Bob Allwein: Hi, I’m Bob Allwein with Maryland Cash House Buyers. We’re in Marriottsville, Maryland today. And this property in Marriottsville was purchased as a probate sale. So what a probate is, is a house that’s inherited by someone and they’re responsible for the property. In this case, we bought this house from a very nice lady who inherited this property. She actually grew up here and her parents lived here and had long since passed away. So what happened was she was responsible for the upkeep and the maintenance and taking care of this property. It was actually filled to the gills with family belongings.
This nice lady had a lot of things going on in her life and she really didn’t have the time and money to fix the property up and get it ready for the next family to enjoy. So we came out and walked the property together and determined that we might be a good fit for each other. First, we had a couple of hurdles to overcome. She had a lot of belongings in the property and she needed a little bit of time to go through them because there were some very important things up in the attic that she really wanted to go through. And there were some things down in the basement that she had promised her nephew that he could keep.
What happened was we allowed for 30 days for the seller to get all of her belongings that she wanted to keep out of the house. But then there was another issue. She had all of these things that she didn’t want and she asked us if we could help her with that. So we said, “Yes, we’ll clean out whatever you don’t want.”
We actually agreed on a time of settlement. The seller was able to get everything out of the house that she wanted to keep. We went to settlement and we paid for the property in its as is condition. And we started working on the property about a few days later.
We came over with our trailers and dump trucks and everything and completely cleaned the property out and donated a bunch of things to Goodwill and took some stuff off to the landfill. At the end of the day, everybody was happy. Our seller was able to sell the house. She didn’t have this burden anymore. She didn’t have this house to take care of. She didn’t have to put any money into the repairs. And we helped her solve her issue of all this stuff that was in the house. So if you or someone you know is in a situation like this, please go to our website www.mdcashhousebuyers.com and fill out our response form and we’ll be in touch with you soon.