Six Techniques to Getting The Most For Your Vacant Cleveland Property or home
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 so many dangers that come along with owning a vacant house, but luckily, for you, we’ve created —
1. Get Rid of It Quick, Or Else…
Get Rid of It a vacant property swiftly is crucial. Liabilities of a empty house can include:
Criminal damage and Theft
Trespassing or Squatting
Ignoring Regular Maintenance
Water or Fire Damage
2. Determine the Value & Make Your Best Guess For the Cost of Repairs
Having an appraisal gives you credibility as a seller, and cuts down on the time taken to make a deal. Prospective buyers who can see an appraisal will feel more comfortable with your asking price and, in-turn, with their offer price. Whether or not you plan to fix the house before you sell, be sure to get repair estimates from more than one source. Your “handy dandy cousin” may “know” what s/he is talking about, but believe me, ask for several different professional opinions it will save you time, money, and give you a step up when negotiating the sales price. Make the negotiations as hassle-free as possible on yourself… get quotes on any percieved problems repairs.
3. Leave The Utilities On!
Your daddy, always said turn off the lights before you left, 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 property is in need of more repairs than it actually does, for example, “Well, sweetie the lights, heater/ac, or water don’t work, that’ll cost us.”
Keeping utilities on will definitely make it more comfy for anyone viewing the house. It gets hot out here in the summer and frosty in the winter.
4. Have To’s If You Are Making Repairs
If you are the DIY type and want to fix up the house 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 hard earned income out the window.
Also, if you do not complete all the repairs, make sure you disclose all the repairs needed. You could be found responsible for problems you failed to disclose, even in an as-is sale. We’re not declaring it’s impossible, but ensure you measure thrice and cut once.
5. Sell The Sizzle, Not The Steak- 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 prospecitve 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 the house up! To protect your house from intruders, 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.
Be sure that miscellaneous items are picked up by someone. One of the best indications that no one is or has been home is the pile-up of phone books, door hangers, newpapers etc. Ask a neighborhood kid, $5 goes a very long ways when your 15 yrs old.
Have your local community watch member who may or may not have pepperspray 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 can make it look like your house is 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. We have everything you need to make selling your home as straightforward as possible. We are here to help you in your selling, our patient process is what separates us from our competitors.
If you want to learn more about us, give us a ring at: 888.509.6267 or shoot me an email @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for reading, and good luck selling!
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