The Sick & Tired of Owning Your Vacant St. Petersburg House- Here Are Six Easy Ideas to Get It Sold Fast
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 many dangers that come along with owning a vacant property, but luckily, for you, we’ve created ———-
1. Sell ASAP, Or Else…
Get Rid of It a vacant home quickly is significant. Liabilities of a unoccupied home can include:
Vandalism and Burglary
Trespassing or Squatting
Neglecting Regular Maintenance
Water or Fire Damage
2. Determine the Value & Make Your Best Guess For the Cost of Repairs
Taking the initiative to get an appraisal automatically 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 relaxed with your asking price and, in-turn, with their offer price. Regardless of whether you plan to fix the house before you sell, make certain to get repair quotes from more than one source. Your “jack of all trades brother-in law” may “know” what s/he is talking about, but believe me, ask for many different professional opinions it will save you time, money, and give you a step up when negotiating the sales price. Make the negotiations as simple as possible on yourself… get quotes on any percieved needed repairs.
3. Don’t Turn Off The Utilities
Papa, always insisted that you turn out the lights before you leave, but in this case leave the utilities on:
Leaving the utilities on will help prevent weather damage
If the utilities are shut off, the buyers get the notion that the property needs 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 will probably also make it more comfortable for everybody seeing the house. It gets hot out here in the summer and chilly in the winter.
4. Must Do’s If You Are 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 do not. First of all, you will have to spend time and money on the house, and if the repairs aren’t extremely effective you are going to be be throwing your spare 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. You could be found responsible for problems you failed to disclose, even in an as-is sale. We are not saying it’s impossible, but ensure you measure thrice and cut once.
5. Sell The Sizzle, Not The Steak- Stage The House
People are emotional creatures, make your house inviting… bright, light, and charming, 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 it could 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 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 a few tips:
Put a few lights on timers- at within a range of the pre-defined time the lights go on.
Make sure that miscellaneous items are picked up by someone. One of the best signs 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 very long ways when your 10 years old.
Have your trustworthy “local country boy” neighbor who may or may not have a flashlight 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 Home Alone?
You could do all the above, or you can call Glymph Properties.
We make our living by buying houses in every concievable condition across the country. We have everything you need to make selling your home as hassle-free as possible. We are here to help you get rid of your house, our patient process is what makes us stand head and shoulders above our competitors.
If you want to chat, give us a call at: 888.509.6267 or shoot me an email @ email@example.com.
Thanks for reading, and good luck selling!
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