The Easy 6 Step Guide to make the most of a vacant Omaha 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 a large number of dangers that come along with owning a vacant home, but luckily, for you, we have created ———-
1. Sell Quickly, Or Else…
Get Rid of It a vacant property swiftly is significant. Liabilities of a unoccupied house can include:
Criminal damage and Break-ins
Trespassing or Squatting
Overlooking Regular Maintenance
Fire or Water Damage
2. Determine the Retail Value & Approximate the Cost of Repairs
Having an appraisal automatically gives you credibility as a seller, and reduces the time taken to make a deal. Buyers who can see an appraisal will feel more relaxed with your selling price and, in-turn, with their offer price. Regardless of whether you plan to renovate the property before you sell, ensure to get repair bids from more than one source. Your “handy dandy cousin” 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. Don’t Turn Off The Utilities
Papa, always said turn off the lights before you left, but in this case leave the utilities on:
Leaving the utilities on will help prevent weather damage
If the utilities are shut off, potential buyers get the notion that the property is in need of more repairs than it actually does, for example, “Well, sweetie the lights, heater/ac, or water don’t work, that will cost us.”
Keeping the utilities on will definitely make it more cozy for everyone visiting the house. It is hot out here in the summer and nippy in the winter.
4. Have To’s If You Are Going To Make Repairs
If you are the DIY-er type and want to fix up the house before sale, please don’t. 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 time and money out the window.
If you’re going to attempt the repairs yourself, and somehow don’t complete all those “super uncomplicated” repairs, make sure to disclose them to the prospecitve buyer. You can be found liable for problems you didn’t reveal, even in an as-is sale. We are not saying it’s hopeless, 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, 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. Secure the House
Lock the house up! To protect your house from intruders, make it as difficult as possible for them to get in and make sure it looks like someone’s living in the house. Here are a few tips:
It gets dark, the lights come on!
Be sure that random items are picked up by someone. One of the best signals that no one is or has been home is the buildup of phone books, door hangers, newpapers etc. Ask a local neighborhood kid, $5 goes a long ways when your 10 yrs old.
Have your local community watch member who may or may not have mace 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 could 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.
We make our living by buying houses in every concievable condition across the country. We have everything you need to make selling your house as straightforward as possible. We are here to help you get rid of your house, 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 @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for reading, and happy selling!
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