The Short 6 Step Guide to make the most of a vacant house:

 

The Short 6 Step Guide to make the most of a vacant house:

 

The Short 6 Step Guide to make the most of a vacant house:

You may be wondering why this baby is so anxious about this whole vacancy issue, well believe you me, there’s a reason! There are so many dangers that come along with owning a vacant home, but luckily, for you, we have created –

 

1. Get Rid of It Quick, Or Else…

 

Getting rid of a vacant property quick is imperative. Liabilities of a unoccupied house can include:

 

Criminal damage and Theft

Trespassing or Squatting

Weather Deterioration

Overlooking Regular Maintenance

Fire or Water Damage

 

2. Determine the Retail Value & Estimate the Cost of Repairs

Taking the initiative to get an appraisal automatically 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 renovate the home before you sell, make certain to get repair estimates from more than one source. Your “handy dandy cousin” 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 easy as possible on yourself… get quotes on any percieved needed repairs.

3. Leave The Utilities On!

Papa, always said turn off 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, buyers get the notion that the house requires more repairs than in reality, for example, “Well, sweetie the lights, heater/ac, or water don’t work, that’ll cost us.”

Keeping utilities on will probably also make it more comfortable for everyone seeing the house. It gets hot out here in the summer and cold in the winter.

4. Have To’s If You Are Making Repairs

If you are the DIY-er type and want to get the house ready before sale, 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’re going to be be throwing your spare time and money out the window.

If you’re going to attempt the repairs yourself, and somehow don’t complete all those ” simple” repairs, make sure to disclose them to the buyer(s). You can be found responsible for problems you failed to inform the prospective buyer(s) about, even in an as-is sale. We are not saying it’s impossible, 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, charming. The smell of freshly baked cookies, brings out the best memories in all of us.

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 it up! To protect your house from intruders, make sure the house doesn’t look unoccupied. Here are a few tips:

It gets dark, the lights come on!

Be sure that miscellaneous items are picked up by someone. One of the best signals that no one is or has been home is the build-up of phone books, door hangers, newpapers etc. Ask a local community kid, $5 goes a long ways when your 12 yrs old.

Have your local community watch member who may or may not have mace 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 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.

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 straightforward as possible. We are here to help you get rid of your house, our compassionate process is what makes us stand head and shoulders above our competition.

 

If you want to chit chat, give us a ring at: 888.509.6267 or shoot me an email at info@gpbuyshomes.com.

 

Thanks for reading, and good luck selling!

 

Akmauri G.

 

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