May 26, 2024

How do you sell a Fire Damaged Property?

Lots of people ask us how to sell a fire damaged property. Can you sell a house that is fire damaged? Will someone buy the fire damaged house or do you need to fix it. The truth is that is harder to sell a fire damaged house than a house that isn’t fire damaged. There are many people that buy fire damaged properties, the number of buyers is just a lot less than non fire damaged houses.

The key to selling a fire damaged house is to sell to an investor that doesn’t mind repairing fire damaged house. You can normally find these buyers by searching online or speaking to the fire department in your area. At Home Buyer Louisiana we buy houses in ANY condition and don’t mind dealing with fire damaged properties. We are happy to buy a fire damaged house in As Is condition for cash. If you have insurance you can keep the insurance pay out for yourself and sell the fire damaged house to us for cash.

In this video you can see a rental property that had fire damage. We knew the seller and were happy to buy the house for cash. You can check out the video to hear our Founder Aussie Steve talk about the property and the situation. You can also read the video transcript below.

Video Transcript

Hey guys, Aussie Steve here from Home Buyer Louisiana. We buy houses in any condition in Louisiana. I’m here at a house we’re looking to purchase in Baton Rouge. This house belongs to an investor friend, someone in our network who has lots of rentals. Unfortunately, as you might see behind me, there was a severe fire at this rental property.

He reached out to us to potentially buy it. We’re just assessing it now, but it’s probably not salvageable. We do buy fire-damaged properties and don’t mind repairing them. However, this one seems pretty far gone. I don’t even want to walk in there because I’m not confident that I won’t fall through it. Some parts are intact, and we can save some, but with the roof and smoke damage, I think this one’s pretty much gone.

We buy vacant lots, so we could potentially demolish this and build something new, although this area in Baton Rouge might not be the best for a new build. We’ll see what we can do. Unfortunately, our friend didn’t have insurance on the property, but he’s owned it a long time, so he didn’t owe anything on it. At least he doesn’t have a mortgage, which would have required insurance.

We will buy houses like this. They don’t need to be this bad, but we will look at houses in any condition, including fire-damaged properties. If you have a property you’re looking to sell anywhere in Louisiana, we have a strong emphasis on buying in Baton Rouge, New Orleans, and the North Shore. We’re very active in those areas, so if you have deals, particularly in those locations, reach out to us.

We’re happy to give you advice and tell you what we would pay for your property. Visit for more information about selling to a cash house buyer. I really hope your property doesn’t look like this. Thanks, guys.

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