The Short Six Step Guide to make the most of your vacant house:

The Short Six Step Guide to make the most of your vacant house:

The Short Six Step Guide to make the most of your vacant house:

 

You may be wondering why this baby is so anxious about this whole house being empty thing, well believe you me, there’s a reason! There are a number of dangers that come along with owning a vacant house, but luckily, for you, we have created ———-

 

1. Get Rid of It Quick, Or Else…

 

Getting rid of a vacant property swiftly is significant. Liabilities of a empty property can include:

 

Criminal damage and Break-ins

Trespassing or Squatting

Weather Damage

Overlooking Regular Maintenance

Fire or Water Damage

 

2. Appraise & Estimate the Cost of Repairs

Having an appraisal automatically gives you credibility as a seller, and minimizes 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. No matter whether you plan to fix the home before you sell, be sure to get repair estimates from more than one contractor. Your “jill of all trades sister in law” may “know” what s/he is talking about, but believe us, ask for several different professional opinions it will 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 repairs.

3. Don’t Turn Off The Utilities

Papa, 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 off, potential buyers get the idea that the property is in need of more repairs than it actually does, for example, “Well, darling the lights, heater/ac, or water don’t work, that will cost us a pretty penny.”

Keeping utilities on will also make it more cozy for everyone viewing the house. It’s hot out here in the summer and nippy 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 do not. 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 will more than likely be throwing your 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 people 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’re not declaring it’s impossible, but be sure you measure thrice and cut once.

5. Stage the House

People buy with their emotions, make your home 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.

An empty house with no furniture makes prospecitve buyers work too hard to imagine what your house can be.. Staging your house helps buyers see how each space can be used.

6. Be Certain The House Is Locked Down

Lock it up! To protect your house from burglars, 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.

Be sure that miscellaneous items are picked up by someone. One of the best signs 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 very long ways when your 10 yrs old.

Have your trustworthy “local country boy” neighbor who may or may not have a gun 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 House Party?

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 getting rid of your property as hassle-free as possible. We are here to help you get rid of your house, our patient 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 @ akmauri@gpbuyshomes.com.

Thank you for reading, and good luck selling!

 

Akmauri G.

 

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