Sometimes, you need to take on responsibilities you’re not quite ready for yet.
Perhaps one of the most common is when an elderly parent becomes incapable of living in their own home. Most of the time, the children are forced to make decisions regarding what to do with their parents’ home.
This can be really difficult since the home holds so many memories and it’s tough to leave behind a place where you were raised and spent so many years of your life.
Here are a few things that can make the entire process easier.
Maintain the property
Can I sell my parents home? This is a question that often comes up. If you are still unsure about who has the authority to sell your parents’ home in Long Island NY, the best thing to do is to maintain the property. Make sure that everything in the home is in good working order. You should also check if the surrounding grounds are kept neat and safe to navigate.
Keeping your parents’ home in tiptop shape will preserve the home's “curb appeal" should you decide to put it on the market. Keep in mind that a well-cared-for house shows better and little routine maintenance can help you avoid problems that could devalue the property and derail the sale.
Seek professional help
Selling elderly parents home will require time, knowledge of neighborhood trends, and negotiating skills. Having a Long Island NY real estate agent by your side can help make the entire home selling process less daunting.
My name is Rene Perrin and I came into the real estate industry over twenty years ago. Real estate is my passion and there is nothing I enjoy more than bringing about a successful transaction.
As your agent, I can give you advice based on professional experience and a clear understanding of the current market for comparable homes in your area. I can help you handle multiple offers, price negotiation, and communication among all parties involved.
Deal with your parents’ stuff
If you already have a buyer, you can give them the option to purchase any of the items in the home. This is a win-win situation. The buyer can buy needed furniture and other household items at a reduced price. You and your parents will have fewer items to clear out prior to the closing.
Another option is to make donations to local charities. They will accept clothing, many household items, and small appliances.
You can also set a specific day and invite family members to come and take items from the home that have sentimental value. This can also be a good opportunity to make it a positive experience for all concerned, most especially your parents. You can cherish the past and help them focus on the future. Remind them of all the things they’ll be able to do again after they move, all the new friends they’ll make, and all the new experiences they’ll have.
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Call me, Rene Perrin, at 516-802-3785. Allow my skills and experience to work for your real estate needs.