Six Industry secrets to Getting The Most For Your Vacant Property

Six Industry secrets to Getting The Most For Your Vacant Property

 

 

 Six Industry secrets to Getting The Most For Your Vacant Property

 

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 a number of dangers that come along with owning a vacant home, but luckily, for you, Glymph Properties has created –

 

1. Get Rid of It Quick, Or Else…

 

Get Rid of It a vacant property very quickly is important. Liabilities of a unoccupied house can include:

 

Criminal damage and Thievery

Trespassing or Squatting

Weather Deterioration

Ignoring Regular Maintenance

Water or Fire Damage

 

2. Determine the Retail Value & Estimate the Cost of Repairs

Having an appraisal automatically gives you credibility as a seller, and decreases the time taken to make a deal. Prospective buyers who can see an appraisal will feel more relaxed with your selling price and, in-turn, with their offer price. Regardless of whether you plan to fix the home before you sell, ensure to get repair bids from more than one contractor. Your “jill of all trades sister in law” may “know” what s/he is talking about, but believe me, ask for many different professional opinions it will save you time, money, and give you a step up when negotiating the sales price. Make the negotiations as painless as possible on yourself… get quotes on any percieved problems repairs.

3. Don’t Turn Off The Utilities

Your daddy, always said turn off 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 shut off, potential buyers get the idea that the house needs more repairs than it actually does, for example, “Well, sweetheart the lights, heater/ac, or water don’t work, that will cost us.”

Keeping utilities on will also make it more pleasant for anyone viewing the house. It is hot out here in the summer and chilly in the winter.

4. Must Do’s If You’re Going To Make Repairs

If you are the DIY type and want to get the house ready before sale, heed warning. First of all, you will have to spend time and money in the house, and if the repairs are not extremely effective you’ll more than likely be throwing your time and money out the window.

If you are going to attempt the repairs yourself, and somehow don’t complete all those ” easy” repairs, make sure to disclose them to the prospective buyer(s). You can be found liable for problems you didn’t disclose, even in an as-is sale. We’re not saying it’s hopeless, but be sure 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.

An empty house with no furniture makes buyers work too hard to imagine what your house can be.. Staging your house helps buyers see how each space can be used.

6. Secure the House

Lock it up! To protect your house from criminals, make it as difficult as possible for them to get in and make sure it looks like someone’s living in the house. Here’s a few 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 indications that no one is or has been home is the build-up of phone books, door hangers, newpapers etc. Ask a neighborhood kid, $5 goes a long ways when your 10 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 can make it look like your house is chock full of people. Anyone remember the party scene from House Party?

You can 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 house as simple as possible. We are here to help you get rid of your house, our thoughtful process is what differentiates us from our competitors.

If you want to learn more about us, give us a call at: 888-509-6267 or shoot me an email at akmauri@gpbuyshomes.com.

Thank you for reading, and happy selling!

Akmauri

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