The Quintessential Guide To Selling A Vacant Forney House ASAP
You may be wondering why this baby is so nervous about this whole home being empty thing, well believe us, it’s for good reason! There are countless dangers that come along with owning a vacant house, but luckily, for you, we’ve created ———-
1. Sell Quick, Or Else…
Getting rid of a vacant property swiftly is significant. Liabilities of a vacant property can include:
Criminal damage and Break-ins
Trespassing or Squatting
Ignoring Regular Maintenance
Water or Fire Damage
2. Determine the Value & Estimate the Cost of Repairs
Having an appraisal gives you credibility as a seller, and decreases the time taken to make a deal. 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 you plan to renovate the house before you sell, ensure 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 us, 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/needed repairs.
3. Leave The Utilities On!
Papa, always insisted that you turn out the lights before you leave, but in this case leave the utilities on:
Keeping the utilities on will help prevent weather damage
If the utilities are off, the buyers get the impression that the house requires more repairs than it actually does, for example, “Well, honey the lights, heater/ac, or water don’t work, that will cost us.”
Keeping the utilities on can also make it more comfortable for everybody seeing the house. It’s hot out here in the summer and frosty in the winter.
4. Have To’s If You’re Going To Make Repairs
If you are the DIY type and want to fix up the house 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 done to a professional quality you’ll more than likely be throwing your time and money out the window.
Also, if you do not complete all the repairs, make sure you disclose all the repairs needed. Most folks don’t know this, but you can still be found responsible for problems you do not notify the buyer about, even in an as-is sale. We are not declaring it’s hopeless, but be sure you measure thrice and cut once.
5. Sell The Sizzle, Not The Steak- Stage The House
People are emotional creatures, make your home inviting… bright, light, and charming, charming. 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 Secured
Lock the house up! To protect your house from crooks, 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 a few tips:
Get automatic lights, it gets dark, they go on!
Be sure that random items are picked up by someone. One of the best indications that no one is or has been home is the buildup of phone books, door hangers, newpapers etc. Ask a neighborhood kid, $5 goes a long ways when your 10 yrs old.
Have your local community watch member who may or may not have pepperspray keep an eye on the house. Believe you me- s/he’ll enjoy the authority/responsibility you’ve entrusted them with.
Or you could make it look like your house is chock full of people. Anyone remember the party scene from Home Alone?
You could very well do all the above, or you can call Glymph Properties.
We make our living by buying houses in every concievable condition across the country. Glymph Properties has everything you need to make selling your home as hassle-free as possible. We are here to help you in your selling, our caring process is what differentiates us from our competitors.
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Thank you for reading, and good luck selling!
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