Great question! I would recommend disclosing it right away. Why waste anyone's time by waiting. I would put it in the private agency section on the MLS. It would be a shame to open escrow and then have to cancel it over that.
Hope that helps!
Let the buyers/buyers agent make the decision if this is a concern for them or not and when the right time to talk about it is. Most people don't mind and you don't want to stifle your marketing so putting it right in the remarks might not be the est idea, but upfront and honest is always the best way to go. You just have to figure out the most effective way of communicating to potential buyers.
All my best to you and your family through this transition. When our family leaves us, it is painful, no matter how prepared we might think we are. It is also a time of abounding grace, as we all will step through the mortal doorway into the great beyond, so we must face the experience honorably with respect for the greatest mystery of life. I hope the transition is smooth, and that your family members support one another through the grief as well as the business details.
I know the nature of your inquiry was purely about real estate, but I had to say something. As an end-of-life care manager (one of my other professions) I care deeply about this subject.
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My condolences as well. It is best to disclose up front so nobody wastes any time and energy. It was not a murder, but a natural death so the majority of potential buyers will not have a problem with it. For those who it may bother, weed them out before an offer comes in.
Best of luck! ... and once again, sorry for your loss.
In my opinion, it's always best to be honest up front. I would suggest that your realtor indicate that there was a natural death on the property in the "private remarks" section of the MLS listing. This way the agent could share this information with their clients prior to even visiting the home. This would prevent potential buyers from feeling that they were "lead on" and preventive futile showings.
I hope that this helps!
First of all my condolences to you and your family. When it comes to these situations its always best to disclose as much as you can upfront, if your home is in good shape and in a good neighborhood you will find the right buyer. This will help you stay out of any litigation down the road and solidify your buyer when you do find one. When it comes to marketing and advertising the property, stick to the key points and positives in the home just like any other sale. Have your disclosures filled out to the fullest and best of your knowledge and your good! Best of Luck!
I would maybe not put it into the advertising remarks, but ask your Realtor to put it in the confidential remarks. That way the agent can talk to their buyer about it before they write an offer.
That's just my opinion :)
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