently have a property that is approaching foreclosure? Do you need to stop that foreclosure fast? Contact Purple Mountain Holdings to get started.

Advantages of a Cash Offer on Your House

Advantages of a Cash Offer on Your HouseAs a home seller, you know that whether your buyers have a mortgage or not, they’ll be presenting you with cash. So what makes a cash offer so important? After all, it’s going to become cash anyway, right? The truth is, a cash offer is objectively better than any other type of offer. Here’s why.

A Cash Offer Can’t Fall Through

Homebuyers with lenders have a preapproval or a prequalification in hand. But this doesn’t guarantee the loan. If anything significant about their financial situation changes (or is revealed), their lender will drop their loan. This will send them into a scramble: They will need to secure another loan before they can complete the transaction. If they can’t, well, that means you’re going to have to start again from square one, and you may not have all those offers you were fielding before.

Of course, a cash offer still can be retracted. But if it’s retracted, you still get to keep the earnest money, which can’t be retracted without reason. That, at least, helps you mitigate any lost time regarding the loan. And if you’re working with a trustworthy, cash-buying home company, you are less likely to experience this kind of disruption.

A Cash Offer Is Fast

A cash offer takes as long as a wire transfer does. An escrow company can complete a cash offer in as little as a week. Meanwhile, a mortgage takes a long time to close. Usually a mortgage will close in 30 to 45 days, but there can be issues and extensions. You could be left with an idle property and debt for longer than you think. So while both offers eventually become cash to you, it’s not the same at all.

If you’re currently underwater in your home loan, this is even more important. You could get cash now for your property and start managing your other debts rather than having to wait for someone else’s mortgage loan to be approved. And if you simply inherited a home that you don’t want to deal with, or if you’re trying to manage a property that isn’t in your own state, selling a home fast is even more important.

A Cash Offer Doesn’t Require Inspections and Appraisals

When a bank offers someone a mortgage loan, there are still contingencies. The bank wants to know that the home is suitable. They want to know that it passes inspections. And they want to know that the appraisal matches the price. The bank may become the owner of this property if it’s foreclosed on, and they want to know they can resell it. Not only does this add time, but it also adds the danger that the loan could fall through. And if the inspection turns anything up that you need to fix, that’s even more time and money down the drain.

A cash offer has no such requirements. If the owner wants to purchase the property, they can purchase the property. They can do it sight unseen, if they want. They don’t need inspections and appraisals: They know they want the house and how much they’re willing to pay for it. This is particularly important if you have an old or home that simply isn’t going to pass a regular inspection.

Why Field Offers? You Can Get Cash for Your House Now

Do you have a house that you need to sell quickly? Do you have a house that you don’t think will appraise for much or that needs some serious work?

As you can see, there are few things as good as a cash offer. In fact, seasoned real estate agents will often discount the price of a home for a solid cash offer because it’s a guaranteed sale. But you don’t have to do that. You can get a fair market rate for your home today—in cash. Contact Purple Mountain Holdings to learn more.

4 Tips for Selling Your House Quickly

4 Tips for Selling Your House Quickly

If you’re ready to sell your house, you have a lot of work to do. Markets are unforgiving, and whether housing is hot or cold right now, you can expect some wait time and some elbow grease to be parts of the equation. If you want to sell your house as quickly as possible, that means even more work. The good news is it’s all manageable as long as you know what to do. Here are 4 tips for selling your house quickly:

1. Make It Sparkle

No, this isn’t a reference to outdated vampire movies. Selling is all about psychology, and psychology tells us that dirty houses don’t sell well. You want to roll up the sleeves and do a deep clean that makes spring cleaning efforts look amateurish. Even when people don’t outright notice blemishes, they subconsciously get a bad feeling about the place. 

On top of cleaning, you want to get light into the house to the best of your ability. If natural light isn’t possible, get some stage lighting for your photos. Speaking of photos, they’re the most important tool for selling the house. Make them amazing. In fact, pay for a professional if you need to.

2. Get People in the Door

Open houses are great for this, but ultimately, people want a private showing of the house. The hardest and most important part is to be available for those showings. Everyone works during the same hours. You’re going to have to show the house late and on the weekends in order to accommodate quality buyers. It’s part of the gig. But a little stress means you can avoid the stress of having your house stuck on the market without offers. Sounds like a good trade.

3. Research Prices

It’s way too easy to get a Zestimate and call it sufficient. Zestimates are useful tools, but they don’t constitute market research. You want to see how much houses are selling for — not just their listing prices. Try to find houses that are comparable to yours and sold recently. Especially try to find houses as close to yours as possible. A few hours of market research will help you list your house for the right price.

Here’s the most important tip you’re going to read today. How much you want for the house doesn’t matter. What matters is what people will pay for it, and you find that through market research.

4. Stage It Well

Staging is trickier than a lot of first-time sellers realize. There’s a balance in the presentation. If rooms are empty, or even too bare, they prevent prospects from understanding the true value of the space. Conversely, if it’s too personalized, it won’t appeal to every buyer, and you could inadvertently lose good buyers. Everyone who buys a home ultimately makes changes, so de-emphasizing your personal touch is a good thing.

Finding this balance is tricky. It’s perfectly OK to copy what you see on home-buying TV shows or Pinterest. Staged, not empty and not too personal should be your mantra.

At the end of the day, there is no magic wand. You’re at the mercy of the buyers. Then again, there is an easy way to sell your house fast. You can contact Purple Mountain Holdings today. In four easy steps, you can have your Colorado Springs house sold for cash, and it can be done in a matter of days, not months. There’s no commitment, so feel free to get an offer and see if you like the easy way of selling a house.

8 Tips for Getting Out of Debt Quickly

Getting Out of Debt Quickly Everyone feels weighed down by additional debt. But there are ways that you can get out of debt quickly and start moving on with your life. Here are 8 tips to help you get out of debt quickly:

1. Set Up a Loan Consolidation

Consolidate your debts into a single, low monthly payment, so you’ll be able to put money towards it faster and pay it off sooner. A loan consolidation reduces the interest rate that you’re paying for your debt and makes your debt more manageable overall.

2. Sell Your House

You can sell your house with us at Purple Mountain Holdings and immediately repay your debts. Selling a house and getting out of debt can be a great way to acquire freedom. With us, you don’t need to make any renovations to your property. You get to just walk away.

3. Get a Second Income

Getting a second job and then paying off your debts with that second job is a great way to start paying off your debts faster. You don’t have to keep that second job. It can be a temporary “rush” to pay off your debts, after which you can go back to your regular lifestyle.

4. Make Sure to Budget

Before you do anything else, download a budget app and take a look at how much income you can put towards your debt. By eradicating payments that are unnecessary, you may be able to find ways to pay your debt faster.

5. Negotiate With Creditors

Sometimes creditors will let you pay off your debt through settlements. A settlement usually has to be paid off right away, but the benefit is that it’ll be for a lower amount. You might be able to settle a medical debt for $2,000 on $20,000. Different types of debt are usually better for settlements than others. Medical debts are frequent. Personal loans may be harder.

6. Have a Sale

Having a garage sale and taking items to the pawn shop is a great way to get out of debt quickly. You can start selling your goods right now and putting all the money towards debt, as it’s essentially extra money. Take a look at what you have in your house that you don’t really need, especially larger items such as a piano you never play, or a second car that you’ve just been holding onto.

7. Declare Bankruptcy.

When the situation is truly untenable, you can think about something like bankruptcy. Bankruptcy isn’t an ideal process because it does hurt your credit score and it hurts it for quite a while. But it does give you a blank slate that you can move forward from, and it is one of the fastest ways that you can get out of debt quickly and start to rebuild.

8. Work With a Credit Counselor

Credit counseling companies take a look at your current financial situation and tell you the best ways to start managing that financial situation. If you feel as though you’re never making progress with your debt and you don’t know where to start, a counseling agency can be a good start.

The bottom line is that if you want to pay off your debt quickly but you don’t want to have to do something like declare bankruptcy, you need access to funds. One of the best ways to do this can be to sell your home. If you’re thinking about selling your home, contact Purple Mountain Holdings for a no obligation consultation and quote. We’ll tell you how much we can give you for your home in cash right now, and you’ll be well on your way to resolving your debts.

Questions to Ask When Selling A House

Selling A HouseIf you’re selling a home for the first time, chances are you’ve got questions. That’s okay, because Purple Mountain Holdings is here to help. We work with homeowners just like you every day. Here are some important questions to ask when selling a house, along with their answers:

1. Is it the Right Time to Sell?

You need to look at the market. Is it a buyer’s market or a seller’s market? Try to remember anything you learned about supply and demand in school. If homes are abundant on the market today, then your home may not sell quickly or for as much as you’re hoping.

2. What Type of Home do you Want to Buy?

Many homeowners have a clear picture of their next home in their minds. Do you? If you’re selling, your goal is to buy a larger house for a growing family or to downsize after the children move out. Either way, you’ll need to look at the bigger picture.

3. Are Home Repairs or Renovations Necessary?

Believe it or not, home repairs and renovations are not completely necessary when selling your home. Sure, many real estate agents will request you make a few repairs to liven up the place. But if you’re selling with a local real estate investor, like Purple Mountain Holdings, then you don’t need to make a single repair.

4. What’s the Timeline?

Many homeowners, perhaps yourself included, have a precise timeline in mind. You want to sell by the end of the month, within six months, or by the end of the year. If you want to sell fast, then you’ve come to the right place.

Here at Purple Mountain Holdings, our goal is to help you sell your house in Colorado sooner and for more money. In the past, we have helped homeowners sell within weeks, not months, for cash. Give us a call now at 719-476-2727!

Sell Your House Despite Your Pets

Sell Your House DespiteMany homeowners have pets, but not everyone will adore your four-legged friend. Some home buyers want a pet-free environment without the odors, dander, and scratch marks on the hardwood floors.

If you have a pet in your home, chances are you’ve got your work cut out for you. It’s not the end of the world, though. You can still sell your house despite your long-lasting friendship with members of the animal kingdom.

Regular Cleanup and Care

  • Owning a pet of any kind is a huge responsibility. Let’s face it, pets can also lead to extensive damage throughout the home and yard. For instance, if your dog is not properly trained, it may leave behind scratch marks on the doors and hardwood flooring.
  • Pick up after your pet — Clean even the smallest of messes quickly and thoroughly to avoid lasting odors or stains.
  • Clean the home’s exterior — Keep your yard in order and free of droppings or torn-up grass clumps.
    Put away pet supplies — Keep your pet supplies locked away in a cupboard or cabinet.
  • Deep clean your home — Every once in a while, but especially before trying to sell, give your home a deep cleaning.
  • Put your pet away — During routine home showings, put your pet away or have someone pet sit them for a time.
  • Make prompt repairs — If your dog, cat, or bird has scratched up any of the surfaces in your home, make prompt repairs before you sell.

When the time comes to sell your home, find a buyer who can look past any noticeable pet damage. Call Sell My House Today at 719-476-2727. We do not require any costly repairs or renovations to your home before we buy it!