How to sell a hoarder house

Selling your Washington hoarder property

Are you looking to a sell a hoarder house? Learn your home sale options!

Fill out the form and learn how much your home could sell for cash or a traditional home sale in the real estate market.

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Selling your hoarder house

If you have questions about a property you own, just give us a call or shoot us a text at (253) 201-3000.

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If you or a loved one own a hoarder house in Washington, and are looking to sell– we can show you your home sale options. 

Highest Offer can assist homeowners who want to sell a hoarder property quickly and easily as possible.

Curious about what your house could sell for a cash offer or on the real estate market?

We’ll present you with all of your options in 24 hours or less.

Selling a hoarder house in WA

The options to liquidate a hoarder house are fairly straightforward if the hoarder has already vacated the house, or if you inherited it after the hoarder passed away.

Option #1: Cash Offer

We'll buy your house as-is for a fair cash offer without having to do any repairs, pay closing costs, or deal with any agents.

Option #2: List on the MLS

We can have one of our agents list your home for a traditional home sale in as-is condition. You pay closing costs and fees.

Option #3: Renovated MLS

One of our agents will list your home after recommended minor or major repairs. You pay closing costs and fees.

Home sale options

Cash Offer

Traditional Home Sale

Selling a hoarder property for a fair all cash offer

It can be challenging to sell a hoarder home, depending on whether it is occupied or not. However, it is possible in both scenarios with the right help. If you want to sell a hoarder home for cash in Washington, please fill out our offer request form. It’s free and there is no obligation to sell your house to us.

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How to sell a hoarder house

What is hoarding?

According to the Mayo Clinic, hoarding causes “persistent difficulty discarding or parting with possessions because of a perceived need to save them. A person with hoarding disorder experiences distress at the thought of getting rid of the items. Excessive accumulation of items, regardless of actual value, occurs.”

In most cases, hoarding starts in a single room. After a while, it takes over the hoarder’s house, yard, garage, vehicles, and any other property he or she owns. Hoarders often live in tiny, cleared spaces within a few rooms of their homes, surrounded by items they’re hoarding. It is not uncommon for hoarders to include trash along with their everyday belongings in severe cases.

A person with hoarding disorder may not think their hoarding is an issue. Hoarding disorder can be very challenging to treat, so it is best left to a medical professional to provide treatment.

How to sell an unoccupied hoarder house

Clean out the home and put it on the market with a real estate agent

Clearing a hoarder’s house can take a great amount of time, stress, and money. Even if you’re willing to put in the sweat equity of going through the contents of the home to clear it out, you will still incur significant expenses. You may also encounter secondary expenses once the home has been cleaned to make it appealing to buyers. These additional expenses can include repairs, pest control, extensive yard work, mold remediation, and more – depending on the severity of the hoarding.

Sell the hoarder home off-market to a cash buyer

Although there are many cash home buyer companies out there, some hoarder homes can scare off investors. However, highly-experienced investors will most likely be interested in purchasing a hoarder home and have the ability to see past the home’s current condition. At Highest Offer, we’re not phased by hoarder homes, and we’ve purchased serveral over the years.

As the seller, you are able to take what you want from the house and walk away from the rest. We can also close on your timeline. Fill out any of the forms on this page or give us a call to learn your home sale options.

A fair guaranteed cash offer to move forward

We’re Highest Offer, a family-owned real estate investment and brokerage company based out of Tacoma, WA. Our family has been buying and selling homes in Washington state for over 30 years. As second-generation home investors, we’ve helped encumbered homeowners out of every situation possible and we can do the same for you. 

The best choice when you need to sell a property

We've bought everything, from condemned properties to million dollar homes.

We get it, you need to sell your house and you want a fair offer. We're here to help.

Why work with Highest Offer?

For over 20 years, we’ve built our business on a foundation of trust, experience, and knowledge.

We buy houses in all price ranges

Highest Offer will provide you with a free, as-is, no-obligation cash offer within 24 hours. There are also ZERO Realtor commissions, fees, or closing costs.

We buy houses as is in all conditions

Whether it’s a fixer-upper or in perfect condition, we'll buy your property 100% AS-IS. No need to clean, make repairs, or take unwanted items.

We buy houses on your timelines

Need to close really fast? We’ve got you covered. Need more time for closing? Not a problem, you pick the closing date and let us do the rest.

Get a cash offer on your property in 24 hours

Whatever life changes you are going through, whatever your story is, we are here to simplify the home sale process. We’ll help you achieve the Highest Offer on your home, work on your timeline, and support your move forward to the next thing.

If you need to sell your home quickly and find yourself wondering what your options are, get in touch with us today.

No fixing anything, no commissions, and no closing costsMost importantly, our process is easy and we will treat you with honesty, respect, and kindness.

Frequently asked questions

An all-cash deal enables us to buy your home without financing. To close, we typically transfer funds electronically or with a cashier’s check.

Because a lender isn’t involved, we’re able to keep closing timelines brief. Once we’re under contract, the sale can close in as fast as a week — just enough time for the title and escrow companies to clear any liens, etc.  

We look at the location of the property, the current condition, and values of comparable houses sold in the area recently.

There is absolutely no obligation for you. Once you tell us a bit about your property and situation, we’ll make you an all-cash offer that’s fair for you and fair for us. From there, it’s 100% your decision on whether or not you’d like to sell your house to us.

Great question. We are professional home buyers that can purchase homes in Washington for cash that meet our purchasing criteria. We also own a traditional real estate brokerage with which we can list your property on the MLS. Upon meeting, we can present you with the best options for your individual situation.

Because we also own a traditional real estate brokerage, we can list your property on the MLS. Top local real estate agent, Eli Hale has expertly listed and sold many homes. 

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