Learn How to Sell Your House After Fire Damage

A fire is one of the most difficult experiences you may endure as a homeowner, but it’s not the end of the road. In some cases, homeowners decide they’d like to repair the fire damage, but we understand that it is not an option for everyone. If you’ve experienced a fire in your house, we have a few tips and options for you to consider when looking into the next steps.

Options For Your Fire Damaged Home


Depending on the severity of your home’s fire, costs of repair could range between thousands of dollars to the cost of completely rebuilding. If repairing is an option for you, it could be a great way for you to start over and redesign the house to fit your needs.

If you’re looking for a quick fix, know that renovating will not be a fast process, regardless of the damage. Oftentimes, you’ll need to wait to enter the property until the fire department notifies you it’s safe to do so. Once you have access to the home, you’ll need to take inventory of all the damage and lost items. If you have insurance, you’ll also need to work with them to identify what is and isn’t covered.

If renovating after a fire is not the right fit for you, there are other options.

Why would I want to sell my fire-damaged home?

Most of the time, homeowners put their fire-damaged homes for sale because of:

  • Health Concerns
  • Time Constraints
  • General Expenses
  • Low-Value Lots
  • Insurance Settlement
  • Emotional Distress
  • Tough Market
  • A Clean Slate

Selling Your Home

You may assume that selling your home requires you to fix the damage done. If you are looking to sell on the market with a traditional realtor, renovating beforehand would be the best option.

However, if you do not want to do any home renovations and would like to sell AS-IS, you an do so through working with professional homebuyers. Laurel Buys Houses is a homebuying team with over 20 years of experience buying and renovating homes. We have worked with many families that experienced fires in their homes. With compassion, we can help you navigate the devastating situation and provide you with a cash offer for your house.

When you sell with professional homebuyers like Laurel Buys Houses:

  • We buy AS-IS, no repairs or cleaning needed.
  • You will not be charged any commission or fees. It’s completely free.
  • We’ll sift through the damage and save any sentimental items you may want, on your behalf.
  • You’ll be able to close on your timeline and get your cash offer fast.
  • We will always treat you with respect, compassion, and help you with every decision, every step of the way.
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