After a home has been sold and it's time for the old owners to move, their real estate agent often needs to take care of the junk and garbage removal so it can be properly cleaned.
In addition, real estate pros may need someone to manage some junk removal, especially if the house is already vacated and is being prepped to sell. The bottom line is that , either before or after a house sells, there is usually some large trash pick-up and de-cluttering to be done.
But garbage removal is not the job of professional real estate agents!
House For Sale (Garbage Removal Needed First!)
Based on the statistics available, the average homeowner doesn't stay in one home for very long, barely more than eight years. As Realtor® Magazine reports,
"Homeowners have been less transient the last few years. In the first quarter of 2019, homeowners who sold their homes had owned them an average of 8.05 years, down slightly from a record high of 8.17 in the fourth quarter of 2018, reports real estate research firm ATTOM Data Solutions. Still, that's up a 7.75 year average recorded a year ago. Prior to the Great Recession, from the first quarter of 2000 to the third quarter of 2007, homeownership tenure averaged just 4.21 years."
During those years, however, the average homeowner manages to acquire quite a bit of personal belongings. And this means that they typically leave large quantities of abandoned items in the garage, on the side of the house or in a basement or attic.
The problem for the real estate agent or Realtor® is that whatever items they previous owners failed to take with them, or simply left behind, needs to be cleaned up and hauled away. This problem is that in order for a real estate pro to be able to show the home, or have it ready for the new owners if it's already sold, this junk needs to be removed.
Got Garbage? Getting Garbage Removal Done
No two garbage removal tasks are the same.
Depending on the length of time the previous owners lived in a home, or how much stuff they decided not to take with them, the job could involve a full property cleanout or something as simple as removing some abandoned furniture.
As any real estate professional knows, the household items that must be hauled out by garbage removal companies can include mattresses, appliances, old furniture, computers, electronics, and even old carpet or flooring.
Sometimes the home is a property that's been foreclosed on and can often be left in a damaged or cluttered condition. Often during foreclosure proceedings, the prior occupants will move out and leave personal belongings behind including old furniture, appliances, and other large items.
This is when having a professional garbage removal company like Junk King can be a great resource for getting the property back in salable condition and on the market as quickly as possible.
Garbage Removal for Rental Properties
Property managers often need residential garbage removal services as well.
Managing and cleaning rental properties can require all kinds of work for property managers, but cleaning out and hauling off garbage and junk shouldn't have to be one of them. The fact that renters tend to move more often than homeowners means more frequent vacancies. And during those vacancy periods the properties are not generating rental income. Which is why property managers need to get vacant properties clean and junk-free so they can rent them.
And this can be an especially challenging task if a former occupant was either evicted due to legal actions from unpaid rent, or has simply abandoned the unit. In these situations, the property is often left full of junk, trash, and assorted household goods.
Again, having a trusted and professional junk and garbage removal company can be a huge asset.
The bottom line for real estate pros, property managers and landlords is that It’s important to find an experienced garbage removal company that you can depend on. This is especially true when it comes to REOs, short sales, and foreclosed property situations since timing is such a critical aspect of the real estate process.
Reliability, professionalism, dependability and timeliness are ll important qualities to look for in the company you choose to outsource this work to.
Getting the Best Team for Trash Removal
Once you decide to outsource the garbage removal task of your real estate duties, you need to determine which firm is the right one for the job.
Yes, you can certainly find plenty of guys with trucks willing to do the job, but 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 efficient, safe and eco-friendly residential junk and garbage removal services so you don’t need to worry about the pick up or disposal of garbage after the sale is complete.
Our team specializes in large waste removal and trash 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 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 1-888-888-JUNK (5865).