The Best Guide To Selling A Vacant Tampa Property Quickly
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 large number of dangers that come along with owning a vacant home, but luckily, for you, we’ve created –
1. Get Rid of It Quickly, Or Else…
Getting rid of a vacant property asap is imperative. Liabilities of a unoccupied home can include:
Criminal damage and Burglary
Trespassing or Squatting
Ignoring Regular Maintenance
Water or Fire 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. Potential buyers who can see an appraisal will feel more comfortable with your asking price and, in-turn, with their offer price. Regardless of whether you plan to repair the house before you sell, be sure to get repair quotes from more than one contractor. Your “jack of all trades brother-in law” may “know” what s/he is talking about, but believe us, ask for many different professional opinions it’ll save you time, money, and give you a step up when negotiating the 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 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 off, potential buyers get the idea that the house requires more repairs than in reality, for example, “Well, sweetie the lights, heater/ac, or water don’t work, that’ll cost us.”
Keeping utilities on can also make it more pleasant for anybody viewing the house. It gets hot out here in the summer and frosty in the winter.
4. Have To’s If You Are Going To Make Repairs
If you are the DIY type and want to get the house ready 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 money out the window.
Also, if you do not complete all the repairs, make sure you disclose all the repairs needed. You could be found responsible for problems you did not warn the prospective buyer(s) about, even in an as-is sale. We are not saying it’s hopeless, but be sure you measure twice and cut once.
5. Stage the House
People buy with their emotions, make your home light, bright, charming, nothing says home more than a batch of freshly baked cookies. Everyone loves cookies, particularly a cute house full of freshly baked cookie aroma.
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. Always Make Sure The House Is Locked Down
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:
Put a few lights on timers- at within a range of the pre-defined time the lights go 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 neighborhood kid, $5 goes a very 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. 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 chock full of people. Anyone remember the party scene from House Party?
You can 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 getting rid of your house as straightforward as possible. We are here to help you in your selling, our caring 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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