The Best Guide To Selling A Vacant Newark Property As Quick 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 many dangers that come along with owning a vacant house, but luckily, for you, Glymph Properties has created ———-
1. Sell Fast, Or Else…
Get Rid of It a vacant property swiftly is imperative. Liabilities of a vacant property can include:
Wanton damage and Theft
Trespassing or Squatting
Ignoring Regular Maintenance
Fire or Water Damage
2. Determine the Value & Estimate the Cost of Repairs
Taking the initiative to get an appraisal gives you credibility as a seller, and cuts down on the time taken to negotiate. Prospective buyers who can see an appraisal will feel more comfortable with your selling price and, in-turn, with their offer price. Whether or not you plan to repair the house before you sell, be sure to get repair bids from more than one source. Your “handy dandy cousin” may “know” what s/he is talking about, but believe us, ask for many 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 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 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 is in need of more repairs than in reality, for example, “Well, sweetheart the lights, heater/ac, or water don’t work, that’ll cost us a pretty penny.”
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 cool in the winter.
4. Have To’s If You Are Going To Make Repairs
If you are the DIY type and want to fix up the house before sale, 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.
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 accountable for needed repairs you do not notify the buyer about, even in an as-is sale. We’re not saying it’s hopeless, but make sure you measure thrice and cut once.
5. 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.
An empty house with no furniture makes buyers work too hard to imagine what your house can be.. Make it easy on prospective buyers by showing them how each space can be used.
6. Secure the House
Lock it up! To protect your house from burglars, 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 a few tips:
It gets dark, the lights come on!
Be sure that miscellaneous items are picked up by someone. One of the best signs 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 12 yrs old.
Have your trustworthy “local night watch” neighbor who may or may not have a flashlight keep an eye on the house. Believe you me- s/he’ll enjoy the authority/responsibility you’ve entrusted them with.
Or you can make it look like your house is full of people. Anyone remember the party scene from Home Alone?
You could very well do all the above, or you can call Glymph Properties.
This is how we make a living, we buy houses in any condition. Glymph Properties has everything you need to make selling your property as straightforward as possible. We are here to help you get rid of your house, our compassionate 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 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for reading, and good luck selling!
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