The Fast 6 Step Guide to make the most of a vacant Boerne house:
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 numerous dangers that come along with owning a vacant property, but luckily, for you, Glymph Properties has created –
1. Sell ASAP, Or Else…
Sell a vacant house asap is essential. Liabilities of a vacant property can include:
Criminal damage and Theft
Trespassing or Squatting
Neglecting Regular Maintenance
Water or Fire Damage
2. Appraise & Approximate the Cost of Repairs
Having an appraisal automatically gives you credibility as a seller, and cuts down on the time taken to negotiate. Prospective buyers who can see an appraisal will feel more comfortable with your asking price and, in-turn, with their offer price. Regardless of whether or not you plan to fix the home before you sell, make sure to get repair bids from more than one contractor. Your “handy dandy cousin” may “know” what s/he is talking about, but believe us, ask for several 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 on yourself… get quotes on any percieved problems repairs.
3. Don’t Turn Off The Utilities
Your daddy, always said turn out 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 idea that the property requires more repairs than it actually does, for example, “Well, darling the lights, heater/ac, or water don’t work, that’ll cost us.”
Keeping utilities on will definitely make it more comfortable for everyone visiting the house. It’s hot out here in the summer and chilly in the winter.
4. Have To’s If You Are Making Repairs
If you are the DIY-er type and want to get the house ready 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 on the house, and if the repairs aren’t extremely effective you’ll be be throwing your spare time and hard earned money out the window.
Also, if you do not complete all the repairs, make sure you disclose all the repairs needed. Most people don’t know this, but you can still be found answerable for problems you do not divulge, even in an as-is sale. We’re not saying it’s impossible, but be sure you measure twice and cut once.
5. Sell The Dream- Stage The House
People are emotional creatures, make your house inviting… bright, light, and charming, nothing says home more than a batch of freshly baked cookies. The smell of freshly baked cookies, brings out the best memories in all of us.
An empty house with no furniture makes buyers work too hard to imagine what your house can be.. Make it easy on potential buyers by showing them how each space can be used.
6. Ensure The House Is Secured
Lock it up! To protect your house from trespassers, make sure the house doesn’t look empty. Here are a few tips:
It gets dark, the lights come on!
Be sure that miscellaneous items are picked up by someone. One of the best signals that no one is or has been home is the accumulation of phone books, door hangers, newpapers etc. Ask a neighborhood kid, $5 goes a very long ways when your 15 years old.
Have your local community watch member who may or may not have mace keep an eye on the house. Believe 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.
This is how we make our living, we buy houses in any condition. Glymph Properties has everything you need to make getting rid of your home as straightforward as possible. We are here to help you in your selling, our caring 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 at email@example.com.
Thank you for reading, and good luck selling!
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