The Easy 6 Step Guide to make the most of a vacant St. Louis home:
You may be wondering why this baby is so scared about this whole vacancy issue, well believe you me, there is a reason! There are a lot of dangers that come along with owning a vacant home, but luckily, for you, Glymph Properties has created –
1. Get Rid of It ASAP, Or Else…
Get Rid of It a vacant property quickly is vital. Liabilities of a vacant house can include:
Vandalism and Break-ins
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 decreases the time taken to make a deal. Buyers who can see an appraisal will feel more secure with your selling price and, in-turn, with their offer price. Regardless of whether you plan to renovate the house before you sell, make sure to get repair bids 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 painless as possible on 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:
Leaving the utilities on will help prevent weather damage
If the utilities are off, buyers get the notion that the house needs more repairs than in reality, for example, “Well, honey the lights, heater/ac, or water don’t work, that will cost us a pretty penny.”
Keeping utilities on will probably also make it more comfy for anybody visiting the house. It gets hot out here in the summer and cool in the winter.
4. Must Do’s If You Are Going To Make Repairs
If you are the DIY-er type and want to fix up the house before sale, unless you have a ton of the required experience please do not. First of all, you will have to spend time and money in the house, and if the repairs are not extremely effective you’ll more than likely be throwing your spare time and money 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). You can be found culpable for problems you didn’t reveal, even in an as-is sale. We are not saying it’s not possible, but be sure you measure thrice and cut once.
5. Sell The Sizzle, Not The Steak- Stage The House
People buy with their emotions, make your home light, bright, charming, charming. 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. Lock the House
Lock it up! To protect your house from intruders, make sure the house does not look unoccupied. Here’s some tips:
Put a few lights on timers- at within a range of the pre-defined time the lights go 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 build up of phone books, door hangers, newpapers etc. Ask a local neighborhood kid, $5 goes a long ways when your 10 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 full of people. Anyone remember the party scene from House Party?
You could quite possibly do all the above, or you can call Glymph Properties.
This is how we make our living, we buy houses in any condition. We have everything you need to make getting rid of your property as uncomplicated as possible. We are here to help you in your selling, our compassionate process is what makes us stand head and shoulders above 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 good luck selling!
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