Selling a Hoarder’s Home

Selling a Hoarder’s Home

Hoarding is a very serious disorder and can have long-term ramifications to the hoarder and to those wanting to help declutter the home for resale. Approximately 2% to 6 % percent of the population have a hoarding-type disorder according to the International Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Foundation. People with a hoarding disorder will hold on to objects and animals regardless of their sentimental or financial value. 

Selling a hoarder's home can be extremely challenging for the hoarder and their loved ones.  

Sue Heddle homes can help. We have the experience and can create a plan of action, taking into consideration feelings, preferences for decluttering, cleaning, and staging.

The following Sue Heddle Homes steps can help with the process:

  1. Have different storage areas/ bins prepared in advance for Items to:  "keep," "dispose of”, "recycle," or "charity." This will save a lot of stress!

  1. Clear hallways and walkways first: before tackling each room, clear hallways, stairways, and other common areas first to make it easy for you to move around the house.

  1. Work room by room: Start with the rooms that are more accessible, and designate items as to the "keep," "dispose of," "recycle," or "charity” areas and bins. Set strict limitations on the number of items that can be kept in each room. 

  1. Clean the room: Once a room is empty, give it a thorough deep clean and disinfect all surfaces. Remember to wear protective equipment and a mask to protect yourself from contaminants, plus any harsh cleaning agents or chemicals.

  1. Staging: Sue Heddle Homes offer all her clients FREE home staging services with modern and on-trend furnishings. Sue will showcase the home to its best advantage to sell quickly and profitably.

Working With a Trusted Real Estate Agent

With almost 15 years of experience, Sue Heddle Homes has what it takes to sell your home. With proven marketing strategies, free home staging for all listing clients, and in-depth local market knowledge, we are committed to making the real estate process as smooth as possible. To learn more about working together, please call 416-906-7998.


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