If you're a Realtor, a real estate agent, or even a professional property manager, you may often find yourself in a situations where you need a house clean out service. And to makes things even more... interesting, it is typically a time-sensitive situation, as well.
Because of the nature of the real estate business and the varying needs of clients, real estate professionals and even family members can be faced with circumstances that require the services of professional house clean out and hauling services.
A House Clean Out Service As a Real Estate Function
Typically, when a house is sold, the sellers and former occupants will usually have all their own belongings and furniture packed and moved quite some time before the new owners step into their new purchase. In fact, it is not at all uncommon for many houses to be shown and then sold long after they have already been vacated and cleaned.
However, there are also a number of circumstances that often arise that require the Realtor, real estate agent or - in some cases even family members - to make arrangements for the clean out of a home and the hauling and disposal of furniture, debris and trash. For the most part, these circumstances can be categorized into the following three scenarios.
Does the Market Still Have a Lot of Vacant Properties?
According to a report by RealtyTrac in October 2016:
“There are currently 914,057 properties in U.S. that are in some stage of foreclosure (default, auction or bank owned).
In October, the number of properties that received a foreclosure filing in U.S. was 27% higher than the previous month and 8% lower than the same time last year.
Home sales for September 2016 were down 61% compared with the previous month, and up 63% compared with a year ago. The median sales price of a non-distressed home was $230,000. The median sales price of a foreclosure home was $128,939, or 44% lower than non-distressed home sales.”
As of October 2016, at least 1 in every 1252 residential properties was in the foreclosure process. In addition, according to the October 2016 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report™, there were a total of 105,481 U.S. properties with foreclosure filings in October, which was up 27 percent from a 129-month low in September but still down 8 percent from a year ago.
October also marked the 13th consecutive month where U.S. foreclosure activity decreased on a year-over-year basis, but the month-over-month increase in October was the biggest monthly increase since August 2007. What this means for real estate professionals is significantly more homes being vacated. And this usually means they will need a house clean out of some type.
Three Common Situations Requiring a Professional House Clean Out Service
Here the three most common situations that often call for the help of a professional house clean out service:
1. Foreclosure Sale
Often in the process of a foreclosure sale, the prior occupants will vacate the property without cleaning the house, grounds, garage, etc. On occasion, these former residents will also leave rather quickly and abandon unwanted or damaged furniture and appliances. Garages and storage sheds in the backyards can be left with tools, debris and assorted household items that have been simply left behind.
In this situation, a prudent short-sale or REO specialist will hire a professional house clean out service to remove and haul away all of these items. A professional firm, such as Junk King, will ensure that the project is accomplished quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively for the bank or agent responsible for the clean-up.
2. Estate Clean Out
Unfortunately, when people pass away and leave their home and personal belongings unattended. While an estate sale can often take place to disburse the goods, not everything can be sold. Even more often, the surviving family members - if there are any - chose not to have a sale and decide to simply distribute some items among themselves and dispose of the rest.
This type of situation can result in a great quantity of furniture, appliances, household goods and even garbage and debris that must be cleaned up and hauled out. Once again, a good real estate agent will hire a professional house clean out service to handle this task. Given the nature of the event, it is typically a good decision to make use of the speed, professionalism and efficiency of a quality firm.
3. Value-Added Courtesy
While not uncommon in the real estate sales industry, this is not a service offered by every Realtor or real estate agent. However, many professionals will provide a house clean out as a courtesy and an added value feature to their clients. The scale of this type of cleaning can vary depending on both the size of the property being sold and the quantity of items needing to be removed.
Not only can these type of added benefit be viewed as a competitive advantage and an outstanding customer service function, by using a professional house clean out service like Junk King can make it an especially cost-effective investment for the Realtor or agent.
Hiring the Best Team for Your Next House Clean Out
Once you decide to outsource the house clean up part of your real estate deal, you need to determine which firm is the right one for the job. And while you can certainly find plenty of guys with trucks willing to do the job, choosing that alternative may end up costing you more than you hoped to save. This is why Junk King really is the firm of choice.
Junk King provides an efficient, safe and eco-friendly residential trash removal service so you don’t need to worry about the pick up or disposal of household items and debris after the sale is complete.
Our team specializes in large waste removal and furniture hauling. We can be on location in mere minutes, so call us today! Our crew is fully insured and well-trained, so you can trust them to get rid of your unwanted items in a professional and courteous fashion.
One of the best things about hiring Junk King is that we recycle a much of the material we pick-up. This is proof of our commitment to being an eco-friendly removal service. If you have questions about what we do or what we believe, give us a call at (707) 744-4254.