The Effective 6 Step Guide to get the most of a vacant Jersey City 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 countless dangers that come along with owning a vacant house, but luckily, for you, Glymph Properties has created ———-
1. Get Rid of It ASAP, Or Else…
Sell a vacant home asap is important. Liabilities of a unoccupied house can include:
Wanton damage and Break-ins
Trespassing or Squatting
Neglecting Regular Maintenance
Fire or Water Damage
2. Determine the Retail Value & Make Your Best Guess For the Cost of Repairs
Having an appraisal gives you credibility as a seller, and cuts down on the time taken to make a deal. Buyers who can see an appraisal will feel more relaxed with your asking price and, in-turn, with their offer price. Whether or not you plan to fix the house before you sell, ensure to get repair estimates from more than one source. 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 final sales price. Make the negotiations as simple as possible for yourself… get quotes on any percieved problems/needed repairs.
3. Don’t Turn Off The Utilities
Papa, always insisted that you 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, the buyers get the idea that the house is in need of more repairs than it actually does, for example, “Well, darling the lights, heater/ac, or water don’t work, that will cost us.”
Keeping the utilities on will probably also make it more comfy for anybody visiting the house. It’s hot out here in the summer and nippy in the winter.
4. Have To’s If You’re Going To Make Repairs
If you are the DIY-er type and want to fix up the house before sale, unless you can produce quality work…. please do not. 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’ll more than likely be throwing your spare 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 culpable for problems you did not disclose, even in an as-is sale. We’re not saying it’s hopeless, 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 warm, light, bright, nothing says home more than a batch of freshly baked cookies. Tell me this… who doesn’t love the smell of freshly baked cookies.
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 criminals, make sure the house doesn’t look empty. Here’s a few tips:
Get automatic lights, it gets dark, they go on!
Make sure that miscellaneous 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 very long ways when your 10 yrs old.
Have your trustworthy “local country boy” neighbor who may or may not have a gun 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 can make it look like your house is full of people. Anyone remember the party scene from House Party?
You could 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 uncomplicated as possible. We are here to help you get rid of your house, our caring process is what makes us stand head and shoulders above our competitors.
If you want to chit 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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