The Best Guide To Selling A Vacant Glendale Home As Soon As Possible
You may be wondering why this baby is so scared about this whole vacancy issue, well believe us, there is a reason! There are numerous dangers that come along with owning a vacant house, but luckily, for you, Glymph Properties has created –
1. Get Rid of It Quick, Or Else…
Sell a vacant house asap is crucial. Liabilities of a unoccupied home can include:
Criminal damage and Thievery
Trespassing or Squatting
Ignoring Regular Maintenance
Fire or Water Damage
2. Appraise & Approximate the Cost of Repairs
Having an appraisal automatically gives you credibility as a seller, and reduces 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 renovate the property before you sell, ensure to get repair bids from more than one source. Your “jack of all trades brother-in law” may “know” what s/he is talking about, but believe us, ask for several different professional opinions it’ll save you time, money, and give you a step up when negotiating the sales price. Make the negotiations as easy as possible for yourself… get quotes on any percieved needed repairs.
3. Don’t Turn Off The Utilities
Papa, always said turn out 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 notion that the house requires more repairs than it actually does, 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 cozy for anyone visiting the house. It’s hot out here in the summer and chilly in the winter.
4. Have To’s If You’re Making Repairs
If you are the DIY-er type and want to get the house ready before sale, unless you can produce quality work…. please do not. First of all, you will have to spend time and money on the house, and if the repairs are not done to a professional quality you’ll more than likely be throwing your time and hard earned income out the window.
If you’re going to attempt the repairs yourself, and somehow don’t complete all those “super easy” repairs, make sure to disclose them to the buyer(s). Most home sellers don’t know this, but you can still be found responsible for problems you don’t divulge, even in an as-is sale. We’re not saying it’s not possible, but make sure you measure twice and cut once.
5. Sell The Dream- Stage The House
People are emotional creatures, make your house inviting… bright, light, and 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.
Have enough furniture and décor to make the house looked lived in, this works wonders. Staging your house helps buyers see how each space can be used.
6. Secure the House
Lock it up! To protect your house from robbers, make sure the house does not look unoccupied. Here’s a few tips:
Get automatic lights, it gets dark, they go on!
Make sure that random 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 12 years old.
Have your trustworthy “local night watch” neighbor who may or may not have a taser 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 chock full of people. Anyone remember the party scene from Home Alone?
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. Glymph Properties has everything you need to make selling your property as straightforward as possible. We are here to help you in your selling, our thoughtful process is what makes us stand head and shoulders above our competitors.
If you want to chit chat, give us a ring at: 888.509.6267 or shoot me an email @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for reading, and good luck selling!
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