The 6 Insider secrets to Making The Most Money Your Vacant Anchorage 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, we have created ———-
1. Get Rid of It Quick, Or Else…
Get Rid of It a vacant property very quickly is imperative. Liabilities of a unoccupied home can include:
Wanton damage and Break-ins
Trespassing or Squatting
Neglecting Regular Maintenance
Water or Fire Damage
2. Determine the Retail Value & Make Your Best Guess For the Cost of Repairs
Taking the initiative to get an appraisal gives you credibility as a seller, and decreases the time taken to negotiate. Buyers who can see an appraisal will feel more relaxed with your asking price and, in-turn, with their offer price. No matter whether you plan to fix the home 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’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 for yourself… get quotes on any percieved problems repairs.
3. Leave The Utilities On!
Your daddy, always insisted that you turn off the lights before you leave, but in this case leave the utilities on:
Keeping the utilities on will help prevent weather damage
If the utilities are shut off, buyers get the idea that the property requires more repairs than it actually does, for example, “Well, sweetie the lights, heater/ac, or water don’t work, that’ll cost us.”
Keeping the utilities on will definitely make it more cozy for anyone viewing the house. It gets hot out here in the summer and frosty in the winter.
4. Must Do’s If You Are Going To Make 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 don’t. First of all, you will have to spend time and money in the house, and if the repairs are not 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. Most people don’t know this, but you can still be found accountable for problems you don’t divulge, even in an as-is sale. We are not saying it’s not possible, but ensure you measure twice and cut once.
5. Stage the House
People buy with their emotions, make your house light, bright, charming, nothing says home more than a batch of freshly baked cookies. 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 it could be.. Staging your house helps buyers see how each space can be used.
6. Lock the House
Lock it up! To protect your house from thieves, 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 some tips:
Get automatic lights, it gets dark, they go on!
Make sure that miscellaneous items are picked up by someone. One of the best signs that no one is or has been home is the buildup of phone books, door hangers, newpapers etc. Ask a local community kid, $5 goes a very long ways when your 13 years old.
Have your local community watch member who may or may not have mace keep an eye on the house. Trust 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 Home Alone?
You could do all the above, or you can call Glymph Properties.
This is how we make a living, we buy houses in any condition. We have everything you need to make selling your house as simple as possible. We are here to help you get rid of your house, our thoughtful process is what distinguishes us from our competitors.
If you want to chit chat, give us a call at: 888.509.6267 or shoot me an email @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for reading, and good luck selling!
We can close fast and pay cash in as little as just 72 hrs. Give us a call today at 888-509-6267 Ext 4 or check out our website over here .
Sell Your Anchorage House Fast – We Buy Houses…Get A Cash Offer Today
We’re very happy to help you find answers to your toughest questions about Anchorage real estate, so please feel free to give us a ring at 888-509-6267 Ext 4 and chat with us whenever.
Fill out this form or give Glymph Properties a call anytime at 888-509-6267 Ext 4 for a Fast, Fair Cash Offer
www.gpbuyshomes.com/sell-my-house-fast-anchorage See how we buy houses fast!
Check out our blog!
We are interested in obtaining houses in: 99501, 99502, 99503, 99504, 99507, 99508, 99513, 99515, 99516, 99517, 99518, 99540, 99567, 99577, 99587.
Check out our investing articles to educate investors!
Searching for a rent to own property… head to our rent-to-own website or give us a call anytime at 888-509-6267 Ext 5
Free rent-to-own resources!