The Quick 6 Step Guide to get the most of your vacant Odessa 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 home, but luckily, for you, we’ve created –
1. Sell ASAP, Or Else…
Getting rid of a vacant house swiftly is essential. Liabilities of a empty house can include:
Vandalism and Thievery
Trespassing or Squatting
Neglecting Regular Maintenance
Fire or Water Damage
2. Determine the Value & Approximate the Cost of Repairs
Taking the initiative to get an appraisal gives you credibility as a seller, and reduces the time taken to negotiate. Potential buyers who can see an appraisal will feel more comfortable with your selling price and, in-turn, with their offer price. Regardless of whether you plan to fix the home before you sell, be sure to get repair estimates from more than one contractor. Your “jack of all trades brother-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 uncomplicated as possible for yourself… get quotes on any percieved problems/needed repairs.
3. Don’t Turn Off The Utilities
Your daddy, always said turn off 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, potential buyers get the idea that the property needs more repairs than in reality, for example, “Well, babe the lights, heater/ac, or water don’t work, that will cost us.”
Keeping utilities on will definitely make it more pleasant for anyone visiting the house. It is hot out here in the summer and cool in the winter.
4. Have To’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 don’t. First of all, you will have to spend time and money on the house, and if the repairs are not extremely effective you will be be throwing your spare time and hard earned income out the window.
Also, if you do not complete all the repairs, make sure you disclose all the repairs needed. Most sellers don’t know this, but you can still be found accountable for problems you don’t notify the buyer about, even in an as-is sale. We are not saying it’s hopeless, but be sure you measure twice and cut once.
5. Sell The Sizzle, Not The Steak- Stage The House
People are emotional creatures, make your house warm, light, bright, nothing says home more than a batch of freshly baked cookies. 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 the house up! To protect your house from criminals, make it as difficult as possible for them to get in and make sure it looks like someone’s living in the house. Here are some tips:
Put a few lights on timers- at within a range of the pre-defined time the lights 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 community 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 could make it look like your house is chock full of people. Anyone remember the party scene from Home Alone?
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. Glymph Properties has everything you need to make getting rid of your home as effortless as possible. We are here to help you in your selling, our thoughtful process is what makes us stand head and shoulders above our competition.
If you want to chit chat, give us a call at: 888.509.6267 or shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for reading, and happy selling!
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