The Best Guide To Getting rid of A Vacant New Orleans Home As Soon As Possible
You may be wondering why this baby is so nervous about this whole home being empty thing, well believe you me, it’s for 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. Sell Quickly, Or Else…
Get Rid of It a vacant property quickly is vital. Liabilities of a empty property can include:
Wanton damage and Theft
Trespassing or Squatting
Ignoring Regular Maintenance
Water or Fire Damage
2. Appraise & Make Your Best Guess For the Cost of Repairs
Having an appraisal automatically gives you credibility as a seller, and decreases the time taken to negotiate. Prospective buyers who can see an appraisal will feel more comfortable with your asking price and, in-turn, with their offer price. Regardless of 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 simple as possible for yourself… get quotes on any percieved problems repairs.
3. Leave The Utilities On!
Papa, always said 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, the buyers get the idea that the property requires more repairs than in reality, for example, “Well, babe the lights, heater/ac, or water don’t work, that’ll cost us a pretty penny.”
Keeping the utilities on will definitely make it more comfortable for anyone viewing the house. It’s hot out here in the summer and chilly in the winter.
4. Must Do’s If You’re Making Repairs
If you are the DIY-er 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 done to a professional quality you’re going to 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 folks 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’re not declaring it’s hopeless, but make sure you measure thrice and cut once.
5. Sell The Dream- Stage The House
People are emotional creatures, make your house light, bright, charming, nothing says home more than a batch of freshly baked cookies. The smell of freshly baked cookies, brings out the best memories in all of us.
An empty house with no furniture makes buyers work too hard to imagine what your house can be.. Make it easy on buyers by showing them how each space can be used.
6. Lock the House
Lock it up! To protect your house from burglars, make sure the house does not look empty. Here’s some tips:
It gets dark, the lights come on!
Be sure that random 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 long ways when your 12 yrs old.
Have your local community watch member who may or may not have pepperspray 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 House Party?
You can 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 home as effortless as possible. We are here to help you get rid of your house, our caring process is what makes us stand head and shoulders above our competition.
If you want to learn more about us, give us a call at: 888-509-6267 or shoot me an email at email@example.com.
Thank you for reading, and good luck selling!
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