The Fast 6 Step Guide to make the most of your vacant Brenham 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 many dangers that come along with owning a vacant home, but luckily, for you, Glymph Properties has created —
1. Sell ASAP, Or Else…
Get Rid of It a vacant house fast is vital. Liabilities of a vacant house can include:
Wanton damage and Theft
Trespassing or Squatting
Ignoring Regular Maintenance
Water or Fire Damage
2. Determine the Retail Value & Approximate the Cost of Repairs
Having an appraisal automatically gives you credibility as a seller, and decreases the time taken to make a deal. Potential buyers who can see an appraisal will feel more at ease with your selling price and, in-turn, with their offer price. Regardless of whether you plan to repair the property before you sell, make certain to get repair estimates from more than one contractor. 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 sales price. Make the negotiations as uncomplicated as possible for yourself… get quotes on any percieved needed repairs.
3. Don’t Turn Off The Utilities
Your daddy, always insisted that you turn out the lights before you left, but in this case leave the utilities on:
Keeping the utilities on will help prevent weather damage
If the utilities are shut off, the buyers get the idea that the property needs more repairs than it actually does, for example, “Well, honey the lights, heater/ac, or water don’t work, that will cost us a pretty penny.”
Keeping the utilities on will also make it more cozy for everybody seeing the house. It’s hot out here in the summer and nippy 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 can produce quality work…. please do not. First of all, you will have to spend time and money on the house, and if the repairs aren’t done to a professional quality you will more than likely be throwing your time and money out the window.
If you are going to attempt the repairs yourself, and somehow don’t complete all those “super uncomplicated” repairs, make sure to disclose them to the prospective buyer(s). Most folks don’t know this, but you can still be found accountable for issues you don’t disclose, even in an as-is sale. We are not declaring it’s hopeless, but be sure you measure twice and cut once.
5. Sell The Sizzle, Not The Steak- Stage The House
People buy with their emotions, make your house light, bright, 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 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. Ensure The House Is Secured
Lock the house up! To protect your house from burglars, 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 some tips:
Get automatic lights, it gets dark, they go on!
Be sure that random items are picked up by someone. One of the best signs that no one is or has been home is the build up of phone books, door hangers, newpapers etc. Ask a neighborhood kid, $5 goes a long ways when your 15 yrs old.
Have your local community watch member who may or may not have pepperspray 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.
This is how we make a living, we buy houses in any condition. Glymph Properties has everything you need to make getting rid of your property as hassle-free as possible. We are here to help you get rid of your house, our compassionate process is what separates us from our competitors.
If you want to chit 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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