Sick and Tired of Owning Your Vacant El Paso Property- Here Are 6 Easy Tips to Get It Sold Fast
You may be wondering why this baby is so concerned about this whole vacancy issue, well believe us, it’s for good reason! There are a number of dangers that come along with owning a vacant property, but luckily, for you, we have created ———-
1. Get Rid of It Quick, Or Else…
Getting rid of a vacant home quick is very important. Liabilities of a empty house can include:
Criminal damage and Theft
Trespassing or Squatting
Ignoring Regular Maintenance
Water or Fire Damage
2. Appraise & Estimate the Cost of Repairs
Taking the initiative to get an appraisal gives you credibility as a seller, and minimizes the time taken to make a deal. Prospective buyers who can see an appraisal will feel more relaxed with your asking price and, in-turn, with their offer price. Whether or not you plan to fix the house before you sell, make sure to get repair bids from more than one source. Your “jack of all trades brother-in law” may “know” what s/he is talking about, but believe us, ask for several different professional opinions it’ll save you time, money, and give you a step up when negotiating the final sales price. Make the negotiations as hassle-free as possible on yourself… get quotes on any percieved problems repairs.
3. Leave The Utilities On!
Papa, always said turn out the lights before you leave, but in this case leave the utilities on:
Leaving the utilities on will help prevent weather damage
If the utilities are off, the buyers get the notion that the house needs more repairs than it actually does, for example, “Well, babe the lights, heater/ac, or water don’t work, that will cost us a pretty penny.”
Keeping the utilities on will probably also make it more pleasant for everybody visiting the house. It is hot out here in the summer and cold in the winter.
4. Have To’s If You Are Making Repairs
If you are the DIY type and want to get the house ready before sale, unless you have a ton of the required experience please don’t. First of all, you will have to spend time and money on the house, and if the repairs aren’t extremely effective you will more than likely be throwing your time and money out the window.
If you’re going to attempt the repairs yourself, and somehow don’t complete all those ” simple and easy” repairs, make sure to disclose them to the buyer. Most sellers don’t know this, but you can still be found accountable for issues you don’t notify the buyer about, even in an as-is sale. We’re not declaring it’s hopeless, but ensure you measure thrice and cut once.
5. Sell The Dream- Stage The House
People buy with their emotions, make your house inviting… bright, light, and charming, charming. Tell me this… who doesn’t love the smell of freshly baked cookies.
Have enough furniture and décor to make the house looked lived in, this works wonders. Make it easy on potential buyers by showing them how each space can be used.
6. Secure the House
Lock the house up! To protect your house from burglars, make sure the house does not look unoccupied. Here are some tips:
Put a few lights on timers- at within a range of the pre-defined time the lights go on.
Make sure that random items are picked up by someone. One of the best signs that no one is or has been home is the accumulation of phone books, door hangers, newpapers etc. Ask a neighborhood kid, $5 goes a very long ways when your 12 years old.
Have your local community watch member who may or may not have mace keep an eye on the house. Believe you me- s/he’ll enjoy the authority/responsibility you’ve entrusted them with.
Or you could make it look like your house is chock full of people. Anyone remember the party scene from House Party?
You could very well do all the above, or you can call Glymph Properties.
We make our living by buying houses in every concievable condition across the country. Glymph Properties has everything you need to make getting rid of your home as hassle-free as possible. We are here to help you in your selling, our compassionate process is what differentiates us from our competition.
If you want to chat, give us a call at: 888-509-6267 or shoot me an email @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for reading, and happy selling!
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