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Selling a Fire-Damaged Home in Las Vegas

In 2017, there were an estimated 371,000 home fires, causing almost eight billion dollars in total damage. Many of these fires were due to environmental factors. California is notorious for its raging fires that happen every year. Despite the highly-publicized California brush fires, most residential fires are the result of cooking accidents. The financial hit only adds to the huge emotional devastation that comes with a severe home fire. While there is nothing that you can do to guarantee an accident won’t happen, you can make sure that you’re prepared by making sure that your homeowner’s insurance also covers fires. Floods also may not be covered under your homeowner’s insurance, so make sure that you’ve got coverage for the natural disasters to which your area is prone. If you experience the misfortune of a home fire, this can put you in a difficult position. Moving can be complicated and expensive, but there may be little choice. When you’re trying to sell a fire damaged house in Las Vegas, you have to be careful to research and weigh all of your options. 

First Things First

fire damaged home

Again, make sure that your home has some type of insurance for fires if you’re living in a fire-prone area, and do this before you move into your home. Once you’ve experienced a fire, whether or not your fire is covered by your insurance, you won’t be able to make changes that you need to your policy. Equally important is contacting your homeowner’s insurance provider immediately after the fire. If you’re covered by your insurance, you’ll have a running start to get back on your feet, and figure out what you’d like to do next. If you’re not covered, you will still have options. The devastating emotional toll is difficult enough to navigate without having to figure out what to do with your home. If you decide to sell it, there is plenty to consider. 

After the fire, ask the fire department that extinguished the fire for permission to enter the dwelling. Be prepared to be denied; the fire department won’t allow you to inspect the property for yourself unless it is safe for you to do so. Once you have permission, take plenty of pictures, and write down as many details as you can of what you’ve lost, and what’s been damaged, in a notebook. If you can find any, locate your home’s official documents. You’ll need all of this to send to your insurance company, so that process can start.

How Severe was the Fire?

home on fire

Not all residential fires are completely devastating. Many only involve small parts of the home charring. Small accidents with minimal damage are the easiest to resolve, but a strong fire could be completely devastating. If you’re covered, you’ll find that the process for fire claims take and extended period of time. It’s not unusual for fire claims to take months to settle, which may affect the timeline of selling your home, if you decide to take that route. It is possible that the fire that damaged your home won’t consume it entirely, and you may be able to figure out what you’re going to do more quickly. 

What to Do if You Want to Sell

If you’re looking to sell your fire-damaged house in Las Vegas, there are two options: fix your home, and then put it on the market, or sell your home as is. Whichever route you choose, it’s import to bring in real estate professionals to help you on your mission to sell your fire-damaged home. This means starting with a call to a local, certified home inspector. You may be able to find a home inspector that specializes in fire damage. This is someone that can help you understand the extent of the damages, as well give you a ballpark idea of what you may need to spend to make repairs. Be advised that in the case of severe fires, if you choose to repair your home, you will have to live in another place as the contractor of your choice completes the necessary work. There is no way to say exactly how much fire restoration will cost; it depends on the amount of damage, your insurance, and the costs in your area. 

Better Safe than Sorry

For a fire that doesn’t consume your home, you may still have a huge problem on your hands. The fire’s soot and ash has most likely gotten into your HVAC, so make sure to take care of that immediately. If you or someone to whom you sell your home breathes the air coming out of a soot-filled HVAC, you could experience respiratory problems. Even if you’re considering selling your home as is, taking care of this detail could result in a higher asking price for your fire-damaged home. 

Get Ready to Talk

You absolutely must disclose any fire damage to your property to potential buyers as long as your home is on the market. This is to protect the potential buyer, but this is also good protection from you. If someone buys your home without knowing the property’s history, you could wind up with a lawsuit that could cost you more than simply accepting a lower offer on the home. Letting potential buyers now about the fire damage is the right thing to do, too, ethically-speaking. Imagine being intentionally misled into believing that you were buying a safe, structurally-sound home to start a family, and finding that the home is deeply damaged. It would bring you loads of stress trying to figure out how you’re going to navigate both a lawsuit, and trying to search for a safe home to buy. 

Selling Your Fire-Damaged Home As Is in Las Vegas 

This could be a scary step, or a freeing step, based on what you think is the best move for you. As you’re working with a local real estate agent, they’ll show you how to talk about your home in a way that is honest and forthcoming, but as appealing as possible to anyone who may be interested in fixing the property, either to occupy it themselves, or to flip the property for a profit. Selling as is requires the same disclosures that you would offer to a potential buyer who’s only seen your home after restoration. For your own protection, as well as the protection of people who aren’t savvy in the home-buying process, you’ll need to disclose the fact that there was a fire, the extent of the damage, and any steps you’ve taken to mitigate the damage. With help from a local, experienced Las Vegas real estate agent, you’ll be on your way to selling your property, even with fire damage. 

Sue Kuckelmann
Sue Kuckelmann
17:02 16 Nov 19
We couldn’t be more pleased with the service provided. From start to finish the team was professional and extremely helpful. All the deadlines were met or exceeded even when I was in Arizona and my husband was in Las Vegas. I would recommend them to anyone who is looking to sell in Las Vegas.
Sam Thompson
Sam Thompson
17:47 25 Oct 19
Great people and very professional. Treated me and my situation fairly and with care.
Mandy Majano
Mandy Majano
01:49 07 Oct 19
They did exactly what they said they would. Great company! Highly suggest!
Anthony Montonini
Anthony Montonini
01:31 07 Oct 19
Thank you guys. We were selling our house to Casey And Ryan and there was some HOA liens that totaled over $40k and they met with the HOA board with me and got them reduced to less than $5k so I walked away with $35k more than I thought I was going to. True professionals!
Nicole Dur
Nicole Dur
01:20 07 Oct 19
My grandma needed help selling after my grandpa passed :( anyways I found them through google and they really treated her like their own family. And let us leave a lot of the stuff she had accumulated over 40 years in the house. Thank you Casey and Ryan!!
pat rolman
pat rolman
01:13 07 Oct 19
These guys have true character. We signed agreement to buy my house then my situation changed and they didn’t force me to move forward. Then 2 months later I needed to sell it and they helped me find a new place any everything. They are really Great people.
Ricki Irwin
Ricki Irwin
00:06 24 May 19
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Lela Leedham
Lela Leedham
03:08 22 Feb 19
Great experience working with Casey and Ryan. We would recommend them anytime. They are very knowledgeable and very professional.
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Emily Binder
21:16 18 Feb 19
Jennifer Gibbs
Jennifer Gibbs
19:58 18 Feb 19
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Mario Elizondo
Mario Elizondo
19:58 18 Feb 19
Very professional and a pleasure to work with.
Danny O'Bannon
Danny O'Bannon
19:53 18 Feb 19
I called 5 different companies from google trying to find a company that would pay the most for my rental and their offer was higher than the others. Extremely streamlined process. Easiest transaction I’ve done
Ross Greene
Ross Greene
18:04 17 Feb 19
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Pam Dickerson
Pam Dickerson
23:53 15 Feb 19
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steve Balsacker
steve Balsacker
19:35 14 Feb 19
Me and my wife had gone through a divorce and we wanted a quick way to get rid of our property so we could just move on with our lives, Thankfully Ryan came in and helped us out, I didn't have the time to deal with the headache of people coming in and out as well as all the repairs that were needed. He gave me top dollar for my home and I was out in 7 days!
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jason almeida
16:52 14 Feb 19
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Peter Floratos
Peter Floratos
04:51 14 Feb 19
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Tyler Hubbs
Tyler Hubbs
04:38 14 Feb 19
Ryan and Casey treated me with patience and respect during the whole transaction! Very trustworthy and explained each and every question I had!! I would highly recommend We Buy Any Vegas House!!
Dennis Ripley
Dennis Ripley
03:55 14 Feb 19
Very professional and very knowledgeable from start to finish. They went above and beyond to help me find what I was looking for. I would definitely recommend them.
Avraham Metal
Avraham Metal
01:58 14 Feb 19
As a Real Estate Agent I have sold properties to Casey and his Team. They are men of their word and have never let me down.
Dena Shapiro
Dena Shapiro
01:29 14 Feb 19
What an AWESOME experience!! Casey and Ryan are THE BOMB!! They either answer their phone ALWAYS or respond within minutes. They originally called to see if I wanted to sell but I wasn't interested in selling. However, my neighbor had to sell immediately so I referred them to her, she accepted their offer & they closed escrow within weeks. It would've been A LOT sooner but there were delaying issues on the seller side. Anyways, they got it closed & EVERYONE is happy!! Thank you so much Casey & Ryan :). YOU'RE THE BEST!!!
Ron Lorenzo Woods
Ron Lorenzo Woods
00:51 14 Feb 19
Great team with quick and professional service!
karina giraldo
karina giraldo
00:36 14 Feb 19
Knowledgeable, fair, and professional. I loved working with Casey. I did my research before selecting a company, and I’m so happy I went with them!
Cody Raynoha
Cody Raynoha
00:27 14 Feb 19
Casey runs a great company that's honest, easy to deal with, and is always fair. I'd absolutely work with him again!
Whitney Carter
Whitney Carter
21:42 08 Feb 19
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Alan Giblin
Alan Giblin
23:01 07 Feb 19
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Crosbey Proffitt
Crosbey Proffitt
22:48 07 Feb 19
I started off using a realtor thinking that I would be able to sell my home fast, but that wasn’t the case. I ended up reaching out to different companies and I ended up finding We Buy Any Vegas House. They were on it the second I reached out to them and were able to sell my home fast!
Investors
Investors
18:59 07 Feb 19
I have been in Real Estate for many years, it’s so refreshing to meet such professional, kind people to work with. We Buy Any Vegas House has great employees who are responsive and get things done quick. You can tell they have a true passion for what they do. If you are looking to work with a great team and you want to sell your house quick, I highly recommend this group!
Scott Henry
Scott Henry
18:53 07 Feb 19
We Buy Any Vegas House truly is one of the most reliable companies I have worked with. You can really tell that Casey and Ryan really care about what they do and really want to make you feel comfortable in the process. Thank you for all your guys help!
Ashlyn Mazur
Ashlyn Mazur
21:26 02 Nov 18
Most professional real estate company I've ever worked with! Would for sure recommend them!
Ashley Thompson
Ashley Thompson
18:59 02 Nov 18
I called 3 different companies and Casey was the most responsive. His offer was higher than the other ones as well. I really liked that they were a local company and everyone who helped me in the process was great to work with!
Katrine Baker
Katrine Baker
18:39 02 Nov 18
My mom and I had to move out of our house pretty quickly due to her martial differences. They were honest and extremely professional during the process and we are forever grateful to have worked with such a great company! Highly recommend!
Gregory Mitchell
Gregory Mitchell
00:26 01 Nov 18
Unfortunately, I never thought I would see myself having to get rid of my home, especially in a fast time frame. However, life happens, and I needed to sell my home quickly due to a death in the family. I reached out to 4 companies in Las Vegas, and We Buy Any Vegas House not only was the most efficient, but the friendliest, most reasonable, and compassionate. The other 3 companies did not even compare. Casey and Ryan have gone above and beyond to make sure that this worked for me. They truly care about you, which means a lot especially during a tough time. They put in the effort to care about the client first, as well as my family during this tough time. I am so grateful to have found them, and to top it off, they bought my house and put cash in my pocket in 7 days. Would recommend to all! Use this company, you can't go wrong! Thanks to Casey, Ryan and John!
Samantha Bonneville
Samantha Bonneville
00:23 01 Nov 18
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Alyssa Trent
Alyssa Trent
23:08 31 Oct 18
I worked with them to help my Mom sell her house and they were so amazing!! They explained to us exactly how everything worked step by step. I called them on a Monday and they got us cash by Thursday. Casey is such a genuine person.
Robert Johnson
Robert Johnson
22:10 31 Oct 18
After a tenant trashed my rental property, I was faced with the decision of remodeling or selling the property in its current state. I called Casey and he walked me through the entire process, start to finish. After factoring in the amount of time and money the remodel would take, it was clear that selling to them was the best decision for me. Within a week of my first contact with Casey and his team, we closed on the property and I had cash in hand. I'll definitely be reaching out to them in the future. THANKS!!!
Corey Trent
Corey Trent
02:33 31 Oct 18
I reached out to Casey and Ryan when I needed to sell my house. They were very professional and helped me through this tough time. They were able to buy my house and close fast. What a great team they are! I would recommend them to anyone. Thanks again!
John Washington
John Washington
02:24 31 Oct 18
As a very skeptical person I always believe that my best interest is not priority when dealing with people that want my business. I cannot name the countless times that I have been burned. After looking to sell my house for a cash offer, I was called by a lot of investors, most of which had very little customer service. Several didn't return call when they said they would and then when they finally called me back, they got anger when I decided not to use their Services. From day one Ryan not only treated me like is #1 customer but also treated my whole family like long time friends. I most also state that his offer wasn't even the highest. I took the lower off with him due to the fact that he help with crucial tax situations that I needed taken care before receiving them money so it wouldn't bit me in the butt later. He answered every call before and after the process was completed. 99% of others wouldn't have even answered a text once they got the money. Could I have made a couple of thousand dollars more with someone else? Sure, but the peace of mind in knowing that it was done the right way by someone who actually was professional and care was more than worth it. Ryan has made a customer and friend for life.
Green Girl
Green Girl
00:00 31 Oct 18
I was in a really tough spot because my Husband was in the Hospital and had passed away. I was completely unready for this and had discovered that there would be considerable expenses!  I had received several letters from companies interested in the property on an "as is" basis.  Most had never got back to me after I called them or were too low of offers.  I put an inquiry in their website and was immediately contacted by the Owner who was able to come the very next day!  The entire process was easy and professional.  Thank you We Buy Any Vegas House!
Mike
Mike
23:37 30 Oct 18
Casey and Ryan were so helpful! I was was a week from being Foreclosed and they were able to get me cash in my account in 5 days! And even let me rent back until I was able to find a new home!
Karl Workman
Karl Workman
21:03 30 Oct 18
This company was not only the most professional real estate company i've dealt with, but they're the most reliable and respond quicker than most companies i've ever dealt with. They were fast, professional, and knowledgable in all aspects of our deal. Would and plan to recommend them to all of my friends and family! 10/10.
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