The Quick 6 Step Guide to get the most of your vacant Colorado Springs property:
You may be wondering why this baby is so afraid about this whole vacancy issue, well believe us, there is a reason! There are many dangers that come along with owning a vacant property, but luckily, for you, Glymph Properties has created –
1. Get Rid of It Fast, Or Else…
Get Rid of It a vacant home very quickly is significant. Liabilities of a empty property can include:
Vandalism and Break-ins
Trespassing or Squatting
Ignoring Regular Maintenance
Water or Fire 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 minimizes the time taken to make a deal. Potential buyers who can see an appraisal will feel more secure with your asking price and, in-turn, with their offer price. Whether or not you plan to fix the property before you sell, ensure to get repair quotes 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 several different professional opinions it’ll save you time, money, and give you a step up when negotiating the sales price. Make the negotiations as painless as possible on yourself… get quotes on any percieved problems 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 needs more repairs than in reality, for example, “Well, honey the lights, heater/ac, or water don’t work, that’ll cost us.”
Keeping utilities on will probably also make it more comfortable for anybody visiting the house. It’s hot out here in the summer and frosty in the winter.
4. Have To’s If You Are Going To Make Repairs
If you are the DIY type and want to fix up the house before sale, heed warning. 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 spare time and hard earned income out the window.
If you are going to attempt the repairs yourself, and somehow don’t complete all those ” straightforward” repairs, make sure to disclose them to the buyer. Most people don’t know this, but you can still be found culpable for needed repairs you do not divulge, even in an as-is sale. We are not saying it’s impossible, but ensure you measure thrice and cut once.
5. Sell The Sizzle, Not The Steak- Stage The House
People are emotional creatures, 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. Always Make Sure The House Is Locked Down
Lock the house up! To protect your house from robbers, 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:
It gets dark, the lights come on!
Make sure that miscellaneous items are picked up by someone. One of the best indications that no one is or has been home is the pile-up of phone books, door hangers, newpapers etc. Ask a local community kid, $5 goes a very long ways when your 12 years old.
Have your trustworthy “local night watch” neighbor who may or may not have a flashlight 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 can make it look like your house is chock 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 our living, we buy houses in any condition. We have everything you need to make getting rid of your house as effortless 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 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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