The Short Six Step Guide to get the most of your vacant St. Paul residence:
You may be wondering why this baby is so afraid about this whole vacancy issue, well believe us, there is a reason! There are countless dangers that come along with owning a vacant property, but luckily, for you, we’ve created –
1. Get Rid of It Quick, Or Else…
Sell a vacant home quick is crucial. Liabilities of a unoccupied home can include:
Vandalism and Break-ins
Trespassing or Squatting
Neglecting Regular Maintenance
Fire or Water Damage
2. Appraise & Estimate the Cost of Repairs
Having an appraisal gives you credibility as a seller, and decreases the time taken to make a deal. Potential buyers who can see an appraisal will feel more at ease with your asking price and, in-turn, with their offer price. No matter whether you plan to fix the home before you sell, be sure to get repair quotes from more than one contractor. Your “handy dandy cousin” 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 final sales price. Make the negotiations as hassle-free as possible for yourself… get quotes on any percieved problems/needed repairs.
3. Leave The Utilities On!
Your daddy, always insisted that you turn out 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, potential buyers get the notion 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 a pretty penny.”
Keeping the utilities on will probably also make it more pleasant for anybody seeing the house. It is hot out here in the summer and nippy in the winter.
4. Must Do’s If You’re Going To Make Repairs
If you are the DIY type and want to get the house ready 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 in the house, and if the repairs aren’t extremely effective you will more than likely be throwing your spare time and hard earned money out the window.
If you’re going to attempt the repairs yourself, and somehow don’t complete all those ” easy” repairs, make sure to disclose them to the buyer. You could be found responsible for problems you did not disclose, even in an as-is sale. We are not saying it’s hopeless, but be sure you measure thrice and cut once.
5. Sell The Dream- Stage The House
People buy with their emotions, make your house light, bright, 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 prospecitve buyers work too hard to imagine what it could 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 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:
Get automatic lights, it gets dark, they go on!
Be sure that miscellaneous items are picked up by someone. One of the best indications 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 trustworthy “local country boy” neighbor who may or may not have a shotgun keep an eye on the house. Believe you me- s/he’ll enjoy the authority/responsibility you’ve entrusted them with.
Or you can make it look like your house is chock full of people. Anyone remember the party scene from House Party?
You could quite possibly do all the above, or you can call Glymph Properties.
This is how we make a living, we buy houses in any condition. We have 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 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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