Losing someone we love can be a severe blow for all family members and relatives. Accepting the fact that he is gone it can take some time especially when no one was there when he died. Blame may come to several family members, and it is but natural to have some regrets. However, we cannot change the fact that they are gone and the best way we can go is forward. No matter how you love the person, there will come a time when you have to force yourself to move forward and not linger on what happened.

A lot of family members who lost someone through suicide or unattended death wants to start over somewhere fresh. It is natural for several family members to wish to sell the property where the death took place, so they don’t have to keep remembering painful memories of the past. However, we also have to face the fact that selling a property where the death took place is different. And for some, the question is whether or not to inform the buyers and real estate agent that someone died in the house as it can significantly affect the sale of the property in many ways.

What is Psychological Damage to a Property?

When we say psychological damage to the property, it merely means how people perceive the place. It is far more damaging than physical damage when it comes to sales value. The psychological damage on a property varies in level due to many reasons. For example, when the death in the home was because of murder, then the loss is high. It can even be higher when the crime was highly publicized, in which case there is a possibility that no one also wants to buy the house. However, in cases of unattended death or suicide, the psychological damage may not be so high that the value is not overly affected. A good bargain can still be made.

Do I Need to Disclose that Someone Died in the House?

The obvious answer to this question is yes. Sooner or later the realtor or people interested in purchasing the property will find out about it one way or the other. And when they do find out about it from other sources other than you, the value of the house may significantly drop, or you could even lose the sale. It is best, to be honest, and truthful about the reason why you are selling the house and what transpired there.

How Do I Prepare the House for Sale?

Trained professionals should only do unattended death cleanup and suicide cleanup. It is especially true when someone is planning to live there are if you are planning to sell it. One of the best ways to prepare the property for sale is to make sure it looks normal, and there is no hint of death anywhere in the house. Professional cleaners can make that happen as they do not just clean, but they also sanitize the place, so it is safe for anyone who wishes to live there. If you need a professional cleanup on your home before selling, feel free to visit our office so we can offer you our assistance on the matter.

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