The Quintessential Guide To Selling A Vacant Indianapolis Home As Quick As Possible
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 a large number of dangers that come along with owning a vacant home, but luckily, for you, we have created ———-
1. Sell Quickly, Or Else…
Get Rid of It a vacant house very quickly is crucial. Liabilities of a vacant house can include:
Criminal damage and Burglary
Trespassing or Squatting
Neglecting Regular Maintenance
Water or Fire Damage
2. Appraise & Make Your Best Guess For the Cost of Repairs
Taking the initiative to get an appraisal gives you credibility as a seller, and cuts down on the time taken to make a deal. Prospective buyers who can see an appraisal will feel more secure with your asking price and, in-turn, with their offer price. No matter whether you plan to renovate the home before you sell, ensure to get repair bids from more than one source. Your “handy dandy cousin” may “know” what s/he is talking about, but believe me, ask for many 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 easy as possible on 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 leave, but in this case leave the utilities on:
Keeping the utilities on will help prevent weather damage
If the utilities are shut off, buyers get the impression that the property is in need of more repairs than it actually does, for example, “Well, sweetie the lights, heater/ac, or water don’t work, that’ll cost us.”
Keeping the utilities on can also make it more comfortable for anybody visiting the house. It is 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-er type and want to fix up the house before sale, unless you can produce quality work…. please don’t. First of all, you will have to spend time and money in the house, and if the repairs aren’t done to a professional quality you’ll be be throwing your time and hard earned money out the window.
If you’re going to attempt the repairs yourself, and somehow don’t complete all those “super straightforward” repairs, make sure to disclose them to the buyer. Most home sellers don’t know this, but you can still be found at fault for issues you don’t divulge, even in an as-is sale. We are not declaring it’s impossible, but make sure you measure thrice and cut once.
5. Sell The Dream- Stage The House
People are emotional creatures, make your home inviting… bright, light, and charming, nothing says home more than a batch of freshly baked cookies. Tell me this… who doesn’t love the smell of freshly baked cookies.
An empty house with no furniture makes buyers work too hard to imagine what your house can be.. Staging your house helps buyers see how each space can be used.
6. Secure the House
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 are a few tips:
Get automatic lights, it gets dark, they go on!
Make sure that miscellaneous items are picked up by someone. One of the best signals that no one is or has been home is the pile-up of phone books, door hangers, newpapers etc. Ask a local neighborhood kid, $5 goes a long ways when your 15 years old.
Have your local community watch member who may or may not have pepperspray 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 chock full of people. Anyone remember the party scene from Home Alone?
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 selling your house as straightforward as possible. We are here to help you in your selling, our compassionate process is what separates us from our competition.
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 happy selling!
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