[This post was originally published in August 2016 and has been revised and updated to reflect the latest information and best practices.]
The home buying season is just around the corner and that means a great deal of moving. It also means a great deal of trash hauling.
When homeowners sell their house this usually entails moving out, usually after the sale is finalized. And this means moving within a strict time frame. It's also an opportunity for their real estate agent to offer additional value in the form of trash hauling options.
This can be done for the new owners moving in, as well. The moving process itself can generate a huge amount of trash which needs to be hauled away as soon as possible. And no one needs to do it all themselves.
Home For Sale [Trash Removal Pros Needed!]
Sometimes the transaction is a foreclosure sale and the real estate agent often needs someone to come in and take of any large trash removal. This is especially true when a home is being prepped to sell. And, as we noted already, often after the sale of a home, some large trash pick-up a may need to be done.
For these reasons, professional trash removal companies can be such a vital asset and strategic service partners for real estate agents.
According to several studies, the average homeowner sells a home after about six years. And during that time the occupants typically accumulate large quantities of household goods. There can be items left in the garage, outdoors on the side of the house, in attics or in the basement.
The problem for the real estate professional is that, once the previous homeowners have moved out, whatever items they neglected to take with them or get rid of - or simply chose to leave behind - will need to be cleared out, hauled away and properly disposed of.
One Man's Junk...
While it may seem a bit harsh to refer to other people's old belongings as “junk”, the fact is that i for a real estate agent to show the home or have it prepared for the new owners, these items need to be removed.
And that typically requires junk haulers.
This may take the form of a full property clean out to something as small as a couch or other piece of abandoned furniture. The list of household type items that can be hauled out by professional trash removal companies include mattresses, appliances, old furniture, computers, electronics, and even old carpet or flooring.
During the unfortunate instance that a property is foreclosed upon, it is often left in a damaged or cluttered condition. Sometimes the prior occupants will leave personal belongings behind and even furniture, appliances, and other large items. This is where professional trash removal companies can be a great resource.
A quality junk hauling firm can help get the property back in salable condition and on the market as quickly as possible.
Trash Removal For Rental Properties
The need for residential trash removal can also be had in rental properties.
Renters tend to move more often than homeowners and vacant units obviously do not generate rental income. This is why it's critical to have properties looking clean and "move in ready" as quickly as possible to help reduce the down time of vacancies.
This can be a particularly challenging task when a renter has either been forced to leave due to legal actions from unpaid rent, or has simply abandoned a rental property. That usually means a house or apartment full of junk, trash, and abandoned household goods.
Again, a professional trash removal company can be a huge asset in times like these.
It’s important to find experienced trash removal companies that you can depend on. Because timing is such a critical aspect of the real estate process, especially when it comes to REO, short sale, and foreclosed property situations, dependability and timeliness are important qualities to look for in the company you choose to outsource this work to.
Getting the Best Trash Removal Pros
Once you decide to outsource the trash removal 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 the debris 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 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.