The The Ultimate Guide To Selling A Vacant Tampa Home As Soon As Possible
You may be wondering why this baby is so terrified about this whole property being vacant thing, well believe us, there’s a reason! There are so many dangers that come along with owning a vacant house, but luckily, for you, Glymph Properties has created —
1. Get Rid of It Quick, Or Else…
Getting rid of a vacant house quickly is critical. Liabilities of a empty home can include:
Wanton damage and Thievery
Trespassing or Squatting
Neglecting Regular Maintenance
Water or Fire Damage
2. Determine the Value & Estimate the Cost of Repairs
Taking the initiative to get an appraisal gives you credibility as a seller, and minimizes the time taken to negotiate. Buyers who can see an appraisal will feel more relaxed with your asking price and, in-turn, with their offer price. No matter whether you plan to fix the house before you sell, be sure to get repair quotes from more than one contractor. Your “jill of all trades sister in law” 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 hassle-free as possible on yourself… get quotes on any percieved 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 idea that the property needs more repairs than in reality, for example, “Well, babe the lights, heater/ac, or water don’t work, that’ll cost us a pretty penny.”
Keeping utilities on will also make it more comfortable for anyone visiting the house. It is hot out here in the summer and cold 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, please don’t. First of all, you will have to spend time and money on the house, and if the repairs aren’t done to a professional quality you’ll more than likely be throwing your spare time and hard earned money out the window.
Also, if you do not complete all the repairs, make sure you disclose all the repairs needed. Most folks don’t know this, but you can still be found culpable for needed repairs you don’t notify the buyer about, even in an as-is sale. We’re not saying it’s not possible, but be sure you measure thrice and cut once.
5. Stage the House
People buy with their emotions, make your house warm, light, bright, charming. Everyone loves cookies, particularly a cute house full of freshly baked cookie aroma.
An empty house with no furniture makes buyers work too hard to imagine what it could be.. Make it easy on potential buyers by showing them how each space can be used.
6. Always Make Sure The House Is Secured
Lock the house up! To protect your house from intruders, make sure the house doesn’t look empty. Here are some tips:
Get automatic lights, it gets dark, they go on!
Make sure that random 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 neighborhood kid, $5 goes a very long ways when your 10 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 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.
This is how we make our living, we buy houses in any condition. We have everything you need to make selling your home as easy 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 competitors.
If you want to chat, give us a call at: 888.509.6267 or shoot me an email @ email@example.com.
Thank you for reading, and good luck selling!
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