The Easy 6 Step Guide to get the most of a vacant Fort Wayne property:
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 home, but luckily, for you, we have created ———-
1. Get Rid of It Fast, Or Else…
Sell a vacant home swiftly is imperative. Liabilities of a unoccupied property can include:
Vandalism and Break-ins
Trespassing or Squatting
Neglecting Regular Maintenance
Water or Fire Damage
2. Determine the Retail Value & Estimate the Cost of Repairs
Taking the initiative to get an appraisal gives you credibility as a seller, and minimizes the time taken to negotiate. Prospective buyers who can see an appraisal will feel more relaxed with your selling price and, in-turn, with their offer price. Whether or not you plan to fix the property before you sell, ensure to get repair quotes from more than one source. Your “jill of all trades sister in law” may “know” what s/he is talking about, but believe me, 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/needed repairs.
3. Leave The Utilities On!
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 off, the buyers get the impression that the house requires more repairs than it actually does, for example, “Well, honey the lights, heater/ac, or water don’t work, that’ll cost us.”
Keeping the utilities on will definitely make it more comfy for everybody visiting the house. It gets hot out here in the summer and frosty in the winter.
4. Must Do’s If You Are Going To Make Repairs
If you are the DIY-er type and want to get the house ready before sale, unless you can produce quality work…. please don’t. First of all, you will have to spend time and money in the house, and if the repairs are not extremely effective you will be be throwing your time and hard earned cash out the window.
Also, if you do not complete all the repairs, make sure you disclose all the repairs needed. You could be found liable for problems you failed to disclose, even in an as-is sale. We’re not declaring 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 light, bright, charming, charming. Tell me this… who doesn’t love the smell of freshly baked cookies.
An empty house with no furniture makes prospecitve buyers work too hard to imagine what your house can be.. Staging your house helps buyers see how each space can be used.
6. Make Sure That The House Is Secured
Lock it up! To protect your house from trespassers, 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:
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 pile-up of phone books, door hangers, newpapers etc. Ask a local neighborhood kid, $5 goes a long ways when your 13 years 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 could 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 getting rid of your house as effortless as possible. We are here to help you get rid of your house, our thoughtful process is what makes us stand head and shoulders above our competitors.
If you want to chat, give us a call at: 888-509-6267 or shoot me an email @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for reading, and good luck selling!
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