Sick and Tired of Owning Your Vacant Seattle Home- Here Are 6 Easy Techniques to Get It Sold Quickly
After you get done laughing, you’re probably asking yourself… why is that baby so freaked out about house vacancy? Trust us, it’s for a good reason! There are quite a few dangers that come along with owning a vacant home, but luckily, for you, we’ve created —
1. Get Rid of It Quickly, Or Else…
Get Rid of It a vacant home quickly is important. Liabilities of a unoccupied house can include:
Wanton damage and Burglary
Trespassing or Squatting
Overlooking Regular Maintenance
Fire or Water Damage
2. Appraise & Estimate the Cost of Repairs
Taking the initiative to get an appraisal gives you credibility as a seller, and cuts down on the time taken to negotiate. Buyers who can see an appraisal will feel more secure with your selling price and, in-turn, with their offer price. Regardless of whether you plan to fix the house before you sell, ensure to get repair quotes from more than one contractor. Your “jack of all trades brother-in law” may “know” what s/he is talking about, but believe us, ask for many different professional opinions it’ll save you time, money, and give you a step up when negotiating the sales price. Make the negotiations as uncomplicated as possible on yourself… get quotes on any percieved needed repairs.
3. Don’t Turn Off The Utilities
Papa, always said turn out the lights before you left, but in this case leave the utilities on:
Keeping the utilities on will help prevent weather damage
If the utilities are off, buyers get the idea that the house needs more repairs than it actually does, for example, “Well, sweetie the lights, heater/ac, or water don’t work, that’ll cost us a pretty penny.”
Keeping utilities on will definitely make it more pleasant for anybody seeing the house. It’s hot out here in the summer and cold in the winter.
4. Must Do’s If You’re Making Repairs
If you are the DIY type and want to fix up the house before sale, unless you have a ton of the required experience please do not. First of all, you will have to spend time and money on the house, and if the repairs aren’t extremely effective you will be be throwing your spare time and money out the window.
Also, if you do not complete all the repairs, make sure you disclose all the repairs needed. You can be found culpable for problems you didn’t warn the prospecitve buyer about, even in an as-is sale. We are not saying it’s not possible, but ensure you measure thrice and cut once.
5. Stage the House
People buy with their emotions, make your home light, bright, charming, charming. Everyone loves cookies, particularly a cute house full of freshly baked cookie aroma.
Have enough furniture and décor to make the house looked lived in, this works wonders. Staging your house helps buyers see how each space can be used.
6. Be Certain The House Is Secured
Lock it up! To protect your house from robbers, make sure the house doesn’t look vacant. Here’s 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 build up of phone books, door hangers, newpapers etc. Ask a local community kid, $5 goes a long ways when your 15 yrs old.
Have your trustworthy “local night watch” neighbor who may or may not have a shotgun keep an eye on the house. Believe me… this will give him something to do and s/he’ll like the authority you have bestowed upon him.
Or you could make it look like your house is chock full of people. Anyone remember the party scene from Home Alone?
You can do all the above, or you can call Glymph Properties.
This is how we make our living, we buy houses in any condition. Glymph Properties has everything you need to make getting rid of your property as easy as possible. We are here to help you in your selling, our thoughtful process is what makes us stand head and shoulders above our competitors.
If you want to chat, give us a call at: 888-509-6267 or shoot me an email @ email@example.com.
Thanks for reading, and happy selling!
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