Martin from Springfield called in one afternoon in mid-August to inquire about selling his daughter’s house. She had passed away and left him her 5-bedroom, 2.5-bath house in Burke, Virginia. The house just needed minor updates, such as paint, hardware and fixtures, landscaping and some deck repair, but Martin didn’t want to take the time or invest the effort in selling it through a conventional sale. He wanted to sell an inherited house quickly, relieve himself of the emotional burden and take his young granddaughter on an extended trip abroad.
On that phone call, our home buying specialist, Matt Fullerton, explained Express Homebuyers’ easy, three-step process, asked Martin some questions about the condition of the property and set an appointment to come out to the house.
When Matt visited him at the property, he learned Martin’s daughter – his only child and a young mother – had lost a long battle with cancer the previous week. The funeral had been only the day before. Martin and his wife were now responsible for raising his 4-year old granddaughter. He couldn’t bear to do anything with this home other than sell it and move on with his life.
The entire meeting was very emotional for both Martin and Matt, as on top of sharing the information about his daughter’s passing, Martin revealed that his father and his father-in-law had also died within the past several weeks. He was exceptionally grief-stricken.
Martin and Matt agreed on a fair purchase price for the property. Matt went over the offer agreement and answered all of Martin’s questions.
Before closing, Martin arranged for his daughter’s closest friends go through everything and take what they wanted from the home. Because Express Homebuyers buys houses as-is, he was able to then leave everything else he or they didn’t want in the house. Martin was extremely grateful for Matt and Express Homebuyers’ sensitivity and ability to close within three weeks of his first phone call. He said he couldn’t have asked for a better experience, especially considering the circumstances.
If you need to sell an inherited house in Burke, Virginia or anywhere in the Maryland, Virginia or DC metro area, call Express Homebuyers today at (877) 804-5252 for your fair cash offer.