How to Sell a Damaged Property

As a real estate agent, you may come across a damaged property that needs to be sold. Whether the damage is from a hurricane, tornado, fire, or other loss, there are steps you can take to sell the property. In this blog post, we’ll cover how to sell a damaged property to an investor, as a short sale, or to a company that specializes in particular issues.

How to Sell a Damaged Property to an Investor

If you have a damaged property that needs to be sold, one option is to sell it to an investor. When selling to an investor, it’s important to remember that they’re looking for a good deal. They’ll likely offer you less than what the property is worth because they’re taking on the risk of repairing the damage.

To get the best price possible, it’s important to do your research and find out what similar properties in the area have sold for. You should also have a realistic idea of the repairs that need to be made and how much they will cost. With this information, you’ll be able to negotiate with the investor and get the best price possible for your damaged property.

The seller can also choose to sell the property in its current condition after taking their insurance proceeds. This limits them from the headache of dealing with the repairs and rebuilding themselves.

How to Sell a Damaged Property as a Short Sale

Another option for selling your damaged property is through a short sale. A short sale occurs when the proceeds from the sale of the property are less than what is owed on the mortgage. In order to do a short sale, you’ll need approval from your mortgage lender.

The process for getting approval can vary depending on your lender, but it generally involves providing documentation of the damage to the property and proof that you can’t afford to make the repairs. Once you have approval from your lender, you can list your property as a short sale.

One advantage of doing a short sale is that it will have less of an impact on your credit score than if you were to go into foreclosure. However, it’s important to keep in mind that a short sale will still stay on your credit report for seven years.

How to Sell a Damaged Property with Sinkholes

If your damaged property has sinkholes, you may be wondering how you can sell it. The good news is that there are companies that specialize in buying properties with sinkholes. These companies will usually offer you less than what your property is worth because of the repair costs involved.

However, selling your sinkhole-damaged property to one of these companies may be the best option if you’re struggling to sell it otherwise. And while you may not get top dollar for your property, at least you’ll be able to get rid of it and move on.


There are several options for selling your damaged property, including selling it to an investor, doing a short sale, or selling it to a company that specializes in buying properties with sinkholes. By taking the time to research each option and knowing what repairs need to be made, you’ll be able set expectations with buyers and get the best price possible for your damaged property.

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