The Best Guide To Getting rid of A Vacant Lexington Home As Soon As Possible
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 house, but luckily, for you, we have created –
1. Get Rid of It ASAP, Or Else…
Get Rid of It a vacant house swiftly is crucial. Liabilities of a vacant property can include:
Wanton damage and Thievery
Trespassing or Squatting
Overlooking Regular Maintenance
Water or Fire Damage
2. Determine the Value & Make Your Best Guess For the Cost of Repairs
Having an appraisal automatically gives you credibility as a seller, and reduces the time taken to make a deal. Buyers who can see an appraisal will feel more at ease with your asking price and, in-turn, with their offer price. Whether or not you plan to repair the property before you sell, ensure to get repair estimates from more than one contractor. Your “jack of all trades brother-in law” 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 final sales price. Make the negotiations as painless as possible on yourself… get quotes on any percieved problems repairs.
3. Leave The Utilities On!
Your daddy, always insisted that you 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 shut off, buyers get the idea that the property is in need of more repairs than it actually does, for example, “Well, honey the lights, heater/ac, or water don’t work, that will cost us.”
Keeping utilities on is going to also make it more pleasant for anyone seeing the house. It is hot out here in the summer and nippy in the winter.
4. Have To’s If You Are Going To Make Repairs
If you are the DIY-er 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 done to a professional quality you’ll more than likely be throwing your time and money out the window.
Also, if you do not complete all the repairs, make sure you disclose all the repairs needed. Most sellers don’t know this, but you can still be found responsible for needed repairs you do not disclose, even in an as-is sale. We are not saying it’s hopeless, but make sure you measure twice and cut once.
5. Sell The Dream- Stage The House
People buy with their emotions, make your house warm, light, bright, nothing says home more than a batch of freshly baked cookies. 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 prospective buyers by showing them how each space can be used.
6. Lock the House
Lock it up! To protect your house from trespassers, make sure the house doesn’t look unoccupied. Here are 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 local community kid, $5 goes a very long ways when your 13 years old.
Have your trustworthy “local night watch” neighbor who may or may not have a gun 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 quite possibly 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 property as uncomplicated as possible. We are here to help you in your selling, our compassionate process is what distinguishes us from our competition.
If you want to chat, give us a ring at: 888.509.6267 or shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for reading, and good luck selling!
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