Thinking of Selling Your Post Hurricane Irma House?

Real Estate Agent with Bucci Realty, Inc. BK3064647


Getting a home ready for the market has always required attention to detail and preparation but  the process of selling your Florida home could be a little more challenging in this immediate post Hurricane Irma period.

There are major systems which impact sale-ability as well as finance-ability  These include the roof, air conditioning, plumbing and electrical systems.

For anyone in the affected areas the question of roof integrity must be answered first.  

Of course for the immediate future the roofing industry may be busy addressing the more serious roofing problems.  If that is the case - wait.    Still do what can be done to prevent or mitigate the impact of potential MOLD.

Do not become a victim of an unlicensed, unscrupulous "contractor."

While tragedy and difficult times brings out the best in most there are plenty of others who prey on the victims. 

While the time to list a Florida home for sale may not be right now this is the time to focus on the little issues.  Address landscape issues.  Work on cleanliness.  Consider the little things like paint schemes, traffic patterns, clutter and the like.

If your home is already on the market and no apparent damage has been sustained, consider having a pre-sale inspection done and make the report available for prospective buyers.   

Furthermore, once a clean bill of health is provided, consider offering a home warranty to reassure prospective buyers at least a little!

If there has been major structural issues, take the time to contact your mortgage lender.  During these post storm recovery periods many lenders order property inspections as well.  So if someone is taking a photograph of your home it could be a lender check.

I was fortunate.  I evacuated for about four days and only lost the contents of my refrigerator and freezer.  

It is the many others who are suffering now that need our prayers and help.  Consider a donation to the Red Cross, Salvation Army or other worthy disaster relief organizations.

Do not forget those recovering from Hurricane Harvey as well!


Posted by

Gary L. Waters, is a Florida licensed real estate broker associate with Bucci Realty, Inc. in Melbourne, Florida.  

 Call or text me directly at 321-693-3850.




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Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner, Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC  Funny I just talked to my niece and she said the same thing but she forgot to empty the ice maker so she had water on her kitchen floor

Sep 14, 2017 12:11 PM #1
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

Such good advice Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner, Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC , it is a scary thought about what people face post storm

Sep 14, 2017 01:15 PM #2
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Excellent advice for anyone considering a sale after a storm, Gary.

Sep 22, 2017 05:53 AM #3
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
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Hi Gary - I still have not seen my house in Port St. Lucie but I can tell from my AC app that I did not lose power.  I know that I was lucky.

Sep 22, 2017 06:10 AM #4
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Wonderful advice, Gary! I hope that all is well and back to at least, almost normal for you. What is the scariest to me is the elderly (or really any age) who may be taken by unscrupulous contractors.

Sep 26, 2017 09:27 PM #5
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